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			Bill of Lading - 




A document issued by a carrier for the receipt of goods for shipment, and which describes the terms of shipment. 




 Acronym: BL, B/L









	
	
Related Terms: Bill of Lading - carrier | consign | consignment | shipment | straight bill of lading | through bill of lading |

Birkelbach Report - A 1962 document which reviewed the question of association with and membership of the EC, recommending that eligibility for membership should be restricted to democratic states which had a Western military and political alignment. 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: Birkelbach Report - international | trade |

CADDIA - See Cooperation in Automation of Data and Documentation for Imports/Exports and Agriculture. Acronym: CADDIA 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: CADDIA - international | trade | Cooperation in Automation of Data and Documentation for Imports/Exports and Agriculture |

Clause - An article, provision, or stipulation contained in an agreement, contract or other document.

Related Terms: Clause - contract | insurance |

Computer Resources Support - The facilities, hardware, system software, software development and support tools, documentation, and people needed to operate and support an embedded computer system. Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

Related Terms: Computer Resources Support - acquisition | integrated logistics support | logistics | military |

Cooperation in Automation of Data and Documentation for Imports/Exports and Agriculture - An electronic information structure for the collection, storage, transmission and exchange of information, using new developments in information technology and telecommunications. Acronym: CADDIA 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: Cooperation in Automation of Data and Documentation for Imports/Exports and Agriculture - international | trade |

Data Item Description - A DID identifies specific data requirements, which may include the format of a report used to display the data. Most current DID's were prepared with only the hard copy (paper, aperture card, etc.) document environment in mind. In a CALS environment, two aspects of data acquisition must be examined to Acronym: DID Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Handbook 59-B", 1993

Related Terms: Data Item Description - acquisition | contracting | data | procurement | software | specification |

Declaration File - A file accompanying any set of transferred files comprising a document; provides all information necessary to the successful disposition of the digital files at the destination, but has no purpose beyond that function. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Standard 1840-B" 3 November 1992

Related Terms: Declaration File - computer | data | file | software |

Descriptive Markup - Markup that describes the structure and other attributes of a document in a non-system-specific manner, independently of any processing that may be performed on it. In particular, it uses tags to express the element structure. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Standard 1840-B" 3 November 1992

Related Terms: Descriptive Markup - computer | markup | program | software | standard |

Document - A set of text and/or graphical data organized and formatted for direct human interpretation. A document can be delivered as printed pages or digitally in the form of composed page images. . Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994 Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993 Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994 "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993

Related Terms: Document - computer | data | information | markup | software |

Document Image File - A digital data file representation of a human interpretable document. Examples are raster image files and page description language files. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Handbook 59-B", 1993

Related Terms: Document Image File - computer | data | document | graphics standard | software |

Document Type - A class of documents having similar characteristics; for example journal, article, technical manual, or memo. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Standard 1840-B", 1992

Related Terms: Document Type - computer | data | document | document type declaration | software | technical data | technical manual |

Document Type Declaration - A markup declaration that contains the formal specification of a Document Type Definition (DTD). Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Standard 1840-B", 1992

Related Terms: Document Type Declaration - computer | data | document | document type | markup | software | specification | technical data | technical manual |

Document Type Definition - A DTD is the formal definition of the elements, structures, and rules for marking up a given type of SGML document. You can store a DTD at the beginning of the document or externally in a separate file. Acronym: DTD Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: ArborText Getting Started with SGML, 1992

Related Terms: Document Type Definition - computer | document type | document type declaration | software |

Drawing - An engineering document or digital data file (s) that discloses (directly or by reference), by means of graphic or textual presentations, or a combination of both, the physical and functional requirements of an item. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Standard 1840-B", 3 November 1992

Related Terms: Drawing - data | design | engineering | manufacturing |

Electronic Data Interchange (1) - The business-to-business interconnection of computers for the rapid exchange of a wide variety of documents, from bills of lading to build tickets at auto plants. Acronym: EDI Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Electronic Data Interchange (1) - electronic commerce | trucking |

Energy Sciences Network - This is a Department of Energy (DOE) system that provides the full text of select DOE documents. Many of these documents are related to computers and information policy. It also contains gateways to a variety of energy-related sources and downloadable public domain software. Acronym: ESnet Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Energy Sciences Network - energy | government | network | policy |

Export Declaration - A document required by the U.S. Treasury Department and completed by a shipper indicating the contents, value, and destination of an export shipment.

Related Terms: Export Declaration - export | export bill of lading | international | shipment | shipping |

Formatting Output Specification Instance - A FOSI is used for formatting SGML documents. It is a separate file that contains formatting information for each element in a document. Acronym: FOSI Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: ArborText Getting Started with SGML, 1992

Related Terms: Formatting Output Specification Instance - computer | markup | standard generalized markup language | software | specification |

Information Resources Dictionary System - IRDS is a standard, not a system. It specifies services performed by a data administrator in cataloguing, documenting, managing, and using data dictionaries. It is based on the entity- relationship model, and allows attributes on relationships. Acronym: IRDS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Education Working Group, US CALS/CE Industry Steering Group Adapted from "Electronic Blue Book" 1993

Related Terms: Information Resources Dictionary System - data base | data dictionary | data standards | database management system | information management | standard | system |

Joint Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistic Support - The JCALS program is the Department of Defense's lead system for implementation of CALS. The functionality of JCALS will provide automation of technical manuals and other maintenance documents. Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994. Acronym: JCALS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Joint Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistic Support - acquisition | continuous acquisition and life-cycle support | defense | department of defense | military | maintenance | manufacturing | support | technology |

Letter Of Agreement - A document executed between two or more parties outlining specific agreements relating to the accomplishment of an action. Acronym: LOA Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994

Related Terms: Letter Of Agreement - contract | contracting | enterprise | management | organization |

Logistics Support Analysis Record - That portion of LSA documentation consisting of detailed data pertaining to the identification of logistic support resource requirements of a system or equipment. n Smith, "An Introduction to CALS: The Strategy and the Standards", 1990. Acronym: LSAR Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Logistics Support Analysis Record - acquisition | continuous acquisition and life-cycle support | logistics | logistics support analysis | maintenance | modeling | support | system |

Markup - Tags that are added to the data of a document in order to convey information about it. it. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Standard 1840-B" 1992

Related Terms: Markup - descriptive markup | document | hypertext | hypertext markup | parser |

Military Handbook - A document published by the Military Defense Department as a guide for implementing various programs. Acronym: MIL-HDBK Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994

Related Terms: Military Handbook - acquisition | contracting | department of defense | logistics | military | military specification | standard | technical data | technical manual |

Office Document Architecture/Office Document Interchange Format - An explicit document architecture and interchange format standard which allows exchange of compound documents (i.e., documents composed of various content types, such as character, raster graphics, and geometric (Computer) graphics content. Acronym: ODA/ODIF Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994

Related Terms: Office Document Architecture/Office Document Interchange Format - computer | document | graphics standard | system |

Padoa-Schioppa Report - A 1987 document evaluating the effect of the entry into the EC of Portugal and Spain, and of the commitment to the internal market upon the EC's economic system. 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: Padoa-Schioppa Report - international | trade |

Parser - A parser is a specialized software program that recognizes SGML and markup in a document. A parser that reads a DTD and checks and reports on markup errors is a validating SGML parser. A parser can be built into an SGML editor to prevent incorrect tagging and to check whether Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: ArborText "Getting Started with SGML", 1992

Related Terms: Parser - computer | document type definition | markup | program | software | standard generalized markup language |

Processable Data Document - Technical data in digital source form that is either organized and formatted so that an automated data processing system can further structure or restructure the data in a variety of ways, or is compatible for direct processing by an automated design, engineering, or logistic support system. Processable data can be Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Handbook 59-A" 1993

Related Terms: Processable Data Document - data | data base | document | file | technical data | technical manual |

Request for Proposal - A document issued by the government to request bids for products or services. Acronym: RFP Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from Joan Smith, "An Introduction to CALS: The Strategy and the Standards", 1990

Related Terms: Request for Proposal - acquisition | compliance | contracting | government | procurement | product | purchasing | request for quote | services |

Single Administrative Document - A 1988 document replacing the several import/export forms and transit documents previously necessary for drivers of commercial vehicles to cross internal EC borders. Acronym: SAD 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: Single Administrative Document - international | trade |

Special Policy of Insurance - A document issued by an insurer that outlines the terms and conditions of the policy and which may be used by the insured as the proof of insurance.

Related Terms: Special Policy of Insurance - insurance | insurance policy | liability | policy | underwriter |

Standard Generalized Markup Language - A standard that defines a language for document representation which formalizes markup and frees it of system and processing dependencies. It provides a coherent and unambiguous syntax for describing whatever a user chooses to identify within a document. [ISO 8879, MIL-M-28001, TBITS 14, FIPS 152] "Military Standard 1840-B, 1992. Acronym: SGML Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Standard Generalized Markup Language - computer | document | file | internet | markup | parser | standard |

Tape Set - A group of one or more magnetic tapes which collectively represent the collection of related files comprising a specific delivery of a document or documents. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Standard 1840-B" 1992 Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Standard 1840-B" 1992 Executive Reference 1993

Related Terms: Tape Set - data | document | file | media |

Technical Data (1) - Recorded information, regardless of form or method of the recording of a scientific or technical nature (including software documentation). The term does not include computer software or data incidental to contract administration, such as financial and/or management information. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Handbook 59-A" 1993

Related Terms: Technical Data (1) - acquisition | data | engineering | maintenance | manufacturing | product data | production | software | technical data package | technical manual |

Terms of Agreement - Conditions, articles, clauses, or provisions agreed upon and documented by a contract. Acronym: TOA

Related Terms: Terms of Agreement - contract | terms of sale |

Text File - A file which uses the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) or similar system to represent the text of a document. Data within a text file are delineated as human readable words, sentences, and paragraphs rather than data elements. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Handbook 59-A" 1993

Related Terms: Text File - ascii | computer | data | document | file | information |

Treaty of Rome - The 1957 document establishing the European Economic Community, and the most important of the founding treaties. 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: Treaty of Rome - international | trade |

Web Page - A hyper-text document that is viewed with a web browser.

Related Terms: Web Page - hyper-text | web browser |

White Paper - A 1985 Commission document outlining the steps required to complete the internal market. 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: White Paper - international | trade |

Wide Area Information Server (1) - Software that is used to index large text files in servers. On the client side, it finds and retrieves documents in databases, based on user-defined keywords. WAIS indexes can be searched for everything from government documents and treaties to documents about obscure religious sects. Acronym: WAIS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Wide Area Information Server (1) - client | data base | file | local-area network | network | server | software | text file | wide-area network |

Workflow Management - A software application that controls the order and monitors the execution of a series of processes (worksteps) in which people act upon work items (documents, forms, folders and images). Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference 1993

Related Terms: Workflow Management - business | computer | design | engineering | industry | management | manufacturing | network | operations management | production | software | system | workflow |


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

 

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