SOURCE: Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc.

June 16, 2005 10:00 ET

WWK Offers Free Cost of Ownership Software

Determine the COO of Manufacturing and Assembly Operations

PLEASANTON, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 16, 2005 -- Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. (WWK), a cost & productivity management software and consulting services company, announced today the availability of a free cost of ownership calculator for use by manufacturing & assembly organizations and OEMs. The calculator is available on its web site (www.wwk.com) under the "Products" link and is based on the company's powerful TWO COOL® Cost of Ownership (COO) and Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) software.

"WWK was founded on the principal of helping our clients better manage their billion dollar asset portfolios," stated David Jimenez, President of Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. "Normally, the only way to access our simplified Turbo COOL™ routine is by licensing our flagship software package, TWO COOL®. However, we felt with the increasing global focus on manufacturing and assembly costs and the raising competitive nature of manufacturing in China, that easy access to this first step in cost of ownership modeling would help place all manufacturers and their suppliers on an equal footing with regards to their ability to analyze their cost positions."

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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