Workload control in the semiconductor industry

John Fowler, Gary L. Hogg, Scott J. Mason

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The state-of-the-art in published research on workload control as applied to the semiconductor industry is described. The focus is on examining the concepts behind workload control heuristics and evaluating their effectiveness, overhead requirements, and implementability. Individual sections provide an overview of the distinctive elements in a semiconductor manufacturing environment, general dispatching and order release methods, workload control strategies developed for semiconductor manufacturing, and future directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)568-578
Number of pages11
JournalProduction Planning and Control
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002


  • Dispatching
  • Order release
  • Semiconductor manufacturing
  • Workload control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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