effective capacity

The capacity of a system in units per time, taking into account such factors as staffing decisions (e. g. whether to run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or to operate one 8-hour shift, 5 days a week), set-up times, maintenance, and an allowance for unforeseeable failures. Compare designed capacity

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