SOURCE: Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc.

September 14, 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) -- September 14, 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 (www.wwk.com) 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 efficiency (OEE), cost and resource evaluation, and discrete-event simulation.

The latest edition includes two feature articles. "Impact of 300-mm Automation Integration" quantifies the financial benefits of an accelerated 6-month fast ramp strategy that includes the throughput benefits of automation integration. "A WIP-Centered View of the Fab: Overall WIP Effectiveness" looks at an alternative to equipment-centric factory performance metrics which can assist in managing cycle time.

With more than 3,000 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 nano-technology, MEMS, 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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