Analytic network process (ANP) approach for product mix planning in semiconductor fabricator

Shu Hsing Chung*, Amy H.I. Lee, W.l. Pearn

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This paper proposes an application of the analytic network process (ANP) for the selection of product mix for efficient manufacturing in a semiconductor fabricator. In order to evaluate different product mixes, a hierarchical network model based on various factors and the interactions of factors is presented. By incorporating experts' opinion, a priority index can be calculated for each product mix studied, and a performance ranking of product mixes can be generated. The results provide guidance to a fab regarding strategies for accepting orders to maximize the manufacturing efficiency in considering the aspects of product, equipment efficiency and finance. The model can be easily understood and followed by administrators to determine the most efficient product mix for a fab.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-36
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 18 Apr 2005


  • Analytic network process
  • Efficiency
  • Product mix
  • Production performance
  • Semiconductor fabricator

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