Lexicon

Welcome to AHRMM's health care supply chain Lexicon. This database contains terms used throughout the health care supply chain field. Simply click on the link to access the entire definition.

AHRMM thanks Kate Vitasek and Supply Chain Visions for their contribution of certain terms to the Lexicon. Terms supplied by Supply Chain Visions are used with permission. Supply Chain Vision’s Glossary of Supply Chain Management Terms appears on the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals website. AHRMM also acknowledges Michael B. Neely with Perimeter Solutions Group for his role in developing health care-specific terms.

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  • Lead Time

    The total time that elapses between an order's placement and its receipt. It includes the time required for order transmittal, order processing, order preparation, and transit.
  • Lead Time

    The total time between an order's placement and its receipt. It includes the time required for order transmittal, order processing, order preparation, and delivery.
  • Lead Time from Complete Manufacture to Customer Receipt

    Includes time from when an order is ready for shipment to customer receipt of order. Time from complete manufacture to customer receipt including the following elements: pick/pack time, prepare for shipment, total transit time (all components to consolidation point), consolidation, queue time, and additional transit time to customer receipt.
  • Lead Time from Order Receipt to Complete Manufacture

    Includes times from order receipt to order entry complete, from order entry complete to start to build, and from start to build to ready for shipment. Time from order receipt to order entry complete includes the following elements: order revalidation, configuration check, credit check, and scheduling. Time from order entry complete to start to build includes the following elements: customer wait time and engineering and design time. Time from start to build to ready for shipment includes the following elements: release to manufacturing or distribution, order configuration verification, production scheduling, and build or configure time.
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Healthcare

    The US Green Building Council¿s (USGBC) certifies energy efficient and sustainability of buildings. The program provides incentives for hospitals to design and operate facilities that meet their standards for certification which were approved on November 16, 2010 after six years of planning and negotiation. While many of the standards for healthcare are the same as other new construction the program takes into account the distinctive qualities of hospitals especially the fact that they are open and operational 24 hours per day
  • Learning UDI Community Steering Committee

    Learning UDI Community Steering Committee (LUCSC). The goal of the LUCSC is to establish a coordinated, action-oriented early adopter UDI community with a mission to define, document, and archive tools, resources, and best practices from early UDI adopters. The LUCSC will serve to engage early adopter leaders from across the UDI community and to facilitate documentation of lessons learned, best practices, iterative improvements in data quality, as well as develop tools and resources. Capturing, storing, maintaining, and providing open access to this shared knowledge will increase the likelihood of success of an interoperable medical device evaluation system built on the foundation of UDI adoption in electronic health information.

  • Least Total Cost

    Similar to the Economic Order Quantity method of lot sizing, LTC is based on the idea that total cost will be least when the carrying cost and ordering cost are essentially equal. Also see: Discrete Order Quantity, Dynamic Lot Sizing