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UET (unité élémentaire de travail)

English translation: UET (Elemental Working Unit)

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French term or phrase:UET (Unité Élémentaire de Travail)
English translation:UET (Elemental Working Unit)
Entered by: Michael Kowalewski
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08:25 May 6, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: UET (unité élémentaire de travail)
automotive text. It's a Renault term. I think that it is probably just "team" or "department", but I was wondering if there is an established translation and/or an acronym.
sentence:
Conjointement avec les experts métiers, chaque chef d'UET établit et tient à jour le tableau des compétences de son UET.
Michael Kowalewski
United States
elemental working unit
Explanation:
this is the translation which i have used in the past.

See link below for an example of this term in use. Look under "Improvement through teamwork" section.
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JLC
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Thanks a bunch. It really helped.
Michael
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Summary of answers provided
3Autonomous work team/Autonomous manufacturing cellInes Cromanion
naelemental working unit
JLC
nabasic working unit
Parrot
nacité dans granddictionnaire mais non traduitAlbert Golub


  

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cité dans granddictionnaire mais non traduit


Explanation:
bonne chance quand meme

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basic working unit


Explanation:
You're right, its a team. It may not be a department, since a department could be made up of several units, but this is a bit more complicated to explain and arose with the establishment of a new working method supposedly pioneered by Volvo (a lot of car companies follow it, though). Each unit is composed of several specialists who assemble components or elements (each specialist contributing his expertise) and on the basis of this, cars are produced. Its a method that runs against the supposed "brainless" automatism of the assembly line.

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elemental working unit


Explanation:
this is the translation which i have used in the past.

See link below for an example of this term in use. Look under "Improvement through teamwork" section.


    Reference: http://www.european-quality.co.uk/aoe99_www/aoe_p80.html
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Autonomous work team/Autonomous manufacturing cell


Explanation:
I've been searching for this term as well, and in the context of Automotive industry, and i found some articles here and there with equivalent terms.

Example sentence(s):
  • A change in a social system such as semi-autonomous work team can be conducted in both ways
  • As part of a move toward cellular manufacturing, operators might become involved in decisions regarding cell design, then later practice job rotation within the cell

    Reference: http://journaldatabase.org/articles/semi-autonomous_work_tea...
    Reference: http://www.stanford.edu/group/wto/cgi-bin/docs/1997BaileyAdi...
Ines Cromanion
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