Wright Williams & Kelly Donates Advanced Manufacturing Software to University of Arkansas

February 16, 2001 (Business Wire) - Wright Williams & Kelly (WWK) has donated an advanced manufacturing software license to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. The product, Factory Explorer®, is the semiconductor industry's only integrated capacity planning, cost analysis, and discrete event simulation software solution. The license will be used for research in the Department of Industrial Engineering.

According to University of Arkansas Professor Scott Mason, "We are very excited to receive this gift. The contribution of Factory Explorer® is especially important to the Department of Industrial Engineering since it is state-of-the-art software currently used by many high tech manufacturers. Factory Explorer® will be used to support our ongoing research efforts in the modeling and analysis of semiconductor manufacturing systems. We thank WWK and look forward to making the most of this exciting new resource."

"WWK believes that the value of academic/industrial cooperation serves both communities well," states David W. Jimenez, WWK's President. "We are thrilled to support the outstanding research of Dr. Mason."

This spring, the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. The departmentās faculty, graduate and undergraduate students are active in five of the six college areas of emphasis: Materials and Manufacturing; Electronics Manufacturing; Biological, Chemical, Food Processing; Environmental and Ecosystems Analysis; and Transportation, Logistics and Infrastructure. The department currently houses The Logistics Institute, the Mack-Blackwell Transportation Center, 270 undergraduate, and 50 graduate students.

Wright Williams & Kelly is a business decisions company with offices in Pleasanton, California; Austin and Dallas, Texas; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Tokyo; and Singapore. WWK has provided technology-dependent and technology-driven companies with consulting services and decision tools for productivity and cost management™ since 1991.


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