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The Economist Guide To Supply Chain Management by Jacoby, David

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Appendix 4

Glossary

All definitions in this glossary are deliberately reduced to the essence of their pertinence to end-to-end SCM. For more detailed definitions, the reader may wish to consult the APICS Dictionary, the CSCMP Glossary and sources cited in the notes.

Assemble to order

Production system in which material is prepared so it can be assembled quickly upon customer request.

Barcode symbology

Logical systems of data storage in barcodes (strips of vertical lines of varying widths designed to be read by optical scanners) that define the amount and type of data that can be stored and how they are transmitted between the barcode and the reader. The UPC code, which is used at most retail checkout counters, is the most popular barcode ...

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