A fuzzy c-means (FCM) and embedded-back propagation network (embedded BPN) approach is proposed in this study for estimating the cycle time of a job in a wafer fabrication factory, which is a critical task to the wafer fabrication factory. Unlike the existing approaches in which job classification and cycle time estimation are separate stages, the proposed methodology classifies jobs and at the same time estimates the cycle times, which is an innovative treatment in this field. For evaluating the effectiveness of the proposed methodology, production simulation is also applied in this study to generate some test data.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International Review on Computers and Software|
|State||Published - 1 Sep 2011|
- Cycle time
- Fuzzy back propagation network
- Fuzzy C-means
- Wafer fabrication factory