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46) Dock plate

A moveable metal ramp that allows access to a rail car or trailer.

47) CAMH

Certified Associate in Materials Handling (CAMH) is one of two certifications for the materials handling professional offered by the Materials Handling & Management Society.  For more information visit:  www.mhia.org/mhms

48) Dock seal

A rubber or canvas covering that extends out from a dock face to seal the gap between the dock and the trailer's entrance.

49) Chocks

Triangular blocks of rubber, wood, or metal placed in front of, between or behind truck wheels to prevent accidental trailer movement.

50) Wheel chock

Blocks of rubber, wood or metal placed in front of, between or behind truck wheels to prevent accidental trailer movement.

51) Trailer restraint

Mechanical or hydraulic devices designed to prevent trailer movement away from the dock.  Usually attaches from dock face to ICC bar or rear wheel or directly to the trailer in some fashion.

52) Welded wire container

A metal container fabricated from welded wire as a completed assembly for containment, with the possible addition of structural sections for additional strength and with optional hardware added for specific use and application.  There are three (3) basic types of welded wire containers: folding, non-folding, and rigid.

53) Folding container

A container, either metal or plastic, with sides, ends, and a base so constructed that it can be folded to a flat configuration.

54) Non-folding container

A container with corners permanently helixed and is subject to the same specifications as "folding containers".

55) Rigid container

A rigid wire, steel or plastic container with a rigid structural framework for strength and stiffness and is not capable of being folded flat.

56) Corrugated steel container

A container fabricated from corrugated steel sheet as a completed assembly for containment, with the possible addition of structural sections for additional strength and with optional hardware added for specific use and application.

57) Non-corrugated steel container

A metal container fabricated from  corrugated steel sheet and with the same characteristics as corrugated steel containers.

58) Infrared

Infrared is a line of sight, wireless remote data communication technology.

59) Supply Chain Execution Systems & Technologies (SCE) Industry Group

The Supply Chain Execution Systems & Technologies Group members are the Industry’s leading suppliers of Supply Chain Execution software, hardware and services. They supply solutions worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector. Supply chain execution solutions streamline the tracking and flow of inventory and information from the original source through consumption. Solutions include automatic identification hardware and software as well as software solutions including manufacturing execution, logistics execution, order management, warehouse management, inventory management, transportation management, enterprise resource planning, and workforce management.

60) LES

Logistics Execution Systems manage inventory, space, material handling equipment, labor and transportation resources to assure timely, error-free fulfillment and visibility of order status throughout the supply chain.