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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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A third structural answer would be ameliorating disability bottlenecks to expand the availability of accommodations in the workplace.
If this year's large increase in downstream-blamed bottlenecks is indeed a leading indicator in bioprocessing efficiency, this suggests a trend that downstream problems will be further increasing for developers too.
Race and sex are among the most powerful bottlenecks in the opportunity structure of our society, in the sense that they have broad, pervasive effects, both direct and indirect, on everyone's opportunities.
Citation: Ivana Barbaric et al.; "Time-Lapse Analysis of Human Embryonic Stem Cells Reveals Multiple Bottlenecks Restricting Colony Formation and Their Relief upon Culture Adaptation"; Stem Cell Reports, 2014; DOI: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2014.05.006
In this section, we discuss the results of our experiments in different ways to highlight the accuracy of our SVD-based method for detecting shared bottlenecks.
In the context of the smallest bottleneck path problem, we define the bottleneck weight of a path p to be the maximum of the weights of the constituent edges, e [member of] p.
Various solutions are possible, which then depend on solutions of bottlenecks elsewhere along the A12.
Identify Bottlenecks in Student Learning and Operational Effectiveness
Bertini, "Some traffic features at freeway bottlenecks," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, vol.
"Hundreds of vehicles coming from multiple lanes converge on the single-lane exit at the Al Ain road interchange, turning it into a bottleneck. This leads to delays stretching up to 30 minutes sometimes.
Bottlenecks are inevitable in mining, therefore, it is important to unlock these barriers and plan the production flow accordingly.
Now Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a technology that, with a low load, captures communications packets passing through virtual infrastructure, as well as a technology which uses this information to identify communication bottlenecks and automatically recommend configurations to improve communications speed and to reduce packet loss and other measures to raise virtual network quality.