For your reference, we’ve included a list of terms commonly used within our site to help guide you.  Should you have any questions please contact us today!

  • BOL – Bill of Lading – a detailed list of a shipment of goods in the form of a receipt given by the carrier to the person consigning the goods.
  • Carrier – freight company, trucking company. (Fed Ex, UPS, JB Hunt, etc.)
  • Cold Chain – a temperature-controlled supply chain. An unbroken cold chain is an uninterrupted series of refrigerated production, storage and distribution activities, along with associated equipment and logistics, which maintain a desired low-temperature range.
  • Consignee – the company buying the goods
  • Counterfeit – The counterfeit means to imitate something. Counterfeit products are fakes or unauthorized replicas of the real product. Counterfeit products are often produced with the intent to take advantage of the superior value of the imitated product. 
  • Driver – person operating the truck
  • ECG – Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG) is the process of recording the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time using electrodes placed on the skin. These electrodes detect the tiny electrical changes on the skin that arise from the heart muscle’s electrophysiologic pattern of depolarizing and repolarizing during each heartbeat.
  • EMR – An electronic health record (EHR), or electronic medical record (EMR), is the systematized collection of patient and population electronically-stored health information in a digital format.
  • ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is business process management software that allows an organization to use a system of integrated applications to manage the business and automate many back office functions related to technology, services and human resources.
  • PACS – A picture archiving and communication system (PACS) is a medical imaging technology which provides economical storage and convenient access to images from multiple modalities (source machine types). Electronic images and reports are transmitted digitally via PACS; this eliminates the need to manually file, retrieve, or transport film jackets, the folders used to store and protect X-ray film.
  • IoT – the internetworking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators and network connectivity which enable these objects to collect and exchange data.
  • Shipper – the entity who is in legal control of the product prior to shipping. This is the manufacturer, third party seller, or distributor.  (Apple, Amazon, Samsung, etc.)
  • TMS – Transportation Management System (TMS) is a system trucking companies use to assign freight to trucks and trailers. The TMS system, determines which truck and driver are picking up and dropping off the freight. The TMS creates routes for the drivers.  It also generates shipping documentation such as orders for the shippers and the carriers and basically it stores all data associated to shipping.
    • TMS can be compared to an ERP system for carrier companies.
  • WMS – Warehouse Management System (WMS) is a software application, designed to support warehouse or distribution center management and staff. They facilitate management in their daily planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling the utilization of available resources, to move and store materials into, within, and out of a warehouse, while supporting staff in the performance of material movement and storage in and around a warehouse.