giveaway

English translation: excess product (see context)

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English term or phrase:giveaway
Selected answer:excess product (see context)
Entered by: Kristina Thorne

06:20 Oct 2, 2011
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Manufacturing
English term or phrase: giveaway
In the context of automated production lines, an improvement is to be introduced to help 'reduce scrap, waste, giveaway and increase yields'. I'm looking for the meaning of giveaway, as it doesn't seem to have anything to do with gift items or lower prices.
Kristina Thorne
France
Local time: 03:35
Refers to excess product...see explanation
Explanation:
Ok, take Cola for an example. Each bottle should contain 330ml of liquid(cola). On the production line some bottles are filled up to 400, or 450ml of liquid instead. This excess liquid is GIVEAWAY, because they are literally giving it away (since the customer only pays for 330ml).

So the process on the production line is to increase productivity by ensuring that bottles are not overfilled....so that nothing is given away. (i.e. no giveaway)

See the link attached for the same thing explained in a real life case with Muller yogurts.

From link:
"This data enables supervisors to correct the fill heads, to help reduce product giveaway and comply with average weight legislation."
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Ty Kendall
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:35
Grading comment
Ty, many thanks for this very helpful explanation!
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Refers to excess product...see explanation


Explanation:
Ok, take Cola for an example. Each bottle should contain 330ml of liquid(cola). On the production line some bottles are filled up to 400, or 450ml of liquid instead. This excess liquid is GIVEAWAY, because they are literally giving it away (since the customer only pays for 330ml).

So the process on the production line is to increase productivity by ensuring that bottles are not overfilled....so that nothing is given away. (i.e. no giveaway)

See the link attached for the same thing explained in a real life case with Muller yogurts.

From link:
"This data enables supervisors to correct the fill heads, to help reduce product giveaway and comply with average weight legislation."


    Reference: http://www.averyweigh-tronix.com/main.aspx?p=11.2.10&title=P...
Ty Kendall
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:35
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Ty, many thanks for this very helpful explanation!

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