Welcome to Volume 23, Number 5 of the FabTime Cycle Time Management Newsletter. In this issue we have a call for papers for the upcoming Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference and a quick note about the upcoming Fab Owners Alliance meeting. Jennifer hopes to see some of you there! We also have, as usual, a few articles from Jennifer’s LinkedIn. Our software tip of the month is about using our Ag-Grid charting engine to generate different types of charts on your own. Customers who have asked over the years for pie charts – this tip is for you.
In our subscriber discussion forum, we have a response to the previous issue’s main article on holds. We also have two responses to our new cycle time improvement tip of the month feature, which we kicked off by talking about finding and eliminating process restrictions. We also have a new question about managing a fab with many one-of-a-kind tools. This question made us realize that although we often speak of why it’s good NOT to have one-of-a-kind tools, some of our readers don’t have that luxury. In our main article, we share recommendations for coping with one-of-a-kind tools. As always, we welcome your feedback.
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