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Operations and Supply Chain Terms


Operations concepts, definitions and terms are covered in this Operations & SCM Dictionary. Operations & supplychain terms glossary covers concepts, definitions & tutorials related to SCM, inventory, logistics, warehousing, procurement, distribution and more.

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1 24/7/365 6262
2 3D Loading 4320
3 3PL (Third Party Logistics) 18944
4 5 Point Annual Average 6540
5 5 Whys 18651
6 5S Program 6096
7 ABC Analysis 23352
8 ABC Inventory Control 13209
9 Abnormal Demand 19342
10 Acceptance Quality Limit (AQL) 5412
11 Activity Analysis 7948
12 Activity- Based Planning (ABP) 7668
13 Actual Demand 7452
14 Aggregate Planning 9284
15 Air Cargo 7158
16 Air Waybill (AWB) 4356
17 Alternate Optimal Solution 29499
18 Arrival Rate Distribution 12569
19 Assemble To Order (ATO) 14729
20 Assembly Line 7491
21 Available to Promise (ATP) 19530
22 Average Speed of Answer 24046
23 AVL (Approved Vendor List) 17750
24 Batch Production 26329
25 Bill Discounting 8623
26 Bill of Materials (BOM) 6516
27 Blanket Purchase Order 5055
28 Blanket Release 6567
29 Bonded Warehouse 7799
30 Booking Number 8725
31 Bottleneck 6518
32 Buffer Stock 42710
33 Build to Stock 9358
34 Bullwhip Effect 5479
35 Business Logistics 17070
36 Business Performance Measurement (BPM) 9364
37 Capacity Management 24940
38 Capacity Utilization 9617
39 Capital Intensive 5550
40 Cash With Order (CWO) 5319
41 Cash-to-Cash Cycle Time 8606
42 Certified Supplier 6338
43 Channel Effectiveness 6103
44 Co-Destiny 6108
45 Co-managed Inventory 8758
46 Co-Packers 8407
47 Compulsory Competitive Tendering (CCT) 3605
48 Computer-Based Training 5285
49 Consular Invoice 14404
50 Container Depot 8247
51 Container Freight Station 8111
52 Continuous Replenishment 14863
53 Continuous Replenishment Program 9490
54 Contract Carrier 5387
55 Contract of Affreightment 8283
56 Control Charts 5739
57 Cost Flow 7493
58 Courier Service 10229
59 CPFR 5886
60 Cumulative Lead Time 8573
61 Customer Supplier Relationship 28561
62 Date Code 12260
63 Days of Supply 15939
64 Dead on Arrival 5918
65 Dedicated Contract Carriage 5147
66 Design for Manufacture & Assembly (DFMA) 5273
67 Detective Control 6050
68 Devanning 11412
69 Direct Store Delivery (DSD) 6860
70 Dispatching 15913
71 Distributed Inventory 6185
72 Distribution Channel Management 22423
73 Distribution Metrics 4775
74 Distribution Planning 18807
75 Distribution Resource Planning (DRP-II) 10691
76 Double Marginalization 43843
77 DRP (Distribution Requirements Planning) 19123
78 Dual 3410
79 Early Supplier Involvement (ESI) 16904
80 Echelon Inventory 22324
81 Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) 32716
82 Economic Production Quantity (EPQ) 38934
83 EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) 5275
84 Efficient Frontier 18796
85 Engineer-to-Order 22509
86 Equipment Cost or Setup Cost 11627
87 Erlang B Formula 6356
88 ETD 5741
89 Ex Works 5420
90 Exception Rate 8329
91 Exponential smoothing 7085
92 External Growth 7618
93 Failure Mode and Effect Analysis FMEA 6783
94 Field Services 5466
95 Field Warehouse 6589
96 FIFO (First in First Out) 3085
97 Fishbone Diagram 11082
98 Fixed Order Quantity (FOQ) 18117
99 Flow Through Distribution 8907
100 FOB (Free On Board) 5423
 
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