Glossary of Terms

Get to know your supply chain terminologies.

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A

Address

API

F

Feature

J

Job

L

Location

M

Mile

Module

Multi-mile

Multimodal

O

Order

P

Package

Package ID

S

Shipment

Solution

T

Transaction

U

User Account


 

A

Address

A collection of information that is used to designate the location for pick-up or drop-off of a Shipment.

API

Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other.

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F

Feature

A unit of functionality of a software system that satisfies a requirement, represents a design decision and provides a potential configuration option.

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J

Job

A task that is assigned to a fleet of drivers and/or vehicles to process a package’s transportation based on a set of delivery service requirements.

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L

Location

An Address added by a customer within the Quincus product in accordance with applicable documentation, including hubs, sorting facilities, customer addresses, and any other place though or to which a Shipment may transit. 

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M

Mile

A single stage or movement in a package’s journey from one point to another in the supply chain (e.g., first mile, last mile, or middle mile).

Module

A component of the program or solution dedicated to a specific objective or goal.

Multi-mile

A concept that encompasses the whole supply chain, from a package’s start point to its end point.

Multimodal

Having or using a variety of modes and links to create, or represent, a transportation network.

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O

Order

A customer (or sender) requests to transport a package, or multiple packages, from point A to point B.

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P

Package

An object or group of objects wrapped in paper or packed in a box.

Package ID

The unique identification number that is assigned to a package when created in the Quincus system.

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S

Shipment

The transport of goods, including one package (Package ID) or an aggregate of packages (Package IDs) (e.g., a sack, container, crate, or package) through one or more Locations to a single Address. 

Solution

An implementation of people, processes, information, and technologies in a distinct system to support a set of business or technical capabilities that solve one or more business problems.

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T

Transaction

The activities or volume counted that can be tracked for billing purposes: 
  • A Package ID number created in the Quincus system. 
  • Validation of an address in the GeoEngine.

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U

User Account

A unique login account (i.e., email address, mobile number, etc.) used by a team member, agent, contractor, or any of your affiliates to access the Quincus system (including both active & inactive accounts)

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