The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) has applied "wiki" technology--the ability of users to contribute their own input to an on-line resource--to the supply chain. WERCipedia is the name of the council's new interactive glossary for supply-chain professionals. It contains an extensive searchable collection of terminology, acronyms, abbreviations and other information. At the same time, users can add new terms and modify the definitions of existing ones. In the process, the resource becomes open to peer review and approval by the warehousing and logistics community. WERCipedia is located at WERC Online, and is free to use. The current edition contains 3,755 entries and is expanding as a result of professional contributions, WERC said. WERCipedia is being offered in partnership with Industrial Data and Information, Inc. WERC's members hail from all sectors of the distribution industry. IDII is an independent research and consulting firm focusing on warehouse-management, transportation-management and enterprise resource planning software.
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