ACD Modeling of Homogeneous Job Shops Having Inline Cells

  • Hyeonsik Kim
  • Byoung K. ChoiEmail author
  • Hayong Shin
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 459)


In an electronics fabrication line, processing devices are arranged as a network of inline cells. Recently, the use of simulation has evolved into online simulation, which is used in simulation-based operational management, from the traditional offline analysis of facility layout and dispatching rules. An online simulation starts with the current state of the manufacturing facilities at any point of time. This paper presents a systematic procedure for building activity cycle diagram (ACD) models of homogeneous job shops having inline cells. In order to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach, an ACD model was developed for a simple homogeneous job shop having bi-inline cells and a dedicated simulator was also developed.


Production simulation Activity cycle diagram Homogeneous job shop Inline cell Online simulation 



The research was supported by the NRF of Korea grant funded by the Korean Government (NRF-2013R1A1A2062607) to which the authors are grateful.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial and Systems EngineeringKAISTDaejeonRepublic of Korea

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