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Factory ManagementOptimizationManufacturingApplication Lifecycle ManagementALMDigitization

June 19, 2019 by Manjunath Nagaraju

Application Lifecycle Management for the Digital Age
A roadmap for improving factory application maintenance and support in a way that also accelerates delivery of your manufacturing digitization objectives.
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MESManufacturing Execution System

June 06, 2019 by Jim Connett

Logging Strategies in WorkStream™ and COBOL
Tips for investigating, diagnosing, and resolving problems in cumbersome COBOL generated log files in support of WorkStream™.
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SemiconductorSmart ManufacturingFactory ManagementContinuous Production ForecastingManufacturingWIPFabrication ProcessManufacturing KPIs

May 29, 2019 by Dr. Lutz Muche

Research News: Production Forecasting Solutions
Promising research offers solutions for the automatic detection of bottlenecks, forecasting and prediction of dynamic WIP waves, determination of optimal scheduling of equipment-maintenance cycles and more...
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Smart ManufacturingDispatchingManufacturing AutomationManufacturing Optimization

May 16, 2019 by Erin Peacock

Smart Efficient Batch Processing
Automated dispatching systems allow equipment operators to focus on critical tasks and maximize operator efficiency at batch tools.
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Equipment UtilizationDispatchingProcess CapabilityManufacturing AutomationManufacturing OptimizationOptimizationManufacturingWIP

May 02, 2019 by Jim Anderson

Dispatching to Reduced Capacity Equipment
Dispatching for maximum production capacity when equipment capabilities are reduced.
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Smart ManufacturingDispatchingManufacturing AutomationManufacturing OptimizationOptimizationWIP

April 18, 2019 by Jim Connett

Dispatching: Line Balancing Using Inventory Ratios
A different way of approaching production line balancing by using inventory and critical ratios in your dispatching system.
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Factory ManagementManufacturing OptimizationOptimizationManufacturing KPIs

April 04, 2019 by Dr. Mike Gißrau

Insights on Manufacturing Performance Measurement
Alignment of departments' and individuals' performance metrics is fundamental to the success of a manufacturing organization's global strategy. This article outlines actionable strategies for ensuring that performance objectives are aligned across all departments.
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Smart ManufacturingDispatchingManufacturing OptimizationWIP

March 21, 2019 by Jim Anderson

Dispatching With Defined Waypoints
A discussion of a unique method of line management used to ensure that certain lots will arrive at defined “waypoints” on time.
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News

March 15, 2019 by Helen Leps

SYSTEMA’s Website is Moving!!
SYSTEMA has secured the systema.com domain. This blog provides important information regarding the new website.
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Smart ManufacturingDispatchingProcess CapabilityManufacturing AutomationManufacturing Optimization

March 06, 2019 by Vern Puchalski

Process Capabilities: Static Cases
When you know what is possible with a Process Capability system in your manufacturing environment, you'll want to know how to get started with implementation. This article walks you through the selection and testing of static cases to demonstrate the power of such a system to key stakeholders.
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SemiconductorFactory ManagementManufacturing AutomationManufacturing Optimization

February 19, 2019 by Vern Puchalski

Automation Staff’s Guide to the FAB Manager’s Universe
Key steps to aligning factory staff for improved factory performance
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Equipment UtilizationSEMI E10DispatchingManufacturing AutomationManufacturing Optimization

February 05, 2019 by Jim Connett

E10 Unmasked – Part 4, Q & A
SEMI E10 equipment state data questions are answered in the finale of the 4-part series "E10 Unmasked".
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PressNews

January 30, 2019 by Helen Leps

The 16th Innovation Forum for Automation was a big success.
About 300 international participants met on January 24th and 25th in Dresden. Industry and R&D experts shared their experience in factory automation related to the smart factory.
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January 22, 2019 by Vern Puchalski

Understanding Dispatching Timers
Clarify operator understanding of (and correctly implement) dispatching timers with a little help from Vern Puchalski.
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SEMI E10Smart ManufacturingManufacturing AutomationManufacturing Optimization

January 08, 2019 by Jim Connett

E10 Unmasked – Part 3, Evacuations, Mindless Robots, and Missing Operators
The third in a 4-part series explaining SEMI E10 equipment states and how they can be leveraged to improve productivity and reduce costs related to capital expenses, raw material, and human labor hours.
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December 27, 2018 by Jim Connett

E10 Unmasked – Part 2, The Big Three
The second in a 4-part series explaining SEMI E10 equipment states and how they can be leveraged to improve productivity and reduce costs related to capital expenses, raw material, and human labor hours.
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News

December 13, 2018 by Helen Leps

SEMI E10Smart ManufacturingManufacturing AutomationManufacturing Optimization

December 11, 2018 by Jim Connett

E10 Unmasked – Part 1
The first in a 4-part series explaining SEMI E10 equipment states and how they can be leveraged to improve productivity and reduce costs related to capital expenses, raw material, and human labor hours.
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Artificial IntelligenceContinuous Production Forecasting

November 20, 2018 by Dr. Gerhard Luhn

On imagination and thinking – the role of expertise in microelectronics, and the link to artificial intelligence
Artificial Intelligence has limits related to true learning, particularly in the microelectronics manufacturing industry where imagination, thinking, and real world expertise are required to discover new phenomena and build phenomenal models.
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DispatchingProcess Capability

November 14, 2018 by Vern Puchalski

Dispatching – What is it?
4 key characteristics of an effective dispatching system to achieve overall equipment efficiency. Automation and dispatching solutions for microelectronics manufacturers.
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SemiconductorMaterial TrackingAutomation

November 06, 2018 by Thomas Lang

Carrier and Material Tracking in Production
Cost and feature comparisons of material tracking systems for carrier and material tracking in production.
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SemiconductorSmart ManufacturingFactory ManagementIntegration

October 30, 2018 by Vern Puchalski

The FAB Manager’s Guide to the Automation Staff’s Universe
Key steps to aligning factory staff for improved factory performance
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Equipment UtilizationMESOEE

October 19, 2018 by Vern Puchalski

Named Process Capabilities – What are they?
Process capability systems model complex manufacturing equipment states, improve tool control functionality, and increase equipment utilization.
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PressNews

July 20, 2018 by Helen Leps

SYSTEMA in the news!
Local news report on SYSTEMA’s expansion plans and our partnership with Infineon.
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USESignature DetectionSemiconductor

July 05, 2018 by André Schaaf-Ledermüller

The Evolution of USE Part 3
The Evolution of USE Part 3 – On the road to the future
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USESignature DetectionSemiconductor

July 04, 2018 by André Schaaf-Ledermüller

The Evolution of USE Part 2
The Evolution of USE Part 2 – USE, a long journey
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USESignature DetectionSemiconductor

July 03, 2018 by André Schaaf-Ledermüller

The Evolution of USE Part 1
Where everything starts...
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