Glossary Term: Bottleneck

Bottlenecking or the bottleneck is the point in the production line where congestions occur due to an influx of products that cannot be processed quickly enough. In the occurrence of a bottleneck production costs generally are increased as the inefficiencies delay production times. Most often, a bottleneck occurs during the run of a new product or production line as there may be unknown flaws in the process that need to be identified and corrected.

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