Intelligent scheduling approaches for a wafer fabrication factory

Tin-Chih Chen*

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Abstract

The production system of a wafer fabrication factory is a very complicated process. Job scheduling in a wafer fabrication factory is a very difficult task. To solve this problem, two intelligent scheduling rules are proposed in this study. The intelligent scheduling rules are modified from the well-known fluctuation smoothing rules with some innovative treatments. To evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed methodology, production simulation was also applied in this study. According to experimental results, the proposed methodology outperformed some existing approaches by reducing the average cycle time and cycle time standard deviation, the most important objectives of job scheduling in a wafer fabrication factory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)897-911
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Intelligent Manufacturing
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2012

Keywords

  • Fuzzy
  • Intelligent
  • Neural
  • Scheduling
  • Wafer fabrication

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