Buffer management: FASY and test, by Brenda Pérez Zavala (with ASML)
June 8, 2013
This master thesis describes the challenge of planning manufacturing lead times in unreliable, unbalanced and sequential production systems subject to a target service level. By means of the buffer strategy proposed in this report, time buffers are estimated for attaining a target service level and consequently, enhancing the reliability of internal lead times. This buffer strategy is applied to ASML’s manufacturing settings.