Tom Bednarz presenting at TechArena
2 Oct 2012
Tom Bednarz, Critical Manufacturing Deutchland's Managing Director will speak about "Manufacturing Visibility and Traceability Through Realistic Modeling", as part of the Metrology, Process Control, Automation and Software session, from Semicon Europa.
The session will take place on October the 10th at the TechARENA I, Messe Dresden (Hall 1)
Without fast evolving MES products, the burden of enabling the manufacturing process evolution was passed on to manufacturers. Bigger semiconductor corporations had dozens or even hundreds of persons building extensions and workarounds to overcome system limitations.
The modeling capability is perhaps the most important competitive advantage a modern MES brings to manufacturers, because it is one of the most difficult to circumvent in legacy systems. Semiconductor processes are complex. There are cascading flows, process loops, optional steps, rework paths, alternate flows and non-sequential steps. Material flows are frequently not discrete in nature, forcing the use of hierarchical logical material structures. Materials need to be associated with position controlled container models, and tracked to sublevels of clustered equipment. Dispatching or sorting rules need to be dynamic and consider both cell and line optimization criteria. Engineering data collections need to be recorded in real-time, some manually collected, while others are collected automatically from measurement or production equipment. These often need complex calculations, dynamic sampling and to be checked against limits.
Without realistic modeling of the operations, the result is inevitably a compromise in visibility, traceability and control.
Tom Bednarz has over 15 years of experience in IT Manufacturing for advanced industries. After receiving a diploma degree in Information Technology at Technical University Dresden, Tom started his career at Siemens Nixdorf as a software engineer in 1991. He had several engineering positions at Siemens Components and later at Siemens Microelectronics Center until becoming a manager at Infineon Technologies in 1999 in Data Analysis, Factory Automation and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). In 2006, Tom was appointed Director of IT Analysis Solutions at Qimonda, until he joined Q-Cells in 2009, as Director IT Manufacturing. In 2011 he became Managing Director of Critical Manufacturing Deutschland GmbH.
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