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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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warranty management
(description coming soon)

wave picking
A type of zone picking in which orders do not move from one zone to another, but all zones are picked at the same time and the items are later sorted and consolidated into individual orders. Wave picking is the fastest method to pick for batches of multi-item orders, but it requires good sorting and consolidation logic. (See also batch picking, zone picking).

WMS (Warehouse Management System)
Software designed to efficiently manage products within the three warehousing inventory processes of putaway, picking, and replenishment.