stock-keeping unit

stock-keeping unit

(database)
(SKU) /skyoo/ (rarely seen expanded) A common term for a unique numeric identifier, typically in a database. Originally this was used only for products, but has spread in usage.

Compare with UID for sense development.
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1 stock-keeping unit (SKU) of fresh bread in America.
Customers can restrict views down to the end-user level, by product category and even down to the stock-keeping unit (SKU).
Written between the lines of the annual report is evidence that this is already happening: The company says its average revenue per stock-keeping unit, or SKU, is less than 20 percent of the average revenue per SKU of several competitors (and it's not enjoying premium pricing for its products).
The application reverses the flow of information in the traditional supply chain, pulling detailed information about product demand at the stock-keeping unit level - up through the chain, potentially back to vendors and manufacturers.
No other loaf of packaged bread had sales as high in that time frame, according to sales that are tracked by Uniform Product Code, or bar codes on each stock-keeping unit.
The test scenario measured half-hourly point-of-sale (POS) data in order to project forecasts based on variables such as stock-keeping unit (SKU), location, seasonality, daily and weekly cycles, trade and consumer promotional activity, and product cannibalization.
It also aims to build 18 cooling and stock-keeping units with a capacity to store 3100 tonnes.
It offers approximately 1m stock-keeping units through its master catalogues and serves through its distribution network of 85 branch offices and 12 customer fulfilment centres.
has gone global since its founding in 1923, selling 2,200 stock-keeping units of mailing, shipping, office and packaging products through dealers in 55 countries.
this system now lists approximately 20,000 stock-keeping units (SKUs).
Under the agreement MWV will produce packaging for 52 Garnier Nutrisse product variations and 242 stock-keeping units (SKUs).
Natrol markets approximately 55 product categories with more than 500 stock-keeping units (SKU's) designed to meet a wide range of consumer needs.