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Definition of Bottleneck?

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    Avinash Modi
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    One Liner definition for “BOTTLENECK””?

    #202024

    Trev

    A point of congestion or blockage in any process, derived from the physical appearance of a bottle with a smaller opening as compared to the remainder of the bottle.

    #202025

    Chris Seider
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    Think of a Heinz ketchup bottle.

    #202026

    Trev

    @cseider, I prefer a wine bottle. ?

    #202027

    Strayer
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    In Theory of Constraints, it’s when a step in the process has lower thru-put than preceding steps. The preceding steps cannot operate at full capacity because work-in-progress piles up at the constraining step. Remaining steps cannot operate at full capacity because not enough WIP gets through the constraining step.

    #202028

    Chris Seider
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    LOL w Trev!

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