Office Dedicated to Research in Operational Cost Modeling and Simulation
October 6, 2005 (Pleasanton, CA) – Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. (WWK), a cost & productivity management software and consulting services company, announced today it has opened a new research office in Brigham City, Utah. In addition to its role in research, the office will directly support WWK’s existing client base as well as be a critical asset in expanding its consulting practice.
“Not only has this area long been an important location for simulation research, but the proximity of this office to the Salt Lake City airport gives us excellent connections to our client locations,” said Daren L. Dance, WWK’s Vice President of Technology. “Our long-term plans are to utilize the local expertise that has become available as other simulation companies have changed ownership and management direction.”
“I am very pleased to be able to offer our clients in the Northwest, Mountain and upper Midwest States more direct access to our expert resources,” stated David W. Jimenez, WWK co-founder and President. “This is another important step in meeting our customers’ needs for state-of-the-art modeling and ultra-fast resource driven (RDM) simulation software tools and out-sourced services in manufacturing, assembly, and business cost optimization.”
With more than 3,000 users worldwide, Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. is the largest privately held operational cost management software and consulting company serving technology-dependent and technology-driven organizations. WWK maintains long-term relationships with prominent industry resources including International SEMATECH, SELETE, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), and national labs and universities. Its client base includes nearly all of the top 20 semiconductor manufacturers and equipment and materials suppliers as well as leaders in nano-technology, MEMS, thin film record heads, magnetic media, flat panel displays, and solar panels.
WWK’s product line includes TWO COOL® for detailed process step level cost of ownership (COO) and overall equipment efficiency (OEE), PRO COOL® for process flow and test cell costing, Factory Commander® for full factory capacity analysis and activity based costing, and Factory Explorer® for cycle time reduction and WIP planning. Additionally, WWK offers a highly flexible product management software package that helps sales forces eliminate errors in product configuration and quotation processes.
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