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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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This removed labor's most powerful weapon to assert and to readjust its shop-floor power.
Introducing wireless real-time production-monitoring module that links shop-floor production machines to its Enterprise IQ ERP software.
Users can customize color-coded displays of shop-floor and machine conditions.
Another Gillette strategy is to summarize the shop-floor data for each of the 45 product families at the Boston operation.
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MRP II, by contrast, focuses on production oriented tasks such as materials planning and shop-floor scheduling.
More than ever, what your shop-floor workers don't know will hurt you.
As Hunkar explains it, MES software differs from an MRP-II system in that the MES scheduling and resource-management capabilities are kept up to date in real time with data transferred from the shop-floor CIM system.