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    • Industry by sector and country

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    • Industrial archaeology

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    • Industry in the Arctic

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    • Business and industry awards

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    • Bibliographies of industry

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    • Industrial buildings

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    • Industrial classifications

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    • Industrial computing

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    • Industrial design

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    • Industrial development agencies

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    • Documentary television series about industry

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    • Industrial engineering

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    • Industrial equipment

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    • Forming processes

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    • Industrial history

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    • Industrial composting

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    • Industrial emissions control

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    • Industrial photographers

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    • Industrialisation

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    • Industrialists

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    • Industry in the European Union

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    • Labor disputes by industry

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    • Life sciences industry

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    • Industry ministers

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    • Industrial occupations

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    • Industrial organization

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    • Industrial parks

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    • Production and manufacturing

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    • Industrial Revolution

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    • Industry in Ancient Rome

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    • Industry in space

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    • Specialty drugs

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    • Industry

    • Industry is the production of goods or related services within an economy. The major source of revenue of a group or company is the indicator of its relevant industry. When a large group has multiple sources of revenue generation, it is considered to be working in different industries. Manufacturing industry became a k ... Read »


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    • Outline of industry

    • The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to industry: Industry – refers to the production of an economic good or service within an economy. ... Read »


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    • Biomanufacturing

    • Biomanufacturing is a type of manufacturing or biotechnology that utilizes biological systems to produce commercially important biomaterials and biomolecules for use in medicines, food and beverage processing, and industrial applications. Biomanufacturing products are recovered from natural sources, such as blood, or f ... Read »


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    • Boilery

    • A boilery or boiling house is a place of boiling, much as a bakery is a place of baking. Boilery can also mean the process and equipment for boiling. Although they are now generally confined to factories, and usually boil industrial products rather than food, historically they were more common in daily life. Boileries ... Read »


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    • Carrying cost

    • In marketing, carrying cost, carrying cost of inventory or holding cost refers to the total cost of holding inventory. This includes warehousing costs such as rent, utilities and salaries, financial costs such as opportunity cost, and inventory costs related to perishability, shrinkage (theft) and insurance. Holding co ... Read »


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    • Cartoning machine

    • A cartoning machine or cartoner, is a packaging machine that forms cartons: erect, close, folded, side seamed and sealed cartons. Packaging machines which form a carton board blank into a carton filled with a product or bag of products or number of products say into single carton, after the filling, the machine engage ... Read »


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    • Chemical process

    • In a scientific sense, a chemical process is a method or means of somehow changing one or more chemicals or chemical compounds. Such a chemical process can occur by itself or be caused by an outside force, and involves a chemical reaction of some sort. In an "engineering" sense, a chemical process is a method intended ... Read »


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    • Cleaner

    • A cleaner is a type of industrial or domestic worker who cleans homes or commercial premises for payment. Cleaners may specialise in cleaning particular things or places, such as window cleaners. Cleaners often work when the people who otherwise occupy the space are not around. They may clean offices at night or houses ... Read »


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    • Consciousness Industry

    • The Consciousness Industry is a term coined by author and theorist Hans Magnus Enzensberger, which identifies the mechanisms through which the human mind is reproduced as a social product. Foremost among these mechanisms are the institutions of mass media and education. According to Enzensberger, the mind industry does ... Read »


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    • Craft production

    • Craft production is the process of manufacturing by hand with or without the aid of tools. The term Craft production refers to a manufacturing technique applied in the hobbies of handicraft but was also the common method of manufacture in the pre-industrialized world, such as in the production of pottery. In the c ... Read »


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    • Cyber manufacturing

    • Cybermanufacturing is a concept derived from cyber-physical systems (CPS). Basically, it refers to a modern manufacturing system that offers an information-transparent environment to facilitate asset management, provide reconfigurability, and maintain productivity. Compared with conventional experience-based management ... Read »


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    • Division of labour

    • The division of labour is the separation of tasks in any economic system so that participants may specialize. Individuals, organizations, and nations are endowed with or acquire specialized capabilities and either form combinations or trade to take advantage of the capabilities of others in addition to their own. Speci ... Read »


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    • Eco-industrial development

    • Eco-industrial development (EID) is a framework for industry to develop while reducing its impact on the environment. It uses a closed loop production cycle to tackle a broad set of environmental challenges such as soil and water pollution, desertification, species preservation, energy management, by-product synergy, r ... Read »


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    • Economic importance of bacteria

    • The economic importance of bacteria derives from the fact that bacteria are exploited by humans in a number of beneficial ways. Despite the fact that some bacteria play harmful roles, such as causing disease and spoiling food, many bacteria serve important roles in both agriculture and industry. Bacteria is of a vital ... Read »


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    • Energy policy

    • Energy policy is the manner in which a given entity (often governmental) has decided to address issues of energy development including energy production, distribution and consumption. The attributes of energy policy may include legislation, international treaties, incentives to investment, guidelines for energy conserv ... Read »


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    • Exposure action value

    • An Exposure Action Value (EAV) or Action Value (AV) is a limit set on occupational exposure to noise where, when those values are exceeded, employers must take steps to monitor the exposure levels. These levels are measured in decibels. The American Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) set the EAV to 85 ... Read »


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    • Fabric structure

    • In architecture, fabric structures are forms of constructed fibers that provide end users a variety of aesthetic free-form building designs. Custom-made fabric structures are engineered and fabricated to meet worldwide structural, flame retardant, weather-resistant, and natural force requirements. Fabric structures are ... Read »


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    • Fordism

    • Fordism describes modern economic and social systems based on industrialized, standardized mass production and mass consumption. The concept (named for Henry Ford) is used in social, economic, and management theory about production, working conditions, consumption, and related phenomena, especially regarding the 20th c ... Read »


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    • Group technology

    • Group technology or GT is a manufacturing technique in which parts having similarities in geometry, manufacturing process and/or functions are manufactured in one location using a small number of machines or processes. GT is based on a general principle that many problems are similar and by grouping similar problems, a ... Read »


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    • Hot melt coating

    • Hot melt coating is the application of a layer to a substrate by pre-melting the desired material and then allowing or forcing the material to cool, solidifying the layer. The process is widely used in industry, particularly for Pressure-sensitive adhesives on thin substrates- self-adhesive labels. Coating is the ... Read »


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    • Industrial archaeology

    • Industrial archaeology (IA) is the systematic study of material evidence associated with the industrial past. This evidence, collectively referred to as industrial heritage, includes buildings, machinery, artifacts, sites, infrastructure, documents and other items associated with the production, manufacture, extraction ... Read »


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    • Industrial augmented reality

    • Industrial augmented reality (IAR) is related to the application of augmented reality (AR) to support an industrial process. The use of IAR dates back to the 1990s with the work of Thomas Caudell and David Mizell about the application of AR at Boeing. Since then several applications of this technique over the years hav ... Read »


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    • Industrial control system

    • Industrial control system (ICS) is a general term that encompasses several types of control systems and associated instrumentation used in industrial production, including supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, distributed control systems (DCS), and other smaller control system configurations such as ... Read »


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    • Industrial district

    • Industrial district concept was initially used by Alfred Marshall to describe some aspects of the industrial organisation of nations. Industrial district (ID) is a place where workers and firms, specialised in a main industry and auxiliary industries, live and work. At the end of the 1990s the industrial districts in d ... Read »


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    • List of industrial processes

    • Industrial processes are procedures involving chemical, physical, electrical or mechanical steps to aid in the manufacturing of an item or items, usually carried out on a very large scale. Industrial processes are the key components of heavy industry. These may be applied on their own, or as part of a larger proce ... Read »


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    • Industrial production

    • Industrial production is a measure of output of the industrial sector of the economy. The industrial sector includes manufacturing, mining, and utilities. Although these sectors contribute only a small portion of gross domestic product (GDP), they are highly sensitive to interest rates and consumer demand. This makes i ... Read »


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    • Industrial robot

    • An industrial robot is a robot system used for manufacturing. Industrial robots are automated, programmable and capable of movement on two or more axes. Typical applications of robots include welding, painting, assembly, pick and place for printed circuit boards, packaging and labeling, palletizing, product inspection ... Read »


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    • Industrial safety system

    • An industrial safety system is a countermeasure crucial in any hazardous plants such as oil and gas plants and nuclear plants. They are used to protect human, industrial plant, and the environment in case of the process going beyond the allowed control margins. As the name suggests, these systems are not intended for ... Read »


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    • Industrial society

    • In sociology, industrial society refers to a society driven by the use of technology to enable mass production, supporting a large population with a high capacity for division of labour. Such a structure developed in the west in the period of time following the Industrial Revolution, and replaced the agrarian societies ... Read »


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    • Industrial sociology

    • Industrial sociology, until recently a crucial research area within the field of sociology of work, examines "the direction and implications of trends in technological change, globalization, labour markets, work organization, managerial practices and employment relations to the extent to which these trends are intimate ... Read »


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    • Industrialisation

    • Industrialisation or industrialization is the period of social and economic change that transforms a human group from an agrarian society into an industrial one, involving the extensive re-organisation of an economy for the purpose of manufacturing. As industrial workers' incomes rise, markets for consumer goods and s ... Read »


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    • Industry classification

    • Industry classification or industry taxonomy is a type of economic taxonomy that organizes companies into industrial groupings based on similar production processes, similar products, or similar behavior in financial mark... A wide variety of taxonomies is in use, sponsored by different organizations and based on diffe ... Read »


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    • International Standard Industrial Classification

    • The International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities is a United Nations industry classification system. The United Nations Statistics Division describes it in the following terms: Wide use has been made of ISIC, both nationally and internationally, in classifying data according to kind of e ... Read »


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    • Inventory

    • Inventory or stock refers to the goods and materials that a business holds for the ultimate purpose of resale (or repair). is a science primarily about specifying the shape and placement of stocked goods. It is required at different locations within a facility or within many locations of a supply network to precede t ... Read »


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    • Inventory control

    • Inventory control or stock control can be broadly defined as "the activity of checking a shop’s stock". More specifically inventory control may refer to: Inventory control is also about knowing where all stock is and ensuring everything is accounted for at any given time. An inventory control system or a comp ... Read »


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    • Late industrialisation

    • Alice Amsden, building on the insights of Gerschenkron, identifies Late Industrialization as a particular form of industrialisation the study of which is useful for those interested in study of the prospects for material progress in developing countries. Amsden notes that whilst the 1st industrial revolution in the UK ... Read »


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    • Light industry

    • Light industry is industry that is usually less capital-intensive than heavy industry, and is more consumer-oriented than business-oriented (i.e., most light industry products are produced for end users rather than as intermediates for use by other industries). Light industry facilities typically have less environmenta ... Read »


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    • List of industrial archaeology topics

    • This is a list of topics typically studied by students of industrial archaeology. It is grouped into industry sectors: Extractive, Manufacturing, Public Utilities, Transport, Miscellaneous. ... Read »


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    • List of industrial heritage sites

    • This is a list of notable Industrial heritage sites throughout the world that have been inscribed on "top tier" heritage lists, including the UNESCO World Heritage List,Grade I listed buildings (England and Wales), Category A listed buildings (Scotland), Grade A listed buildings (Northern Ireland), National Historic Si ... Read »


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    • List of industrial regions

    • Industrial region or industrial area refers to a region with extremely dense industry. It is usually heavily urbanized. Industrial region Thracia is an industrial zone made up of several municipalities within the area of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. ... Read »


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    • List of largest gold mines by production

    • This is a list of gold companies by production measured in millions of grams as of 2014. ... Read »


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    • List of largest mining companies by revenue

    • This is a list of the largest mining companies in terms of revenue (in US billion dollars) as ranked by Statista in 2015. (billion US dollars) ... Read »


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    • Low carbon leakage

    • Low carbon leakage refers to the phenomenon of a country or a region losing its low carbon industries to another country or region. The underlying low carbon leakage trend can also be identified by looking into clean energy patent distribution around the World. The threat of low carbon leakage to the European Union has ... Read »


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    • Machine industry

    • The machine industry or machinery industry is a subsector of the industry, that produces and maintains machines for consumers, the industry, and most other companies in the economy. This machine industry traditionally belongs to the heavy industry. Nowadays, many smaller companies in this branch are considered part of ... Read »


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    • Machine shop

    • A machine shop is a room, building, or company where machining is done. In a machine shop, machinists use machine tools and cutting tools to make parts, usually of metal or plastic (but sometimes of other materials such as glass or wood). A machine shop can be a small business (such as a job shop) or a portion of a fac ... Read »


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    • Manufacturing

    • Manufacturing is the value added production of merchandise for use or sale using labour and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation. The term may refer to a range of human activity, from handicraft to high tech, but is most commonly applied to industrial production, in which raw materials ar ... Read »


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    • Mass production

    • "Mass production", "flow production" or "continuous production" is the production of large amounts of standardized products, including and especially on assembly lines. Together with job production and batch production, it is one of the three main production methods. The term mass production was popularized by a 1926 ... Read »


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    • Mechanization

    • Mechanization or mechanisation (British English) is the process of changing from working largely or exclusively by hand or with animals to doing that work with machinery. In an early engineering text a machine is defined as follows: Every machine is constructed for the purpose of performing certain mechanical operatio ... Read »


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    • Metal hose

    • A metal hose is a flexible metal line element. There are two basic types of metal hose that differ in their design and application: stripwound hoses and corrugated hoses. Stripwound hoses have a high mechanical strength (e.g. tensile strength and tear strength). Corrugated hoses can withstand high pressure and provide ... Read »


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    • Metalworking

    • Metalworking is the process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or large-scale structures. The term covers a wide range of work from large ships and bridges to precise engine parts and delicate jewelry. It therefore includes a correspondingly wide range of skills, processes, and tools. Metal ... Read »


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    • Modelling of particle breakage

    • Modelling of particle breakage is a process used in grinding. Grinding is an important unit operation used in many industries, such as ceramics, composites, foods, minerals, paints, inks and pharmaceuticals. Current technology, however, is inefficient and power-intensive. It is, therefore, important that grinding proc ... Read »


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    • North American Industry Classification System

    • The North American Industry Classification System or NAICS (pronounced "nakes") is used by business and government to classify business establishments according to type of economic activity (process of production) in Canada, Mexico, and the United States of America. It has largely replaced the older Standard Industrial ... Read »


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    • Nostalgia industry

    • Nostalgia Industry is the monetization of humans' natural to wish to relive and enhance fond memories. Classic examples of this are the tendencies of colleges and universities (and approved license-holders) to sell memorabilia and other items to alumni and their family in an effort to help recapture memories and recru ... Read »


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    • Pareto priority index

    • The Pareto priority index (PPI), so named because of its connection with the Pareto principle, which is in turn named after the economist Vilfredo Pareto, can be used to prioritize several (quality improvement) projects. It is especially used in the surroundings of six sigma projects. It has first been established by A ... Read »


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    • Permissible exposure limit

    • The permissible exposure limit (PEL or OSHA PEL) is a legal limit in the United States for exposure of an employee to a chemical substance or physical agent such as loud noise. Permissible exposure limits are established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Most of OSHA’s PELs were issued s ... Read »


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    • Industrial policy

    • The industrial policy of a country, sometimes denoted IP, is its official strategic effort to encourage the development and growth of part or all of the manufacturing sector as well as other sectors of the economy. The government takes measures "aimed at improving the competitiveness and capabilities of domestic firms ... Read »


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    • Precision mechanics

    • Precision mechanics (also "fine mechanics") is an engineering discipline that deals with the design and construction of smaller precision machines, often including measuring and control mechanisms of different kinds. The study may be further defined as the practices of rigid body kinematics to the positioning and hold ... Read »


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    • Prefabrication

    • Prefabrication is the practice of assembling components of a structure in a factory or other manufacturing site, and transporting complete assemblies or sub-assemblies to the construction site where the structure is to be located. The term is used to distinguish this process from the more conventional construction prac ... Read »


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    • Primary sector of the economy

    • The primary sector of the economy is the sector of an economy making direct use of natural resources. This includes agriculture, forestry, fishing and mining. In contrast, the secondary sector produces manufactured goods, and the tertiary sector provides services. The primary sector is usually most important in less-de ... Read »


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    • Private sector

    • The private sector is the part of the economy, sometimes referred to as the citizen sector, which is run by private individuals or groups, usually as a means of enterprise for profit, and is not controlled by the State (areas of the economy controlled by the state being referred to as the public sector). The priva ... Read »


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    • Packaging and labeling

    • Packaging is the technology of enclosing or protecting products for distribution, storage, sale, and use. Packaging also refers to the process of designing, evaluating, and producing packages. Packaging can be described as a coordinated system of preparing goods for transport, warehousing, logistics, sale, and end use. ... Read »


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    • Production line

    • A production line is a set of sequential operations established in a factory whereby materials are put through a refining process to produce an end-product that is suitable for onward consumption; or components are assembled to make a finished article. Typically, raw materials such as metal ores or agricultural produc ... Read »


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    • Productivity

    • Productivity is an average measure of the efficiency of production. It can be expressed as the ratio of output to inputs used in the production process, i.e. output per unit of input. When all outputs and inputs are included in the productivity measure it is called total productivity. Outputs and inputs are defined in ... Read »


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    • Productivity improving technologies

    • This article is about the important technologies that have historically increased productivity. Productivity in general is a ratio of output to input in the production of goods and services. Productivity is increased by lowering the amount of labor, capital, energy or materials that go into producing economic goods. I ... Read »


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    • Recommended exposure limit

    • A recommended exposure limit (REL) is an occupational exposure limit that has been recommended by the United States National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for adoption as a permissible exposure limit. The REL is a level that NIOSH believes would ... Read »


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    • List of alumina refineries

    • This is a list of alumina refineries in the world. The list is incomplete and missing some data. ... Read »


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    • Reindustrialization

    • Reindustrialization is the economic, social, and political process of organizing national resources for the purpose of re-establishing industries. The process proceeds as a result of a need to reinvigorate national economies. China, India and South-East Asia were industrial powerhouse for major parts of human hist ... Read »


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    • Sales order

    • The sales order, sometimes abbreviated as SO, is an order issued by a business or sole trader to a customer. A sales order may be for products and/or services. Given the wide variety of businesses, this means that the orders can be fulfilled in several ways. Broadly, the fulfillment modes, based on the relationship bet ... Read »


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    • Secondary sector of the economy

    • The secondary sector includes industries that produce a finished, usable product or are involved in construction. This sector generally takes the output of the primary sector and manufactures finished goods or where they are suitable for use by other businesses, for export, or sale to domestic consumers. This sector i ... Read »


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    • Tertiary sector of the economy

    • The tertiary sector or service sector is the third of the three economic sectors of the three-sector theory. The others are the secondary sector (approximately the same as manufacturing), and the primary sector (raw materials). The service sector consists of the parts of the economy, i.e. activities where people offer ... Read »


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    • SESI Citizenship

    • SESI Citizenship is a Brazilian program that aims to bring education, sports, leisure and culture to all pacified communities in the state of Rio de Janeiro, i.e., those that already have the Pacifying Police Units (UPPs). Created in August 2010, the program has already held about a million attendances in dozens of com ... Read »


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    • Sexual division of labour

    • The sexual division of labour (SDL) is the delegation of different tasks between males and females. Among human foragers, males and females target different types of foods and share them with each other for a mutual or familial benefit. In some species, males and females eat slightly different foods, while in other spe ... Read »


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    • Sisyphism

    • Sisyphism is a term used by French classical liberal theorist, political economist, and member of the French assembly, Frédéric Bastiat to ridicule those that think that greater productivity causes poverty by increasing unemployment. The term derives form Sisyphus, the mythological king of Ephyra, punished for ch ... Read »


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    • Smokestack industry

    • A smokestack industry is a basic, usually cyclical, manufacturing industry. The factories stereotypically used in such industries have flue gas stacks, hence the name, and produce a high volume of pollution. Example industries include: ... Read »


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    • Standard Industrial Classification

    • The Standard Industrial Classification SIC is a system for classifying industries by a four-digit code. Established in the United States in 1937, it is used by government agencies to classify industry areas. The SIC system is also used by agencies in other countries, e.g., by the United Kingdom's Companies House. In t ... Read »


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    • Sunrise industry

    • A sunrise industry is one that is new or relatively new, is growing fast and is expected to become important in the future. Examples of sunrise industries include hydrogen fuel production, space tourism, and online encyclopedias. ... Read »


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    • Sunset industry

    • A sunset industry is an industry in decline, one that has passed its peak or boom periods. As one example, analogue recording technologies for audio or video have been supplanted by digital equivalents; although analogue equipment is still offered, sales have declined dramatically and are not expected to recover, so th ... Read »


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    • Takt time

    • Takt time is the average time between the start of production of one unit and the start of production of the next unit, when these production starts are set to match the rate of customer demand. For example, if a customer wants 10 units per week, then, given a 40-hour work week and steady flow through the production li ... Read »


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    • Thomson Reuters Business Classification

    • The Thomson Reuters Business Classification (TRBC) is an industry classification of global companies; it is owned and operated by Thomson Reuters and is also the basis for Thomson Reuters Indices. TRBC covers over 70,000 public companies from 130 countries and provides over 10 years of classification history. The ... Read »


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    • Transmittal document

    • A transmittal document is a kind of "packing slip" for a document or collection of documents that are transferred from one company to another. The transmittal might be just the front page in an extensive document. But more often it is a separate document file that contains details of the documents that are sent. The tr ... Read »


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    • Underwater diving

    • Underwater diving is the practice of descending below the water's surface to conduct underwater activities. In ambient pressure diving, the diver is exposed to the pressure of the surrounding water, and uses breathing apparatus for scuba diving or surface supplied diving, or when freediving, will breath-hold. The satur ... Read »


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    • Wedge based mechanical exfoliation

    • Wedge based mechanical exfoliation is a method that involves the use of an ultra-sharp single crystal diamond wedge to penetrate inside a material and cleaves a thin layer of material. It was proposed to produce few layers of graphene from a bulk highly ordered pyrolytic graphite (HOPG). Molecular dynamics simulations ... Read »


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    • Work order

    • A work order is an order received by an organization from a customer or client, or an order created internally within the organization. A work order may be for products or services. A "Work Order" sometimes is used in place of an "Invoice" or "Statement" and presented for payment requests. In a manufacturing environm ... Read »


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    • Workerbot

    • The workerbot is a trademark, which was developed by the pi4_robotics GmbH to describe an industrial robot, which was modeled with its possibilities of movement and its sensory abilities of a human. The industrial robot has two arms with seven degrees of freedom. In the arms of force sensors are integrated, enabling t ... Read »


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    • The Year in Industry

    • The Year in Industry (YinI) is a UK scheme, which organises gap year placements for pre-university and undergraduate students. Each year The Year in Industry places around 750 students in engineering, science, IT, and business. The Year in Industry is run by the not for shareholder profit Engineering Development Trust ... Read »


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