ABC classification — Stratification strategy for dividing inventory into categories of importance. It is used in planning and other materials function decisions.
APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) — Professional society for materials and operations professionals worldwide.
Assemble to order (ATO) — Inventory strategy where inventory is kept one level down from the final customer ready and assembled as customer order is received.
Available to promise (ATP) — Calculation in which the dates are determined for available planned inventory in the master production schedule.
Backflush — Transaction automatically triggered by another transaction. Usually found in inventory balance transactions. Also sometimes ...