Department, facility, machine, or resource already working at its full capacity and which, therefore, cannot handle any additional demand placed on it. Also called critical resource, a bottleneck limits the throughput of associated resources.

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  • Certain areas of a warehouse will be prone to a bottleneck and you must find a way to re organize things in that area.

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  • I really liked the designs of the wine bottles in Russia and I found one with a really cool label and also a nice, long bottleneck.

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  • When designing your factory or warehouse make sure to look for any spots where a bottleneck may take place and avoid them.

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