In the semiconductor manufacturing business, you face a difficult mix of conflicting pressures such as capital-intensive processes, lengthy manufacturing and planning cycles, high mix of end-items, yield issues and volatile demand. In addition, complex and expensive pieces of equipment such as Steppers and Testers as well as mask requirements and set-up issues, require accurate modeling of the machinery and resources. From foundries to assembly-and-test plants, to fabless production, you need to lower costs, increase customer service, and gain a higher return-on-assets. Adexa’s solutions have been in use in 19 of the top 25 semiconductor companies (including fabless) worldwide; as well as almost every foundary in the world. Adexa’s solutions are used at every level of supply chain planning from fabrication line and back-end planning to demand planning and supply chain planning.


Optimize Resource Investments — Compare your financial KPIs and tie them into operational KPIs to ensure your organization responds to opportunities and threats in a timely manner.
Stabilize Demand Planning — Integrate demand data from multiple sources including OEMs, subcontractors, and distributors into reliable consensus forecasts in real-time.
Reduce Inventory Exposure — Extend visibility across the supply chain to optimize the use of die bank inventory and increase flexibility in response to short-term demand fluctuations.
Build the “Virtual Factory” — Fabless manufacturers can optimize capacity and lead times by generating a virtual factory to model and manage global resources as a single integrated supply chain.
Synchronize Multi-Site Production — Establish a common language for capturing data and feeding decisions back to varied legacy systems and shop floor applications.
Enable Collaboration — Deliver better information faster so trading partners can react quicker to changes in the supply chain, helping to reduce inventories and increase customer responsiveness.
Measure, Monitor, Notify, and Adjust — Use hundreds of pre-built, audit-ready/approved KPIs across all departments and roles to stay continuously informed about all aspects of production.

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Related Whitepapers

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Why Lot Release is So Important in Semiconductor Manufacturing

If I arrive on-time or early at the airport but there is a problem with the airplane and delay in the scheduled takeoff time, does it get me to my destination on time? Clearly the answer is No! Is it better for me to stay in the comfort of my home and go when I know the plane is ready to take off? Or even better, find another means of getting to my destination so that I get there on time.

Semiconductor Challenges eBook-v.1.0

In this ePaper, we first explore how the use of product attributes can simplify your planning environment. Then we review the major differentiating requirements for the top Semi-planning processes, including Demand, Inventory, Operations, Supply, and Available-to-Promise planning stages.


Planning and Execution for the Real-time Enterprise. The white paper describes how Adexa Factory Planning and scheduling works with the Camstar MES solution to enable an Adaptive real time planning environment. The solution enables factories to be more reactive to changes on the shop floor resulting in increased customer service and higher productivity in the factory.

Attribute-Based Planning: The Most Critical Planning Capability for Semiconductors

In this short and concise executive ePaper we explain how you can use Attribute-Based Planning to differentiate your products to customers, lower inventories, and reduce the costs in your supply chain.

Adexa in the Semiconductor Industry

Most of the world’s top 25 semiconductor manufacturers use Adexa applications. Adexa has customers that represent every segment of the semiconductor industry from wafer ingot manufacturers to fabless semiconductor companies.

Achieving World-class Fabless Planning

Fabless semiconductor companies can achieve higher revenues, lower inventory, and lower operating costs by putting in place best-in-class supply chain planning processes and technologies. This in turn has a direct impact on the financial performance of the company in terms of profitability, margins and return on assets.

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Industry Directions

Although the economic recovery is well underway, a pragmatic approach needs to be taken when analyzing supply chain solutions.

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Demand Planning for Semiconductor Industry
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Semiconductor Case Studies

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Hynix Case Study

By performing better on-time delivery, using Adexa planning applications, Hynix improved its market share by a notable amount.

Ricoh Case Study

Ricoh is a global manufacturer of Power Management Systems for Consumer, Industry and Automotive. 2 of the main customers are Apple and Samsung. Adexa Supply Chain Planning module has been in operation and used daily for the past decade.

NXP (formerly Philips Semiconductors) Case Study

In this paper, we describe deployment of AdexaTM planning and scheduling system at Philips Semiconductor facilities and describe how Adexa is used, in conjunction with their MES system, in order to make capacity reservations, commit to forecasts, release lots, and form dispatch lists for all equipment.

Intel Study

AMD Case Study

Silicon Lab Case Study

Toshiba Case Study


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