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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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The Secretary Commerce also highlighted the importance of regional integration and suggested that both sides should work closely for effective implementation of the Quadrilateral Traffic in Transit Agreement (QTTA) by removing the bottle-necks and disseminating the information among the business community.
The secretary discussed the removal of bottle-necks to encourage
Mattias Grammling, said, "our partnership with IFC will help eliminate the bottle-necks on loan acquisitions and enable us provide growth opportunities for lower income clients to foster job creation and economic growth."
After the recent fare hike, at this end of the East Lancs Road at least, I've noticed even more empty buses snarling up the box junctions at the city centre bottle-necks.
Summary: Britain's most congested roads are bottle-necked for an average of more than 12 hours a day, it has been revealed.
If you at least try and keep the yellow box junctions clear then traffic from opposite directions can get through these 'bottle-necks'.
I rather liked that idea, but felt that the usefulness of the Web site would be considerably constrained if it were bottle-necked through an overworked Web master or site editor.
Listing what he terms "bottle-necks" that affect the economy, Lindsey declared that, "I am not surprised that we had a recession, but that we had a mild one." And he believes that the economy is more resilient than anyone thought.
He also directed the Secretary Health to remove the administrative bottle-necks and provide staff in the hospitals against the vacant posts at the hospitals and dispensaries under the control of Sindh government.
It is bottle-necked for an average of 90 hours a week, according to a survey by navigation company TomTom.
Company's new perforation system is designed for precision venting at the junction of bottle-necks and caps on full range of containers, including hospitality-sizes such as those used for room service and in mini-bars, as well as on gift packs and sample sizes.