SOURCE: Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc.

Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc.

March 16, 2010 10:00 ET

"Applied Cost Modeling" E-Zine Now on Web

Free E-Zine Dedicated to Manufacturing Cost Reduction and Productivity Improvements

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2010) - Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. (WWK), the global leader in cost and productivity management software and consulting services, announced today that the latest edition of its much acclaimed free E-Zine "Applied Cost Modeling" (ACM) is now available on its web site at http://wwk.com/newsletter.html. First published in 1994, ACM has been the mainstay for manufacturing and assembly industries in disseminating information on hot topics such as cost of ownership (COO), overall equipment efficiency (OEE), cost and resource evaluation, and discrete-event simulation.

The latest edition includes the feature article: "Hi-Tech Equipment Reliability: A Practical Guide for Engineers and Managers" and is presented as the thirteenth installment in an on-going series from the book of the same title. The second edition of this book is now in print and can be ordered through the WWK web site under the "Resources" link or at http://www.iuniverse.com/bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000090763.

"WWK Conducts 4th Annual Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Survey" is a call for all semiconductor industry insiders to confidentially share their opinions on which technologies will shape the industry's future. The survey can be downloaded at http://www.wwk.com/2010survey.pdf. Participation in the survey is the only way to receive the final results.

Additional information is also provided on the 6th International Conference on Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing (MASM) call for papers as well as WWK's recently published papers in Photovoltaics International and its establishment of a user group on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2829158&trk=anetsrch_name&goback=%2Egdr_1268167336471_1).

With more than 3,000 users worldwide, Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. is the largest privately held operational cost management software and consulting company serving technology-dependent and technology-driven organizations. WWK maintains long-term relationships with prominent industry resources including SEMATECH, SELETE, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), and national labs and universities. Its client base includes nearly all of the top 20 semiconductor manufacturers and equipment and materials suppliers as well as leaders in nanotechnology, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), thin film record heads, magnetic media, flat panel displays (FPD), solid state lighting/light emitting diodes (SSL/LED), and photovoltaics (PV).

WWK's product line includes TWO COOL® for detailed process step level COO and OEE, PRO COOL® for process flow and test cell costing, Factory Commander® for full factory capacity analysis and activity based costing, and Factory Explorer® for cycle time reduction and WIP planning.

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