Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2013


Timothy Anderson

Course Title

Operations Research in Engineering and Technology Management

Course Number

ETM 540


This research is being submitted to show the use of Linear Programming to determine a staffing problem for Intel Corporation in one of the Ronler Acres factories in Hillsboro, Oregon. One of Intel’s factories in Ronler Acres campus has increased factory capacity to make room to produce the next 14 nm technology process. The amount of manufacturing personnel needs to increase in order to make up for the increased amount of tools in the new factory space while still maintaining “lean manufacturing”. In this paper we attempt to solve a problem by coming up with a minimum personnel number from the manufacturing side for one of Intel’s factories in Hillsboro, Oregon since the number of tools for the next technology has increased, the amount of process operations have increased and the factory space has expanded. The results of this research show how the use of a linear program is effective at providing a minimum staffing model in order to fulfill the job responsibilities of two types of groups, Manufacturing Technicians and Engineering Technicians.


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