Amsterdam, May 1st, ASML, world's leading providers of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry has chosen ICRON Advanced Planning and Scheduling system
ASML is a multinational organization with over 70 locations in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, with a global direct employment for more than 12,400 people. ASML is one of the leading suppliers of advanced manufacturing equipment for the semi-conductors industry. It offers a range of high performance lithography machines. 2013 Sales is estimated to be around 200 systems and € 5.0 billion.
After a thorough selection process supported by Accenture, of many international APS software suppliers like Oracle, IBM Ilog, Quintiq, Manugistics, SAP APO and ICRON, ASML has chosen ICRON’s Supply Chain solutions to support the decision making process between material supply, manufacturing and sales on balancing demand and supply both at the strategic and tactical level. This decision is based on the unequaled functionality and the graphical modeling capability of ICRON, it’s capability of providing global support to ASML and the expressed knowledge and expertise of both ICRON and ICRON’s partner CQM in the area’s of Demand and Production Planning and Optimization.
Knowledge and functionality and flexibility are required to meet the by ASML expressed requirements to cope with ASML’s specific requirements in the areas of final assembly, component production and/or acquisition and resource management, and this in a highly volatile market environment with demanding customers and with component lead times far exceeding customer order lead times.
A team, consisting out of representatives of ASML - from both business and IT background – CQM, ICRON Technologies, reporting to an ASML-ICRON Steering Committee has dealed with the generation of the ASML specific competitive supply chain model and the implementation at the ASML Site in Eindhoven.
The ASML solution, called Scenario Planning and Optimization Tool, intelligently integrated with their current ERP system, is operational per May 2014. With an extensive SLA (Service Level Agreement) in place, ASML is able to fully concentrate on the optimal usage of the SPOT solution to optimize production and delivery.
About ICRON Technologies
Founded in 1993, ICRON Technologies Inc. is a leading developer and a global supplier of Advanced supply chain planning, Scheduling and Optimization solutions for manufacturing, distribution and Services organizations. ICRON has delivered the fastest execution and implementations in the industry, with full APS implementations averaging just 3 months. ICRON’s strategy is three-pronged: provide quick results, industry-specific functionality, and the best solution for distributed planning operations. According to AMR "ICRON provides a high-value, easily implemented and a low cost of ownership product for services and manufacturing focused enterprises, along with strong service and support, it has been able to position itself as a low-risk choice."