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Capacity planning in the face of product-mix uncertainty

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2 Author(s)
R. Kotcher ; Headway Technol. Inc., Milpitas, CA, USA ; F. Chance

This paper describes a straightforward method of quantifying the sensitivity of production capacity to product mix. In capacity planning over horizons with unpredictable product mix, this methodology quantifies the risk of under-investment in capacity. Actions that can be taken to prevent mix-driven capacity shortfalls are described. The implementation of this methodology at Headway Technologies is also presented

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Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference Proceedings, 1999 IEEE International Symposium on

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