underutilized capacity

underutilized capacity

a situation where a plant is operated at output levels below the output level at which short-run AVERAGE COST is at a minimum. See RETURNS TO THE VARIABLE FACTOR INPUT.
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With this information in hand, the shipper can then work with other organizations that may have freight running the same lanes and face a similar underutilized capacity situation.
Namely, it puts forward the underutilized capacity of infrastructure and the potential of Cyprus to harness growth with a technology-driven economy.
doctHERs will match the underutilized capacity of female doctors (working from home) to the unmet healthcare needs of rural communities.
cement production continued to be well below the record level of 99 million tons reported in 2005, indicating continued full-time idle status at a few plants, underutilized capacity at many others, production disruptions from plant upgrades, plant closures over the interim, and relatively inexpensive imports in some recent years.
Contrary to the decision taken by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC), the terminal charges have increased to $1.1671 million British Thermal Units (MMBTU) from $0.4177 per MMBTU owing to underutilized capacity.
'The amount of underutilized capacity within the economy is expected to gradually be taken up, and the global economy's generally favourable outlook will support growth in the euro area.
The company aims to become a global exchange of underutilized capacity of existing assets or human resources.
The company is known for creating a new class of flying called social aviation, which pairs the practice of purchasing low cost empty legs and underutilized capacity with the sharing economy.
"It will also be disappointing news to ocean carriers that are in need of a pick-me-up in another difficult and unprofitable year as well as to terminal operators, many of whom have underutilized capacity."
These include focus on enrolment of out of school children in existing primary schools with underutilized capacity. Children above the age of seven will be enrolled in non formal basic education, feeder schools or madrassas.
The strategies included focus on enrolment of out of school children in existing primary schools with underutilized capacity. Children above the age of seven would be enrolled in nonformal basic education, feeder schools or madaris, he added.
underutilized capacity, price discounting and other pressures.