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Glossary of Terms

for Third Party Logistics, Supply Chain Management & Fulfillment Operations

Many of the terms used in the world of third-party logistics do not appear in a standard dictionary, nor is there a dictionary of fulfillment or warehouse management definitions. We offer this glossary to help you better understand our business. If you have a term you would like defined, or have a definition that you would like to share with us, please send us an e-mail.

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a brand name for a large corrugated container usually sized to match the length and width dimensions of a pallet. Gaylord is actually a trade name that has become synonymous with this specific type of container.

Good-Faith Receiving; A policy with no predetermined limits or checks on inbound merchandise.

gravity conveyor
a type of skate-wheel or roller conveyor that relies on gravity over which to manually move materials.

gross weight
The total weight of a shipment, including all the tare — such as dunnage, packaging, and the pallets.

GS1 is a non-political, not-for-profit, global organization that creates and maintains standards for logistics supply and demand chains.