As technologies advance, the semiconductor industry and its traditional business model face a myriad of ongoing complexities demanding an ever accelerating state of operational agility. The electronics and healthcare markets are experiencing unprecedented change through mass market consumerization and global adoption. For most chip companies, gone are the days of long run product cycles and […]
VIDEO: Inventory Value and Standard Cost
The following is a transcript of the video clip above, which was taken from the Tensoft FSM customer webcast entitled “Standard Cost: Theory and Practice in Tensoft FSM,” featuring Bob Scarborough, Tensoft’s CEO. This complimentary training was originally presented live for Tensoft FSM customers. Since the instructional material covered in this video blog is appropriate […]
Top 10 Reasons to Attend Momentum 2017
In just over a month, we will be hosting another grand Tensoft FSM user conference in downtown San Jose! We are excited to bring you another two full days of training straight from the experts at Momentum 2017. Besides the fact that the Tensoft team is studiously preparing an excellent agenda for this year’s event, […]
Are you ready for Momentum 2017?
Tensoft is excited to announce Momentum 2017, the 12th Annual Tensoft FSM User Conference. This year’s conference will be held at Hotel De Anza in downtown San Jose on September 11 and 12. Exclusively hosted for Tensoft’s Fabless Semiconductor Management (Tensoft FSM) customers, this user conference is once-a-year opportunity to benefit from the presentation sessions […]
Why do Semiconductor Companies Need a Strong Operational System?
In light of the recent acquisition of one of our customers, ClariPhy by Inphi, we have been considering our role in helping companies scale their business, the value of systems in an exit strategy – by potential acquisitions or IPO. And a lot of what we have heard over the years is the ability to […]
Standard Inventory Costing for Fabless Semiconductor Companies
Since most of our high tech and fabless semiconductor customers use standard costing, we’ve had quite a bit of experience advising companies on how to set up standard costing, and thought it might be of interest to a wider audience as well. As a starting point here then, I’d like to spend a little time […]
An Overview of Production Planning in Tensoft FSM
With Tensoft FSM’s Production Planning, you can quickly and accurately schedule backlog shipment dates, drive creation of your production orders (“PR” or production release), and gain insight into planning action items related to production scheduling or exception management. All of the information that you need is already available in Tensoft FSM: WIP and inventory and supply […]
Supply Chain Optimization – What Is It?
This is the first in a series of blogs on supply chain optimization. There are a number of definitions for supply chain optimization. Our perspective is a broad definition, where the goal of supply chain optimization is to maximize revenue and/or product margins by building the right thing at the right time for the right […]
From Semicon Southeast Asia 2016: Predictions for Changes to the Semiconductor Business Model
Bob Scarborough and I are here in Penang Malaysia, and have just attended the first day of Semicon Southeast Asia 2016. Along with four other industry leaders, Bob presented at the Supply Chain in High Tech Industry Forum. Bob’s topic was “Optimizing the High Tech Supply Chain in the Era of IoT” – we’ll be […]
An Introduction to Standard Costing in the Technology Industry
[The following is a partial transcription of the beginning of a recorded Tensoft FSM training webcast, which is available to anyone who’s interested – see video here.] “While semiconductor manufacturing is a process, it also has fixed outcomes, which makes it unique. So it’s not really process manufacturing like food, oil and gas, or paint […]