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Operations Terms and Definitions

Fill rate, also called order fulfillment rate, is the percentage of orders that a business can ship from available stock without any lost sales, backorders, or stockouts. It’s a reflection of a business’ ability to meet customer demand and the overall effectiveness of your ecommerce operations, so it’s an important metric for ecommerce businesses. It is also used to gauge the demand for various SKUs in inventory and plan procurement accordingly.
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects. An RFID system consists of a tiny radio transponder, a radio receiver and transmitter.
2D symbology is a two-dimensional matrix that has a pattern of elements that carries information in two directions: vertically and horizontally. Matrix symbols can encode hundreds of times as much data as linear barcodes.
A warehouse management system (WMS) is a software solution that helps manage the operations of a warehouse or distribution center.
A warehouse control system (WCS) is a type of software that directs the real-time activities within warehouses and distribution centers. It integrates with the WMS (warehouse management system) in order to keep everything running smoothly and maximize the efficiency of the material handling subsystems.
A building information modeling (BIM) system is an extensive set of drawings, control systems, etc. that in total provide information about a building including the systems & equipment therein as well as mechanicals, architectural drawings, HVAC, MHE, bills of materials, control systems, dashboard status, etc
Pick by scan is order picking of items which must be weighed and affixed with a barcode before checkout, such as fresh meat and seafood.
Pick by each is the order picking of items which are pre-labeled with barcodes, such as cereal boxes.
Pick by weight is order picking of items which must be weighed, but not necessarily affixed with a bar code, usually weighed in bulk, such as bananas.
Run-In Run-Out is the process of optimizing the introduction of one product to the market in line with the corresponding exit of another product.

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