direct material


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direct material

[də¦rekt mə′tir·ē·əl]
(industrial engineering)
Any raw or semifinished material which will be incorporated into the product.
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With work already underway at the company's first beta sites, early interest in SpendMetrix' fine-grained financial analysis of direct materials purchasing is high.
GSQA pro vides real time strategic data about supplier direct material quality, non-conformance history, and audit status that can be leveraged by a manufacturer's quality, purchasing, plant, and engineering organizations to reduce costs and improve efficiency.
com ) is the leading provider of web-based software that empowers direct material supply networks.
Today, i-Supply is the most widely used real-time direct material fulfillment tool in the automotive industry, with over 750 manufacturing organizations as current subscribers.
NetWORKS Sourcing will help manufacturers seeking to establish reliable, cost-effective direct materials sources in advance of new product launches, or manufacturers that quickly need new suppliers to meet direct materials shortages caused by unexpected spikes in customer demand.
i-Supply(TM) provides real-time online collaboration for fulfillment of direct materials, combined with traditional EDI and XML messaging capabilities.
The information from the Production Budget becomes the basis for the Direct Materials and Direct Labor budgets.
If we assume that a unit of product PDQ requires one unit of direct material B123 and one unit of direct material A456, then the R/3 system can calculate a standard direct cost that includes material handling costs.
The issue with selling direct materials online is that it is a much more complex process which requires suppliers to be tightly integrated with the trading exchange.
The companies will offer the Commerce One Direct Material Portal Connector, an intelligent platform that provides portal connectivity between enterprise supply-chain systems and MarketSite portals within the Commerce One Global Trading Web(TM).
Both the company's new passively cooled Sirilas(TM) laser diode and its prototype 150 watt (W) laser bar are ideal for pumping compact, solid-state lasers and for direct material processing applications, such as cosmetic treatment, marking or engraving and mobile medical equipment for ophthalmology and dentistry.

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