Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. Delivers Simulation Software to Boise State University

August 11, 2004 (Pleasanton, CA) –Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. (WWK), a cost & productivity management software and consulting services company, announced today that it has shipped twenty-six seats of its latest version of Factory Explorer® capacity analysis and discrete-event simulation software to Boise State University.

Factory Explorer® will be used by students majoring in Operations Management in the College of Business and Economics. The Operations Management program is one of the most comprehensive undergraduate programs of its kind in the west with core courses in Lean Manufacturing Systems, Supply Chain Management, Operations Modeling, Project Management, Quality Implementation, and Manufacturing Strategy. The program is supported by faculty members who hold advanced degrees from schools such as the University of Kansas, Louisiana State University, University of Missouri, University of Oregon, and the University of Utah.

Factory Explorer® is an integrated capacity, cost, and simulation analysis tool designed to help make smart business decisions. The Factory Explorer® quickly predicts system capacity and bottleneck resources, product cost and factory gross margin, and dynamic measures such as cycle time, work-in-process (WIP), and waiting times. The user interface brings powerful modeling tools to a familiar environment, automating and speeding the analysis process.

Common applications include:

• Capacity Planning
• Critical Path Supply Chain Analysis
• Cycle Time Optimization
• Technology Transitions
• Factory Sizing
• Work-in-Process(WIP)Trending

With more than 2,800 users worldwide, Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. is the largest privately held operational cost management company serving technology-dependent and technology-driven companies. WWK maintains long-term relationships with prominent industry resources including International SEMATECH, SELETE, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), and national labs and universities. Its client base includes most of the top 10 semiconductor manufacturers and equipment and materials suppliers as well as leaders in thin film record heads, magnetic media, flat panel displays, and solar panels.

WWK’s product line includes TWO COOL® for detailed process step level cost of ownership (COO) and overall equipment efficiency (OEE), PRO COOL® for process flow and test cell costing, Factory Commander® for full factory capacity analysis and activity based costing, and Factory Explorer® for cycle time reduction and WIP planning. Additionally, WWK offers a highly flexible product management software package that helps sales forces eliminate errors in product configuration and quotation processes.

Call today for more information from Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. Providing software solutions for productivity measurement and enhancement since 1991.



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