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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 7658
2 3D Loading 4890
3 3PL (Third Party Logistics) 19737
4 5 Point Annual Average 7422
5 5 Whys 20151
6 5S Program 6646
7 ABC Analysis 28319
8 ABC Inventory Control 14894
9 Abnormal Demand 21703
10 Acceptance Quality Limit (AQL) 5949
11 Activity Analysis 9477
12 Activity- Based Planning (ABP) 9966
13 Actual Demand 8750
14 Aggregate Planning 10046
15 Air Cargo 8008
16 Air Waybill (AWB) 4776
17 Alternate Optimal Solution 32153
18 Arrival Rate Distribution 13653
19 Assemble To Order (ATO) 16560
20 Assembly Line 14624
21 Available to Promise (ATP) 20594
22 Average Speed of Answer 24753
23 AVL (Approved Vendor List) 19692
24 Batch Production 32155
25 Bill Discounting 11343
26 Bill of Materials (BOM) 8371
27 Blanket Purchase Order 5517
28 Blanket Release 7702
29 Bonded Warehouse 8297
30 Booking Number 10697
31 Bottleneck 7355
32 Buffer Stock 49893
33 Build to Stock 10881
34 Bullwhip Effect 7151
35 Business Logistics 20885
36 Business Performance Measurement (BPM) 10673
37 Capacity Management 31059
38 Capacity Utilization 11248
39 Capital Intensive 6222
40 Cash With Order (CWO) 6144
41 Cash-to-Cash Cycle Time 9803
42 Certified Supplier 7315
43 Channel Effectiveness 7091
44 Co-Destiny 7237
45 Co-managed Inventory 10007
46 Co-Packers 9862
47 Compulsory Competitive Tendering (CCT) 4651
48 Computer-Based Training 6165
49 Consular Invoice 16667
50 Container Depot 8848
51 Container Freight Station 8660
52 Continuous Replenishment 16880
53 Continuous Replenishment Program 10211
54 Contract Carrier 5934
55 Contract of Affreightment 9559
56 Control Charts 6389
57 Cost Flow 8463
58 Courier Service 12355
59 CPFR 6416
60 Cumulative Lead Time 9896
61 Customer Supplier Relationship 35910
62 Date Code 14578
63 Days of Supply 17257
64 Dead on Arrival 6928
65 Dedicated Contract Carriage 5748
66 Design for Manufacture & Assembly (DFMA) 6141
67 Detective Control 6960
68 Devanning 12242
69 Direct Store Delivery (DSD) 8382
70 Dispatching 19213
71 Distributed Inventory 6820
72 Distribution Channel Management 28395
73 Distribution Metrics 6350
74 Distribution Planning 21518
75 Distribution Resource Planning (DRP-II) 12446
76 Double Marginalization 48025
77 DRP (Distribution Requirements Planning) 19858
78 Dual 3886
79 Early Supplier Involvement (ESI) 18404
80 Echelon Inventory 23890
81 Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) 34807
82 Economic Production Quantity (EPQ) 42435
83 EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) 5896
84 Efficient Frontier 21491
85 Engineer-to-Order 27574
86 Equipment Cost or Setup Cost 13393
87 Erlang B Formula 7208
88 ETD 6465
89 Ex Works 6205
90 Exception Rate 10393
91 Exponential smoothing 8053
92 External Growth 8164
93 Failure Mode and Effect Analysis FMEA 7584
94 Field Services 6198
95 Field Warehouse 7864
96 FIFO (First in First Out) 5527
97 Fishbone Diagram 12432
98 Fixed Order Quantity (FOQ) 22250
99 Flow Through Distribution 10157
100 FOB (Free On Board) 6182
 
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