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Zero Control

Control and stocktaking operation to increase the availability of stocks. If following a movement a storage space is empty, it must be checked and advised upon transport acknowledgement that the storage space is really empty.
Source: http://www.railcargo.at/vip8/rca/english/Glossary/index.jsp#Z

Zero defects

A quality philosophy based on the idea that a level of perfect quality, as in zero defects, is achievable and should be a company-wide goal. It emphasises the examination of all factors that lead to quality problems versus a system that builds in an average or acceptable quality level.
Source: http://www.bridgefieldgroup.com/glos10.htm#X

Zero defects

Term used in connection with quality management*. Aim is to produce goods/services with no defects rather than try to remedy defects later.
Source: Dictionary of Transport and Logistics, Kogan Page, 2002

Zero float

A project activity condition of no excess or slack time, where delay in the activity delays the next activity or possibly the entire project.
Source: http://www.bridgefieldgroup.com/glos10.htm#X

Zero inventories

Part of the principles of just-in-time which relates to the elimination of waste by having only required materials when needed. (Source: ILT Supply-Chain Inventory Management SIG)
Source: Dictionary of Transport and Logistics, Kogan Page, 2002

Zero inventory

A term initially used to represent the optimum stock level in a just-in-time system and the idea that inventory is a liability instead of an asset.
Source: http://www.bridgefieldgroup.com/glos10.htm#X

Zero suppress

In data processing, this is a utility module used to remove non-significant zeros to the left of a number before the printing process takes place.
Source: Supply Chain & Transportation Dictionary 4 Edition

Zero-zero weather

Weather where flying visibility is not effective, in any direction.
Source: Supply Chain & Transportation Dictionary 4 Edition

ZEV

Zero Emissions Vehicle. Vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) which emits virtually no harmful emissions into the environment – in effect a clean air vehicle.
Source: Dictionary of Transport and Logistics, Kogan Page, 2002

ZF

Manufacturer of vehicle gearboxes/transmission systems, etc.
Source: Dictionary of Transport and Logistics, Kogan Page, 2002

Zincs

Plates made of zinc placed between steel and bronze to prevent an electrolytic Process.
Source: Supply Chain & Transportation Dictionary 4 Edition

Zip Code

(USA) A numerical code, established by the U.S. Postal Service, used for the purpose of routing mail and to identify delivery zones. Some foreign countries have a similar system. Carriers often apply this code in the same manner in the handling of freight and the determination of freight charges.
Source: http://www.itds.treas.gov/glossary9.html#X

Zodiac

A rubber dinghy. An inflatable craft for the transport of people.
Source: http://www.eyefortransport.com/glossary/wxyz.shtml

Zone

Area, belt or district extending about a certain point defined for transport and/or charge purpose
Source: http://www.eyefortransport.com/glossary/wxyz.shtml

Zone Haulage Rate

The rate for which the carrier will undertake the haulage of goods or containers between either the place of delivery and the carrier’s appropriate terminal. Such haulage will be undertaken only subject to the terms and conditions of the tariff and of the carrier’s Combined Transport Bill of Lading.
Source: http://www.eyefortransport.com/glossary/wxyz.shtml

Zone Improvement Plan

Abbreviation: ZIP .System to simplify sorting and delivery of mail, consisting of a number of five digits (the so-called ZIP-code) for identification of the state, city or district, and the postal zone in the U.S.A. delivery areas.
Source: http://www.eyefortransport.com/glossary/wxyz.shtml

Zone of rate flexibility

Railroads may raise rates by a percentage increase in the railroad cost index that the ICC determines; the railroads could raise rates by 6 percent per year through 1984 and 4 percent thereafter.
Source: http://www.fspworld.com/logisticsg3.html

Zone of Rate Flexibility

Railroads are permitted to raise rates by a percentage increase in the railroad cost index determined by the ICC; rates may be raised by 6% per year through 1984 and 4% thereafter.
Source: http://cscmp.org/Downloads/Public/Resources/glossary03.pdf

Zone of rate freedom

Motor carriers may raise or lower rates by 10 percent in one year without ICC interference; if the rate change is within the zone of freedom, the rate is presumed to be reasonable.
Source: http://www.fspworld.com/logisticsg3.html

Zone of Rate Freedom

Motor carriers are permitted to raise or lower rates by 10% in one year without ICC interference; if the rate change is within the zone of freedom, the rate is presumed to be reasonable.
Source: http://cscmp.org/Downloads/Public/Resources/glossary03.pdf

Zone of reasonableness

A zone or limit within which air carriers may change rates without regulatory scrutiny; if the rate change is within the zone, the new rate is presumed to be reasonable.
Source: http://www.fspworld.com/logisticsg3.html

Zone of Reasonableness

A zone or limit within which air carriers are permitted to change rates without regulatory scrutiny; if the rate change is within the zone, the new rate is presumed to be reasonable.
Source: http://cscmp.org/Downloads/Public/Resources/glossary03.pdf

Zone picking

order picking method where a warehouse is divided into several pick zones, order pickers are assigned to a specific zone and only pick the items in that zone, orders are moved from one zone to the next (usually on conveyor systems) as they are picked (also known as “pick-and-pass”).
Source: http://www.inventoryops.com/dictionary.htm

Zone Picking

A method of subdividing a picking list by areas within a storeroom for more efficient and rapid order picking. A zone-picked order must be grouped to a single location and the separate pieces combined before delivery or must be delivered to different locations, such a work centers. Also see: Batch Picking
Source: http://cscmp.org/Downloads/Public/Resources/glossary03.pdf

Zone price

The constant price of a product at all geographic locations within a zone
Source: http://www.fspworld.com/logisticsg3.html

Zone Price

The constant price of a product at all geographic locations within the zone.
Source: http://cscmp.org/Downloads/Public/Resources/glossary03.pdf

Zone Skipping

For shipments via the US Postal Service, depositing mail at a facility one or more zones closer to the destination. This option would benefit customers operating in close proximity to a zone border or shipping sufficient volumes to offset additional transportation costs.
Source: http://cscmp.org/Downloads/Public/Resources/glossary03.pdf

Zone Status

(USA) Merchandise admitted to a U. S. Foreign Trade Zone may be given a special status which affects what may done with it. For example: when entered into the U. S. Customs territory it may be dutiable at rates and values applicable at that time; or it may be given a status which fixes the applicable rates and values at those in effect at the time when it was admitted to the zone; or it may have a status which denies entry to the U.S.A. altogether.
Source: http://www.itds.treas.gov/glossary9.html#X

Zone storage

Districts of the United States used in rate-making in connection with express traffic and rates.
Source: Supply Chain & Transportation Dictionary 4 Edition

Zone User

(USA) A corporation, partnership or party that uses a U.S. foreign trade zone for storage, handling, processing, or manufacturing merchandise, whether foreign or domestic.
Source: http://www.itds.treas.gov/glossary9.html#X

Zones express

The eight divisions of the United States and its processions made for the purpose of establishing parcel-post rates.
Source: Supply Chain & Transportation Dictionary 4 Edition

Zones parcel post

Merchandise stored in the warehouse in large areas and given area location.
Source: Supply Chain & Transportation Dictionary 4 Edition

Zulu Time

Time based on Greenwich Mean Time.
Source: http://www.scl.gatech.edu/resources/glossary/?fuseaction=glossary.main&letter=z

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