April 2020 | News | Infographic

Logistics Lexicon for the Times

Tags: Logistics, Education

Always responder

 

Logistics professional who keeps goods moving at all times, including crisis situations.

 

Replenishment algorithms

 

If-then inventory scenarios that can be adjusted to ensure grocery supply chains can respond to surging demand.

 

No-contact or contactless delivery

 

Completing transport to a prearranged location without any face-to-face interaction.

 

Digital disconnection

 

Rest phase recommended for truck drivers and work-from-home personnel.

 

 

Surge capacity

 

Built-in additional manufacturing capacity put in place as a result of a previous crisis. Can be reactivated when demand spikes.

 

Non-signature POD

 

Waiving signature requirements for proof-of-delivery confirmation.

 

 

Vessel sharing

 

Arrangement between ocean container carriers to increase capacity and provide more connections for shippers.

 

Isolate and operate

 

Strategy of using wide spaces to separate key personnel and keep port terminals running.

 







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