Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) a problem that delays progress
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hit/experience a bottleneck in production
A 'bottleneck' is a narrow piece of road which slows down traffic or creates a delay. In a business context, a 'bottleneck' is a point in a process or production where things are slowed down of there is congestion usually because production cannot keep up with input.
Professional Examples (Advance)
The factory is already operating at close to full capacity, so we need to be wary of the potential for a bottleneck in some areas.
A lack of spare parts was one of the major reasons the company experienced a bottleneck in production.
The new manager set about modernizing equipment and hiring new staff in order to help eliminate bottlenecks in the supply chain.
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