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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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NGC's Shop Floor Control platform will allow KCARC to continue its commitment to individuals with disabilities in its community, while maintaining the most efficient manufacturing processes.
By automating the information flow, companies can better manage operations both vertically, shop floor to top floor and horizontally across the plant.
Shop floor service was a little better; staff seemed to know the layout but no-one escorted our shopper to any of the items asked for.
BENEFITS--With the implementation of the shop floor manager, Sivyer Steel has eliminated a clerk position, and reams of paper are no longer printed on a daily basis.
Seiki's Networked Manufacturing System comprises both manufacturing and business intelligence software, which at the shop floor level includes features such as work queues, shop floor data collection, machine monitoring, technical data distribution, direct numerical control, and probe data collection.
Unfortunately, the path to shop floor integration does not always appear straightforward.
The use of statistical tools--such as designed experiments, statistical process control, and analysis of variance--on the manufacturing shop floor.
Things really haven't changed on the shop floor, largely because we still have the hands-on, hand-finished approach,' said Jan, 47, of Gray Street, Canton, Cardiff.
Space on the shop floor and entrance half level is demarcated by a massive planar construction, like a huge sculpture, that wraps seamlessly around the interior.
But the upgrading of African Americans, especially black women, to machine work produced a massive wave of wildcat hate strikes to defend white and male space on the shop floor.
A computer terminal on the shop floor will allow operators to access both Internet and intranet information with fully functional HTML, DHTML, Active X, and Java controls.
1 Workstation -- used on the shop floor, the Workstation enables local data entry and viewing.