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A software application that uses a relational database to collate laboratory information such as tests, results, samples, instruments, and people, and provides tools to allow that information to be entered, tracked, documented, and reported.
(1) The direct cost associated with labor. (2) The physical work performed.
The overhead cost associated with labor. Typically stated as a percent of the direct labor amount or as a cost per direct labor hour.
The dollar amount of added value due to labor performed during manufacturing.
The difference between the reported work center labor rate and the payroll labor rate for that employee.
The difference between actual hours reported and time expected to complete a quantity received.
The number of kanbans in a loop that are typically in production at any one time. This value is used in inventory validation calculations to adjust the inventory quantity on hand before it is compared with the kanban inventory level.
Another term for Shipping Lane.
A type of algorithm that finds suitable shipping lanes, including empty lanes, lanes with the best load, and lanes for a given carrier.
A collection of shipping lanes.
The quantity, date, and time of the last delivery received by the customer.
A method of inventory valuation that assumes inventory received last is used first. An accounting method only, and not necessarily related to actual physical movements of items or materials.
The time in calendar days required to perform an activity. Can include time needed for purchasing, order preparation, queuing, transportation, receiving, and inspection.
Time added to a component’s release date to determine its planned issue date. Planned issue dates among components can differ to allow for phased assembly of the end item.
The lowest-level elements in a hierarchical navigation tree. Leaf nodes cannot be expanded or collapsed.
A philosophy of production that emphasizes minimizing the resources used, including time, in manufacturing activities. It involves identifying and eliminating non-value-added activities in design, production, and supply chain management, and results in highly flexible, automated processes. Kanbans and flow schedules are examples of lean manufacturing techniques.
A set of courses, including a certification, covering a substantive subject area for a role.
The relative position of a part or assembly in a product structure. Each part is assigned a level code.
The level of service provided and its limits. Determines what an item is covered for and for how long.
The amount of service provided for various situations. Typically defined as a percentage of labor, item, or expense service costs.
A production schedule that indicates the quantity of each item a process must produce during each shift to meet the calculated takt time.
Number of years used as a basis for depreciation calculations for fixed assets.
A networking protocol for querying and modifying directory services running over TCP/IP. LDAP is a lightweight (smaller amount of code) version of Directory Access Protocol (DAP), which is part of X.500, a standard for directory services in a network.
A ceiling on the amount of service that can be provided under the terms and conditions of a contract. Can be set up based on total consumption, invoice sort, or work code/service category combination. Can be defined in contract types, but is only used when coverage is based on a specific contract. When a limit is exceeded, no more activity recorded in Call Activity Recording is covered. The system suggests an over-limit charge code.
In a kanban system, a card introduced into a loop for a short time to temporarily build inventory.
A record defining how an item’s production demands are distributed between production lines at a supply site.
In flow scheduling, the relationship between planned production and actual production, viewed over time.
Additional fees imposed on a line item. It includes any type of charge at the line-item level, such as painting, polishing, setup, handling fees, or special order fees such as hazardous material handling charges.
Location within customer’s site for material to be delivered.
An item on a sales or purchase order.
A projected consumption of available production line capacity by production due demands in an operations plan. Defined as Line Production Due Qty ÷ Weekly Line Capacity, where Line Capacity is Available Shift Hours * Line Production Rate.
An association between an analysis code and either a GL element or another analysis code. Link-tos create multitiered hierarchies for reporting in the GL Report Writer.
An alternative operating system to UNIX for use at some installations.
A ceiling on the price of individual items covered by a service type or contract.
Tests the overall auto-correlation of the fitted errors of a model. It determines how a variable relates to itself when it is lagged one or more periods. An erroneous model tends to inflate the Ljung Box statistic.
The amount of scheduled work for a work center or resource. Typically measured in hours or pieces.
A method to offset peaks on the assembly line. Load balancing is a process that evenly spreads the activity across an assembly line so that no single work cell is overwhelmed. Load balancing is especially important for those assembly lines where it is difficult to predict the complexity as well as the number of requests that will be issued to a work cell. Also known as line balancing.
Setup and run times for each operation.
A method of breaking down monthly forecasts into weekly buckets when loading forecasts into the summary detail table used by MRP.
A display of future capacity requirements based on released or planned orders over a given span of time.
A client process running on the same machine as the database process. This allows the client session to communicate directly with the database rather than over the network, which greatly increases system performance.
A variable, created with Progress syntax, to contain the relationship or derived value from one or more fields in one or more tables. For example, a local variable can contain a total derived from the quantity and the unit price.
(1) Areas of a site where inventory is stored, used, or shipped. Location parameters identify what can be stored and how it can be used. Every inventory transaction must have a site and location. The same locations can exist at more than one site. It is recommended for multisite processing. (2) For Fixed Assets, the accounting location and entity for the fixed asset. There is no connection between the fixed-asset location and inventory location. (3) For license registration, a location is a physical site, facility, or address where significant manufacturing, distribution or information processing activities occur.
A method of pre-identifying and preparing a warehouse location for a specific receipt before the receipt to ensure a quick and efficient put-away.
A QAD Enterprise Applications license type that defines a predefined number of locations for specific applications.
Code that identifies special storage requirements of an item, such as flammable, humidity controlled, outside, and so on.
A file created each time QAD Deployment Toolkit (QDT) completes a series of tasks. You can view log files in QDT or in any text editor.
The database name used to compile programs. When the program executes, the logical database name must correspond to the logical database name of a connected database.
A cost associated with the transportation of goods in and out of company locations and payable to a third-party supplier.
A third-party supplier of services associated with the transportation of goods.
A type of browse that is only associated with individual program fields for use in selecting entry values. Look-up browses contain less detail than drill-down browses.
A pull-based work flow that controls inventory traffic between a supplying source and a consuming destination. Loops can use a single card to authorize replenishment and movement between locations or separate cards for replenishment and move authorizations
A GL account used to track losses from fixed-asset disposal.
Lot
A batch or part of a batch having uniform character and quality within specified limits. In the case of a pharmaceutical, a lot is produced by a continuous process, produced in a unit of time or quantity. See also Receiving Site Lot Number.
The tracking of materials through manufacturing and into inventory with complete traceability of lots and batches. When an item is marked as lot/serial controlled, you cannot issue or receive the item without specifying a number. As transactions are processed for an item, its lot/serial number is included in transaction history. Lot/serial numbers provide greater tracking control by creating movement records of an item through the manufacturing process. Lot Control enforces unique lot numbers, lets you define lot groups for assigning lot numbers, and updates inventory attributes for multiple lots. It also restricts receipts to a single lot, lets you enter supplier lot numbers, and manages expired inventory. Compliance ensures that manufacturing practices comply with regulatory standards such as USFDA current Good Management Practices (cGMPs), and with international agreements such as NAFTA and GATT.
Number to be entered during issues and receipts. A lot number applies to the entire transaction quantity entered. If serial numbers are required for an item, a unique serial number must be entered for each item during issues and receipts. For example, if you receive 10, you must enter 10 serial numbers. QAD Enterprise Applications maintains complete lot and serial number traceability.
Creating one lot of processed material from several lots of input material.
A lot sizing technique in MRP where order quantity equals net requirement.
A unique combination of letters and/or numbers identifying a discrete group of items in an inventory location.
Identifier for a subset of items within a lot. Lot reference can reflect your production process. For example, when a lot includes too many items for one container, lot reference can identify items in each.
Techniques for determining lot size during MRP calculations. Most common are Lot for Lot (LFL), Period Order Quantity (POQ), Fixed Order Quantity (FOQ), and One-Time Only (OTO).
Creating several lots of processed material from one input lot.
Lot consumption and production information sufficient to trace material lots through the manufacturing and distribution process.
The cost category representing a cost added at prior stages of manufacturing. Lower-level material costs are the cost of all purchased materials used in the final product and any subassemblies. Lower-level labor, burden, and subcontract are developed from the cost of making any lower-level subassemblies.
The lowest level in a product structure (BOM) at which a particular component can appear. Net requirements for an item are not calculated until gross requirements are calculated down to that level. Normally calculated and maintained automatically by the system.
In TrM, a promotion deal category. The money can be used for various purposes, such as cooperative advertising (coop), shelf space (slotting), or retail promotions (straight money).