Streamlining Semiconductor Manufacturing of 200 mm and 300 mm Wafers: A Longitudinal Case Study on the Lot-to-Order-Matching Process

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Abstract

Lot-to-order matching (LTOM) is a crucial process in semiconductor manufacturing since inefficient allocation and order release have strong adverse effects on factory performance. Although prior research proposes several heuristics for the mathematical optimization of the LTOM process, successful real-world implementations following practical and comprehensive approaches are scarce. Our longitudinal case study addresses that issue by summarizing the results of an extensive research project on the automation and optimization of the LTOM process for 200 mm and 300 mm wafers at Infineon Technologies Dresden. Grounded in Action Design Research, we integrated different research methods to provide meaningful insights into the benefits, challenges, and best practices of our approach. Thereby, we also compare the results for 200 mm and 300 mm wafers. The project had positive impacts on multiple quantitative and qualitative key performance indicators, e.g., throughput, on-time delivery, tool utilization, cycle and working time savings, collaboration, and employee satisfaction. Finally, we provide managerial guidance for similar projects and outline implications for future research.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-404
JournalIEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing
Volume35
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022
Peer-reviewedYes

External IDs

Scopus 85132710818
Mendeley 1241a497-212b-3a36-aa8c-79e0509fe3dd
WOSLite 000836652800008

Keywords

Keywords

  • LTOM, Lot assignment, order release, process automation, real-world case study, wafer-To-order allocation