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Structural component to which wheels, brakes and suspension are attached. Drive axles are those with powered wheels. Front axle is usually called the steer axle. Pusher axles are unpowered and go ahead of drive axles. Rear axles may be drive, tag or pusher types. Tag axles are unpowered and go    









 Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)





	
	
Related Terms: Axle - kingpin axle | pusher axle | setback axle | spread axle | tag axle | tri-axle | trucking |

Common Agricultural Policy - Originally created with three main components: a single market for agricultural products, with common prices; a common external tariff (CET) on agricultural imports; and common financial responsibility. Its core is the guaranteed price system and the intervention (where food surpluses occur) system, administered by the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Acronym: CAP Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Common Agricultural Policy - international | trade |

Component - A part of a system or mechanism.

Related Terms: Component - black box | parts | spare | spares | supplies | system |

Component Testing - Conducted to verify the implementation of the design for one software element (e.g., unit, module) or a collection of software elements. Acronym: CT Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Sharon J Kemmerer Department of Commerce, United States Government "CALS Testing Programs, Status and Strategy" October 1992

Related Terms: Component Testing - component | design | engineering | reliability | software | system |

Control - To regulate; a consistent process state that is within specified operating parameters; or a manual or automatic component device used to regulate a system function.

Related Terms: Control - component | control chart | control limit | controller | function | management | managing | organizing | planning | quality | quality control | system |

Driveline - All the components which together transmit power from the transmission to the drive axle(s). These consist of at least one driveshaft (propeller shaft) with a universal joint at each end. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Driveline - axle | drivetrain | engine | powertrain | truck | trucking |

Drivetrain - All the components, excluding engine, which transmit the engine's power to the rear wheels: clutch, transmission, driveline and drive axle(s). Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Drivetrain - powertrain | trucking |

Expert System - A software system with two basic components: a knowledge base and an inference engine. The system mimics an expert's reasoning process. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993

Related Terms: Expert System - computer | engine | software | system |

Information Infrastructure - A structured collection of information system components and organization processes that enable the flow of necessary information to effect enterprise integration. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Source: IDA (Institute for Defense Analysis)

Related Terms: Information Infrastructure - business | component | data | design | enterprise | information engineering | information management | information superhighway | management | system |

Integration - Can be described as consisting of three main components: physical integration, the connection of the hardware; data integration, the ready exchange of data between applications without loss of functionality; and lastly business integration, the integration of the functions needed to support decisions, monitor and control business. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Source: Department of Trade and Industry, United Kingdom "Open Systems in Manufacturing"

Related Terms: Integration - acquisition | data | design | distribution | engineering | inventory | logistics | management | manufacturing | operations management | production | system | systems management | warehousing |

Lead Time (1) - A span of time required to perform an activity. In a production and inventory control context, the activity is normally the procurement of materials or product from either an outside supplier or a company's own manufacturing facility. The individual components of any given lead time can include some or all Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993

Related Terms: Lead Time (1) - acquisition | contracting | inventory | logistics | manufacturing | procurement | production | purchasing | supply | support |

Levels of Maintenance - The distinctive depths of repair, maintenance, or inspection for which a system or component is designed; examples are no repair, two-level, three-level, five-level, depot, intermediate, or field.

Related Terms: Levels of Maintenance - level of repair | level of repair analysis | repair | repair levels |

Overhaul - To extensively inspect and repair a system or component.

Related Terms: Overhaul - component | depot | inspection | maintenance | repair | system |

Parts - The components of a system, or spares designated for a system.

Related Terms: Parts - replacement | spare | spares | system |

Powertrain - All the components, excluding engine, which transmit the engine's power to the rear wheels: clutch, transmission, driveline and drive axle(s). Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Powertrain - drivetrain | trucking |

Pusher Axle - Structural component to which wheels, brakes and suspension are attached. Drive axles are those with powered wheels. Front axle is usually called the steer axle. Pusher axles are unpowered and go ahead of drive axles. Rear axles may be drive, tag or pusher types. Tag axles are unpowered and go Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Pusher Axle - axle | trucking |

Repair Parts - Spares used to replace failed components during maintenance.

Related Terms: Repair Parts - components | failure | maintenance | malfunction | parts | spare | spares | supplies |

Spare - An extra or backup part or component of equivalent form and function.

Related Terms: Spare - parts | replacement | spares |

Spares - Extra or backup parts or components of equivalent form and function.

Related Terms: Spares - parts | replacement | spare |

Tag Axle - Structural component to which wheels, brakes and suspension are attached. Drive axles are those with powered wheels. Front axle is usually called the steer axle. Pusher axles are unpowered and go ahead of drive axles. Rear axles may be drive, tag or pusher types. Tag axles are unpowered and go Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Tag Axle - axle | truck | trucking |

UETP - University Enterprise Training Partnerships, a core component of the Community Programme for Education and Training in Technology. Acronym: UETP Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: UETP - international | trade |


Unless otherwise indicated, all entries in the LogisticsWorld Logistics Glossary are copyright 1997, Matthew D. Cox, logistics@logisticsworld.com.

 

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