This paper evaluates dispatching rules and order release policies in two fabs representing two wafer fabrication modes, namely, ASIC and low-mix high-volume production. Order release policies were fixed-interval (push) release, and constant work-in-process, CONWIP (pull) policy. Following rigorous fab modeling and statistical analysis, new composite dispatching rules were found to be robust for system cycle time and due-date adherence measures, in both production modes.
Department, Program, or Center
Industrial and Systems Engineering (KGCOE)
International Journal of Production Research, 2005
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