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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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While the rankings and specific bottleneck locations are important, this study has another important mission," Cohen said.
Bottleneck issues in downstream processing arise from increased expression levels at the bioreactor, which have held steady or increased, but have not decreased with new products coming on stream.
falciparum's bottleneck could not have occurred by itself, but rather required simultaneous evolution in the mosquito that spreads it.
Time each area of the loop over an extended period to determine where bottlenecks occur.
Finally, being able to identify the bottleneck at any moment in time made it possible, through the intelligent scheduling of resources and material, to substantially increase the plant's throughput.
In a manufacturing plant, one piece of equipment might be such an important bottleneck that no other work could proceed without its smooth functioning.
Given these bottlenecks, I think the real story is not why we had a recession, but that the recession was relatively mild.
In minutes, the VKernel capacity bottleneck Analyzer can be deployed to show a three-dimensional (CPU, memory, storage) view of where capacity bottlenecks are today and where problems are predicted to occur.
While all of this is going on, a rollicking good time is had by the town of Bottleneck, home to ``ladies of comfort,'' drunks, dancing cowboys, bumbling henchmen and, of course, the madam with a heart of gold.
He stated that a new bottleneck had developed in the lapping machines department, sequenced a few steps down the flow process.
If the double bottleneck hypothesis is correct, captive crosbreeding programs using east African and south African animals together might improve the cheetah's genetic profile and chances for survival.
19 /PRNewswire/ -- As Congressional debate continues on long-overdue highway legislation needed to fund road and bridge improvement projects for the next six years, a new report is sparking added urgency by ranking the nation's worst highway bottlenecks.