Production yield is the sellable output from a manufacturing operation that passes full inspection. The higher the yield of every manufacturing operation, the more cost-effective product is produced, and the less waste is created. The level of yield is important in all production operations, especially semiconductor manufacturing.

Yield Improvement

Yield Improvement seeks to reduce the cost of scrap and rework. A 2017 study of automotive production found that yield losses accounted for 44% of sheet metal used in the production of passenger vehicles. A yield improvement initiative would aim to reduce this figure.