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shop floor

A term loosely equivalent to bedside or ward.
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One strategy that manufacturers are implementing is the continuous quality improvement of the manufacturing process by involving the workers on the shop floor in process and product improvements.
Manufacturers approach shop floor integration through various means; some methods are more complicated, and thereby more expensive than others.
Several large manufacturing firms believe that variability in their measurement systems initially contributed 20-25 percent to the problems and defects found on their shop floors.
Delivering real-time data, MES can be used to increase operator responsibility, simplify reporting by automatic shop floor data capture, enable operators to monitor numerous machines, and permit real-time quality performance checking.
Eventually, everything engineers do to instruct shop floor employees will be done through the technology, said Kathy Gagliano, an L-3 manufacturing support engineer.
Advanced technologies and methodologies are enabling seamless integration and communication between CAD, CAPE, and shop floor environments.
The new version, 3.1A, allows the addition of Shop Floor Control functionality to the already powerful Windows-based MRP system.
The boss rarely has to be on the shop floor these days, and as foreman, Tony finds himself running the place much of the time.
Office furniture maker Miller SQA describes its shop floor as "a closed-loop, high-velocity, make-to-order manufacturing environment".
10am - Colleague circle, where colleagues from the shop floor can air their views.
In the same vein, many workers understood the significance of their own behavior, and how cultural uplifting and proper deportment could help them attain respectability away from the shop floor. The two communities formalized their relations through such rituals as the annual Christmas party, where the two could intermingle in both religious and social space.
Burlington, Canada, February 16, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Microsoft Dynamics AX Gold Partner, Ellipse Solutions, and Memex Automation creator of the Manufacturing Execution System (MES), MERLIN, partnered to expand the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to include MERLIN's advanced shop floor functionality.