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Optimization of a cycle time and utilization in semiconductor test manufacturing using simulation based, on-line, near-real-time scheduling system

Appa Iyer Sivakumar
1999 Proceedings of the 31st conference on Winter simulation Simulation---a bridge to the future - WSC '99  
complex manufacturing environment of semiconductor test manufacturing.  ...  Our approach includes the application of rules and optimization algorithm, using multiple variables as an integral part of discrete event simulation of the manufacturing operation and auto simulation model  ...  Vivienne Tan, and Operations Director Mr. Han Tiang Fong, and their team for providing the opportunity to test and implement the developed concepts in a real life environment.  ... 
doi:10.1145/324138.324467 fatcat:uyt3c2y54naq5efihy2fqhs6yi

The implementation of an activity-based costing collaborative planning system for semiconductor backend production

H.-P. Hsu, C.-T. Su *
2005 International Journal of Production Research  
turnkey (combined IC assembly and testing) operational services at the early stage of order release to production line in a collaborative context.  ...  While the market turns to an environment with low profit margins for semiconductor backend operations, it is hard for an independent firm to survive today.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors want to express their gratitude to anonymous reviewers for their insightful comments and many significant improvements to this text.  ... 
doi:10.1080/00207540500045824 fatcat:afbavwgcybftfkm67kfvxmz3cy

An agent-based approach for managing symbiotic simulation of semiconductor assembly and test operation

Malcolm Yoke Hean Low, Kong Wei Lye, Peter Lendermann, Stephen John Turner, Reman Tat Wee Chim, Surya Hadisaputra Leo
2005 Proceedings of the fourth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems - AAMAS '05  
and test operation.  ...  In this paper, we describe our work in developing a prototype proof-of-concept symbiotic simulation system that employs software agents in the monitoring, optimization and control of a semiconductor assembly  ...  ASSEMBLY AND TEST CASE STUDY The case study used in this paper is a representative model for the semiconductor backend assembly and test operation.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1082473.1082809 dblp:conf/atal/LowLLTCL05 fatcat:egisktetczcczd5dvwagsolhom

Experiences with backward simulation based approach for lot release planning

Sanjay Jain, Stephen Chan
1997 Proceedings of the 29th conference on Winter simulation - WSC '97  
Many scheduling systems determine the start of the first operation of the lot based on backward scheduling from its operation on the bottleneck machine.  ...  While conceptually appealing and successful with simple problems, the approach did not lead to expected improvements in a highly complex semiconductor manufacturing scenario.  ...  The project team is grateful to the management of Gintic and the semiconductor company to allow the time for attempts to improve the performance of the approach.  ... 
doi:10.1145/268437.268622 fatcat:5peim4naa5fdnmhs5mlnqb75vi

Dynamic Release Control Policy for the Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication Lines

Jongsoo Kim, Robert C Leachman, Byungkyoo Suh
1996 Journal of the Operational Research Society  
Suh—Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication 1523 performance of the rules tested than the mean flow time.  ...  For each set of release control and dispatching rules, 10 independent runs were made, and the average of the output is used as a result of the test.  ... 
doi:10.1057/palgrave.jors.0471209 fatcat:ft6nnz6zofcwph2hewqxjjx2aa

Dynamic Release Control Policy for the Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication Lines

Jongsoo Kim, Robert C. Leachman, Byungkyoo Suh
1996 Journal of the Operational Research Society  
Suh—Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication 1523 performance of the rules tested than the mean flow time.  ...  For each set of release control and dispatching rules, 10 independent runs were made, and the average of the output is used as a result of the test.  ... 
doi:10.1057/jors.1996.195 fatcat:nvs2r7tpnjbp3ktcu3kwlmvbei

About the Need for Distributed Simulation Technology for the Resolution of Real-World Manufacturing and Logistics Problems

Peter Lendermann
2006 Proceedings of the 2006 Winter Simulation Conference  
In this paper, the problem is discussed specifically with regard to the application of distributed simulation for design, operation and performance enhancement of manufacturing and logistics systems.  ...  Although successful in the military domain, it appears that the idea of applying distributed simulation in other fields for modeling and analysis of large-scale, heterogeneous systems such as communication  ...  McGinnis from Georgia Institute of Technology.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wsc.2006.323202 dblp:conf/wsc/Lendermann06 fatcat:b6d2god3dffwjbrgngmh2mpaxi

An autonomous job shop scheduling system under dynamic production environment considering machine breakdowns [chapter]

Haihong Shin, Mitsuru Kuroda
1998 Advances in Production Management Systems  
This paper describes an autonomous job shop scheduling system where multiple kinds of products are produced on a repeated basis and the dispatching rules are controlled automatically by a neural network  ...  We concentrated our attention firstly on some dispatching rules and their features.  ...  Exclusive of those fabs which are tightly coupled to the back-end operations (those operations after wafer fabrication and probe, such as assembly and final test), the approach to buffer the wafer fabs  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35304-3_35 fatcat:n52qmcvlz5g55dlc2uivrvckcq

Learning to Dispatch Operations with Intentional Delay for Re-Entrant Multiple-Chip Product Assembly Lines

Jaeseok Huh, Inbeom Park, Seongmin Lim, Bohyung Paeng, Jonghun Park, Kwanho Kim
2018 Sustainability  
The numerical experiments were performed under various configurations of the MCP assembly lines, and the results show that the proposed dispatcher outperformed the existing methods.  ...  Specifically, the proposed dispatcher learns the assignment preferences between available lots and DA resources based on assembly line data generated by using a simulator, then the proposed dispatcher  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su10114123 fatcat:nrbf3flfsra4tcp5zccuanimcu

Due-date based scheduling and control policies in a multiproduct semiconductor wafer fabrication facility

Yeong-Dae Kim, Jung-Ug Kim, Seung-Kil Lim, Hong-Bae Jun
1998 IEEE transactions on semiconductor manufacturing  
Simulation experiments are carried out to test the dispatching rules.  ...  Also, it is shown that new dispatching rules work better in terms of tardiness of orders than existing rules such as the EDD (earliest due date) rule and other wellknown dispatching rules for multimachine  ...  TABLE VI ANALYSIS VI OF VARIANCE FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE RULES TABLE VII RESULTS OF THE DUNCAN'S MULTIPLE RANGE TEST TABLE  ... 
doi:10.1109/66.661295 fatcat:rbz2vqtpojaw5awto2r4ygotu4

A dispatching rule-based approach to production scheduling in a printed circuit board manufacturing system

G-C Lee, Y-D Kim, J-G Kim, S-H Choi
2003 Journal of the Operational Research Society  
A survey of scheduling rules. Oper Res 25: 45-61. Blackstone JH, Phillips Jr DT and Hogg DL (1982). A state-of- the-art survey of dispatching rules for manufacturing jobshop operations.  ...  A comparative analysis of the COVERT job sequencing rule using various shop performance measures. Jnt J Prod Res 25: 1523-1540. Vepsalainen APJ and Morton TE (1987).  ... 
doi:10.1057/palgrave.jors.2601601 fatcat:g4ol45kipfg3vgvtmnj67bg6vy

Simulation Study for Semiconductor Manufacturing System: Dispatching Policies for a Wafer Test Facility

Hyun Joong Yoon, Junjae Chae
2019 Sustainability  
This paper focuses on dispatching policies in an EDS test facility to reduce unnecessary work for the system.  ...  The most efficient results among the combinations are presented as a proposed scheduling policy for a given EDS test facility.  ...  [42] statistically compared six dispatch rules for semiconductor assembly and final test facilities.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su11041119 fatcat:cu5q4qyjxzfv7arqnhu2bhfuca

Large-scale simulation-based optimization of semiconductor dispatching rules

Torsten Hildebrandt, Debkalpa Goswami, Michael Freitag
2014 Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference 2014  
Developing dispatching rules for complex production systems such as semiconductor manufacturing is an involved task usually performed manually.  ...  In Section 6 we investigate, how results are effected, if operational due dates are available as additional information in dispatching rules.  ...  For each setting, we give the results for a default FIFO rule, the best results obtained by any of the benchmark rules tested, as well as average performance (GPavg) and best performance (GPbest) of the  ... 
doi:10.1109/wsc.2014.7020102 dblp:conf/wsc/HildebrandtGF14 fatcat:ghxo33fjdfdvljpowbbki2tam4

Evaluation of lot release policies for semiconductor manufacturing systems

Raka Sandell, Krishna Srinivasan
1996 Proceedings of the 28th conference on Winter simulation - WSC '96  
A variation of the Bonferroni inequality is used to compute confidence intervals for differences in system performance for different operating strategies.  ...  He has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and an M.S. degree in Operations Research from the University of Texas, Austin.  ...  Several release policies and dispatching rules have been evaluated using a simulation model of a fictitious, single product semiconductor facility.  ... 
doi:10.1145/256562.256891 fatcat:oraryozpnrck7mp352lunlktg4

Dispatching for make-to-order wafer fabs with machine-dedication and mask set-up characteristics

Muh-Cherng Wu, Shau-Jie Chiou, Chen-Fu Chen
2008 International Journal of Production Research  
This paper develops a dispatching algorithm to improve on-time delivery for a make-to-order semiconductor wafer fab with two special characteristics: mask set-up and machine dedication.  ...  A new algorithm is proposed for dispatching series workstations.  ...  We also thank Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation for providing the data for the simulation experiments.  ... 
doi:10.1080/00207540601085919 fatcat:i2pktpj36raktmkne3ytxp7fry
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