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TOC Reference Bank - Motorola
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ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION  < back
Company Motorola Division Adavanced Product Research and Development Laboratory (APRDL)
Location Austin - United States.
Company Contact   Sue Ellen Swink, Absalon Lyra and Neal G. Pierce
Source of Reference 

APICS 1998 International Conference Proceedings, pp155-160

IMPLEMENTATION INFORMATION
Name Motorola
Location Austin, TX United States
Industry Segment Semiconductor
Implementation Date 1997
Markets and Company Share Develop and transfer leading edge and cost-effective technologies to parent company (Motorola)
Products Wafer manufacturing and development
Type of operation R&D
WHAT WAS DONE?  
TOC Applications DBR
Software implemented None
RESULTS OF IMPLEMENTATION
Lead times
Percent improvement 20%
Brief summary Increased throughput by 150% and reduced cycle times by 20%. Benefits to the Fab plant came in terms of added capacity allowing the addition of more technologies to the line. Due to reduction in cycle time, new technology introduction occurred faster.