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Dynamic dispatching

in real time, as it occurs, status changes such as work computed, operational problem, priority changes, updates the entire factory floor automatically rescheduling ALL operations for ALL released jobs to reflect those changes.

Dynamic scheduling

Software that allows refinement of production schedules as conditions change. In a client/server configuration, the scheduler takes data from an MRP II system and runs multiple simulations to find the optimal scheduling solution.

EDI

Electronic Data Interchange is a standard for automated exchange of business documents that allows purchasers and suppliers to exchange digital paperwork, such as purchase orders, invoices and other business documents, and to perform electronic funds transfers.

EDMS

Engineering Document Management System.

EEPROM

Electrically Eraseable Programmable Read Only Memory.

Effectiveness

Meeting agreed-upon requirements for supplier inputs and customer outputs.

                                                        Efficiency Minimizing time and/or other resources spent on activities which do not add value.<br />
EIS

Equipment identification system

Employee Involvement

A practice within an organization whereby employees regularly participate in making decisions on how their work is done, including making suggestions for improvement, planning, goal setting and monitoring performance.

Empowerment

A condition whereby employees have the authority to make decisions and take action on their own without prior approval.

Enclosure

a surrounding case that protects equipment from its environment, and protects personnel against contact with the enclosed equipment.

Encoder

A feedback device that translates mechanical motion into electrical signals indicative of actuator position. Incremental and absolute encoders are common varieties; as the names imply, their output indicates incremental or absolute changes of position.

Encoding

The process of putting information into digital format.

End user interface (EUI)

interface through which an application program provides information to people.

Entity

Something about which information is stored, either tangible or not, such as an employee or a part on the one hand, or an event or abstract concept on the other.

ERP

Enterprise Resource Planning is recognized as a logistical extension of MRP.

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