shop floor


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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Workers jealously guarded their shop floor secrets from management because of a fundamental conflict of interest.
Or political movements can fashion a genuinely level playing field on the shop floor so that exhaustively detailed rules are unnecessary and retaliation against those who report gross abuses either to management or government is less likely.
Since the late 1960s, it has been clear that apathy and antagonism on the shop floor are major business problems.
Shifting control to the workers on the shop floor is expected to result in the identification of areas for process and product improvement as workers learn by doing (Aoki 1986).
On top of it, perched a full story above the shop floor, a woman in work gloves and a baseball cap punched in zip codes and loaded mail bags onto conveyor belt; sensor-activated 'drops" then swept them off the belt and into bins the size of Dempsey Dumpsters.
Shop Floor Bargaining and the State: Historical and Comparative Perspectives.
The system permits the machinery to fashion a variety of parts on command from a control room without requiring reprogramming of the robots or machines on the shop floor.
A new worker is trained for up to 2-weeks before joining the shop floor. An assessment test is conducted at the end of the training, and only qualified workers are sent to the shop floor, Maruti said.
JCB has today started consultations with shop floor employees over proposed redundancies as a rapid deterioration in world construction equipment markets continues.
has chosen NGC's Shop Floor Control platform for its denim and twill manufacturing plant in Nicaragua.
MERLIN is a manufacturing productivity tool that provides a real-time automated approach to data collection and OEE metrics for visibility into what is happening at each machine or shop floor manual process.
'Concerned' also believes that wealth is created by the men on the shop floor, quite forgetting that without management expertise and first class salesmanship at the top there would be no work for people on the shop floor.