TYPICAL QUESTIONS WE ANSWER:
- How can I shift older or unused infrastructure to profitable uses?
- How can I increase capacity at minimum cost?
- How can I reduce my inventory levels?
- How can I add flexibility to my manufacturing to respond to new markets or product opportunities?
- How much will this flexibility cost?
- How much will Just-In-Time benefit me?
- What is the Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) on this machine?
EXAMPLE CONSULTING PROJECTS:
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|Project Description||Company Description||Benefits||Related Links|
|Consolidate/simplify product design||Defense electronics||Reduce parts & options counts, costs|
|Improve productivity of DRAM fab||DRAM manufacturer||Reduce cycle time, Improve tool throughput||ACM Sep 2000, p.1|
|Integrated analysis of cost of ownership for a new metrology inspection equipment and its impact throughout the fabrication process flow||Equipment supplier||Equipment performance impact to production||ACM Mar 1999, p.1|
|Cost analysis impact of production test time to cost of ownership, good wafer throughput and OEE||Equipment supplier||Lower COO of test time|
|Deploy SEMI specification for reliability SEMI E10 and for productivity SEMI E79||Equipment suppliers and users||Higher reliability and productivity (OEE), lower COO||ACM Mar 1999, p.9|
|Evaluate effectiveness of reliability improvement program||Equipment supplier and users||Equipment higher reliability lower COO|
|Training and consulting of simulation implementation for capacity planning and design of their new factory||Flat panel manufacturer, semiconductor manufacturer||Data validation verification||ACM Sep 2000, p.1|
|Analysis of semiconductor DRAM supply chain and delivery risk||Internal Use||Determine minimum inventories||Supply chain white paper|
|Forecast impacts of a new technology on the cost and profitability of a semiconductor wafer fab||Research & development organization||Validate continued R&D, establish marketing strategy||ACM Sep 2001, p.5|
|Evaluated a passivation material and process technology for overall product cost impact on semiconductor fabrication and final assembly||Semiconductor materials supplier||Lower cost|
|Assess and improve productivity of manufacturing operations||Semiconductor manufacturers||Reduce mfg cycle time and costs||ACM Fall 2006, p.1|
|Assess relative technical/business strengths/weakness of semiconductor equipment manufacturers||Investment banking||Guide investment decisions|