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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 4133
2 3D Loading 3144
3 3PL (Third Party Logistics) 17090
4 5 Point Annual Average 4709
5 5 Whys 15400
6 5S Program 4660
7 ABC Analysis 14900
8 ABC Classification 3899
9 ABC Inventory Control 8731
10 ABC System 3802
11 Abnormal Demand 13970
12 Acceptance Quality Limit (AQL) 3886
13 Activity Analysis 4333
14 Activity- Based Planning (ABP) 4518
15 Actual Demand 4532
16 Aggregate Planning 6668
17 Air Cargo 4472
18 Air Waybill (AWB) 3157
19 Alternate Optimal Solution 21453
20 Arrival Rate Distribution 10164
21 ASP (Application Service Provider) 5287
22 Assemble To Order (ATO) 10886
23 Available to Promise (ATP) 17306
24 Average Speed of Answer 22186
25 AVL (Approved Vendor List) 15093
26 Batch Production 13267
27 Bathtub Curve 3626
28 Bill Discounting 39101
29 Bill of Material (BOM) 3461
30 Blanket Purchase Order 3589
31 Blanket Release 3886
32 Bonded Warehouse 6476
33 Booking Number 5536
34 Bottleneck 3919
35 Buffer Stock 29534
36 Build to Stock 6434
37 Bullwhip Effect 1773
38 Business Logistics 8323
39 Business Performance Measurement (BPM) 5469
40 Capacity Management 13248
41 Capacity Utilization 6035
42 Capital Intensive 3888
43 Cash With Order (CWO) 3237
44 Cash-to-Cash Cycle Time 5946
45 Certified Supplier 3248
46 Channel Effectiveness 3818
47 Co-Destiny 3506
48 Co-managed Inventory 5224
49 Co-Packers 5117
50 Compulsory Competitive Tendering (CCT) 1480
51 Computer-Based Training 3663
52 Consular Invoice 9559
53 Container Depot 6226
54 Container Freight Station 6458
55 Continuous Replenishment 8757
56 Continuous Replenishment Program 6942
57 Contract Carrier 3460
58 Contract of Affreightment 4294
59 Control Charts 4217
60 Cost Flow 4549
61 Courier Service 4204
62 CPFR 4084
63 Cumulative Lead Time 5250
64 Customer Supplier Relationship 13163
65 Date Code 5803
66 Days of Supply 12129
67 Dead on Arrival 3596
68 Dedicated Contract Carriage 3650
69 Design for Manufacture & Assembly (DFMA) 3173
70 Detective Control 3782
71 Devanning 7673
72 Direct Store Delivery (DSD) 3243
73 Dispatching 9091
74 Distributed Inventory 3868
75 Distribution Channel 10919
76 Distribution Channel Management 9669
77 Distribution Metrics 1674
78 Distribution Planning 11860
79 Distribution Resource Planning (DRP-II) 6891
80 Double Marginalization 38363
81 DRP (Distribution Requirements Planning) 17402
82 Dual 2569
83 Early Supplier Involvement (ESI) 12914
84 Echelon Inventory 16955
85 Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) 26807
86 Economic Production Quantity (EPQ) 32403
87 EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) 4153
88 Efficient Frontier 13109
89 Engineer-to-Order 11528
90 Equipment Cost or Setup Cost 7976
91 Erlang B Formula 5061
92 ETD 4090
93 Ex Works 3280
94 Exception Rate 5167
95 Exponential smoothing 5165
96 External Growth 6339
97 Failure Mode and Effect Analysis FMEA 4876
98 Field Services 3662
99 Field Warehouse 3529
100 Fishbone Diagram 7902
 
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