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    li_vita is offline Newbie
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    Smile we need a ramp up curve

    Could u pls tell me what " we need a ramp up curve " means ? and

    In American, is there a playground called the "Head world" ?

    Tks so much !

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    Default Re: we need a ramp up curve

    In American business jargon, "ramp up" means to increase something in rapidly escalating stages. A "curve" refers to these (or any) changes plotted on a graph.

    I've never heard of "head world" here in America or anywhere else.

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    Default Re: we need a ramp up curve

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    In American business jargon, "ramp up" means to increase something in rapidly escalating stages. A "curve" refers to these (or any) changes plotted on a graph...
    so the expression 'we need' one could mean different things depending on the context. A Finance Director might say 'we need a [steep] ramp-up curve' meaning ' we've got to break even [=start making money instead of losing it] quickly. But someone working on a new product might mean 'we need other departments to make allowance for the fact that we're dealing with new processes/problems, so we may need extra time.'

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    Default Re: we need a ramp up curve

    Hi Bobk,

    Doesn't break even = the point when costs and expenses are equal? Hence, there is no net gain or loss.

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    Default Re: we need a ramp up curve

    - but if the product is ramping up steeply, the break-even point will be unmeasurably short-lived.

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    PS Pedants please note: apparent inconsistency in my use of 'break even' and 'break-even' in this post and my last is only apparent. In my last post, I used a verb, 'break even'. In this post, 'break-even' is an adjective. This may not agree with every dictionary, but it's a system in fairly wide use.
    Last edited by BobK; 16-May-2007 at 22:24. Reason: PS added

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    Default Re: we need a ramp up curve

    Hi Bohk,

    Thks for the clarification.

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