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			Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (1) - 




The application of information technology to the management of complete systems or subsystems within a manufacturing environment, characterized by the integration of many separate applications such as CAD, CAM, CAE, and robotics together with commercial applications such as stock control, spares ordering, and process planning. 




 Acronym: CIM





 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: Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (1) - computer | computer-aided design | integration | management | manufacturing | technology |

Cradle-to-Grave - Logistics planning, design, and support which takes in to account logistics support throughout the entire system life cycle.

Related Terms: Cradle-to-Grave - life cycle | logistics | lust-to-dust |

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 |

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 |

EUROTOPP - European Transport Planning Process, a DRIVE project. Acronym: EUROTOPP 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: EUROTOPP - international | trade |

EUROTRAC - An EUROTRAP. European Transport Planning System, a DRIVE project. Acronym: EUROTRAC 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: EUROTRAC - international | trade |

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 |

Life Cycle - The phases of a product or system: need determination, system planning, research, design, production or construction, system evaluation, use and support, and phase out, disposal, or reuse. Acronym: LC

Related Terms: Life Cycle - cradle-to-grave | life cycle analysis | life cycle approach | lust-to-dust |

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 |

Logistics - The science of planning, organizing and managing activities that provide goods or services.

Related Terms: Logistics - goods | logist | logistician | managing | organizing | planning | services |

Logistics (6) - Logistics is the science of planning and implementing the acquisition and use of the resources necessary to sustain the operation of a system. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: HUM - The Government Computer Magazine "Integrated Logistics" December 1993, Walter Cooke______~_}_Included with permission from: HUM - The Government Computer Magazine

Related Terms: Logistics (6) - acquisition | distribution | freight | logistics | support | system | transportation | warehousing |

Lust-to-Dust - Similar to "Cradle-to-Grave" but also includes the logistics considerations during the initial planning phase, prior to the acquisition process. Term used in the Canadian Forces. Reference: Capt A.T. Bard

Related Terms: Lust-to-Dust - cradle-to-grave | life cycle |

Maintenance Planning - The process of identifying and arranging, in an orderly manner, all required elements of the maintenance/repair support capability necessary to ensure Air Force systems, subsystems, and equipment are capable of performing their operational missions until phase-out or retirement. Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

Related Terms: Maintenance Planning - acquisition | integrated logistics support | logistics | military |

Material Requirements Planning (1) - Original manufacturing business software that focused only on planning the manufacturing materials and inventories and did not integrate planning for other resources, such as people and machine capacity. Acronym: MRP Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993

Related Terms: Material Requirements Planning (1) - inventory | management | manufacturing | planning | production | software | technology |

Planning - The act of formulating a course of action.

Related Terms: Planning - forecasting | management | managing | organization | organizing |

Supply Support - All management actions, procedures, and techniques necessary to acquire, catalog, receive, store, transfer, issue, and dispose of secondary items. This includes provisioning for initial support, as well as acquiring, distributing, and replenishing inventory spares and parts, and planning for direct and competitive spares procurement. Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

Related Terms: Supply Support - acquisition | integrated logistics support | logistics | military |

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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