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shop floor

A term loosely equivalent to bedside or ward.
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In the recently unionized automobile factories which in wartime lacked labor's powerful weapon of the strike, production workers oftentimes tested and probed the boundaries of shop-floor authority with a vigorous and renewed assertiveness.
The oral history of Phillip Weightman, a Black hog butcher from Virginia who would become a union leader in the 1930s, is suggestive of this Black shop-floor "manliness.
TRANS4M, designed for automotive suppliers, offers ERP functionality, including materials resource planning, integrated shop-floor applications, purchasing management, EDI, release-control management, barcode printing, inventory, and labor transactions.
Package provides automated tools for estimating, order entry, production scheduling, bill of materials, materials requirements planning, purchasing, receiving, shop-floor control, job costing, shipping, billing, inventory control, sales analysis, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and general ledger.
Neumeyer recalls that one shop-floor team noticed a marginally acceptable process-capability, or CpK, level for web width on one product, so the group asked for a new trim-knife system.
It's said to simplify checking the status of production machines by shop-floor personnel.
Bar-code labeling and reading capabilities provide for better shop-floor control and inventory management.