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English translation: means of production, resources

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German term or phrase:Arbeits- und Betriebsmittel
English translation:means of production, resources
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05:52 Jan 25, 2001
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German term or phrase: Arbeits- und Betriebsmittel
To provide some background: we are dealing with an aircraft development company here.
I used "resources" to begin with; but now I need to find a term for "Betriebsmittel" only. Would "tooling" be out of place?
Antoinette-M. Sixt Ruth
Local time: 07:52
means of production, resources
Explanation:
Betriebsmittel = means of production or resources such as rolling stock and machinery

Arbeitsmittel = work equipment such as tools etc.

Hope this helps!
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Summary of answers provided
naoperating resourcesUlrike Lieder
namean(s) of production
ttagir
nameans of production, resourcesgwolf
nawork equipment and facilities (or device)
Brigitte Gendebien


  

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15 mins
work equipment and facilities (or device)


Explanation:
Arbeitsmittel : work equipment;
means for work; tools and supplies for work; working fluid; working substance



Betriebsmittel : operational fund ;
resource ; facilities [1] ;resources [1] ; consumables; consumable stores(GB)
Betriebskapital [1];
Betriebsvermoegen [2];
Betriebsmittel [3];
Umlaufkapital [4];
Umlaufvermoegen [5];
umlaufende Betriebsmittel [6] :
working capital [1];
circulating capital [2];
floating capital [3];
current assets [4];
capital equipment [5];
circulating capital fund [6]

Betriebsmittel in Dreieckschaltung : delta-connected device
Betriebsmittel in Ringschaltung : mesh-connected device
Betriebsmittel in Sternschaltung : star-connected device


    Reference: http://europa.eu.int/eurodicautom/
Brigitte Gendebien
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1 hr
means of production, resources


Explanation:
Betriebsmittel = means of production or resources such as rolling stock and machinery

Arbeitsmittel = work equipment such as tools etc.

Hope this helps!


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gwolf
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2 hrs
mean(s) of production


Explanation:
Indeed, this means

means of production or

manpower (or human resources) and work and production resources,

the latter embrace: facilities, machinery (machines and tools), necessary equipment (technological), transport, production sector communications, etc.

Usually is applied in cases of describing the two main resources of any production (men and machines+facilities). Such a classification belongs to Karl Marx ("the labour and means of production" see the article
Karl Marx and Marxism in Britannica).

You might get a good explanation in Encyclopedia Britannica.

Sincerely yours,
Dr. Tagir S. Tagirov
KSU.


    Encyclopedia Britannica (Karl Marx and Marxism)
ttagir
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2 hrs
operating resources


Explanation:
In my opinion, tools could possibly be used for Arbeitsmittel if the context allows.

But this is what Schäfer offers on the subject:
Betriebsmittel npl
(Bw) operating resources
(ie, conceptual counterpart of the term ,Produktionsmittel` as used in economics)
(IndE) production facilities
(IndE) operating media
– expendables (eg, power, water)
(Fin) operating/working . . . funds
Produktionsmittel npl
(Vw) means of production

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Jan 31, 2007 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
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