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Backorder is an order for a product that is out of stock and cannot be fulfilled immediately. When a customer places an order for a product that is currently unavailable,

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Banding is a type of plastic or metal strapping that helps support a load and hold it together. It can be used to strap and secure product on a pallet

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A barcode is a UPC code that identifies product. It consists of a series of black bars and is scannable and represents an identification number that is stored in the

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Batch Picking

The batch picking method is when a SKU is picked one time for all applicable orders and then distributed across multiple orders in a staging or packing location.

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The bay is an area in the warehouse designated by markings on the columns or floor.

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Bill of Lading (BOL)

Bill of lading is an official document that accompanies every shipment. It serves as the contract between the party that owns the freight and the carrier. A driver for an

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A bin has two definitions in logistics. 1) Four-sided structure that is mounted on a pallet that may or may not have a cover. (2) Area in the warehouse used

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Blind Counts

Blind counts are used during physical inventories to prevent counter bias. The location and item code are provided to the counter, but the counter must provide the quantity of the

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Bonded Warehouse

A bonded warehouse is one that has been approved by the U.S. Treasury Department who, due to observance of revenue laws, has put the warehouse under bond or guarantee. It

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A bottleneck is traffic or congestion in an area of the warehouse due to poor planning or insufficient resources.

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