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A MAGAZINE FROM THE ATLAS COPCO GROUP
A MAGAZINE OF THE ATLAS COPCO GROUP
At your service
Service Specialist Tomasz Bugaj knows how to keep business and society...
A rental state of mind
Our flexible solutions will get the job done in all conditions.
Chipping in for safety
Find out why this South Korean education center shifted to on-site nitrogen supply.
Clearly superior
Choosing the most efficient vacuum solutions will make all the difference.
Clean water changes lives
Our Water for All initiative supports communities with limited access....
Editorial
A word from President and CEO Mats Rahmström.
Enabling the shift
Industrial assembly solutions are at the heart of the electric car revolution.
"Ergonomics is key"
Ava Mazaheri discusses force exposures and great product design.
Experts in the field
Local dealers and service suppliers ensure that all customers gets on-site support.
Gateway to growth
A visit to China, the world's second-largest economy.
"Joint development is the best way forward"
Atlas Copco is part of an ecosystem set up to push scientific boundaries.
Keeping it dry
A 10-year development process resulted in an innovation that changes everything.
Making a difference
Modern society depends on industrial ideas that take shape with out tools.
Making the connection
Logistics Manager Katey Kim supports the world’s semiconductor manufacturers.
No waste, low emissions
What if industrial machines adapted the energy use to the production need?
Perfect vision
Fully autonomous production is no longer an illusion.
Powered up and ready to work
Did you know that even Jimi Hendrix's performance relied on vacuum?
Purpose-built performer
A purpose-built innovation for the booming liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry.
Recipe for success
Explore some of the key ingredients needed to remain a technology leader.
Setting the tone
Did you know that even Jimi Hendrix's performance relied on vacuum?
Smarter manufacturing
Imagine a smart factory where machines transfer data without delay.
Smart Team + Smartphone = Smart Product
Meet the innovators behind the DZS VSD+ dry claw vacuum pump.
Smart tools for modern life
Industrial tools transform the world.
Star of the screen
Chances are that an iXL900R dry vacuum pump made your screen.
Success is on the cards
A data-driven service solution that gives real-time feedback.
Tapping into the green energy market
Market Manager Rasmus Rubycz is ready to grasp new opportunities.
The power of zero
The Z3+ light tower is a zero-emission, zero-noise innovation.
The start of something big
Our first-ever battery-powered drill stands out.
Tight for takeoff
Assembling airplanes, the smart way
Turning apples into applesauce
Compressed air is needed everywhere, even when making baby food.
When train beats the plane
When rail balances costs, speed and sustainability better the air and sea.
Katey Kim Semiconductor Logistics Manager,
Edwards Korea
Katey joined Edwards in 2013 as Service Supply Chain Planner in Korea, responsible for demand forecasting and supply chain projects. She then moved into a global forecast and planning manager role. In 2020 she took up a newly created role as Semiconductor Divisional Logistics Manager, taking care of vacuum brands serving the semiconductor market.
MAKING THE CONNECTION
Logistics Manager Katey Kim plays an important part in securing the vacuum solutions needed for the making of semiconductors and other electrical devices.
You work in a division that provides vacuum solutions for the world’s semiconductor manufacturers. Why is vacuum needed there, and where are semiconductors used?
Let me start with the semiconductor part. These highly advanced connectors are crucial for all kinds of electrical devices and digital communication, such as smartphones, computers and televisions. Increased demands from video streaming and simple notification services also require semiconductors, as does big data, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and autonomous cars.
When you manufacture semiconductors, the surrounding environment needs to be absolutely clean, and this is where our vacuum solutions come in. Without them, micro-sized contaminations such as dust could destroy the whole product.
What is your role? My mission is to lead and develop the global supply chain for the Semiconductor division by focusing on optimization of the supply network, inventory level and transportation mode. All these activities ultimately improve our customers’ satisfaction. It’s great fun as it’s challenging but at the same time very clear how important your job is and how much you contribute. I also get to talk to a lot of people in a lot of different places.
I am also encouraged by my managers to keep learning and taking on new challenges. A few years ago, I was selected for an annual Global Mentoring Program, and our Divisional President mentored me. This was a good experience. I have also been part of an international management program with people from the Atlas Copco Group and some other big Swedish companies. This training, in a way, really changed my life. It was focused on self-awareness and it helped me think about my interaction and behavior toward others.
What is on top of your mind right now? One of Atlas Copco’s sustainability goals is to reduce our carbon footprint. From a logistics point of view, we can contribute and at the same time increase customer satisfaction in our deliveries. We are currently exploring the options of more sophisticated planning and demand tools which could help us set the right amount of stock at the right time, with short lead times. We are also investigating more environmentally friendly modes of transportation, for example international railroads. I really hope that these measures will contribute to a sustainable future.
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