Application of critical chain principles to improve microprocessor technology ramps
Author(s)Ballard, Lane P
Leaders for Manufacturing Program.
Roy E. Welsch and Daniel Whitney.
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Across Intel's microprocessor production there exists high variability on new technology process tools meeting standard, installation and qualification (I/Q) schedule durations. To reduce project schedule variability and increase time to money, Intel has begun examining critical chain management philosophies to aid in the reduction of high volume manufacturing (HVM) process tool I/Q durations. The goal of this assignment was to develop and implement a project management process using the principles of critical chain to enable continuous improvement on I/Q planning durations over technologies. Looking into the future, this thesis also examines a progression from product innovation towards process innovation in the microprocessor industry. This shift will further demand decreased I/Q durations and increased predictability for Intel on future microprocessor technology transitions.
Thesis (M.B.A.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management; and, (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; in conjunction with the Leaders for Manufacturing Program at MIT, 2005.Includes bibliographical references (p. 63).
DepartmentSloan School of Management.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.; Leaders for Manufacturing Program.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sloan School of Management., Mechanical Engineering., Leaders for Manufacturing Program.