The use of skills and knowledge in coordinating the organizing planning, scheduling, directing, controlling, monitoring and evaluating of prescribed activities to ensure that the stated objectives of a project, manufactured good, or service are achieved.
The business functions of procurement planning, purchasing, inventory control, traffic, receiving, incoming inspection, and salvage operations.
The rate of production usually expressed in units, cases, or some other measure, expressed by a period of time (e.g., per hour, shift, day or week). Syn. Production level.
Raw ingredients or intermediates available for further processing into marketable products.
A small-scale production facility used to develop production processes and to manufacture small quantities of new products for field testing and so forth. Syn: semiworks.
A materials handling approach for order picking where the pick location is brought to the order picker (e.g., carousels).