Dispatching for make-to-order wafer fabs with machine-dedication and mask set-up characteristics

Muh-Cherng Wu*, Shau Jie Chiou, Chen Fu Chen

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

14 Scopus citations


This paper develops a dispatching algorithm to improve on-time delivery for a make-to-order semiconductor wafer fab with two special characteristics: mask set-up and machine dedication. A new algorithm is proposed for dispatching series workstations. Simulation experiments show that the algorithm outperforms the previous methods both in on-time delivery rate, cycle time, and only slightly less than the best benchmark in throughput. The experiments are carried out in 10 test scenarios, which are created by the combination of two product-mix ratios and five mask set-up times.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3993-4009
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number14
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2008


  • Machine dedication
  • Make to order
  • Mask set-up
  • On-time delivery rate
  • Semiconductor dispatching

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Dispatching for make-to-order wafer fabs with machine-dedication and mask set-up characteristics'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this