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UBIQUITY : A raw material that is found at all locations.
UN/EDIFACT : United Nations EDI for Administration, Commerce and Transport. EDI Standards are developed and supported by the UN for electronic message (data) interchange on an international level.
UNCLAIMED FREIGHT : Freight that has not been called for or picked up by the consignee or owner.
UNDERCHARGE : To charge less than the proper amount.
UNIT LOAD : Packages loaded on a pallet, in a crate or any other way that enables them to be handled at one time as a unit.
UNIT COST : The cost associated with a single unit
of product. The total cost of producing a product or service divided by the
total number of units. The cost associated with a single unit of measure
underlying a resource, activity, product, or service. It's calculated by
dividing the total cost by the measured volume. Unit cost measurement must be
used with caution as it may not always be practical or relevant in all aspects
of cost management.
UPSTREAM : Principal direction of movement for customer orders which originate at point of demand or use, as well as other flows, such as return product movements, payments for purchases, etc. Opposite of downstream.