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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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* 6.5mm Type 30--the 6.5mm Type 30 cartridge used a semi-rimmed, bottlenecked case 50mm long loaded with a 161-grain round nosed, FMJ bullet at 2250 fps.
Here, we are concerned with both the pervasiveness and strictness of any particular bottleneck (pp.
The results suggest that CMOs, by the nature of their profession, are using many different techniques to minimize bottlenecks and maximize capacity from their facilities.
A crucial part of analyzing the severity of any bottleneck is tracing its effects on other bottlenecks in this way.
The solution of the proposed model shows that the capacity variability of the bottleneck leads to significant changes in departure time patterns, which are different to those derived under deterministic conditions.
Thus, problem-solving skills were the bottleneck. In 2002 the faculty changed the format of the recitation from a large class to mandatory smaller recitation sections where the students solved problems in small groups.
In the model, the bottleneck is idle for a certain period in equilibrium; thus the peak period will be prolonged and higher total travel cost could be expected.
In the meanwhile, remaining climbers started to marshall under the dangerous Bottleneck, putting their lives in danger.
"This bottleneck is having a major spillover effect on the overall movement of traffic as vehicles from a number of lanes try to converge on a single lane," said Ali Asgher, a resident of Sharjah, who uses Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road during evening peak hours five days of the week.
McNulty explained that, "A bottleneck represents a restriction in the process, which must be dealt with to improve the production process.
In order to improve the communications performance of virtual networks, it is necessary to identify the locations and causes of bottlenecks, and then, based on those results, to eliminate the bottleneck by appropriately configuring the hardware and software.
Vehicles speed up to dodge signals, which results in a bottleneck.