SOURCE: Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc.

June 01, 2005 10:00 ET

"Applied Cost Modeling" E-Zine Now on Web

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

PLEASANTON, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 1, 2005 -- Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. (WWK), a cost & productivity management software and consulting services company, announced today that the latest edition of its much acclaimed free E-Zine "Applied Cost Modeling" is now available on its Web site ( under their "Newsletter" link. First published in 1994, "Applied Cost Modeling" has been the mainstay for manufacturing and assembly industries in disseminating information on hot topics such as Cost of Ownership (COO), Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Cost and Resource Evaluation, and Discrete-Event Simulation.

The latest edition includes two feature articles. "Determining ROI and Productivity Benefits of Lithographic Simulation" quantifies the financial benefits of accelerated process development, improvements in time-to-volume manufacturing, and yield increases. "Cost of Ownership and Return on Investment Analysis of the Fabworx™ Robotic Arm" demonstrates the power of using cost of ownership to evaluate equipment improvement upgrades including maintenance reductions, throughput increases, improved repeatability, and yield enhancements.

With more than 2,800 users worldwide, Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. is the largest privately held operational cost management company serving technology-dependent and technology-driven companies. WWK maintains long-term relationships with prominent industry resources including International SEMATECH, SELETE, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), and national labs and universities. Its client base includes most of the top 10 semiconductor manufacturers and equipment and materials suppliers as well as leaders in thin film record heads, magnetic media, flat panel displays, and solar panels.

WWK's product line includes TWO COOL® for detailed process step level cost of ownership (COO) and overall equipment efficiency (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. Additionally, WWK offers a highly flexible product management software package that helps sales forces eliminate errors in product configuration and quotation processes.

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