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shop floor

n
1. (Commerce) the part of a factory housing the machines and men directly involved in production
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms)
a. workers, esp factory workers organized in a union
b. (as modifier): shop-floor protest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shop floor - workplace consisting of the part of a factory housing the machinesshop floor - workplace consisting of the part of a factory housing the machines; "the productive work is done on the shop floor"
factory, manufactory, manufacturing plant, mill - a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
workplace, work - a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"
Translations
عُمّال المَصْنَع أو المَشْغَل
dělnictvo
gulvet
verkafólk
robotníci
işçiler

shop floor

n (Industry) the shop floor (workers)le maestranze
he works on the shop floor → è un operaio

shop

(ʃop) noun
1. a place where goods are sold. a baker's shop.
2. a workshop, or a place where any kind of industry is carried on. a machine-shop.
verbpast tense, past participle shopped
(often go shopping) to visit shops for the purpose of buying. We shop on Saturdays; She goes shopping once a week.
ˈshopper noun
1. a person who is shopping. The street was full of shoppers.
2. a large bag used when shopping.
ˈshopping noun
1. the activity of buying goods in shops. Have you a lot of shopping to do?; (also adjective) a shopping-list.
2. the goods bought. He helped her carry her shopping home; (also adjective) a shopping-basket / bag.
shop assistant (American ˈsalesclerk, *clerk)
a person employed in a shop to serve customers.
shop floor
the workers in a factory or workshop, as opposed to the management.
ˈshopkeeper noun
a person who runs a shop of his own.
ˈshoplifter noun
a person who steals goods from a shop.
ˈshoplifting noun
shopping centre
a place, often a very large building, where there is a large number of different shops.
shopping mall noun
(also mall) (American) a shopping centre in which traffic is usually not allowed.
shop around
to compare prices, quality of goods etc at several shops before buying anything.
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Real-time shop-floor integration is possible without the complications and added costs of integrated third-party solutions.
New features include unlimited shop-floor browser connections to the data-collection modules, 20 pre-configured reject and downtime reasons, and ability to connect four PCs for programming and data reporting.
As is the case with the other elements of Activplant's manufacturing intelligence software products, the information is accessed directly from shop-floor devices or systems (e.
Although the majority of male auto workers manifested a collective respectability and responsibility in their shop-floor relations, this essay emphasizes the unrefined underside of male working-class culture.
But the Bluestones' special contribution is their exposition of the ways the sclerotic and undemocratic nature of workplace organization prevents shop-floor workers from responding to foreign challenges in both productivity and quality.
Recognizing that the shop-floor wars aren't doing anyone any good, the Postal Service has made some moves toward diplomacy.
Meanwhile, IQMS has added a module that can update its Enterprise IQ ERP system with shop-floor data wirelessly in real time.
As for the second point, the improvement, Imazu said that they practice Genba kanri, shop-floor management, which essentially means that problems are solved and improvements are made at the actual place where they arise: on the shop floor.
This reflected the anti-racist role of the SYLC and, perhaps, what some investigators found to be congenial shop-floor relations between Black workers and workers of Polish ancestry.
However, this approach has yet to deliver a workable, shop-floor solution.