on the factory floor

on the factory floor

1. In the primary part of a factory where goods are produced or assembled. They figured out that the defect had to do with a manufacturing error on the factory floor.
2. Working in that part of a factory. I spent nearly 10 years on the factory floor before being offered a position in the management team.
See also: factory, floor, on
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The installation of Wyse Windows terminals has also empowered Champion to reduce its operating and management costs and minimize downtime on the factory floor.
Wyse's server-centric solutions provide additional advantages for IT administrators who face the challenge of managing and maintaining their computing infrastructure without stopping production on the factory floor.
Cap Gemini America consultants will use FactoryLink ECS to enable the development of a wide range of robust, real-time systems to acquire and monitor large amounts of information available on the factory floor.