Leading U.S. Supplier Implements TME® MES Semiconductor Suite

Leading U.S. Supplier Implements TME® MES Semiconductor Suite

The Challenge

Leading U.S. semiconductor provider looking for a cloud based, comprehensive MES system built to meet SEMI E-10 standards to rollout and standardize on across its various manufacturing operations. Looking to maximize productivity, optimize its resources and effect a cultural change of promoting best practices and accountability through the implementation of a MES system. Integration with existing PLC, SCADA, and ERP infrastructure critical in final selection of MES provider.

The Solution

Utilizing TME®’s out-of-the-box MES, the semiconductor company was able to successfully implement a manufacturing execution system that was specifically designed for its industry and capable of providing the real-time data needed to improve all facets of their manufacturing operation which included fabrication, component assembly, module and system build, and testing. With TME®, manual processes and data collection were now automated and digitized which allowed for greater control and management of raw materials, work-in-process (WIP), finished goods, dispatching, equipment, processes, yield, quality and statistical process control. Additionally, with TME®’s robust reporting capabilities and pre-canned reporting templates, Management was now able to make fact-based decisions to optimize its manufacturing operations, increase yield and quality, and hold people accountable. Further, given that TME® has built in configuration tools and allows for code free configuration, the system was able to integrate with the semiconductor company’s existing PLC, SCADA and ERP infrastructure.

The Results

Benefits included 5% increase in yield, 7% less scrap or rework, and a much more unified culture which resulted in better serving the customer through improved lead times, new business, and high satisfaction levels.