Supply Chain Glossary - D

Supply Chain Glossary - D

discrete order picking

A method of picking orders in which the items on one order are picked before the next order is picked. See: batch picking, order picking, zone picking.

An order quantity that represents an integer number of periods of demand. Most MRP systems employ discrete order quantities. See: fixed-period requirements, least total cost, least unit cost, lot-for-lot, part period balancing, period order quantity, Wagner-Whitin algorithm.


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