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Bottleneck

In project management and other fields, a situation in which output is limited by the lowest capacity system in the project. For example, the output of book publishing is limited by how quickly writers write, regardless of how quickly books can be edited and printed. Bottlenecks have a wide variety of applications in business, technology and elsewhere.

bottleneck

a hold-up in some part of a PRODUCTION LINE which disrupts the smooth flow of work. See PRODUCTION-LINE BALANCING, OPTIMISED PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY.
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Adjustable to accommodate a wide array of bottle neck sizes.
But she was clearly terrified when he produced the broken bottle neck, opened the till, and he fled with the cash.
As we reached the away fans section there was a bottle neck of away/home fans up to the Shankly gates.
shape, dimensions and interior surface of the bottle neck) and to the method used to introduce the stopper in the bottle neck (i.
Its wide bottle neck allows for comfortable drinking and easy refilling.
Around 60 million vehicles pass through the bottle neck each year, weaving around Trinity College and linking Dame Street and Westmoreland Street.
Talented Joe Krozka and Dave Sharpe, who together design and make Krozka Sharpe Guitars from their workshop in Northumberland, have chosen the Blue Moon Bottle Neck Guitar Shop in Ashington to sell their retro-based guitars.
There is no contact between bottles because a gripper attached to the chain holds the bottle neck throughout the system.
The mouth of the river estuary has been turned into a bottle neck, the tunnel under the river, the Conwy Marina and the new Deganwy Marina have reduced this outlet dramatically and now the council has come up with the idea of reducing it even more by extending the quay.
According to the company, the bottle design is not just for show Interbrew says that the "bubble-shaped" bottle neck is intended to provide a "pocket" where the refermentation process can take place.
After all the Kingston Bridge is the last bottle neck in Scotland.
For bottles, consumers should look at the outside of the bottle neck right where it begins to widen.