Estimate of future demand needed to be produced to fill orders or inventory
- Fulfillment (Fulfill)
The point at which an order is complete; produced, packaged and shipped.
- GMA Pallet
Grocery Pallet (or GMA pallet) is built to the specifications of the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association. It is basically a 4-way pallet that is 40 inches wide, by 48 inches deep, by 5 inches high with deck boards and bottom boards mounted flush with the outside stringer.
- Gravity Conveyor
Conveyor, usually with wheels or rollers that uses gravity to move items.
- Guidance Systems
Guidance systems are used on automated guided vehicles through plants, especially in very-narrow-aisle storage areas. Wire-guided and Rail-guided systems tend to be the most common, but others include laser, optical systems, and magnetic tape.
Path over which an AGV travels. Often such a path contains a guidewire, tape or painted route. Required for communication with the guidance system.
- High-Density Storage
Storage in which pallets or cartons are stored more than one unit deep or high. Examples include double-deep selective rack, drive-in, push back, carton flow and pallet flow.
The unused pallet positions in high-density storage that result when the number of unit-loads for an item does not completely fill the storage lane. Since mixing SKUs in high-density storage is normally not done, these unused pallet positions are not available to store other materials.
- I/O (Input/Output)
All activities used to move data in and out of a processor computer. Also known as Pickup/Deposit station.
- Intersecting Aisle (transverse aisle, header aisle)
An aisle perpendicular to a right angle stacking aisle used by material handling equipment to travel between right angle stacking aisles
- Inventory Control
A complete inventory management system includes stock levels, stock locations, reorder points, balance-on-hand, item physical description, rotation, etc.
- Inventory Turn
Number of times inventory is replenished in a specific time period (usually a year as a timeframe); generally calculated by dividing the average inventory level (or current inventory level) into the annual inventory usage.