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Volume 17, Issue spc - Dec 2004
Volume 17, Issue 4 - Dec 2004
Volume 17, Issue 3 - Sep 2004
Volume 17, Issue 2 - Jun 2004
Volume 17, Issue 1 - Mar 2004
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Methods and Sample Size Effect Evaluation for Wafer Level Statistical Bin Limits Determination with Poisson Distributions
Park, Sung-Min ; Kim, Young-Sig ;
IE interfaces, volume 17, issue 1, 2004, Pages 1~12
In a modern semiconductor device manufacturing industry, statistical bin limits on wafer level test bin data are used for minimizing value added to defective product as well as protecting end customers from potential quality and reliability excursion. Most wafer level test bin data show skewed distributions. By Monte Carlo simulation, this paper evaluates methods and sample size effect regarding determination of statistical bin limits. In the simulation, it is assumed that wafer level test bin data follow the Poisson distribution. Hence, typical shapes of the data distribution can be specified in terms of the distribution's parameter. This study examines three different methods; 1) percentile based methodology; 2) data transformation; and 3) Poisson model fitting. The mean square error is adopted as a performance measure for each simulation scenario. Then, a case study is presented. Results show that the percentile and transformation based methods give more stable statistical bin limits associated with the real dataset. However, with highly skewed distributions, the transformation based method should be used with caution in determining statistical bin limits. When the data are well fitted to a certain probability distribution, the model fitting approach can be used in the determination. As for the sample size effect, the mean square error seems to reduce exponentially according to the sample size.
A Development of Prototype System for Monitoring and Checking the Safety-Status of NC Machines
Park, Gwang-Ryeol ; Lee, Cheol-Soo ;
IE interfaces, volume 17, issue 1, 2004, Pages 13~21
In this study, the prototype of a system for checking risk-factor of NC machine is proposed. The proposed system can get the risk-related information by monitoring the status of real-time processes of NC machines. Using the information, the accidents can be prevented by the background process of an expert system tool. This paper consists of 2 parts: (1) the method for gathering data and definition of the risk-related factors of NC machines and (2) the procedure for finding the proper actions by using the forward chaining of a rule-base. Proposed system is implemented with C++ language under MS-windows.
The Effect on the Mobility of Evacuating Passengers in Ship with Regard to List and Motion
Kim, Hong-Tae ; Lee, Dong-Kon ; Park, Jin-H. ; Hong, Seung-Kweon ;
IE interfaces, volume 17, issue 1, 2004, Pages 22~32
The most complicated and difficult area in the simulation of evacuation process is the area of human behavior. However, it is generally very difficult to understand and quantify human behaviors since the factors involved vary significantly according to the types of accidents and the environment. The walking speed of passenger is especially affected by dynamic effect and list due to damage and ship motion in wave. There are various methods to get the useful data for evacuation simulation. The onboard experimental approach is one of the strongest method. This paper discusses the onboard experimental results of human mobility of passengers in evacuation from ship. To realize ship trim and heel due to maritime casuality, the passage model for experiment is made. The experiment was carried out at dynamic and static condition respectively using the ship with passage model. The result was evaluated and it will be reflected in evacuation simulation tool.
The Application of the Evaluation Models Towards the Internet Business Web Site Model
Son, Dal-Ho ; Lim, Jun-Sig ;
IE interfaces, volume 17, issue 1, 2004, Pages 33~45
In the web environment for general information seeking and business-to-customer and business-to-business electronic commerce, users are customers. Understanding their expectations and how they feel about the web sites they use is becoming a very serious concern. While the success of a company or an organization is dependent on many factors, its web site plays a central role. This paper described the use of WebQual2.0 to evaluate the various web sites of B2B and B2C. WebQual2.0 has been extended and refined to encompass an interaction-quality literature. Furthermore, this paper described the use of Kano model to evaluate the various web sites which classified by internet business types. The result showed that the inherent characteristics of B2B and B2C web site should be considered in initial site construction. Further, customers in a web domain do not regard all quality factors as equally important and the rankings of important quality factors differ from one web domain to another. This study was focused on the identifying the weights of web quality factors according to the each web site of the internet business types.
Ergonomic Design and Evaluation of Carrying Handles for Bag
Jung, Hwa-S. ; Park, Ah-Sung ; Jung, Hyung-Shik ;
IE interfaces, volume 17, issue 1, 2004, Pages 46~55
Various characteristics of the object being lifted are known to affect the biomechanical, physiological, and psychophysical stresses. The object characteristics to be considered in the design process of lifting tasks are weight, shape, stiffness, and availability of handles and similar coupling devices. In this study, a prototype Polypropylene laminated bag with carrying handles was designed to decrease the physical stress of people who handle these bags. Physiological and psychophysical approaches as well as subjective ratings were applied to evaluate the effects of handles provided on the designed PP laminated bag. Statistical analysis showed that the VO2, heart rate, blood pressure, and Borg-RPE score for PP laminated fertilizer bag with carrying handles were significantly lower than those bags without handles. Moreover, Maximum Acceptable Lifting Endurance Time(MALET) measure, newly developed in this study, for bags with handles was significantly higher than those for bags without handles. It is thus recommended that the various types of bags and boxes be equipped with handles to reduce the musculoskeletal, physiological, psychophysical, and subjective perceived stresses.
Economic Evaluation of Delayed Product Differentiation: Literature Review
Lee, Ho-Chang ;
IE interfaces, volume 17, issue 1, 2004, Pages 56~70
Expanding product variety and high customer service provision place an enormous burden on demand forecasting and the matching of supply with demand in a supply chain. Postponement of product differentiation has been found to be powerful means to improve supply chain performance in the presence of increasing product variety. Delaying the point of product differentiation implies that the process would not commit the work-in-process into a particular finished product until a later point. This paper reviews the recent analytical models that quantify the value of delayed product differentiation. We conclude the literature review by summarizing and synthesizing the economic evaluation of the postponement and outline directions for future research.
Aggregate Container Transportation Planning in the Presence of Dynamic Demand and Three Types of Vehicles
Ko, Chang-Seong ; Chung, Ki-Ho ; Shin, Jae-Young ;
IE interfaces, volume 17, issue 1, 2004, Pages 71~77
At the present time, container transportation plays a key role in the international logistics and the efforts to increase the productivity of container logistics become essential for Korean trucking companies to survive in the domestic as well as global competition. This study suggests an approach for determining fleet size for container road transportation with dynamic demand. Usually the vehicles operated by the transportation trucking companies in Korea can be classified into three types depending on the ways how their expenses occur; company-owned truck, mandated truck which is owned by outsider who entrust the company with its operation, and rented vehicle (outsourcing). Annually the trucking companies should decide how many company-owned and mandated trucks will be operated considering vehicle types and the transportation demands. With the forecasted monthly data for the volume of containers to be transported a year, a heuristic algorithm using tabu search is developed to determine the number of company-owned trucks, mandated trucks, and rented trucks in order to minimize the expected annual operating cost. The idea of the algorithm is based on both the aggregate production planning (APP) and the pickup-and-delivery problem (PDP). Finally the algorithm is tested for the problem how the trucking company determines the fleet size for transporting containers.
A Study on EOQ Model Involving Estimate Errors
Kim, Gyu-Tae ; Hwang, Hark-Chin ; Kim, Chang-Hyun ;
IE interfaces, volume 17, issue 1, 2004, Pages 78~83
We consider the sensitivity of average inventory cost rate when true values of the parameters in the EOQ model are unknown over known ranges. In particular, in the case that the valid range on the true economic lot size are known, we provide a formula for estimating the lot size under minimax criterion. Moreover, to estimate the valid range, we apply the propagation of errors technique. Then, we present a scheme to find a (valid) lot size, based on the estimated range of the true lot size from the propagation of errors technique.
A Study on Collaborative Demand Planning for Effective Supply Chain Management
Kwon, Jae-Hyun ; Park, Sang-Min ; Nam, Ho-Ki ;
IE interfaces, volume 17, issue 1, 2004, Pages 84~92
We have discussed the importance of collaborative forecasting and the difficulties that can arise during its implementation. We have also proposed the detail process of collaborative forecasting and the system requirement on each step of the process so that the proposed detail process can be easily applied to real life scenario. Lastly, we have talked about a case study of a telecommunication equipment manufacturer that has implemented the proposed collaborative forecasting process that verify the feasibility of the process.
The Study about Improvement of Service Quality in Engineering Company
Seok, Seong-Jae ; Yoo, Yoong-Seok ; Yun, Deok-Kyun ;
IE interfaces, volume 17, issue 1, 2004, Pages 93~103
Service importance has been growing increasingly as competition element of enterprises according to going on rapid softness, information and knowledge of industrial infrastructure recently. Quality management system that implemented in manufacturing sector have been spreading rapidly to service company, but the company performing pure engineering service only in construction fields performed mainly the evaluation on the operational aspect such as degree of implementation of the established system because it is difficult to objective evaluation on the activity of the established quality management system or quality assurance system. This study would like to make on offer the improvement points based on the evaluation of service quality and the itself evaluation result through the questionnaire on the service offerers and customers using the pre-qualified SERVQUAL model in establishment of the improvement goal of the company. According to the result of this study, it is analyzed a gap and required to establish a counter-plan to correct many gaps discovered between the real offered level and the expect level of custom.
User Expectations Regarding the Water Faucet Operation
Jung, Hwa-Shik ;
IE interfaces, volume 17, issue 1, 2004, Pages 104~112
The purposes of the study were twofold: to investigate the stereotype of position and direction that the users expect when operating the handles of a water faucet in different directions, and to collect information about user’s preferred directions. Six hundred subjects, aged from teens to over sixties, participated in the experiment with the procedure of showing them actual water faucets of a lever-type handle and two round-shaped handles mounted on the sink(horizontal plane) and wall(vertical plane). The water faucets presented to the subjects were most widely used devices in our living environment. The results showed that when the handle of the lever-type water faucet was in the 'up' position, 63% of the subjects expected the device was 'open'. When the cold hot separated water faucets were mounted on the horizontal or vertical plane, over 50% of those who answered the 'open' direction of round type handles responded as 'counter clockwise' for a 'hot' water faucet and 'clockwise' for a 'cold' water faucet. In conclusion, this study suggests that water faucet devices be designed and installed in the way that the users expect them to operate.
Optimal Display-Control Gain of the Foot-Controlled Isotonic Mouse on a Target Acquisition Task
Lee, Kyung-Tae ; Jang, Phil-Sik ; Lee, Dong-Hyun ;
IE interfaces, volume 17, issue 1, 2004, Pages 113~120
The increased use of computers has introduced a variety kind of human-computer interfaces. Mouse is one of the useful interface tools to place the cursor on the desired position on the monitor. This paper suggested a foot controlled isotonic mouse which was similar to the ordinary hand-controlled mouse except that positioning was controlled by the right foot and the clicking was performed by the left foot. Experimental results showed that both the index of difficulty(IOD) and the display-control gain(DC gain) varied the total movement time in a target acquisition task on the monitor. The present authors also drew the optimal display-control gain of the foot-controlled isotonic mouse over the index of difficulty of 1.0 to 3.0. The optimal display-control gain, i. e., 0.256, could be used when designing a foot-controlled isotonic mouse.
Base Station Processing Capacity in Wireless Multimedia Networks
Jang, Hee-Seon ; Cho, Kee-Sung ; Kim, Young-Bu ;
IE interfaces, volume 17, issue 1, 2004, Pages 121~127
In this paper, we present the base station(BS) processing capacity to provide the multimedia services in IMT-2000 wireless communication network. The IMT-2000 services are classified into two types, circuit and packet services, and user‘s environments such as indoor, pedestrian and vehicle are considered. Using the parameters of service economics and wireless technology, the user's reference traffic and BS‘s traffic are computed. The traffic is measured by throughput(kbps). Based on the measured traffic, the accommodating users in BS are also evaluated. In addition to, the BS design capacity is presented for varying the number of users and traffic distribution in different user's environments.
A Study on the Operational Plan for Port Container Terminal Using High Level Architecture
Lee, Sang-Heon ; Lee, Chan-Woo ;
IE interfaces, volume 17, issue 1, 2004, Pages 128~141
Although a number of container terminal simulators have been developed for various purposes, none of the existing simulators allow the system structure to reuse the system structure depending on application. Our goal is to develop highly reusable, highly inter-operable and flexible container terminal simulation system. The High Level Architecture(HLA) is an architecture for reuse and inter-operation of simulation. It is based on premise that no simulation can satisfy all use and users. An individual simulation or set of simulations developed for one purpose can be applied to another application under the HLA concept of the federation : a composable set of interacting simulations. The intent of the HLA is a structure which will support reuse of capabilities available in different simulations, ultimately reducing the cost and time required to create a synthetic environment for a new purpose, and the possibility of distributed collaborative development of complex simulation applications. In this paper, we discuss the design of a HLA-based port container terminal simulation system. Furthermore, we describe various technical motivations for HLA, the key elements of the architecture and how they are minimum and essential to the goal of reuse and interoperability.