C - Definitions

  • C


    Cartonization is a process that uses algorithms to evaluate the items in an order to determine the number and size of each carton needed to ship the order.

  • CASE (computer-aided software engineering)

    CASE (computer-aided software engineering) is the use of a computer-assisted method to organize and control the development of software, especially on large, complex projects involving many software components and people.

  • chart of accounts (COA)

    A chart of accounts (COA) is a financial organizational tool that provides a complete listing of every account in an accounting system.

  • CIFT

    CIFT (Center for Innovative Financial Technology) is a research facility dedicated to the study of new technologies in the financial services sector.

  • closed loop manufacturing resource planning (MRP)

    Closed loop manufacturing resource planning, also known as closed loop MRP (CLMRP), is a manufacturing resource planning model that includes returned products in the supply chain.

  • computer numerical control (CNC)

    Computer numerical control (CNC) is a method for automating machine tools through software embedded in an attached microcomputer. CNC is commonly used for manufacturing metal and plastic parts.

  • Computer-aided process planning (CAPP)

    Computer-aided process planning is a link between design and manufacturing in a computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) environment.

  • contract management software

    Contract management software is a program or series of related programs for storing and managing legal agreements such as contracts with vendors, leases and licensing agreements.

  • cost of goods sold (COGS)

    Cost of goods sold (COGS) is the total of the costs directly attributable to producing goods. It includes material and labor costs but not indirect costs such as sales, marketing and distribution. In accounting, it is a standard item in the expense section of a company's income statement.

  • cost-benefit analysis software

    Cost-benefit analysis software is a computer program or suite that assists personnel in the complex task of determining whether or not a proposed plan or project will pay off.

  • cross-docking

    Cross-docking is the practice of unloading goods from inbound delivery vehicles and loading them directly onto outbound vehicles.