SOURCE: Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc.

September 19, 2006 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 19, 2006 --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. "Achieving Process Utility Conservation and Cost Reductions in a 200-mm Fab Environment" discusses process utility conservation efforts and cost reductions at Qimonda's DRAM manufacturing facility in Richmond, VA. "Simulation Assisted Scheduling with Factory Explorer®" discusses the application of discrete-event simulation to the evaluation and optimization of factory schedules in a similar philosophy to the Toyota Production System or Lean Manufacturing.

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 International 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 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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