Synopses & Reviews
Over the last fifty-plus years, the increased complexity and speed of integrated circuits have radically changed our world. Today, semiconductor manufacturing is perhaps the most important segment of the global manufacturing sector. As the semiconductor industry has become more competitive, improving planning and control has become a key factor for business success. This book is devoted to production planning and control problems in semiconductor wafer fabrication facilities. It is the first book that takes a comprehensive look at the role of modeling, analysis, and related information systems for such manufacturing systems. The book provides an operations research- and computer science-based introduction into this important field of semiconductor manufacturing-related research.
Perhaps surprisingly, this is the first comprehensive treatment of production planning and control problems in semiconductor wafer fabrication. It covers the role of modeling, analysis, and related information systems in this key manufacturing sector.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Semiconductor Manufacturing Process Description.- Modeling and Analysis Tools.- Dispatching Approaches.- Deterministic Scheduling Approaches.- Order Release Approaches.- Production Planning Approaches.- Production Planning and Control Systems.