WCM Summer School 2018 – open for application! – case ASML

Are you a technical Master/PhD student or young professional (within 10 years after graduation), with a special interest in Maintenance Management & Engineering, then apply to the seventh edition (before June 1st) of our WCM Summer School 2018 (August 6th – August 10th, 2018) and challenge yourself in our exciting program. 

“Challenge yourself in our multi-disciplinary Summer School on Maintenance Management & Engineering. Satisfy intellectual curiosity, gain new professional skills in the area of Maintenance and extend your professional network by joining the WCM Summer School″ (prof. dr. H. Akkermans, and director World Class Maintenance)

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You will learn about the exciting world of maintenance with all its aspects through our workshops on state of the art maintenance tools and approaches. Knowledge gained will be applied immediately as your analytical skills and creativity will be tested to its limits when you are solving the problems presented in our real life case study.

summerschool2015-615_webYou will cooperate with other participants and you will be guided by our team of top professors in maintenance. On the last day your group will present will present solutions to the problems posed in the case study and a winner will be selected by a jury of representatives from industry and academia.


Besides lectures and work, we have also planned a company visit, a leadership training and a couple of social events; you are guaranteed to meet interesting people and have a lot of fun as well!

Please click here for the application form and more information about the application procedure.

About the case – ASML Veldhoven

ASML in Veldhoven will be providing a real business case regarding Maintenance Engineering & Management. ASML delivers the latest lithography technology  to their customers, where there is a strong drive to get early access for new process and product development. After ASML systems are installed in customers’ fabs, they are supported  and maintained by the Customer Support department, a fast growing organization of 4,000 employees world-wide. Introducing ground breaking technology, which is not fully matured, is key to the “first to market” business model of ASML. This results in pilot machines and product maturation at customer site, incomplete technical and service documentation, and a steep learning curve for both ASML’s development and customer support engineers.

The case for this year’s summer school will evolve around ASML’s latest Extreme Ultra Violet (EUV) technology. After more than 15 years of development, EUV technology is finally transitioning from our customers’ R&D fabs to High Volume production. This important milestone comes with an steep expansion of ASML’s installed base. The challenge for the Customer Support department is to set up and mature an entire service organization, capable to support and maintain this growing installed base of products which still have many unknowns and require continuous industrialization.

The main question for you as a participant during the Summer School is to think about how ASML can use some of the available maintenance innovations to work on this challenge. 

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