shop floor noun definition in Manufacturing topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

shop floor

 noun: Manufacturing topic
1 the area in a factory where the goods are made by the workers to work on the shop floor In the industrial sector, there are still relatively few women on the shop floor.2 the workers in a factory, not the managers Most decisions about how work should be done are taken in the office rather than on the shop floor (= by the workers).

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