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Smart spare parts management systems in semiconductor manufacturing

Meimei Zheng (School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China)
Kan Wu (School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore City, Singapore)

Industrial Management & Data Systems

ISSN: 0263-5577

Article publication date: 8 May 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to propose a smart spare parts inventory management system for a semiconductor manufacturing company.

Design/methodology/approach

With the development of the Internet of Things and big data analytics, more information can be obtained and shared between fabs and suppliers.

Findings

On the basis of the characteristics of spare parts, the authors classify the spare parts into two types, the consumable and contingent parts, and manage them through a cyber-physical inventory management system.

Originality/value

In this new business model, the real time information from machines, shop floors, spare parts database and suppliers are used to make better decisions and establish transparency and flexibility between fabs and suppliers.

Keywords

Citation

Zheng, M. and Wu, K. (2017), "Smart spare parts management systems in semiconductor manufacturing", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 117 No. 4, pp. 754-763. https://doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-06-2016-0242

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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