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Production and Manufacturing

Key Vocabulary and Phrases for English Learners

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This core vocabulary reference sheet provides key words and phrases in production and manufacturing. This vocabulary can be used in English for specific purposes classes as a starting point for including vocabulary study key to production and manufacturing. Teachers are often not equipped with the exact English terminology required in very specific trade sectors. For this reason, core vocabulary sheets go a long way in helping teachers provide adequate materials for students with English for Specific Purposes needs.

antislip
assemble-to-order product
to assemble
assembly - assembly process
assembly line
automation
auxiliary materials
backlog
bar chart
bar code
batch
breaking load
bulk production
by-product
colleague
computer-designed
computer-integrated manufacturing
consumption per unit
continuous processing line
custom-made goods
defect
to design
designer
direct cost
direct product profitability
distribution expenses
to draw a plan
dynamometer - tensile-strength tester
electrostatic charge
endurance test
energy costs
equipment
equipment purchase
factory
factory overheads - industrial overheads
to pack - to wrap
pack
packaging room
packing - packaging
packing department
personnel management
personnel rotation
personnel turnover - personnel replacement
piece-work
piece - item
pilot plant
plant manager
price tag
processing method
produce - to manufacture
producer - manufacturer
product analysis
product design
product mix
product range
product specialization
production - output
production constraints
production cost
production cycle
production factors
production index
production management
production manager
production methods
production overheads
production planning
production potential
production prices
production process
faulty - flawed
feasibility
final inspection
finished goods inventory
finished product
fixed manufacturing costs
floor manager - department manager
flow production
flowchart
goods lift (GB) - goods elevator (US)
hanging tag
in process of completion
in progress
in stock
industrial area
industrial espionage
industrial plant
industrial processes
industrial production
industrial property
inflammable
to innovate
innovation
innovative
input
invest in equipment
job order
know-how
to label
label
laboratory
laboratory test
labour cost per output unit
labour hand-work - manual labour
large scale production
production progress
production standards
production statement
production time - manufacturing time
production volume ratio
production worker
productive
productive capacity
productivity
productivity indicators
programme - to schedule
progress control
project
project management
project manager
project planning
prototype
quality certificate
quality circle (QC)
quality control
quality criteria
quality of output ratio
randomized sample
raw material
research and development (R&D)
research laboratory
safety device
safety measures
safety stock - safety inventory
scatter chart
semi-finished goods
semi-finished product
sequencing
shortage of raw materials
spare part
learning curve
line worker
logistics
machine-hours
to machine
machine loading
machine tools
machinery and equipment
main product
maintenance
Maintenance and Repair Handling (MRH)
to make to order - to make on request
manometer - pressure gauge
manufacturer's brand
manufacturing
manufacturing cost
manufacturing expenses
manufacturing industry
manufacturing overheads
manufacturing plants
to mass-produce
mass production
notice board
off-the-shelf
one-off production
operations scheduling
optical scanner - reader
to order
order backlog
out of order
output
output of a plant
overcapacity
overhead costs - overheads
to overproduce
overproduction
specific-purpose equipment
sticker
stock (GB) - inventory (US)
stock card - inventory listing
stock depletion
stock level
stock turnover - inventory turnover
storage costs
to store - to stock
store - warehouse
substandard
supplier
tag
technical consultant
technical sheet
technological gap
tensiometer
to test
tester
throughputs
timing - time scheduling
total output
toxic
twist counter
to unpack
unsold stocks - leftover stocks
warehouse - stockroom
warehouseman - storekeeper
to waste
waste goods
work-in-process products
work order cost
working conditions
workstation
zero-defect purchase

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