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17:32 Feb 11, 2009
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German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Finance (general)
German term or phrase: Engpassrechnung
The document contains a list of topics of interest to controllers - so no real context.

I did find a definition in the internet:
Engpass = Unternehmerische Entscheidungen werden in der Regel in einer Eng-
passsituation gefällt, d.h. Produkte können nicht unbegrenzt produziert oder abge-
setzt werden. Auch bei Investitionsentscheidungen sind Engpässe möglich. Bei-
spielsweise kann es bei einer Investitionsentscheidung mehrere lohnende Investiti-
onsobjekte geben, wobei die Finanzmittel jedoch nicht ausreichen, um alle rentablen
Objekte zu finanzieren. In solchen Entscheidungssituationen ist es wichtig die richti-
gen Entscheidungskriterien anzuwenden und eine Engpassrechnung durchzuführen,
um die Alternative mit dem höchsten Nutzen für einen Betrieb auswählen zu können.
Engpassrechnung = Instrument der Engpassrechnung ist die Programmplanung.
Die Programmplanung ermittelt das optimale Produktionsprogramm bei einem Eng-
pass. Dazu werden die Produkte nach ihrem relativen Deckungsbeitrag in eine Rei-
henfolge gebracht. Entsprechend der Reihenfolge (Produkte mit dem höchsten
Stück-Deckungsbeitrag zuerst, dann die Produkte mit dem zweithöchsten Stück-
Deckungsbeitrag usw.) werden die Produkte im Bereich des Engpasses bis zu ihrer
maximalen Absatzmenge produziert.

I don't like the literal "bottleneck calculation" and there are not many hits in Google for it.

Any better ideas?
Elizabeth Niklewska
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:42

Summary of answers provided
3bottleneck analysis
Derek Gill Franßen
2cost-benefit analysis
Steve Thomasson
1bottleneck-based planning / decisionmaking

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bottleneck-based planning / decisionmaking

bottleneck-based planning / decisionmaking


Bottleneck-Based Planning - What does BBP stand for? Acronyms and ... - What does BBP stand for? Definition of Bottleneck-Based Planning in the list of acronyms and abbreviations provided by the Free Online Dictionary and ...
acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/Bottleneck-Based+Planning - 28k -

[PDF] Modelling Dynamic Production Systems with a Special Focus on ... - : PDF/Adobe Acrobat - HTML
Planning and Control) and even in decision-making for. strategic investments (e.g. process ... process, the dynamic characteristics of bottlenecks are ...
www.logistics-gs.uni-bremen.de/fileadmin/StudentenPDFs/Flye... -

JSTOR: Decentralisation in Planning and Economic Decision-Making ... - The reports were intended to identify bottlenecks in the execution of on- going work in the .... of the equipment suppliers who were financing the project. ... Regional planning and economic decision-making has a strong and, so far, ...
links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-278X(197503)13%3A1%3C126%3ADIPAED%3E2.0.CO... -

Dynamic order acceptance and capacity planning on a single ... - bottleneck resource to the accepted projects, both with an eye on maximizing the expected revenues within the ... tical decision-making level and is part of project portfolio .... research domains such as operations management, finance, ...
doi.wiley.com/10.1002/nav.20259 -

Different Forms of Decentralization - It is the transfer of responsibility for the planning, financing and management of ... development corporations, or special project implementation units. ... decentralization helps alleviate the bottlenecks in decision making that are ...
www.ciesin.org/decentralization/English/General/Different_f... - 16k -

Who Has the D?: How Clear Decision Roles Enhance Organizational ... - The second bottleneck, center versus business unit decision making, ... The fourth decision-making bottleneck, inside versus outside partners, ...
hbr.harvardbusiness.org/2006/01/who-has-the-d/ar/1 - 50k -

Case Study: Decision-Making on I-405 and SR 167 Corridor ... - needed for informed, defendable decision-making. ... •Bottleneck relief, without bottleneck relocation ... support investment decision-making that will: ...
www.dot.ca.gov/newtech/roadway/ca4prs/czw_workshop/docs/Kar... -

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cost-benefit analysis

Before I explain, I must say this is no more than an educated guess-cum-suggestion.

As this text is based on financial controlling and on the scarcity of a company's resources relative to the number of / value of potential investment decisions that can be made by controllers they have to evaluate which ones yield greatest benefit to the company.

If I take the part with this word in:

In solchen Entscheidungssituationen ist es wichtig, die richtigen Entscheidungskriterien anzuwenden und eine Engpassrechnung durchzuführen, um die Alternative mit dem höchsten Nutzen für einen Betrieb auswählen zu können.

it refers to these decisions and the decision-making process RELATIVE to other potential investments - one or a few will be selected from all by checking the costs and benefits of each.

But, as said before, this is merely an educated guess and feel free to ignore it.

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bottleneck analysis

...a combination of the other two answers.

See http://www.metso.com/paper/MPwHome.nsf/FR?ReadForm&ATL=/pape...
http://www.google.de/search?hl=de&q="bottleneck analysis"&bt...

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