Framework for a closed control loop between supply chain segments and production line
Poster presented at 18th European Advanced Process Control and Manufacturing Conference, APC-M 2018, Dresden, Germany, April 16-18, 2018
Current production planning systems are not designed to adapt to changes in supply chain networks, like unexpected change in customer's demand, automatically and in real-time. Semiconductor manufacturers are forced to react on those events with non-automated procedures, large inventories and long lead times. Therefore, decisions are unnecessarily delayed and corrective actions in semiconductor wafer processing, often called front-end, may take place too late. Thereupon, we identified the need for a technical solution to automate and accelerate decision making in complex production environments, considering multiple aspects like product mix, time-coupling and on time delivery.