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English translation: up-to-the-minute - exact - timely - current - real-time

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German term or phrase:zeitnah
English translation:up-to-the-minute - exact - timely - current - real-time
Entered by: Dan McCrosky
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02:16 May 2, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Manufacturing
German term or phrase: zeitnah
Ziel ist es, den Fertigungsfortschritt eines Fertigers möglichst zeitnah und effizient zu überwachen.

What about the following translation:

It is our objective / aim to supervise the manufacturer's fabrication progress as
chronologically close and efficiently as possible.
Gudrun Reinert-Schillo
combinations with up-to-the-minute - exact - timely - current -
Explanation:
It is our objective / aim / goal to supervise /monitor / observe / check a manufacturer's fabrication / manufacturing progress in the most timely and efficient manner possible.

or

It is our objective / aim / goal to efficiently maintain a current picture of a manufacturer's fabrication / manufacturing progress.

or

Our objective / aim / goal is to supervise /monitor / observe / check a manufacturer's fabrication / manufacturing progress as efficiently and in the most timely manner possible.

or

It is our objective / aim / goal to efficiently maintain an (exact) up-to-the-minute picture of a manufacturer's fabrication / manufacturing progress.

or

Our objective / aim / goal is to supervise /monitor / observe / check a manufacturer's fabrication / manufacturing progress as efficiently as possible and maintain an (exact) up-to-the-minute picture.

Variations on a theme.

HTH

Dan
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Dan McCrosky
Local time: 07:16
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Thank you very much. You have been a great help!
GRS
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Summary of answers provided
nacontemporaneously
Alan Johnson
natimelyFuad Yahya
nareal timeBeth Kantus
nacombinations with up-to-the-minute - exact - timely - current -Dan McCrosky
nanear-timeJudith Schmid
na... the production progress
Alexander Schleber


  

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9 mins
... the production progress


Explanation:
Oxford Duden gives the following for "zeitnah"
= topical
= reklevant to the present day

However, I do not think this fits the context and I do not thiunk there is a 'short and sweet' translation. I would translate it as follows:
"... the production progress of a producer is monitored efficiently and as close as possible to the time of production."

HTH

Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 07:16
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Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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14 mins
near-time


Explanation:
"near-time" (adjective) is the most common translation of "zeitnah", however, I don't know if you'll be able to fit it into your sentence.

"with a minimum time lag" might fit better...


    experience
Judith Schmid
France
Local time: 07:16
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman

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Andrea Kopf

neutral  David Williams: I thought the most common translation of "zeitnah" was "at short notice"?
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28 mins
combinations with up-to-the-minute - exact - timely - current -


Explanation:
It is our objective / aim / goal to supervise /monitor / observe / check a manufacturer's fabrication / manufacturing progress in the most timely and efficient manner possible.

or

It is our objective / aim / goal to efficiently maintain a current picture of a manufacturer's fabrication / manufacturing progress.

or

Our objective / aim / goal is to supervise /monitor / observe / check a manufacturer's fabrication / manufacturing progress as efficiently and in the most timely manner possible.

or

It is our objective / aim / goal to efficiently maintain an (exact) up-to-the-minute picture of a manufacturer's fabrication / manufacturing progress.

or

Our objective / aim / goal is to supervise /monitor / observe / check a manufacturer's fabrication / manufacturing progress as efficiently as possible and maintain an (exact) up-to-the-minute picture.

Variations on a theme.

HTH

Dan


Dan McCrosky
Local time: 07:16
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you very much. You have been a great help!
GRS

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Andrea Kopf
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1 hr
real time


Explanation:
I like Dan's suggestions with up to the minute the best. Just another thought: to borrow coinage from accounting, where computers have made it possible in recent years to obtain "real-time" financial data (up-to-the-minute) versus having to wait for historical data in financial reports.
How about: we aim/our goal is to provide manufacturers with real-time monitoring of their production processes/sequences in as efficient a manner as possible.
HTH!

Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 01:16
Native speaker of: English
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10 hrs
contemporaneously


Explanation:
OED: existing ot occuring at the same time.

"The aim is to...... monitor as contemporaneously and efficiently as possible.

Alan Johnson
Germany
Local time: 07:16
Works in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 37

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Andrea Kopf
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18 hrs
timely


Explanation:
"...in as timely and efficient a manner as possible," or "in the most timely and efficient manner."

Fuad


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Fuad Yahya
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