Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. Releases Factory Explorer® v2.10

June 8, 2009 (Pleasanton, CA) – Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. (WWK), the global leader in cost and productivity management software and consulting services, announced today the latest release of its ultra-fast discrete-event simulation software, Factory Explorer®.

WWK has a long history of providing fast simulators to industrial clients. WWK’s Factory Explorer® is based on the “event-graph” paradigm. Factory Explorer® has been benchmarked with industry standard data sets to be more than ten times faster than other job driven simulators. Additionally, simulation speeds in excess of 3.5 million lot moves/minute are achieved with modest laptop computers (1.8 GHz, 2Gb DRAM) running standard Windows operating systems.

This latest release includes the following enhancements:
1. A new “Merge Model Login” screen was added to log into the SQL Server database containing the data to merge. This screen is separate from the old Merge Product flow data screen. After login, a new screen allows selection of a specific factory to merge and specific types of data to merge from the factory selected; Merge product data and merge lot data.
2. Added new user functions for tracking scheduled events; User_PrintEventDescriptions, User_ProcessTracedEvents, Event_GetDescriptions, Event_SetTraceOn, Event_GetName, Event_LookupName, and Misc_FXAboutShow.
3. Added the following output charts with their associated output data worksheets:
a. Bottleneck Simulation Resource Chart (Columns and Bars)
b. Tool Group Bottleneck Capacity Chart (Columns and Bars)
c. Tool Group Bottleneck Capacity Chart w/ Product Capacity Data
d. Tool Group Bottleneck Simulation Chart (Columns and Bars)
e. Operator Group Bottleneck Capacity Chart (Columns and Bars)
f. Operator Group Bottleneck Capacity Chart w/ Product Capacity Data
g. Operator Group Bottleneck Simulation Chart (Columns and Bars)
4. Excel 2007 compatibility.

With more than 3,000 users worldwide, Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. is the largest privately held operational cost management software and consulting company serving technology-dependent and technology-driven organizations. WWK maintains long-term relationships with prominent industry resources including SEMATECH, SELETE, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), and national labs and universities. Its client base includes nearly all of the top 20 semiconductor manufacturers and equipment and materials suppliers as well as leaders in nanotechnology, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), thin film record heads, magnetic media, flat panel displays (FPD), and photovoltaics (PV).

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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