TYPICAL QUESTIONS WE ANSWER:
- What does my supply chain look like?
- Where is the largest source of risk in my supply chain?
- How much will Just-In-Time benefit me? My customer?
- What are my inventory requirements to meet my customer’s production schedule?
- How does variance in performance impact my products and processes?
- How does my incoming parts quality impact my Lean Manufacturing implementation?
- Where should I consolidate my supply chain?
EXAMPLE CONSULTING PROJECTS:
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|Project Description||Company Description||Benefits||Related Links|
|Improve productivity of DRAM fab||DRAM manufacturer||Reduce cycle time, improve tool throughput||ACM Sep 2000, p.1|
|Review and assess equipment designs for quality, reliability, safety, manufacturability, and maintainability||Equipment supplier||Higher quality, reliability, and safety; better maintainability and manufacturability; lower COO||Link to recom|
mended book ” Hi-tech Reliability”
|Reliability predictions||Equipment supplier||Higher reliability; lower COO|
|Develop and deploy failure reporting analysis and corrective action system (FRACAS)||Equipment suppliers and users||Higher quality, reliability, and safety; lower COO|
|Quality system assessment and training using standardized supplier quality assessment (SSQA) process||Equipment suppliers and users||Higher quality, reliability, and safety; lower COO|
|Analysis of semiconductor DRAM supply chain and delivery risk||Internal use||Determine minimum inventories||Supply chain white paper|
|Manufacturing site selection and planning||Internal use||Higher reliability; lower COO||ACM Jun 1999, p. 1|
|Estimate impacts of changes in marketing strategies on competitor’s revenue||Packaging supplier||Refine marketing strategy||ACM Mar 2000, p. 1|
|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|
|Integrated supply chain evaluation of cost structures for commercialization of ChipSeal process from military application||Semiconductor materials supplier||Combined cost analysis|
|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 manufacturingcycle time and costs|
|Assess relative technical/business strengths/weakness of semiconductor equipment manufacturers||Investment bank||Guide investment decisions|