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Supply Chain and Operations Management Glossary (D)

Data Matrix code: A two-dimensional, laser scanable code used for supply chain purposes by the pharmaceutical and consumer electronics industries. The code is made up of very small black and white squares. Other two dimensional codes include PDF 417 and MaxiCode. For more details, see www.aimglobal.org. DC (Distribution Center): A facility that accepts inbound shipments, breaks them up and recombines them differently into outbound shipments. For example, it may accept a shipment of baby food from Gerber and a shipment of diapers from Kimberly-Clark and recombine them into one shipment of baby food plus diapers for a Jewel supermarket and another shipment…

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