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A banking or brokerage arrangement for services on a continuing basis. 













	
	
Related Terms: Account - brokerage | services |

Air Ride Suspension - Suspension which supports the load on air-filled rubber bags rather than steel springs. Compressed air is supplied by the same engine-driven air compressor and reservoir tanks which provide air to the air brake system. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Air Ride Suspension - trailer | truck | trucking |

ARCADE - Ampere Remote Control Access Data Entry, a BRITE-EURAM on the development of a data communications service in industrial and materials technology. Acronym: ARCADE 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: ARCADE - international | trade |

Archie - A system for locating files that are stored on FTP file servers. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Archie - computer | file transfer protocol | internet | server | world wide web |

ASOR - An agrement governing the rules and practice of the international transport by road of passengers on charter and other non-scheduled bus services. Acronym: ASOR 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: ASOR - international | trade |

Brokerage - A business that provides broker services; or the fee paid to a broker.

Related Terms: Brokerage - agent | broker | carrier | consign |

Bulletin Board Service - A bulletin board is similar to a network and thus Internet. Requirements for a bulletin board are a computer, modem, and preferably bulletin board software. A bulletin board can contain directories of files (for user downloading) and e-mail facilities (where users can exchange/or post messages). Based on their access privileges, Acronym: BBS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Bulletin Board Service - computer | internet | network | software |

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

CIRD - Interservice Committee for Research and Development, established in 1975 as a coordinating forum for EC administrators in the field of science and technology research. Acronym: CIRD 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: CIRD - international | trade |

Commerce - The buying, selling, or trading of goods and services.

Related Terms: Commerce - goods | services |

Common Agricultural Policy - Originally created with three main components: a single market for agricultural products, with common prices; a common external tariff (CET) on agricultural imports; and common financial responsibility. Its core is the guaranteed price system and the intervention (where food surpluses occur) system, administered by the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Acronym: CAP 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: Common Agricultural Policy - international | trade |

Common Carrier (1) - Freight transportation company which serves the general public. May be regular route service (over designated highways on a regular basis) or irregular route (between various points on an unscheduled basis). Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Common Carrier (1) - carrier | freight | trucking |

Common Fisheries Policy - Established in 1983 for a twenty-year period, and focusing on access to and the preservation of fish stocks. While all EC waters were to be open to all EC fishermen (except for a limited coastal range), fishing was governed by the Total Allowable Catch (TAC), a quota system for each 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: Common Fisheries Policy - international | trade |

Compensated Intracorporate Hauling - Freight transportation service provided by one company for a sister company. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Compensated Intracorporate Hauling - carrier | freight | trucking |

Conservation - The process through which systems, equipment and resources are maintained, improved, or replaced: conservation encompasses storage, maintenance, salvage, protection, reclamation, and preparation or modification for reuse.

Related Terms: Conservation - maintenance | repair | preventive maintenance |

Conservation (1) - The protection of natural resources

Related Terms: Conservation (1) - environment | environmental |

Contractor Integrated Technical Information Service - A technical information service based on the integration of databases (contractor , subcontractor, and government ) contractually established and managed by the defense contractor to receive, maintain, and provide access to technical and support information on a defense system. [MIL-STD-974]ith permission from Joan Smith. Adapted from "An Introduction to CALS: Acronym: CITIS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Contractor Integrated Technical Information Service - acquisition | contracting | data | data base | defense | information management | integration | military |

Distributed Systems - Refers to computer systems in multiple locations throughout an organization working in a cooperative fashion, with the system at each location serving the needs of that location but also able to receive information from other systems, and supply information to other systems within the network. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993

Related Terms: Distributed Systems - data | data base | distributed database | network | software | system |

Drayage - A service offered by a motor carrier for the cartage of rail or ocean containers from a dock to an intermediate or final destination, or the charge for such cartage.

Related Terms: Drayage - carrier | cartage | container | dock | motor carrier | ocean | port | rail | service |

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 Mail (1) - Any communications service that permits the electronic transmission and storage of messages and attached/enclosed files. Acronym: E-Mail Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993

Related Terms: Electronic Mail (1) - communications | computer | internet | software | telecommunications | world wide web |

Engineering Data - Any technical data (whether prepared by the Government, contractor, or vendor) relating to the specification, design, analysis, manufacture, acquisition, test, inspection or maintenance of items or services. Engineering data is comprised of all information that contains authoritative engineering definition or guidance on material, constituent items, equipment or systems practices, engineering Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Handbook 59-B", 1993

Related Terms: Engineering Data - contractor | data | design | engineering | manufacturing | production | support | technical data | vendor |

EUROCARE - European Conservation and Restoration, an EUROCIM. An Eurocodes. Standardized specifications for the construction industry. Acronym: EUROCARE 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: EUROCARE - international | trade |

Eurotech Alert - European Information Service for the Results of National Research, collating and analysing publicsector research in industry and technology. 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: Eurotech Alert - international | trade |

Finished Products - Goods or services that result from a production process.

Related Terms: Finished Products - goods | production | services |

Flexible Computer Integrated Manufacturing - FCIM is the integration of equipment, software, communication, human resources, and business practices within an enterprise to rapidly manufacture, repair, and deliver items on demand with continuous improvements in the processes. The FCIM initiative is a Joint Service and Agency effort to establish and implement the procedures and processes needed Acronym: FCIM Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: National Security Industrial Association "CALS Expo '93, Proceedings and Reference"_

Related Terms: Flexible Computer Integrated Manufacturing - business | computer | computer-aided manufacturing | computer-integrated manufacturing | integration | management | policy | quality | software |

Hours-of-Service - U.S. Department of Transportation safety regulations which govern the hours of service of commercial vehicle drivers engaged in interstate trucking operations. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Hours-of-Service - transportation | trucking |

IES-DC - Information Exchange system - Data Collections, a directory and reference service on information technology. Acronym: IES-DC 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: IES-DC - international | trade |

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 |

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 |

INTERMAPS - Interactive Multimedia Access Publishing Services, a Internal Market. A common market decided upon in 1985 and implemented by the end of 1992. Acronym: INTERMAPS 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: INTERMAPS - international | trade |

InterNIC - The official source of information about the Internet. Its goal is to: 1) provide Internet information services, 2) supervise the registration of Internet addresses, and 3) develop and provide databases that serve as white and yellow pages to the Internet. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: InterNIC - database | internet | internet address | network | uniform resource locator |

INTERPRISE - An initiative for encouraging transnational partnerships between industries and services. Acronym: INTERPRISE 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: INTERPRISE - international | trade |

Invoice - An itemized list of the value and quantity of goods shipped or services rendered.

Related Terms: Invoice - bill of lading | goods | inventory | services | shipment |

ISDN - Integrated Services Digital Network, a 1989 initiative to improve the international competitiveness of the telecommunications industries through the establishment of compatible and harmonized services. Acronym: ISDN 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: ISDN - international | trade |

LEADER - A 1990 initiative on the preservation of rural socioeconomic structures through the use of information technology to stimulate tourism. Acronym: LEADER 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: LEADER - international | trade |

Logbook - Book carried by truck drivers in which they record their hours of service and duty status for each 24-hour period. Required in interstate commercial trucking by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Logbook - truck | trucking |

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 |

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 |

Mosaic - Windows-like product for exploring the Internet that is available free in Cyberspace, CompuServe, America On-line, and many bulletin boards. Mosaic was developed by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at University of Illinois and was funded with tax dollars. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Mosaic - document | file | hypertext | internet | software | world wide web |

National Information Infrastructure - A concept conceived by the Clinton Administration and an alliance of computer, software, cable, and phone companies. The proposed concept would be the electronic network of tomorrow and would use phone line, cable systems, and high-speed data-networks to link everyone, including government agencies, universities, company presidents, and private citizens. The Acronym: NII Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: National Information Infrastructure - computer | education | hardware | marketing | network | software | telecommunications |

Network News Transport Protocol - An extension of the TCP/IP protocol that describes how newsgroup messages are transported between compatible servers. Acronym: NNTP Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Network News Transport Protocol - communications | computer | electronic mail | internet | newsgroup | protocol | transmission control protocol/internet protocol | world wide web |

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 |

Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation - The requirements, resources, processes, procedures, design considerations, and methods necessary to ensure that all systems, equipment, and support items are preserved, packaged, handled, and transported properly. Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

Related Terms: Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation - acquisition | integrated logistics support | logistics | military |

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 |

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 |

Request For Quote - Request For Quote is a request issued by a contracting agency to industry for quotes (proposal) in support of goods or services. Acronym: RFQ Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994

Related Terms: Request For Quote - acquisition | compliance | contracting | government | procurement | product | purchasing | request for proposal | services |

SERV - Service Activities and Technological change, a FAST project. Acronym: SERV 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: SERV - international | trade |

Single-Source Leasing - Service in which companies can lease drivers and trucks from the same source, rather than having to procure them from different companies. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Single-Source Leasing - lease | leasing | trucking |

Special Telecommunication Action for Regional Development - A 1986 initiative to aid the economic and industrial development of poorer regions by enabling to participate in telecommunications technologies and services. Acronym: STAR 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: Special Telecommunication Action for Regional Development - international | trade |

Supply - The act of furnishing or providing raw materials, goods or services.

Related Terms: Supply - raw materials | goods | services |

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 |

Technical Data - Includes flight manuals, operator manuals, maintenance instructions (organizational, intermediate, and depot levels), illustrated parts breakdowns, time compliance technical orders (TCTOs), and commercial manuals required to operate, maintain, service, repair, overhaul, and modify the systems, subsystems, or equipment acquired by the Air Force. Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

Related Terms: Technical Data - acquisition | integrated logistics support | logistics | military |

Training and Training Support - The processes, procedures, techniques, and equipment used to train active duty, reserve, and civilian personnel to operate and maintain a weapon system throughout its life cycle. Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

Related Terms: Training and Training Support - acquisition | integrated logistics support | logistics | military |

Value-Added Network - A system where a network leases communication lines from a communications common carrier, enhances them by adding improvements such as error detection and/or faster response time, and then allows others to use this service on those lines for a fee. Acronym: VAN Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Source: RT Crowley "EDI Charting a Course to the Future" 1993

Related Terms: Value-Added Network - communications | information management | internet | network | quality | telecommunications | world wide web |

Volume - The rate of movement or flow of goods, services, money, or people.

Related Terms: Volume - movement | services |

Web Site - A collection of web pages; or the location and hardware of a world wide web server.

Related Terms: Web Site - internet | server | web page | world wide web |

WHOIS - A TCP/IP utility that lets you query compatible servers for detailed information about other Internet users. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: WHOIS - data base | internet | internic | transmission control protocol/internet protocol | 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 |

World Wide Web (1) - A network of servers that uses hypertext links to find and access files. Many Web sites also support video and sound. Acronym: WWW Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: World Wide Web (1) - commerce | communications | computer | hardware | hypertext | information | internet | marketing | markup | network | protocol | server | software | trade |


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

 

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