Deutsch: Jahr / Español: Año / Português: Ano / Français: Annêe / Italiano: Anno
A year is the orbital period of the Earth moving around the Sun. For an observer on the Earth, this corresponds to the period it takes the Sun to complete one course throughout the zodiac along the ecliptic.
In the industrial context, the term "year" is typically used to refer to a period of time consisting of 365 or 366 days. Here are some examples of how the term "year" is used in industry:
Production planning: Industrial companies often plan their production on an annual basis. They may create production schedules, set production targets and allocate resources based on expected demand for the coming year.
Fiscal year: A fiscal year is a 12-month period used by companies for financial reporting purposes. The fiscal year is often different from the calendar year and can start on any date, depending on the company's preference.
Maintenance and inspection: Industrial equipment and machinery often require maintenance and inspection on an annual basis. Companies may schedule regular maintenance and inspection activities based on the calendar year.
Similar things to the "year" in the industrial context include other units of time used in industrial settings, such as hours, days, weeks, and months. In addition, some industries use specific time periods for their operations, such as the crop year for agriculture or the construction season for building and infrastructure projects.