Glossary of Terms

Available to licensed readers, the glossary provides quick reference to definitions of important terms and serves as a course index by providing links to each term within the course. The glossary terms, definitions, and links fill in according to your license status for the module(s) that contain each term. With a valid license for all modules in our complete course, "Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management", the full glossary provides definitions for more than 80 terms:

Term See:
1.  Accurate Response
SCM103 p. 3
2.  Activity-Based Costing
SCM102 p. 22
3.  Allocation Gaming
SCM101 p. 7
SCM102 p. 15
4.  Automated Transactions
SCM104 p. 15
5.  B2B
SCM104 p. 2
6.  B2C
SCM104 p. 2
7.  Beer Game
SCM102 p. 8
SCM102 p. 9
SCM102 p. 10
8.  Build-to-Order
SCM101 p. 5
SCM103 p. 4
SCM105 p. 6
9.  Build-to-Stock
SCM101 p. 5
SCM105 p. 4
10.  Bullwhip Effect
SCM101 p. 7
SCM102 p. 7
11.  Bullwhip Metric
SCM105 p. 10
12.  Business Process Modification
SCM104 p. 12
13.  Business Strategy
SCM105 p. 3
14.  Cash Conversion Cycle
SCM101 p. 9
SCM105 p. 8
15.  Chain-Wide Metrics
SCM101 p. 9
SCM105 p. 12
16.  Component Commonality
SCM102 p. 7
SCM103 p. 6
SCM106 p. 2
17.  Conjoint Analysis
SCM106 p. 14
18.  Contribution Margin
SCM102 p. 3
SCM103 p. 7
19.  Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
(Used throughout; definition provided)
20.  Decision Support System
SCM104 p. 12
21.  Demand Variability
SCM101 p. 4
22.  Direct Sales
SCM102 p. 19
23.  Downstream
SCM101 p. 2
24.  Dynamic Pricing
SCM101 p. 10
SCM104 p. 15
25.  Efficient Supply Chain
SCM101 p. 12
SCM102 p. 4
SCM102 p. 5
26.  Engineering Change Order (ECO)
(Used throughout; definition provided)
27.  Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
SCM104 p. 13
28.  EVA
SCM105 p. 9
29.  Functional Product
SCM101 p. 12
SCM102 p. 3
30.  Hedging
SCM103 p. 12
31.  Hockey Stick Effect
SCM102 p. 13
SCM102 p. 16
32.  Information Distortion
SCM101 p. 7
SCM102 p. 12
33.  Information Hub
SCM104 p. 10
34.  Innovative Product
SCM101 p. 12
SCM102 p. 3
35.  Integral Design
SCM102 p. 7
SCM106 p. 2
36.  Inventory as Time Supply
SCM105 p. 7
37.  Inventory Control
(Used throughout; definition provided)
38.  Inventory Holding Cost
SCM105 p. 7
39.  Inventory Turns
SCM102 p. 4
SCM105 p. 7
40.  Inventory Value
SCM105 p. 7
41.  Lead Time
SCM101 p. 3
SCM102 p. 4
42.  Line Item Fill Rate
SCM105 p. 4
43.  Long-Term Contract
SCM104 p. 11
44.  Markdown
SCM102 p. 3
45.  Market Capitalization
SCM105 p. 9
46.  Mass Customization
SCM103 p. 4
SCM106 p. 14
47.  Metrics
(Used throughout; definition provided)
48.  Modularity
SCM102 p. 7
SCM106 p. 2
49.  Newsvendor Model
SCM103 p. 7
SCM103 p. 8
50.  NPI
(Used throughout; definition provided)
51.  Order Batching
SCM101 p. 7
SCM102 p. 13
52.  Order Fill Rate
SCM105 p. 4
53.  Organizational Silos
SCM101 p. 3
SCM101 p. 6
54.  Overage Cost
SCM103 p. 7
55.  Plant Utilization
SCM105 p. 2
56.  Postponement
SCM101 p. 8
SCM102 p. 7
SCM106 p. 7
SCM106 p. 8
SCM106 p. 9
SCM106 p. 10
SCM106 p. 11
57.  Pre-Positioning
SCM103 p. 5
58.  Price Elasticity
SCM103 p. 13
59.  Private Exchange
SCM104 p. 9
60.  Process Variability
SCM101 p. 4
61.  Product Life Cycle
SCM102 p. 3
SCM102 p. 6
62.  Promotions
SCM101 p. 7
SCM102 p. 14
63.  Public Exchange
SCM104 p. 9
64.  Push-Pull Point
SCM101 p. 5
SCM106 p. 13
65.  Responsive Supply Chain
SCM101 p. 12
SCM102 p. 4
SCM102 p. 5
66.  RFID
SCM105 p. 12
67.  Risk Sharing
SCM103 p. 14
SCM103 p. 15
SCM103 p. 16
68.  Risk-Based Production Planning
SCM103 p. 3
69.  ROI
SCM105 p. 9
70.  Safety Stock
SCM102 p. 20
SCM106 p. 9
71.  SKU
(Used throughout; definition provided)
72.  Spot Market
SCM104 p. 11
73.  Stockout
SCM102 p. 3
74.  Supplier-Managed Availability (SMA)
SCM102 p. 18
75.  Supply Chain
SCM101 p. 1
76.  Supply Chain Cycle Time
SCM105 p. 8
77.  Supply Variability
SCM101 p. 4
SCM103 p. 10
78.  Tradeoff Curve
SCM101 p. 6
79.  Underage Cost
SCM103 p. 7
80.  Unit Cost
(Used throughout; definition provided)
81.  Unit Fill Rate
SCM105 p. 4
82.  Universality
SCM106 p. 3
83.  Upstream
SCM101 p. 2
84.  Value Proposition
SCM105 p. 3
85.  Vendor-Managed Inventory
SCM102 p. 17
86.  Virtual Integration
SCM104 p. 6
87.  Web Services
SCM101 p. 11
SCM104 p. 13

Accessing the Glossary

Readers can access the glossary from their account home screen. Definitions in the glossary are filled in if the reader has a valid seat license for one or more modules in which the term is used.

For example, the definition for "Allocation Gaming" would be available to readers of modules SCM101 or SCM102.

Cost

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