Implementation of a fluctuation smoothing production control policy in IBM's 200mm wafer fab

James R. Morrison, Brian Campbell, Elizabeth Dews, John LaFreniere

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Abstract

Efficient operation of IBM Vermont's 200mm semiconductor wafer fabrication facility is essential to achieve the objective of transforming the site into a world class foundry manufacturer. To that end, we develop a fluctuation smoothing for the variation of cycle time (FSVCT) production control policy capable of allowing for a diversity of cycle time commitments. The policy directs which lot should next receive processing when a tool becomes available. In the absence of a validated cycle time model for the fabricator, we obtain estimates of achievable cycle time performance in the presence of business constraints on the cycle times of certain lots via a consequence of Little's law. The mean and variation of cycle time implications for IBM Vermont's facility are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the European Control Conference, CDC-ECC '05
Pages7732-7737
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Event44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the European Control Conference, CDC-ECC '05 - Seville, Spain
Duration: Dec 12 2005Dec 15 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the European Control Conference, CDC-ECC '05
Volume2005

Conference

Conference44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the European Control Conference, CDC-ECC '05
Country/TerritorySpain
CitySeville
Period12/12/0512/15/05

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