shop floor

noun

British
: the area where products are made in a factory
proper safety procedures for the shop floor
also : the workers in a factory
managerial control of the shop floor

Examples of shop floor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Change happens from both the top down and the bottom up… including through a team of Lean Champions that act as change agents on the shop floor. Natan Linder, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 TimeDome’s shop floor tiles also now features the pattern, accenting the curved double staircase with cast terrazzo treads suspended in the air. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 2 June 2023 For example, some smart robots can act as autonomous lifts or yard trucks, or manual loaders to transport goods on the shop floor. Doug Lawson, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2023 Equally conducive to ventilation, meanwhile, is the layer of recycled steel springs, cylindrical and about two inches in diameter (exactly how many there are, like many other production details on a shop floor from which cameras are banned, is confidential information). Nick Scott, Robb Report, 11 Aug. 2023 On the May evening before Aimé Leon Dore was set to make its grand return to Mulberry Street following eight months of construction on an extravagant new storefront, Teddy Santis, the brand’s founder, was walking around the shop floor, sweating the details. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, 27 July 2023 All the parts are labeled and organized on the shop floor, ready for assembly. Kimberley Mok, Treehugger, 21 July 2023 Both sides had incentives to make a deal that shared the wealth and kept the shop floor running. Thomas Doherty, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 July 2023 Or install a one-way mirror between the shop floor and the waiting room. Ray Magliozzi, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 June 2023 See More

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“Shop floor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shop%20floor. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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