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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 6251
2 3D Loading 4316
3 3PL (Third Party Logistics) 18937
4 5 Point Annual Average 6531
5 5 Whys 18639
6 5S Program 6090
7 ABC Analysis 23303
8 ABC Inventory Control 13192
9 Abnormal Demand 19308
10 Acceptance Quality Limit (AQL) 5406
11 Activity Analysis 7935
12 Activity- Based Planning (ABP) 7652
13 Actual Demand 7446
14 Aggregate Planning 9281
15 Air Cargo 7147
16 Air Waybill (AWB) 4354
17 Alternate Optimal Solution 29464
18 Arrival Rate Distribution 12550
19 Assemble To Order (ATO) 14716
20 Assembly Line 7422
21 Available to Promise (ATP) 19524
22 Average Speed of Answer 24037
23 AVL (Approved Vendor List) 17734
24 Batch Production 26271
25 Bill Discounting 8601
26 Bill of Materials (BOM) 6502
27 Blanket Purchase Order 5051
28 Blanket Release 6558
29 Bonded Warehouse 7794
30 Booking Number 8713
31 Bottleneck 6511
32 Buffer Stock 42650
33 Build to Stock 9348
34 Bullwhip Effect 5461
35 Business Logistics 17030
36 Business Performance Measurement (BPM) 9349
37 Capacity Management 24888
38 Capacity Utilization 9601
39 Capital Intensive 5545
40 Cash With Order (CWO) 5316
41 Cash-to-Cash Cycle Time 8599
42 Certified Supplier 6329
43 Channel Effectiveness 6092
44 Co-Destiny 6097
45 Co-managed Inventory 8743
46 Co-Packers 8389
47 Compulsory Competitive Tendering (CCT) 3593
48 Computer-Based Training 5281
49 Consular Invoice 14378
50 Container Depot 8241
51 Container Freight Station 8108
52 Continuous Replenishment 14842
53 Continuous Replenishment Program 9484
54 Contract Carrier 5384
55 Contract of Affreightment 8269
56 Control Charts 5735
57 Cost Flow 7486
58 Courier Service 10206
59 CPFR 5880
60 Cumulative Lead Time 8557
61 Customer Supplier Relationship 28501
62 Date Code 12227
63 Days of Supply 15930
64 Dead on Arrival 5913
65 Dedicated Contract Carriage 5140
66 Design for Manufacture & Assembly (DFMA) 5268
67 Detective Control 6042
68 Devanning 11399
69 Direct Store Delivery (DSD) 6849
70 Dispatching 15886
71 Distributed Inventory 6175
72 Distribution Channel Management 22379
73 Distribution Metrics 4756
74 Distribution Planning 18779
75 Distribution Resource Planning (DRP-II) 10677
76 Double Marginalization 43822
77 DRP (Distribution Requirements Planning) 19117
78 Dual 3408
79 Early Supplier Involvement (ESI) 16886
80 Echelon Inventory 22316
81 Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) 32687
82 Economic Production Quantity (EPQ) 38913
83 EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) 5271
84 Efficient Frontier 18780
85 Engineer-to-Order 22460
86 Equipment Cost or Setup Cost 11610
87 Erlang B Formula 6350
88 ETD 5737
89 Ex Works 5410
90 Exception Rate 8322
91 Exponential smoothing 7078
92 External Growth 7613
93 Failure Mode and Effect Analysis FMEA 6779
94 Field Services 5460
95 Field Warehouse 6578
96 FIFO (First in First Out) 3071
97 Fishbone Diagram 11073
98 Fixed Order Quantity (FOQ) 18087
99 Flow Through Distribution 8893
100 FOB (Free On Board) 5419
 
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