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Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. Delivers Advanced Manufacturing Simulation Software to National Taipei University of Technology.



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PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 13, 2004

Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. (WWK WWK Wewak, Papua New Guinea - Boram (Airport Code)
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), a cost & productivity management software and consulting services company, announced today that it has shipped twenty-five seats of its latest version of Factory Explorer(R) capacity analysis and discrete-event simulation software Simulation software is based on the process of imitating a real phenomenon with a set of mathematical formulas. It is, essentially, a program that allows the user to observe an operation through simulation without actually running the program.  to the National Taipei University of Technology National Taipei University of Technology is located in Taipei City's Daan District. The university traces its origins to establishment of the School of Industrial Instruction in 1912. . The software will be used as part of their advanced teaching and research in Industrial Engineering and Management.

Factory Explorer(R) is an integrated capacity, cost, and simulation analysis (language, simulation) SIMulation ANalysis - (SIMAN) A simulation language, especially for manufacturing systems, developed by C. Dennis Pegden in 1983.

["Introduction to Simulation using SIMAN", C.D. Pegden et al, McGraw-Hill 1990].
 tool designed to help make smart business decisions. The Factory Explorer(R) capacity analysis engine quickly predicts system capacity and bottleneck resources; the cost analysis engine calculates product cost and factory gross margin; the fast discrete-event simulation engine estimates dynamic measures such as cycle time, work-in-process (WIP WIP Work In Progress
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), and waiting times. These integrated modules eliminate the need to maintain separate factory models. The user interface brings powerful modeling tools to a familiar environment, automating and speeding the factory analysis process.

Common applications include:

-- Capacity Planning

-- Critical Path Supply Chain Analysis(TM)

-- Cycle Time Optimization

-- Technology Transitions

-- Factory Sizing

-- Work-in-Process (WIP) Trending

Founded in 1912, National Taipei University of Technology has served Taiwan by promoting advanced and high-tech academic research and fostering the development of professionals with high-quality skills.

With more than 2,800 users worldwide, Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. is the largest privately held operational cost management company serving technology-dependent and technology-driven companies. WWK maintains long-term relationships with prominent industry resources including International SEMATECH SEMATECH Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology , SELETE, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) is a trade organization of manufacturers of equipment and materials used in the fabrication of semiconductor devices such as integrated circuits, transistors, diodes, and thyristors.  (SEMI), and national labs and universities. Its client base includes most of the top 10 semiconductor manufacturers and equipment and materials suppliers as well as leaders in thin film record heads, magnetic media, flat panel displays, and solar panels.

WWK's product line includes TWO COOL(R) for detailed process step level cost of ownership (COO) and overall equipment efficiency (OEE OEE Overall Equipment Effectiveness
OEE Office of Energy Efficiency (Canada)
OEE Overall Equipment Efficiency
OEE Office de l'Efficacité Énergétique (Office of Energy Efficiency - Canada) 
), PRO COOL(R) for process flow and test cell costing, Factory Commander(R) for full factory capacity analysis and activity based costing, and Factory Explorer(R) for cycle time reduction and WIP planning. Additionally, WWK offers a highly flexible product management software package that helps sales forces eliminate errors in product configuration and quotation processes.

Keywords: High Tech, Semiconductor, Productivity, Cost, Yield, Software, Decision Making, Consulting
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