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Efficient lot batching system for furnace operation

Ibrahim, Kader and Chik, Mohd Azizi and Nizam, Wan Shamsir and Nyioh, Li Fem and Za'bah, Nor Farahidah (2003) Efficient lot batching system for furnace operation. In: Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (2003 IEEEI/SEMI), 31 March-1 April 2003 , Munich, Germany.

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At a semiconductor foundry where a wide range of products are manufactured using the make-to-order model, it is important to optimize the lot batching in diffusion area since the loading size in most machines are in quantities of 100 to 150 wafers. This paper describes a real time dispatching system that has been developed to reduce lot queue time in the furnace operations. Emphasis on-customer delivery date, bottleneck tool and batching behavior was given in rule building for the overall systems implementation in diffusion furnace operation. The main component of this project is the rule built considering queue time restriction between pre-clean and furnace operation, allowable waiting time to maximize the batch, queue time consideration to next process such as polysilicon deposition, furnaces due for scheduled maintenance, bottleneck tool idling, process cycle time versus lot priority considerations and etc. With the implementation of this system we are able to reduce manufacturing cost, increase tool utilization, reduce overall cycle-time and meet customer delivery dates. This implementation has resulted in much better material movement and has also made the manufacturing line more linear.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5466/23353 (Print ISBN: 0-7803-7681-1, DOI:10.1109/ASMC.2003.1194515)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Real time dispatching, Theory of constraints, cycle time, bottleneck, furnace, Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE).
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Nor Farahidah Za'bah
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2013 12:23
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2013 12:23
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/23353

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