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IDII announces new Glossary of supply chain terminology

Excellent key information for transportation departments, warehouse & manufacturing operations, procurement, information technology, executives, students, and serious supply chain professionals.

40% New Content – Edition 4 includes new work in every section. The Business, Computer, Manufacturing, Transportation, Warehousing, Purchasing, and Standards sections have greatly increased in size. Standard country codes are added. Barcodes with actual examples are added. With edition 3, new sections added included RFID, EDIFACT, and Incoterms.

Excellent reference book for university classes, executives, integrators, consultants, and experienced professionals in the supply chain field.

This glossary covers 15 areas involving the supply chain professional. Each area above has it’s own glossary and the main glossary includes all terminology. The supply chain areas are:

Barcodes with Examples
Business Acronyms & Keywords
Computer Chat Acryonyms
Computer Terminology
Conveyor Terminology
EDI Transactions
EDIFACT Transactions
Government Terminology
Manufacturing Terminology
Material Safety Data Sheets & HazMat
Pallet Terminology
Purchasing Acronyms & Keywords
Transportation Terminology
US State & Canada Province Codes
Warehousing Terminology

Professionals have reviewed the “Glossary of Supply Chain Terminology” and concluded multiple times that it is an Excellent, valuable reference with insights, and it is well laid out!

Philip Obal, President of Industrial Data & Information, says, “Most glossaries are intended for a single industry, but a supply chain expert must have robust knowledge in multiple industries. This glossary is a multi-industry glossary and helps the system integrators, IT staff, consultants, executives, new users, and expert users.”

Reviews of the glossary, table of contents, book cover image, and author’s picture & biography are available on IDII’s website – See

Single copies of the “Glossary of Supply Chain Terminology For Logistics, Manufacturing, Warehousing, & Technology” are $59.95 US. Available from or ISBN 0-9669345-3-9. 318 Pages. September 2006. Available in PDF or spiral bound book. Company wide licensing is available from IDII.

Future Editions
IDII will release future editions of this glossary with new terms, abbreviations, & acronyms based upon suggestions from our readers and IDII’s ongoing research.

About Industrial Data & Information, Inc. (IDII)

Industrial Data & Information, Inc. is a independent research consulting company that assists companies in selecting and implementing software solutions. IDII is focused on the supply-chain and has expertise in software evaluation, selection, and implementation. IDII also produces tools for software selection projects in WMS, TMS, and ERP. For more information on IDII, visit our web site at or contact IDII at 918-292-8785 or e-mail at


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