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Sustainability refers to meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The concept is often split into three pill...

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Shipping Line

A shipping line is a company that transports cargo via ocean freight, either directly or indirectly....

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply Chain Management (SCM) involves managing the flows of goods, data and finances related to a product or service. The SCM occurs from procuring raw materials to delivering the...

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Stock Keeping Unit (SKU)

A stock keeping unit (SKU) is a form of inventory management. A SKU is a distinct type of item for sale, such as a product or service. A SKU also includes all attributes associated...

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Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

The standard operating procedure (SOP) is a set of step-by-step instructions to help workers carry out complex routines operations. SOPs aim to achieve efficiency, quality outpu...

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Shipping Instructions (SI)

Shipping Instructions (SI) act as confirmation that a space has been allocated on a vessel for a shipment....

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Sea Waybill (SWB)

A Sea Waybill is a transport contract (contract of carriage) the same as a Bill of Landing. A Sea Waybill however is not needed for cargo delivery and is only issues as a cargo rec...

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