Number of days stock you must have in the plant.
The time added to normal lead time to complete an order in advance of its need date.
Minimum amount of stock that you must have in the plant.
An agreement to provide a customer with a quantity of a certain item or items at a set price by a set date.
A new way of doing business between direct store delivery manufacturers and retailers. It incorporates daily point-of-sale data to pay for product, electronic communication technologies to eliminate discrepancies and inefficiencies, and various store-level operating improvements to speed product flow.
The definition of a database including the tables it contains, the fields within the tables, indexes, and views.
A general ledger account charged when items or products are scrapped.
A program or sequence of instructions that is interpreted or carried out by another program.
A program layer for managing the security of message transmissions in a network. The program layer exists between an application (such as a Web browser or HTTP) and the Internet’s TCP/IP layers.
A group that limits its members to specifically defined system functions and menus. Security groups are typically based on the functional roles of users; for example, separate groups for customers, administrators, and support staff.
Sequenced shipments are scheduled and managed to fulfill customer orders, regardless of how goods are sourced.
The order in which a manufacturing facility processes jobs to achieve objectives.
A specific pallet identification code that contains the manufacturer code and 7 - 11 digits for pallet identification. The SSCC uses a common vendor numbering scheme that can include EAN.UCC prefixes.
Service contracts, like warranties, define the rules governing agreements for service with customers. A service contract determines the type of service coverage, effective dates of coverage, response time, items supported, coverage levels and limits, and contract billing regarding the repair, replacement, and support of items. The Service/Support Management module lets you create and manage service contracts and quotes.
An API that allows data originating from a source application type that uses DDP to be input into a target application. The service interface adapter API sends QDocs to a Progress program connected to the service interface layer. The service interface layer is the QAD standard for Progress-application-to-Progress-application communication without requiring QAD QXtend or any third-party message handler.
Requests that all users in a plant can use. For example, a receptionist can request light outage replacement; a technician can note an issue on a production line. Service requests are an easy way to request maintenance.
(1) The Progress process that controls multi-user access to a database. (2) A machine that enables client connections to a shared resource.
Programs—similar to Java applets—that run on the server (rather than the client) and are used to run interactive web applications.
The recorded activities between the time a user logs in to the system and the time that user logs off.
The length of time that corresponds to a tolerable loss in quality of a processed food and other perishable items. For inventory that has a limited shelf life, you can enter the number of days between the customer’s best before date and the expiry date for the item. This time period is taken into account by QAD Warehousing picking algorithms to prevent picking inventory with insufficient shelf life remaining to be saleable.
An industry-standard code set that schedules ship and delivery dates for EDI transmissions. These codes eliminate the need to transmit discrete quantities and dates for each required shipment or delivery by assuming that a bucketed quantity is to be divided equally by the ship/delivery pattern. For example, a weekly quantity of 100 with a delivery pattern of Monday and Wednesday would result in 50 to be delivered on Monday and 50 to be delivered on Wednesday.
In some industries, to continue in a business relationship, companies are required to comply with performance criteria. Well-defined metrics are required to meet regulatory and quality standards. Shipment performance tracking refers to the monitoring of shipping effectiveness by measuring how a shipping department meets customer- requested ship dates and quantities.
A supplier document that issues and structures shipments. It is sent to the customer as an ASN. It identifies items and, optionally, all containers by individual shipment. The shipper constitutes the master container.
Aisles and lanes leading to a shipping dock where items for different orders are typically consolidated before loading on a truck.
In Precision software, a plan that determines the expected set of events for a package between its starting point and destination.
.Someone placing an order at an electronic storefront. When the order is placed in QAD ERP, the shopper is identified in a customer master record.
A list of components used at a particular consumption point on a production line. In response to demand, the replenishment process picks the listed components from a storage location and delivers them to the consumption point.
Text communication service component of phone, web, or mobile communication systems, using standardized communications protocols that allow the exchange of short text messages between fixed line or mobile phone devices.
A type of algorithm used when receiving stock that is immediately required to fill short orders. The inventory is moved directly from receipt to dispatch, being stored in between. This type of movement is also known as cross-docking.
A protocol for exchanging information in a decentralized, distributed environment in XML format.
A client connection mode that allows only a single user to connect to a database. Single-user mode is invoked by using the -1 startup parameter in the client startup script or parameter file.
A measure of whether the distribution is symmetrical or not. A symmetric distribution has a skewness of 0. If the tail of the distribution is long and in the positive direction, it has positive skewness. If the distribution has a long tail in the negative direction, the skewness is negative.
A convention for connecting with and exchanging data between two program processes within the same computer or across a network. A socket represents the end point in a network connection. Sockets are created and used with a set of programming requests or function calls sometimes referred to as the sockets application program interface (API). The most common sockets API is the Berkeley UNIX C language interface.
A picking methodology in which warehouse staff pick items from the same location for multiple orders while keeping the orders separated in different containers (boxes or totes) on their cart. Batch picking uses sort-by-pick picking.
A United States federal law that set new or enhanced standards for all US public company boards, management, and public accounting firms. It is named after sponsors US Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) and U.S. Representative Michael G. Oxley (R-OH). As a result of SOX, top management must now individually certify the accuracy of financial information. In addition, penalties for fraudulent financial activity are much more severe. Also, SOX increased the independence of the outside auditors who review the accuracy of corporate financial statements, and increased the oversight role of boards of directors.
A group of items featured to customers when they visit an electronic storefront. Specials, often referred to as promotions, can be offered to all visitors or selectively offered to specific marketing groups.
Specify value from the perspective of end customers, rather than from the perspectives of individual companies, functions, or departments.
The method by which the product volume for a deal category is split across customers for the duration of a promotion. Spread method is specified on the deal category record and defaults to individual promotions. Volumes can be split by one of three methods. Product volume can be distributed evenly across all customers. Some customers can be allotted more product than others, due to size or some other factor. The third method of spreading volumes is by taking into account past sales figures.
Those who have been defined, with a staff record, as TrM users. Staff member user codes can represent individuals or groups. Group IDs, such as Sales Manager, rather than actual names, are recommended since they allow for employee turnover and changes in staff positions without making it necessary to update staff records.
An optional area of a warehouse where items must arrive before arriving in another area. Typical warehouse staging areas hold wrapped pallets of items ready to move to the dock for shipping.
A unique two-to-four-letter code used to identify transportation companies and adopted as the standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 and United Nations EDIFACT for EDI transaction sets such as the 856 Advance Ship Notice.
Derived from the square root of the variance. Indicates how far each data point is from the mean within the data set.
In regression analysis, a measure of the average variation of the observed values around the forecast values. It measures how far away the forecasted values are from the actual values in the data set.
In Precision software, a mode in which users can record packaging information.
MAE divided by the average of the absolute values. It is a percentage base statistic. It is similar to MAPE, except the Standardized MAE considers the total absolute error over the average of the absolute values, while MAPE considers each absolute error over each absolute value. If some value is very small, MAPE is a large number. Using standardized MAE overcomes the issue.
A Progress parameter used when a database server is started or when a client connection is made to a database.
Stage in the transaction life cycle for any individual promotion, rebate, budget, agreement, or claim. Financial period status indicates whether that period is available for activity.
Equivalent to a part or item.
In TrM, stock locations hold stock allocated to an internal salesperson by processing invoices for the product being allocated against an internal sales price list. Processing an internal sale removes stock from the salesperson’s location.
The largest physical unit of a Progress database. Storage areas provide control over the location of database objects such as tables and indexes within a database. Each storage area includes one or more extents.
The level under the internal routing group that has the same basic function as the IRG. SLGs group all locations that store a particular type of item or have a common purpose, such as a primary picking area within bulk storage.
A type of programmable logic controller that typically interfaces with a warehouse system.
Method of distributing a file system over multiple storage disks. Striping increases the file system data rate (bytes transferred per second) and I/O rate (I/O requests per second).
In lean manufacturing terms, a supermarket is a tightly managed amount of inventory within the value stream to allow for a pull system. Supermarkets, often called inventory buffers, can contain either finished items or work-in-process.
A subset of Supply Chain Management and a framework of execution-oriented applications enabling the efficient procurement and supply of goods, services, and information across enterprise boundaries to meet customer-specific demand. In its broadest sense, Supply Chain Execution includes manufacturing execution systems, warehouse management systems, and other execution systems within the enterprise, as well as throughout the supply chain.
A business strategy to improve shareholder and customer value by optimizing the flow of products, services, and related information from source to customer. Supply Chain Management encompasses the processes of creating and fulfilling the market’s demands, and involves a trading partner community engaged in a common goal of satisfying the end customer.
A subset of Supply Chain Management and the process of coordinating assets to optimize the delivery of goods, services, and information from supplier to customer, balancing supply and demand. A Supply Chain Planning suite overlays a transactional system to provide planning, what-if scenario analysis capabilities, and real-time demand commitments.
An EAM on Progress database that contains system or user data.
A document associated with Web pages that consistently controls the appearance, placement, and behavior of text when viewed in an Internet browser.
A destination for QDocs defined in QXO. The destination can be either a Web service URL or a directory location.
A measure of the sample variance of a single data series. Given a single data series, each observation is subtracted from the estimated mean of the data series, and then squared. All observations are then summed to produce the sum squared deviations.
An accuracy measure where the errors are squared, then added. It is used to determine the accuracy of the forecasting model when data points are similar in magnitude. The lower the SSE, the more accurate the forecast. Understanding this accuracy statistic helps you choose the forecasting model that best fits your data.
A group of architectural layers of common procedures and functions that establishes the order in which these layers are loaded and their relationships to each other.
The ID for the supermarket that consumes kanban items.
The ID for the site where the supermarket that consumes kanban items is located.
(1) Provider of goods or services. (2) Seller with whom the buyer does business.
Monitoring and evaluating key supplier on cost, quality engineering purchasing, and so on, based on an agreed set of measurements.
Schedule-based purchase orders agreed to by both the supplier and the customer.
The processes linking supplier and customer companies from the initial raw materials to the ultimate consumption of the finished product. The functions within and outside a company that enable the value chain to make products and provide services to the customer.
In kanban, an ID that is dependent on supplying source type. For suppliers, it is a purchase order ID. For inventory, it is the supplying supermarket ID. For a process, it is the process ID.
In kanban, the supplier ID when the supplying source type is a supplier or the site ID when the supplying source type is inventory or process.
A QAD Warehousing code that defines the type of screen for QAD Warehousing users. For example, RF is a code for an RF screen for a warehouse employee.
Fields or records that are system owned can be updated by only users with security control.
In QAD CSS, a virtual control table that consists of keys and values to establish how the system dynamically interprets and processes business rules. The system registry can be used to tailor system functionality for specific users or groups of users.
Typically an item that is the parent or top-level item in a configured product structure. However, you can use this attribute in any way that is meaningful to your organization.