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Acquisition Logistics is everything involved in acquiring logistics support equipment and personnel for a new weapons system. The formal definition is "the process of systematically identifying, defining, designing, developing, producing, acquiring, delivering, installing, and upgrading logistics support capability requirements through the acquisition process for Air Force systems, subsystems, and equipment. 









 Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics





	
	
Related Terms: Acquisition Logistics - acquisition | integrated logistics support | logistics | military |

AIM - Advanced Informatics in Medicine, a 1988 research programme on the development and application of information technology and telecommunications to medicine and health care for both medical practitioners and manufacturers of medical products and equipment. Acronym: 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: AIM - international | trade |

ALAMOS - Automatic Lider for Air Monitoring Operating Systems, an Albert-Ball Report. Prepared for the European Parliament (EP) in 1983, it criticized the investment and consumption policies of the Member States, identified national obstacles to the development of EC-wide trade, and commented adversely on the fragmentation and duplication of national research and Acronym: ALAMOS 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: ALAMOS - international | trade |

Automatic Equipment Identifier - A transponder built into a container which transmits information about the container such as weight and container number for automatic update to a shipping database. Acronym: AEI

Related Terms: Automatic Equipment Identifier - container | freight | shipping | terminal | transponder |

Automatic Traction Control - Usually an optional feature based on ABS, it prevents spinning of the drive wheels under power on slippery surfaces by braking individual wheels and/or reducing engine throttle. Also called ASR, an acronym sometimes loosely translated from the German as anti-spin regulation. Acronym: ATC Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Automatic Traction Control - truck | trucking | vehicle |

Automatic Vehicle Identification - System combining an on-board transponder with roadside receivers to automate identification of vehicles. Uses include electronic toll collection and stolen vehicle detection. Acronym: AVI Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Automatic Vehicle Identification - intelligent transportation systems | intelligent vehicle highway systems | trucking |

Business Process Re-engineering - The fundamental analysis and radical redesign of everything: business processes and management systems, job definitions, organizational structures and beliefs and behaviors to achieve dramatic performance improvements to meet contemporary requirements. Information technology (IT) is a key enabler in this process. Acronym: BPR Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Business Process Re-engineering - business | management | manufacturing | operations management | quality |

COMEDI - Commerce Electronic Data Interchange, a 1993 initiative on developing a trans-European statistical information and telematics infrastructure and network. Acronym: COMEDI 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: COMEDI - international | trade |

Concurrent Engineering - A systematic approach to creating a product design that considers all elements of the product life cycle from conception of the design to disposal of the product, and in so doing defines the product, its manufacturing processes, and all other required life cycle processes such as logistic support. Acronym: CE Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from Joan Smith Adapted from "An Introduction to CALS: The Strategy and the Standards", 1990

Related Terms: Concurrent Engineering - acquisition | design | engineering | life cycle | manufacturing | product | process |

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 |

Database Management System (1) - Software designed to manipulate the information in a database. It can create, sort, display selected information, search for specific information, and perform many other tasks of a database. This kind of software allows speed of access and the ability to automatically produce reports. Acronym: DBMS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Database Management System (1) - data | data base | data base management system | database | data model | management |

Daytime Running Lights - System that automatically turns on a vehicle's low beam headlights when the parking brake is released and the ignition is on. Acronym: DRL Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Daytime Running Lights - truck | trucking |

EVA - Evaluation Process for Road Transport Informatics, a DRIVE project. Acronym: EVA 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: EVA - international | trade |

FIORE - Funding and Investment Objectives for Road Transport Informatics in Europe, a DRIVE project. Acronym: FIORE 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: FIORE - international | trade |

Firewall - A computer system that sits between the Internet and a company's LAN. It is a means of automatically limiting what a company's computer system will pass along to outside computer systems. It acts as an active gateway to keep non-company entities from accessing company confidential data. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Firewall - computer | hardware | local area network | network | security | software |

Intelligent Character Recognition - A technology that employs either software only or software and hardware to automatically recognize and translate raster images into structured data. Acronym: ICR Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993

Related Terms: Intelligent Character Recognition - computer | data | hardware | raster graphics | software |

JUKE-BOX - A 1993 initiative on the application of telematics technology to public access to audio archives. Acronym: JUKE-BOX 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: JUKE-BOX - international | trade |

Mailing List - A BBS (see the definition of BBS) like server that acts like a giant message router. All messages sent to the mailing list are automatically sent to all members of the mailing list. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Mailing List - bulletin board system | communications | information | internet | world wide web |

MATIC - Multi-Strategy Authoring Toolkit for Intelligent Courseware, a MATTHAEUS. A 1991 exchange programme for customs officials working on the operation of the internal market. Acronym: MATIC 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: MATIC - international | trade |

POLIS - A DRIVE project on a cooperative network of European cities based on advanced transport telematics. Acronym: POLIS 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: POLIS - international | trade |

Synchronized Transmission - Transmission with built-in mechanisms to automatically "equalize" the speed of its gears to allow smooth shifting without the need to double-clutch. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Synchronized Transmission - truck | trucking |

Vector Graphics - The presentation of images stored as line segments or other mathematical representations. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994

Related Terms: Vector Graphics - computer | computer graphics metafile | graphics standard | software |


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

 

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