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The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management, 5th Edition by Dr. Peter Baker, Phil Croucher, Alan Rushton

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Abbreviations

NB: This section is designed to clarify and demystify many of the more common abbreviations and acronyms used in the industry. Most, but not all, of these appear in the text. Readers may consult this section quite independently.

2D

two-dimensional (eg 2D bar codes)

3D

three-dimensional

3PL

third-party logistics

4D

four-directional

4PL

fourth-party logistics

ABC

activity-based costing

ABC curve

Pareto or ABC inventory analysis

ADR

Accord Dangereux Routier (European agreement regarding the road transport of dangerous goods)

AFRA

average freight rate assessment (system)

AGV

automated guided vehicle

AMR

Advanced Manifest Regulations

APR

adjustable pallet racking

APS

advanced planning and scheduling

artic

articulated ...

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