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economic order quantity
refers to the optimal amount of an item an enterprise should order that will minimize the total variable costs required to order and hold inventory
effective date
in retail, it refers to the date when a price change will take effect
effectivity date
the date when a component or operation can be added or removed from a bill of material or assembly process
effectivity range
a range specified by serial numbers, dates, etc.
elapsed time
the time that has passed between the start and end of a project or computer operation, in constract to the actual time needed to do a particular task, which is part of the project
electronic funds transfer
a system that moves funds from one account to another without any physical currency moving. e.g., direct deposit, money wiring
end item alternative allocation
end items are allocated to a reserve and used on a first come, first serve basis by channels, customers, etc., that have used up their allocations
engineering bill of materials
a type of bill of material (BOM) reflecting engineering's product design, which may include part substitutes, but excludes parts reflected in drawing notes
engineering change
a change or revision to a drawing or design to modify of correct a part
engineering change notice
See engineering change
engineering change order
See engineering change
engineer-to-order enterprise resource planning
engineer-to-order (ETO) enterprise resource planning supports the requirements of companies that manufacture products based their customers' unique engineering designs. ETO ERP assists companies that create products requiring special processes for estimates, purchasing materials, engineering changes, cost allocation and tracking, and ongoing work with customers.
enterprise asset management
a system which supports maintenance management tasks. EAM systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. This knowledge base includes criteria for comparing general computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices.
enterprise content management
systems that enable the management of web site content,internal corporate documentation and information, and group collaboration. Typical functionality includes content authoring, workflow, presentation, asset management, reporting, backup, and other criteria for content management processes.
enterprise marketing management
supports various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM).
ERGO
ERGO is the single-user version of the TESS decision support system (DSS) that is designed to help users organize their decision criteria and their related priorities, as well as vendor evaluation information.
ERGOV
ERGOV is a version of the powerful decision support system ERGO, designed for professionals in the public sector
estimate to complete
the approximate timeframe for a project, job, etc. to be completed
European Article Number
an international retail product code
exception report
a report that selects data based on specific parameters to identify process exceptions
execution scheduling
determines the order in which orders should be sent and what resources are required
exempt
a payroll classification where employees cannot report or be compensated for overtime
extended price
a price that is calculated by multiplying the quantity of an item by the retail price
external queue move times
the amount of time it takes for an item or product to move to and from external operations

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