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In this paper, we describe major steps to build a supply chain simulation reference model for the semiconductor industry. We start by identifying requirements for such a reference model. Then we identify the main building blocks of the model. We present a technique to deal with load-dependent cycle times in single front-end and back-end facilities and in(More)
A panel session on the role of modeling and analysis in semiconductor manufacturing in a shrinking world is presented. Therefore, two participants are from Asia, two from Europe, and two from US and there are two panel organizers/moderators (Fowler and Mönch). One panelist from each continent is from industry and one from academia. Only initial(More)
Semiconductor manufacturers face high demand uncertainty due to volatile and rapidly changing technology development as well as inaccurate customer forecasts. The paper first presents a description of contract clauses used in semiconductor supply chains, obtained through a literature review and a field study. The paper then presents a review of the(More)
In this paper, we study a forecast method for demand quantities in semiconductor manufacturing. We formulate and test a parameter-driven scheme to generate forecasts. We forecast demand quantities using the formula F = aX + bY where a and b are non-negative parameters to be estimated, X is a simple exponential smoothing forecast based on historical data,(More)
This panel seeks to initiate a discussion within the production system simulation community about a fundamental change in the way we think about, teach, and implement production system simulation. Today, production system simulation, while based on formal simulation languages, is largely an <i>artistic</i> process. We teach production system simulation as a(More)
We introduce a domain specific object-oriented data model for the high-tech discrete manufacturing on the example of the semiconductor company Infineon Technologies AG. This model is needed to describe the complex supply chain of a global company in the competitive semiconductor arena with frequent product changes. However, the data model alone is not(More)
In this paper, we study a forecast method for demand quantities in the high-technology industry. We formulate and test a parameter-driven scheme to generate forecasts. We forecast demand quantities for several future periods using the formula F = aX + (1a)Y where a is a real number from [0,1] to be estimated, X is a simple exponential smoothing forecast(More)
This paper concerns the monitoring, controlling and documentation of cross-system processes. In these processes different persons and tools are involved in the execution. Gaps in the information flow exist because information is exchanged across system borders. A web based workflow management system, called Infineon Workflow Manager (iWoMan), has been(More)
The supply chain operational excellence has become a key competitive advantage in the globalized world economy. Since all manufactured technology products contain and depend on semiconductor components, an efficient semiconductor industry is crucially important for the broad manufacturing sector. Due to the high complexity of semiconductor manufacturing(More)