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A unique product identifier used in the United States for drugs intended for human use.
Necessary Non-Value Adding Activity. Those activities that, in the eyes of the end customer, do not make a product more valuable, but are necessary unless the existing supply process is radically changed. This type of waste is more difficult to remove in the short term and should be a target for longer-term radical change.
The date items must be available for shipping or for issuing to manufacturing. The due date plus inspection lead time (if any) should equal the need date.
Fixed-asset acquisition cost minus accumulated depreciation.
Replanning of the items that have had changes in supply or demand since the last MRP run.
The amount of forecast not sold in a given week.
Gross requirements for an item or product less quantity-on-hand.
The item weight per unit after deduction of tare weight.
Build-ahead items are produced without customer orders and consumed (netted out) when the customer order comes in. For example, if component items are built for a customer order and then the order is canceled, the built-ahead components can be netted out the next time an order is placed for a unit that uses them.
A program-level way of communicating with the Netscape Web server.
An inventory status attribute that determines whether MRP includes items in its planning.
Calculating net requirements by subtracting quantity-on-hand from gross requirements.
The way in which the system calculates a required shipping schedule.
A series of points or nodes interconnected by communication paths. The Internet is a common example of a network.
A client/server application that lets a user view, store, and update files on a remote computer as though the files were on the user’s own computer.
A document submitted to the FDA that states the results of clinical trials and asks permission to market the drug to the public. The supporting clinical trails and application can easily take 12 years and cost $700 million dollars.
A new compound generated in basic pharmaceutical research. Often used as a measure of pharmaceutical R&D effectiveness. Currently only about 25 new molecular entities are discovered each year.
The quantity, date, and time of the next delivery.
A depreciation convention in which a full period depreciation is calculated for the period following the period that the asset was placed into service. A full period depreciation is taken in the last period of the asset’s life.
(1) Item number or customer number linked to an analysis code used in the best pricing model for sales quotes and orders and RMA issues. (2) In the Process Editor, nodes represent steps in a process and can contain URL links to other resources.
Depreciation methods that divide the amount of depreciation equally over the life of the asset. An example is the straight-line method.
Users that do not have access to the administration functions.
Payments such as tax refunds or rebates that do not originate as a result of customer sales.
Assets that have characteristics of a fixed asset, but cannot be depreciated. Generally, these assets include:
Property placed in service and disposed of in the same taxable year
Tangible property including land, inventory, rented property, and term interest in property
Intangible property including goodwill, trademarks, and trade names
In QAD Warehousing, a type of internal routing group (IRG). A specific area of the warehouse applies put-away algorithms to select locations based on the capacity of the location and the size of the inventory.
Items that are not found in the item master table or considered by MRP. Shipping or receiving memo items does not affect inventory or create GL transactions.
Assets and liabilities that are not readily convertible to cash such as items that will be used in the future production and sale of goods and services. An example of a non-monetary asset is inventory.
Labor costs for time spent in non-production activities such as preventive maintenance, cleanup, or down time.
An item number that identifies but does not describe an item.
Activities that, in the eyes of the end customer, do not make a product more valuable and are not necessary, even under present circumstances. These activities are clearly waste and therefore should be the target of immediate or short-term removal.
A statistical distribution that is unimodal (observations close to one mean) and symmetrical (deviation is as likely to be plus as minus). Forms a bell-shaped curve when graphed.
An agreement signed by the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America.
List of people to be advised when a change managed within the Product Change Control module is routed and/or approved. Attached to the approval routing.
A desirable deployment environment for the PowerSystem product, which includes QAD products and IBM’s Netfinity server.
Computer architecture in which applications are distributed across multiple, or n, systems. For example, a three-tier architecture is where user interface components are on a client machine, business components are on an application server, and the database is on a separate data server.
Function that supports regulatory controlled document numbering. NRM includes the content and sequencing of a numeric series, as well as preventing gaps in a series.
The number sequences that the system uses to numerically identify TrM transactions, such as promotions and rebates as well as documents such as price lists and claims.
An accurate list of ingredients printed on food, beverage, and drug labels.