Warehouse Logistics

Common Logistics Acronyms

3PL – Third Party Logistics  

4PL – Fourth Party Logistics  

ABC – Activity Based Costing  

ABM – Activity Based Management  

OM – Advanced Order Management  

APS – Advanced Planning System 

ATP – Available to Promise  

BOL – Bill of Lading  

BOM – Bill of Materials  

BPR – Business Process Reengineering  

CMI – Co-Managed Inventory  

CPFR – Collaborative Planning and Forecasting Replenishment  

CRM – Customer Relationship Management  

CRP – Capacity Requirements Planning 

DRP – Distribution Resources Planning  

ECR – Efficient Customer Response  

EDI – Electronic Data Interchange  

EOQ – Economic Order Quantity  

ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning  

FAK – Freight All Kinds  

FEFO – First Expire First Out  

FIFO – First in First Out  

FTL – Full Truckload  

FTZ – Free Trade Zone  

GVW – Gross Vehicle Weight  

JIT – Just-In-Time  

LIFO – Last In First Out  

LO/LO – Lift-on/Lift-off 

LTL – Less than Truckload  

MPS – Master Production Schedule  

MRO – Material Repair and Overhaul  

MRP – Material Requirement Planning  

NIFO – Next In First Out  

NVOCC – Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers  

OMS – Order Management System  

OS&D – Over, short and damaged  

POS – Point of Sale  

POD – Point of Delivery  

POE – Point of Entry  

QR – Quick Response  

RFID – Radio Frequency Identification  

RMR – Retail Management Replenishment  

RTV – Retail Management Replenishment  

SCE – Supply Chain Execution  

SCM – Supply Chain Management  

SCP – Supply Chain Planning  

SKU – Stock-Keeping Unit Truckload


TMS – Transportation Management System  

TOFC – Trailer on Flatcar  

TQM – Total Quality Management  

UFC – Uniform Freight Classification  

VMI – Vendor Managed Inventory  

WIP – Work in Process  

WMS – Warehouse Management System