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Sustainability 2017, 9(10), 1788; doi:10.3390/su9101788

The Optimal Decision Combination in Semiconductor Manufacturing

Business School, Kwangwoon University, 26 Kwangwoon-gil (447-1, Wolgye-dong), Nowon-Gu, Seoul 139-701, Korea
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Received: 2 August 2017 / Revised: 22 September 2017 / Accepted: 29 September 2017 / Published: 2 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing)
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Abstract

Wafer fabrication is a capital-intensive and highly complex manufacturing process. In a wafer fabrication facility (fab), wafers are grouped as a lot to go through repeated sequences of operations to build circuitry. Lot scheduling is an important task for manufacturers in order to improve production efficiency and satisfy customers’ demands of on-time delivery. Cycle time and average work-in-process reduction while meeting customers’ requirements play an important role in improving the competitiveness and sustainability of a semiconductor manufacturer. In this research, we propose the optimal combination rules for lot scheduling problems in wafer fabs, focusing on three complex areas of decision making: lot release control, batch sizing, and dispatching lots to enhance competitiveness and sustainability of a semiconductor facility. View Full-Text
Keywords: wafer fabrication; lot release; lot dispatching; batch sizing; multi-objectives; competitiveness and sustainability wafer fabrication; lot release; lot dispatching; batch sizing; multi-objectives; competitiveness and sustainability
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Yoon, S.; Kim, J.; Jeong, S. The Optimal Decision Combination in Semiconductor Manufacturing. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1788.

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