A simulation analysis for evaluating TFT-LCD fab capacity expansion with a distant transportation problem

Chia Yen Lee, Chien Hung Chen, Chen Fu Chien

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摘要

Capacity planning for large-scale high-tech manufacturing processes such as semiconductor manufacturing and thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) using simulation of an entire fabrication facility (fab) requires a large computational effort and thus few studies have been in real settings. To address the needs of a realistic problem, this study aimed to develop an effective approach based on a discrete-event simulation model for evaluating the throughput, cycle time and utilisation in an integrated fab to integrate manufacturing and transportation resources. In particular, we conducted an empirical study in a real TFT-LCD fab expansion facing a difficult capacity planning problem arising from the expectation that one or more bottlenecks may shift to different sites, including the transportation system between the incumbent and the expansion fabs. Different product-mix alternatives and feeding policies are investigated to determine the best fab configuration. The results have shown practical viability of the proposed simulation technique to significantly reduce the computational effort associated with the capacity planning process and derive useful alternatives for supporting capacity expansion decisions.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)1868-1885
頁數18
期刊International Journal of Production Research
52
發行號6
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2014 三月 19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 策略與管理
  • 管理科學與經營研究
  • 工業與製造工程

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