Heuristic PAC model for hybrid MTO and MTS production environment

Sheng Hung Chang*, Ping Feng Pai, Kuo Jung Yuan, Bo Chang Wang, Rong-Kwei Li

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

49 Scopus citations


Two distinct types of semiconductor plants in Taiwan are integrated device manufacturing (IDM) plants and foundry plants. Most IDM plants are make-to-stock (MTS) operations, focusing on throughput and machine utilization. However, foundry plants are make-to-order (MTO) operations, focusing on due date and cycle time. Besides the challenge of different process technology, the mode of hybrid operation (a combination of MTO and MTS operations) is also a formidable task for these plants. This study develops a heuristic production activity control model to achieve the two different criteria in a hybrid wafer production environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-358
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 11 Sep 2003


  • Make-to-order
  • Production activity control
  • Theory of constraints
  • Wafer fabrication make-to-stock

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Heuristic PAC model for hybrid MTO and MTS production environment'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this