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Artificial skin capable of sweating similar to natural sweat rates and with the surface texture and wetting properties of regular skin has been developed for research purposes. Artificial perspiration is also available for in-vitro testing, and contains 19 amino acids and the most abundant minerals and metabolites in sweat.
The Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) is a unique code used to identify transportation companies. It is typically two to four alphabetic letters long. It was developed by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association in the 1960s to help the transportation industry for computerizing data and records. FedEx's codes include:
FDE FedEx Express
FDEG FedEx Ground
FXFE FedEx Freight
FDCC FedEx Custom Critical
FXO - FedEx Office
FSDC- FedEx Same Day City
Some of FedEx's ad campaigns:
"When it Absolutely, Positively has to be there overnight" 19781983
"It's not Just a Package, It's Your Business" 19871988
"Our Most Important Package is Yours" 19911994
"Absolutely, Positively Anytime" 1995
"The Way the World Works," 19961998
"Be Absolutely Sure," 19982000
"This is a Job for FedEx," 20012002
"Dont worry, there's a FedEx for that, 20022003
"Relax, its FedEx," 20042008
"The World On Time" 2001present
"We Understand," 2009present
"We Live To Deliver" 2009present
One definition of business logistics speaks of "having the right item in the right quantity at the right time at the right place for the right price in the right condition to the right customer". Business logistics incorporates all industry sectors and aims to manage the fruition of project life cycles, supply chains, and resultant efficiencies.
The term "business logistics" has evolved since the 1960s due to the increasing complexity of supplying businesses with materials and shipping out products in an increasingly globalized supply chain, leading to a call for professionals called "supply chain logisticians".
In business, logistics may have either an internal focus (inbound logistics) or an external focus (outbound logistics), covering the flow and storage of materials from point of origin to point of consumption (see supply-chain management). The main functions of a qualified logistician include inventory management, purchasing, transportation, warehousing, consultation, and the organizing and planning of these activities. Logisticians combine a professional knowledge of each of these functions to coordinate resources in an organization.
There are two fundamentally different forms of logistics: one optimizes a steady flow of material through a network of transport links and storage nodes, while the other coordinates a sequence of resources to carry out some project (e.g., restructuring a warehouse).