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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 5871
2 3D Loading 4131
3 3PL (Third Party Logistics) 18676
4 5 Point Annual Average 6254
5 5 Whys 18049
6 5S Program 5890
7 ABC Analysis 21596
8 ABC Inventory Control 12638
9 Abnormal Demand 18423
10 Acceptance Quality Limit (AQL) 5210
11 Activity Analysis 7488
12 Activity- Based Planning (ABP) 7179
13 Actual Demand 7007
14 Aggregate Planning 9043
15 Air Cargo 6835
16 Air Waybill (AWB) 4187
17 Alternate Optimal Solution 28613
18 Arrival Rate Distribution 12205
19 Assemble To Order (ATO) 14245
20 Assembly Line 5321
21 Available to Promise (ATP) 19214
22 Average Speed of Answer 23795
23 AVL (Approved Vendor List) 17248
24 Batch Production 24299
25 Bill Discounting 7731
26 Bill of Materials (BOM) 6059
27 Blanket Purchase Order 4866
28 Blanket Release 6210
29 Bonded Warehouse 7606
30 Booking Number 8274
31 Bottleneck 6251
32 Buffer Stock 40841
33 Build to Stock 8914
34 Bullwhip Effect 4818
35 Business Logistics 15964
36 Business Performance Measurement (BPM) 8883
37 Capacity Management 23199
38 Capacity Utilization 9121
39 Capital Intensive 5318
40 Cash With Order (CWO) 5072
41 Cash-to-Cash Cycle Time 8201
42 Certified Supplier 6042
43 Channel Effectiveness 5731
44 Co-Destiny 5743
45 Co-managed Inventory 8330
46 Co-Packers 7869
47 Compulsory Competitive Tendering (CCT) 3256
48 Computer-Based Training 5073
49 Consular Invoice 13795
50 Container Depot 8003
51 Container Freight Station 7934
52 Continuous Replenishment 14082
53 Continuous Replenishment Program 9125
54 Contract Carrier 5152
55 Contract of Affreightment 7915
56 Control Charts 5517
57 Cost Flow 7171
58 Courier Service 9331
59 CPFR 5642
60 Cumulative Lead Time 8101
61 Customer Supplier Relationship 26368
62 Date Code 11427
63 Days of Supply 15477
64 Dead on Arrival 5487
65 Dedicated Contract Carriage 4941
66 Design for Manufacture & Assembly (DFMA) 4977
67 Detective Control 5729
68 Devanning 11058
69 Direct Store Delivery (DSD) 6255
70 Dispatching 14879
71 Distributed Inventory 5951
72 Distribution Channel Management 20543
73 Distribution Metrics 4298
74 Distribution Planning 17920
75 Distribution Resource Planning (DRP-II) 10140
76 Double Marginalization 42645
77 DRP (Distribution Requirements Planning) 18838
78 Dual 3222
79 Early Supplier Involvement (ESI) 16323
80 Echelon Inventory 21848
81 Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) 31988
82 Economic Production Quantity (EPQ) 37864
83 EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) 5076
84 Efficient Frontier 18023
85 Engineer-to-Order 20743
86 Equipment Cost or Setup Cost 11038
87 Erlang B Formula 6158
88 ETD 5504
89 Ex Works 5162
90 Exception Rate 7901
91 Exponential smoothing 6774
92 External Growth 7454
93 Failure Mode and Effect Analysis FMEA 6479
94 Field Services 5243
95 Field Warehouse 6170
96 FIFO (First in First Out) 2395
97 Fishbone Diagram 10652
98 Fixed Order Quantity (FOQ) 16633
99 Flow Through Distribution 8521
100 FOB (Free On Board) 5145
 
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