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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), 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 to the National Taipei University of Technology. 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 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), 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, SELETE, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (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), 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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