handling time

handling time

[′hand·liŋ ‚tīm]
(industrial engineering)
The time needed to transport parts or materials to or from a work area.
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The number of hosts attacked increases as host densities increase, and there is an upper limit to the number of hosts attacked, due to satiation in the case of predators (Mills 1982), and due to limitation of eggs or handling time problems in the case of parasitoids (Getz & Mills 1996).
Also results showed lower searching time, handling time and resting time in the first instar larvae followed by an increase in the 2nd and 3rd instar larval stage of C.
It used NICE to assess cost per contact, analyze volume patterns and trends, evaluate agent performance based on contact type, and correlate average call handling time, dissatisfaction levels, and repeat calls to identify areas that required attention.
saving considerable lab space and reducing slide handling time by up to 2/3 when compared with previous standard methods.
Variables within the planning process range from agent attrition to changes in contact volumes (seasonal and other causes), unplanned shrinkage, new hire learning curves, and handling time differences between centers or staffing groups.
The handling-time hypothesis predicts that squirrels will cache whichever acorn has a longer handling time.
Testing Tackle--Barbless hooks have been suggested as a way to reduce hooking mortality by shortening fish handling time during hook removal and by causing less tissue damage.
We used handling time data and bomb calorimetry to determine the relationship between Pisaster size and energetic profitability, which informed prey offer experiments that allowed us to test hypotheses regarding gull prey choice.
Increasingly, engineers, architects and other building professionals are seeking coatings technologies with early development characteristics that reduce handling time and minimize damage when working with steel construction.
The main requirement is for speed and flexibility of production, when it is necessary to minimize the handling time between workplaces.
We're sorry for any delay that our customers may experience from time to time, but would like to reassure them that we are constantly investing in our systems and improving our average call handling time.