Wright Williams & Kelly

WWK Adds New Capacity Analysis
and Simulation Software Tools

Factory Explorer® Now Available

November 30, 1995 (Dublin, CA) - Wright Williams & Kelly announced today the signing of an exclusive licensing agreement with Chance Industrial Solutions for the Factory Explorer® integrated capacity analysis and simulation software package. Factory Explorer® adds capacity, cycle-time, and WIP calculations as complements to WWK's industry recognized COOL® series of cost modeling tools.

"The acquisition of the exclusive rights to Factory Explorer® is an important milestone for WWK", states David Jimenez, WWK's VP & GM. "With the addition of Factory Explorer® WWK has strengthened its leadership position in enterprise modeling. Capacity analysis and dynamic simulation are critical elements of this comprehensive strategy. Factory Explorer® allows WWK to control these key components."

"COOL® and Factory Explorer® are a natural fit," says Frank Chance, CIS' founder and developer of Factory Explorer®, "with each bringing sophisticated analysis capabilities to a familiar spreadsheet environment. This combination of cost, capacity, and cycle time analysis, all available on a user's desktop, will be a great productivity win for customers. Plus, WWK has a proven track record in bringing products to market. This licensing agreement allows CIS to focus on what it does best: product development and technical support."

From cycle-time and bottleneck prediction to mix and start-rate analysis, Factory Explorer® provides a quantitative basis for timely business decisions. Evolved from the Delphi capacity analysis and simulation engines in use at SEMATECH and organizations around the world, Factory Explorer® sets a new standard in efficiency for factory analysis systems. This product is now shipping for Windows platforms, with a Macintosh version currently in beta site. In addition, the Factory Explorer® option allows factory analysis to be performed on UNIX platforms.

Wright Williams & Kelly is a cost reduction modeling and simulation company. Providing technology-dependent and technology-driven companies with consulting services and software solutions for productivity measurement and enhancement since 1991.


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