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divergent point

См.: точка расхождения.



divergent point

divergent point - - An operation in a production process at which material can be transformed into multiple products.

Usage: Divergent points are common in a V-Plant and are usually used as control points to direct flow correctly through a plant. It is generally important to control lot sizes at a divergent point so that material is not over allocated to some downstream product in order to increase local efficiency.

Example: In textile mill, the dyeing process is a divergent point because the yarn can be dyed several different colors.

See:control point, V-plant.