Commonly Used Terms
ANSI is short for the American National Standards Institute; it is a private not for profit organization that oversees voluntary consensus standards in the U.S. ANSI is the sole U.S. representative to the International Standards Organization (ISO). This means that ANSI coordinates U.S. standards with World standards so that the U.S. products can be used worldwide. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
How does ANSI work?
ANSI, itself, does not accredit standards; it oversees the use and development of standards by accrediting the procedure of standards developing bodies. An ANSI accreditation signifies that these standards developing organizations have used procedures that meet the institute’s requirements.
The importance of meeting standards could be explained in one small example, i.e., the shoe fit. You can be a size 9 for one brand and a size 9.5 with the other brand. This is because each shoe manufacturer has its own standards of measurement.
It is important to develop voluntary consensus standards since it helps increase the market acceptance of various products and services; it also clarifies how one can increase the safety of the products, thus enhancing the protection for the end consumer.
Average Payment Period (for materials)
Average Cost per Unit
Available to Sell (ATS)
Available to Promise (ATP)
Automated Storage-Retrieval System (AS-RS)
Automated Manifest System (AMS)
Automated Guiding Vehicle System (AGVS)
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)
Automated Clearing House (ACH)
Automated Call Distribution
Automated Broker Interface (ABI)
Association of American Railroads
Approved Vendor List (AVL)
Any Quantity Rate (AQ)
Anticipated Delay Report
American Waterways Operators
American Trucking Association (ATA)
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
American Society of Transportation & Logistics
American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
American Society for Quality (ASQ)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI)
All Cargo Carrier
Airport and Airway Trust Fund
Airline Terminal Fee (ATF)
Air Transport Association of America
Air Cargo Containers
Aggregate Tender Rate
Aggregate Inventory Management
After Sale Service
Advanced Shipping Notice
Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS)
Advance Material Request
Actual to Theoretical Cycle Time
Actual Cost System
Activity Network Diagram
Activity Based Planning (ABP)
Activity Based Management (ABM)
Activity Based Costing System
Activity Based Costing Model
Activity Based Costing (ABC)
Activity Based Budgeting (ABB)
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