Capacity Planning in the Face of Product-Mix Uncertainty

Headway runs the capacity model with all products

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Unformatted text preview: date other possible product mixes. Headway runs the capacity model with all products that might be in production one year from now. Since few if any of today’s products can be expected to be in production at that time in their present forms, accommodation is made, as follows: (1) today’s products that are expected to be the most enduring are put in the model as-is as a best representation of what each product will be like one year in the future; (2) variants of today’s products are put in the model, each containing experimental design features that 1 © 1999 IEEE. Reprinted, with permission, from Proceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference, Santa Clara, CA, October 11-13, 1999, 73-76. may become standard in the future; (3) today’s R&D products are put in the model verbatim, as a best guess as to what the production wafer of the future will be like. Headway runs the model at the forecast total production volume for the period in question, consisting of all the above produ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2011 for the course ECE 357 taught by Professor Subjolly during the Spring '11 term at National University of Ireland, Galway.

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