|When:||Wednesday April 17, 2013 Noon - 2 PM|
|Place:||The Penn Club, 30 West 44th Street, New York, NY|
|Reservations:|| Call John Waldes at (212) 362-0302 or email him.
|Cost:||$55 for non-members, $45 for
$5 surcharge for walk-in without reservation.
First-time Attendees : $35 membership + $20 lunch
|Topic:||The Illusion of Capacity in Supply Chain Models for the Semiconductor Industry|
|Abstract:||For years the consulting mantra of "lack of executive level buy-in" was a major impediment to a successful planning process. Often this is not the primary barrier, since most executives now realize a disciplined planning process will help the bottom line. What are the top barriers? Recent studies identified one critical barrier as the lack of suitable software tools / models—which includes more intelligent modeling of the complex nature of capacity.
Since the early 1990s, organizations have put significant energy into making smarter decisions in their central planning for the integrated supply chain (ISC), but the fundamental representation of capacity and cycle time has remained static and linear - in direct contrast to the complex nature of capacity. This includes central planning for the production of semiconductor based packages goods (chips in phones, computers, cars, medical devices, digital cameras, etc), especially with respect to the first stage of production - Wafer Fabrication (FABs).
This presentation will outline the current start of practice for central planning; the FAB's complexity trinity (deployment, reentrant flow, and operating curve); the current mismatch; how the mismatch is handled in practice; and the grand challenge of smarter representation of FAB capacity within the current structures - all before your coffee is cold (well at least your second cup of coffee).
It based on joint work with Prof. John Milne, Clarkson University, and Dr. Harpal Singh, CEO Arkieva.
|Speaker:||Ken Fordyce, IBM
Kenneth Fordyce joined IBM in 1977 and is a senior computational decision scientist who has done work in many areas of planning, scheduling, and dispatch.
He is the author of "The Semiconductor Supply Chain - Enterprise-Wide Planning Challenges". He co-taught engineering of management for five years with Prof. Peter V. Norden at Columbia University. He holds a Ph.D. from Union University.