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shop floor

the basic level within an organization at which goods (or services) are produced. In a typical manufacturing business the shop floor would consist of operatives working in a factory to produce components or finished goods under the supervision of first line managers.

See SUPERVISOR, SHOP STEWARD.

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NGC's Shop Floor Control is a configurable system for any manufacturing business.
This integration enables manufacturing professionals to see and act on live data and shop floor transactions, incorporating people, machines and materials to control manufacturing activity.
By automating the information flow, companies can better manage operations both vertically, shop floor to top floor and horizontally across the plant.
Any variances to standard that occur on the shop floor are instantly taken into account, allowing you to leverage advantages such as better-than-average runs, or prevent situations such as having to reset a tool after a job has ran.
Several large manufacturing firms believe that variability in their measurement systems initially contributed 20-25 percent to the problems and defects found on their shop floors.
Though some women automobile workers relied on their wartime seniority to remain in automobile factories, the massive purge of women effectively resulted in the "defeminization" of the automotive shop floor.
Automated data acquisition through OPC server interfaces provide communication with shop floor equipment.
Absent more democratic relations on the shop floor, we are likely to have little more than a proliferation of feel-good laws followed either by disillusionment or endless controversies surrounding intrusive and often costly and in efficient modes of government regulation.
The Bluestones' answer is to create a more genuinely entrepreneurial capitalism by empowering workers on the shop floor.
On top of it, perched a full story above the shop floor, a woman in work gloves and a baseball cap punched in zip codes and loaded mail bags onto conveyor belt; sensor-activated 'drops" then swept them off the belt and into bins the size of Dempsey Dumpsters.
Deltek Costpoint offers new and significantly expanded project manufacturing and materials management capabilities for manufacturing execution, shop floor time collection and barcode and RFID scanner integration.
has chosen NGC's Shop Floor Control platform for its denim and twill manufacturing plant in Nicaragua.