Lot output time series is one of the most important time series data in a wafer fab (fabrication plant). Predicting the output time of every lot is there-fore a critical task to the wafer fab. To further enhance the effectives and efficiency of wafer lot output time prediction, a look-ahead fuzzy back propagation network (FBPN) is constructed in this study with two advanced features: the future release plan of the fab is considered (look-ahead); expert opinions are incorporated. Production simulation is also applied in this study to generate test examples. According to experimental results, the prediction accuracy of the look-ahead FBPN was significantly better than those of four existing approaches: multiple-factor linear combination (MFLC), BPN, case-based reasoning (CBR), and FBPN without look-ahead, by achieving a 12%∼37% (and an average of 19%) reduction in the root-mean-squaredor (RMSE) over the comparison basis - MFLC.