Inventory management definitions and inventory terms beginning with the letter D
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A dashboard is a dynamic, interactive solution that uses widgets and panels, enabling users to create, organize and display data in a customized method.
Dashboard personalization enables each user to create, organize and display dashboard information enhanced with widgets and panels.
Dashboard widgets are powered by reports, can contain a variety of level of detail, and can be built and customized by each business use.
days of supply
The days of supply is the number of days that a given inventory level will satisfy customer demand.
Decision support tools simplify the decision-making process by providing easy access to real-time business intelligence across all areas of a company.
Demand is the amount of goods requested by customers, on average, per a given time period.
The demand history is a comprehensive record of buying and selling activities from the original request to the completion of the order with visibility into current status, progress and activity completion status.
Dependent demand, normally associated with manufacturing, occurs when an item’s demand is directly linked with the demand or production level of another item.
Depletion is the act of decreasing the quantity of an item.
Discontinued inventory are inventory items that will not be manufactured and/or marketed by a company going forward.
Discrete manufacturing is the manufacturing term for the manufacturing of finished or discrete products.
Dispersed acquisition is the practice of acquiring products & materials from numerous suppliers and locations throughout the world.
Distribution is the process of marketing and supplying goods to retailers, other business, or consumers.
distribution accounting software
Distribution accounting software is comprehensive accounting and inventory management software designed specifically for wholesale distribution businesses.
A distribution business distributes goods to other suppliers, retailers, or end customers.
distribution business software
Distribution business software is specialized software designed for distribution businesses to manage acquisition, distribution, multiple location warehousing activities, CRM, purchasing, sales order management and decision support.
distribution inventory management
Distribution inventory management includes the management of inventory acquisition, manufacturing, warehousing & distribution activities.
distribution inventory software
Distribution inventory software is software designed for distribution businesses to manage inventory control as well as order entry, procurement, picking and shipping, and all other aspects of a distribution business.
The process of distribution logistics includes inventory control, warehousing, picking and shipping and the associated business management functions associated the distribution of goods and materials.
distribution management software
Distribution management software is specialized software designed for distribution businesses to manage acquisition, distribution, multiple location warehousing activities, CRM, purchasing, sales order management and decision support.
distribution requirements planning
Distribution requirements planning is the process of forecasting, planning and managing the acquisition, manufacturing, warehousing & distribution activities across a distribution business.
Distribution software is specialized software designed for distribution businesses to manage acquisition, distribution, multiple location warehousing activities, CRM, purchasing, sales order management and decision support.
A distribution warehouse is a warehouse stocked with goods and products to be distributed to retailers, wholesalers, and/or consumers.
Distribution warehousing includes the control of inventory across one location or many and the associated warehouse management tasks.
dock to stock
Dock to stock is the process of receiving inventory, followed by the putting away of the stock, resulting in the stock available to sell. Dock to stock time is the time for the process to occur.
Drop ship, or drop shipping, is a distribution method where the seller does not keep goods in stock, placing the order with the manufacturer or distributor at the time of the customer order, with the goods shipped directly to the customer.