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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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But if they are genuinely interested in forms of flexibility that do not amount simply to abandonment of legitimate worker and community concerns, they will join labor and progressive groups in support of a more independent voice for their workers on the shop floor. Right now, unfortunately, most corporate boards fear shared power and are unlikely to move in this direction.
Other factors may also influence the provision of information on the shop floor. For instance, implementation of a decentralized strategy may also require the provision of operating information to workers.
In Indianapolis, a supervisor placed workers with medical excuses in a glass cage on the shop floor - a warning that sick leave would be no picnic.
Regrettably this means taking the very difficult decision to reduce the number of shop floor positions by up to 290 across the UK.
Memex's vision is to improve the way machines work and connect on the factory floor with Manufacturing Connectivity Solutions, to Automate the Automation, supplying component hardware, memory upgrades, and visionary shop floor communication technology.
As a result of AIDC's advice TES are in the process of introducing meaningful shop floor data collection, they will shortly be installing touch screen computers, and will make extensive use of bar codes on documents, parts, and employees to eliminate the need for keyboard entry.
In the realm of demand-driven manufacturing, where you must consistently do more with less, real-time information from the shop floor is imperative to prevent problems, drive quality and enable the flexibility your customers require.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Version 10 has more than 300 features, including support for up to 10 presses per job, enabling more complex combination converting; 200 refreshable Office Excel report templates for ad hoc queries on Microsoft Dynamics GP data; enhanced advanced financial, distribution, shop floor, and service management capabilities; and more native support for generating bar code labels in purchasing, shop floor, inventory, and sales.
With the continuous flow established on the shop floor, Signicast looked to the tooling department to help cut down lead-times.
Priamus will roll out a new Shop Floor Control that manages on a central server process data generated from cavity-pressure and temperature signals from each machine.
"Our core strength is the ability to take a lot of disparate data from the shop floor and put context to it so that people can understand what it really means," he says.--GSV
I will need to roll up my sleeves and get on with my postal duties in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care's new initiative, Back to the Shop Floor.