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			CALS Test Network - 




The CALS Test Network (CTN) is a confederation of hundreds of industry and government organizations that have agreed to evaluate and demonstrate the interchange and functional use of digital technical information using CALS standards. This is accomplished through a collaborative multi-service effort. 




 Acronym: CTN





 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








Computer Disk ROM Drives - A CD (computer disk or compact disk) for a computer is a disk similar in function to a diskette such as a 3 1/4 diskette, but which uses compact disk technology to store large amounts (600 mbs) of read-only data. A CD ROM drive is the computer hardware that allows Acronym: CD  Computer Disk ROM Drives Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Computer Disk ROM Drives - computer | hardware | read-only memory |

Constraint - Anything that prevents a system from performing it's intended function.

Related Terms: Constraint - system | theory of constraints |

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 |

Data Dictionary - A repository of information about data, such as its meaning, relationships to other data, origin, usage and format. The dictionary assists company management, database administrators, systems analysts and application programmers in effectively planning, controlling and evaluating the collection, storage and use of data. A data dictionary manages data categories such Acronym: DD Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference 1993}

Related Terms: Data Dictionary - data | data base | information management | management | software | system |

Data Modeling - A structured method for representing and describing the data used in a business function automated system. Data modeling is used in combination with two other structured methods, data flow analysis and functional decomposition, to define the high-level structure of business and information systems. Its primary function is to define the Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference 1993

Related Terms: Data Modeling - data | data model | design | information management | modeling | software |

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 |

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 |

Enterprise Resource Planning - ERP represents the next generation of manufacturing resource planning (MRP II) software. ERP's usefulness and power lies beyond the present function boundaries of MRP II. Beyond the standard functionality that is offered, other features are included, e.g., quality process operations management, and regulatory reporting. In addition the base technology used Acronym: ERP Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993

Related Terms: Enterprise Resource Planning - capacity requirements planning | enterprise | management | manufacturing | material requirements planning | planning | resource |

Facility - Land, buildings, or an industrial complex designed and equipped to perform a specific function.

Related Terms: Facility - equipment | function | industry | land |

Fully Mission Capable - A system in which all supporting subsystems are fully functional. Acronym: FMC

Related Terms: Fully Mission Capable - mission | not mission capable | partially mission capable |

Function - The specific purpose, activity, or role of something; or the act or state of performing a specific role or activity.

Related Terms: Function - maintenance | malfunction | operating parameters | repair |

IDEF0 - A functional modeling method for complex manufacturing environment which when graphically represented show the structural relationships between the manufacturing processes. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Source: Department of Trade and Industry, United Kingdom "Open Systems in Manufacturing"

Related Terms: IDEF0 - IDEF1 | manufacturing | model | modeling | process |

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Organization of engineers, scientists and students involved in electrical, electronics, and related fields; also functions as a publishing house and standards-making body. Acronym: IEEE Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993

Related Terms: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - design | engineering | organization | specification | standard |

Integrated Logistics Support (1) - ILS is a management function that provides planning, funding, and functioning controls which help to assure that the system meets performance requirements, is developed at a reasonable price, and can be supported throughout its life cycle. The major goal of ILS is to ensure that all elements of support are Acronym: ILS Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

Related Terms: Integrated Logistics Support (1) - acquisition | integrated logistics support | logistics | military |

Integrated Services Digital Network - The technical standards and design philosophy according to which digital networks will be designed. ISDN provides high-speed, high-bandwidth channels to every subscriber on the network, achieving end-to-end digital functions with standard equipment interface devices. The networks will enable a variety of mixed digital transmission services to be accommodated at a Acronym: ISDN Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993

Related Terms: Integrated Services Digital Network - communications | integration | internet | network | standard | telecommunications |

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 |

Intelligent Transportation Systems - Blanket term for a wide array of technologies, including electronic sensors, computer hardware and software and radio communications. The purpose of IVHS is to increase efficiency of use of existing highways, reducing travel time, fuel consumption, air pollution and accidents. There are five functional areas: Advanced Public Transportation Systems (APTS). Acronym: ITS Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Intelligent Transportation Systems - automatic vehicle identification | automated vehicle location | intelligent vehicle highway systems | trucking | weight-in-motion |

Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems - Blanket term for a wide array of technologies, including electronic sensors, computer hardware and software and radio communications. The purpose of IVHS is to increase efficiency of use of existing highways, reducing travel time, fuel consumption, air pollution and accidents. There are five functional areas: Advanced Public Transportation Systems (APTS). Acronym: IVHS Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems - automatic vehicle identification | automated vehicle location | intelligent transportation systems | trucking | weight-in-motion |

International Standards Organization - ISO is the international standards organizations that is similar in function to ANSI. They do not create standards but as with ANSI the provided a means of verifying that a proposed standard has met certain requirements for due process, consensus, and other criteria by those developing the standard. After this Acronym: ISO Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: International Standards Organization - american national standards institute | engineering | government | international | international standards organization | manufacturing | organization | protocol | quality | standard | technology |

International Standards Organization/Open System Interconnection - A standard, modular approach to network design that divides the required set of complex functions into manageable, self- contained, functional layers. Acronym: ISO/OSI Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993

Related Terms: International Standards Organization/Open System Interconnection - design | international standards organization | network | open system | 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 |

Layer - In the Open System Interconnection reference model, refers to a collection of related network-processing functions that constitute one level of a hierarchy of functions. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993_I_____L_

Related Terms: Layer - hardware | internet | network | open system | software |

Logist - To perform logistics functions or processes. The act of planning, organizing and managing activities that provide goods or services. (The verb "to logist." Eg. She logisted the last operation. I will logist the next operation. I am logisting the current operation. We logist the operations. The operations are well logisted.)

Related Terms: Logist - goods | logistics | logistician | managing | organizing | planning | services |

Malfunction - A failure or state of operation outside of specified parameters.

Related Terms: Malfunction - defect | failure | function | maintenance | operating parameters | repair |

Medium - A system or environment in which something functions or operates; a channel or pathway; or a means or method of operation.

Related Terms: Medium - channel | environment | function | operation | system | transportation |

Node (1) - A Node is a termination point for two or more communication links. The Node serves as the control location for forwarding data among the elements of a network or multiple networks, as well as perform other networking, and in some cases, local processing functions. In systems network architecture, a node Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993

Related Terms: Node (1) - communications | computer | data | hardware | internet | network | software |

Not Mission Capable - A system in which several supporting subsystems are not functioning properly, or a few key systems are not functioning at acceptable levels. Also, a system in which a single critical system is not functioning. Acronym: NMC

Related Terms: Not Mission Capable - fully mission capable | mission | partially mission capable |

Open Data-link Interface - A standard interface, developed by Novell and Apple, that performs the same functions as NDIS. Acronym: ODI Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Open Data-link Interface - computer | data | hardware | interface | network | network driver interface specification | software | standard |

Open Systems Interconnection - A standard approach to network design developed by the International Standards Organization that introduces modularity by dividing the complex set of functions into more manageable, self- contained, functional slices. Acronym: OSI Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with the permission of: Gartner Group, Inc Information Technology Glossary Executive Reference, 1993

Related Terms: Open Systems Interconnection - design | hardware | international standards organization | network | open system | protocol | software | standard |

Operation - An activity or event; the manner in which something works; a procedure or process; a military mission or campaign; or a state of functioning or performing.

Related Terms: Operation - function | military | mission | operations | operations management | performance | process |

Partially Mission Capable - A system in which critical supporting subsystems are functional.

Related Terms: Partially Mission Capable - fully mission capable | mission | not mission capable |

Product Data - All engineering data, in processable form, necessary to define the geometry, the function, and the behavior of an item over its entire life span, including logistic elements for quality, reliability, maintainability, topology, relationship, tolerances, attributes, and features necessary to define the item completely for the purpose of design, analysis, manufacture, 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: Product Data - data | engineering | engineering data | life cycle | logistics | product | quality |

Product Model - A data model that contains the functions and physical characteristics of each unit of a product throughout its complete life cycle (from requirements specification to disposal). Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Source: Department of Trade and Industry, United Kingdom "Open Systems in Manufacturing"

Related Terms: Product Model - acquisition | data | design | engineering | life cycle | model | product | support |

Reliability (1) - The duration or probability of failure-free performance under stated conditions; or the probability that an item can perform its intended function for a specified interval under stated conditions. 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: Reliability (1) - acquisition | component | design | engineering | logistics | maintainability | maintenance | manufacturing | performance | product | specification | support |

Replacement - A spare or item of equivalent or identical function and form, or the act of installing a spare.

Related Terms: Replacement - maintenance | parts | repair | spare | spares | surveyor |

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 |

System - An arrangement of parts and/or processes that serve a unified function or purpose.

Related Terms: System - components | environment | function | input | output | parts | spares | systems approach | systems management | theory of constraints |

Total Quality Management (1) - Interfunctional approach to quality management, developed by Joseph Juran, involving marketing, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, etc. Defects should be defined through examining customer expectations. The focus is on prevention, detection, and elimination of sources of defects. The Juran total quality management trilogy is quality control, quality planning, and quality projects. Acronym: TQM Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Total Quality Management (1) - customer | education | engineering | management | manufacturing | operations management | policy | quality |


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

 

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