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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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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.
Tenders are invited for Road Safety-Improvement of bottle neck by extension slab culvert at km 10/050 on RHS side of NH-17 Panaji Panvel Section.
After the fast filling phase, there is a slow fill into the narrower bottle neck to avoid bubbles and foam.
A national on-pack promotion will feature a free Stowells Open Up game on bottle neck tags, posing moral dilemmas to stimulate debate at social occasions.
The 42-year-old,of no fixed abode but who had been living in Dean Road,Wrexham,admitted making threats to kill,affray,and possessing a pair of scissors and a broken bottle neck as offensive weapons.
It is added at the point of sale so that the bottle neck is more hygienic.
The over sizing of the crushing plant has been made in order to permit future flexibility in the management of the Tabakoto production program to be able to increase future milling rates with less need to re-design the crushing plant - which is often a bottle neck in mill expansion programs.
Tenders are invited for Civil works of storm water drains for removal of bottle neck at junctions including urgent nature of work at water logging areas and improvement of SWD network of dhapa/arch/box drains into RCC pipe drains, providing and laying new RCC pipe drains, enlargement of existing RCC pipe drains and training of nallas and other miscellaneous works
Singha Beer was recently repackaged from a stub bottle to a long bottle neck shape with a new label, as part of the company's attempt to gain a more trendy image.
To us, the romance of wine arises from the sensual pleasure of its aromas,flavours and textures, not from the smelly piece of bark inserted in the bottle neck.