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A central high speed network that connects smaller, independent networks. the NSFnet is an example. 









 Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency





	
	
Related Terms: Backbone - communications | internet | network | telecommunications |

Cecchini Report - A 1988 survey of the EC economy which detailed and costed the obstacles that hindered the development of an 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: Cecchini Report - international | trade |

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 |

Displacement (1) - Sum of the volumes swept by an engine's pistons as they travel up and down in their cylinders. Based upon bore (diameter of cylinder) and stroke (distance traveled by piston). Expressed in liters or cubic inches. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Displacement (1) - piston displacement | trucking |

EDI For Administration, Commerce and Transport - United Nations rules for Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport. They comprise a set of internationally agreed upon standards, directories and guidelines for the electronic interchange of structured data related to trade in goods and services between independent computerized information systems. [ISO 9735]UN/EDIFACT Introduction to UN/EDIFACT with latest Acronym: EDIFACT Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: EDI For Administration, Commerce and Transport - commerce | data | electronic data interchange | electronic funds transfer | international | standard | transport | transportation |

Electronic Design Interchange Format - A neutral, platform independent format for the interchange of integrated circuit design data from design to manufacturing organizations. Acronym: EDIF Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994

Related Terms: Electronic Design Interchange Format - communications | computer | data | design | manufacturing | software |

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 |

EURO-AIM - European Organization for an Audiovisual Independent Market, part of the MEDIA programme, offering support and advice for independent producers. Acronym: EURO-AIM 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: EURO-AIM - international | trade |

INDE - The industry and energy domain on CRONOS. Acronym: INDE 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: INDE - international | trade |

Independent - Trucker who owns and operates his own truck(s). Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Independent - independent trucker | owner-operator |

Independent Trucker (1) - Trucker who owns and operates his own truck(s). Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Independent Trucker (1) - independent | owner-operator |

Piston Displacement - Sum of the volumes swept by an engine's pistons as they travel up and down in their cylinders. Based upon bore (diameter of cylinder) and stroke (distance traveled by piston). Expressed in liters or cubic inches. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Piston Displacement - displacement | trucking |

Real-Time (1) - The description for an operating system that responds to an external event within a short and predictable time frame. Unlike a batch or time-sharing operating system, a real-time operating system provides services or control to independent ongoing physical processes. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group Adapted from: "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference 1993

Related Terms: Real-Time (1) - design | engineering | information | information management | modeling | network | operation | system |

Relational Database Management System - A database management system in which the database is organized and accessed according to the relationships between data items. In a relational database, relationships between data items are expressed by means of tables. Interdependencies among these tables are expressed by data values rather than by pointers. This allows a high Acronym: RDBMS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference 1993

Related Terms: Relational Database Management System - data | data base | information management | relational database | system |

Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data - A standard under development which will be used to describe a product in a neutral format over its complete life-cycle in a hardware-independent way. Acronym: STEP Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Trade and Industry, United Kingdom. "CALS: Computer Aided Acquisition and Logistic Support: The Executive Guide"

Related Terms: Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data - continuous acquisition and life-cycle support | data | exchange | hardware | interchange | life cycle | standard |

Text-Graphics Integration - The necessary indexing and linkages between a computer readable text file and a separate computer readable graphics file, or graphics subsection of the same text file, such that both portions can be output or updated as a single, apparently continuous, unit. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Handbook 59-A" 1993

Related Terms: Text-Graphics Integration - computer | document | file | graphics standard | information | integration | text file |

Unix - A family of operating systems known for its relative hardware independence and portable applications interface. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group Adapted from: "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference 1993

Related Terms: Unix - computer | software | system |

Very Easy Rodent-Oriented Netwide Index to Computerized Archives - A search tool (like archie) that searches text that appears in Gopher menus. Acronym: VERONICA Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Very Easy Rodent-Oriented Netwide Index to Computerized Archives - archie | gopher | internet | world wide web |

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 |


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

 

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