Dollar General Corporation
(noun, adjective). Calculated by taking volume of store orders (as cartons) and dividing by number of stores (stops). Typically positively correlated (when it goes up or down, so does another metric) with overall volume of store orders and the number of outbound loads (trailers). Typically negatively correlated (when it goes up or down, another metric does the opposite) with stores per load (trailer).
(noun, verb, adjective). Area and department in the DC consisting of multiple overhead doors on two sides--known as the 100-side and the 200-side, based on door numbers--where trailers coming back from stores are inspected for damage and pests, emptied of assets (RTs and totes), and then cleaned out and loaded with straps in preparation for use by outbound shipping. Some assets may carry PRP (Product Recovery Protocol), RA (Authorized Returns), or dunnage (cardboard from cases). Assets are inspected, repaired or discarded if necessary, and then cleaned. Cardboard is dumped into a baler, and bales are loaded onto a trailer to be sent to a third-party recycler. In Bethel DC and other Gen2 facilities, this area also includes shrink-wrap baling, wash bay, and pallet sorting. In Bethel DC, this area also includes the HazMat cage, the RTC driver training course, and a large trash compactor in door 218. In Bethel DC, the walkway leading from the employee parking lot is above the cycling area.
(noun). A single, salable retail unit. Sometimes the grab in repack.
(noun). Unopened boxes containing either individual items for sale (eaches) or bound multiples (inner packs). Full cases may be grabbed as is by an order selector in the full case department, or they may be opened and prepped to have eaches or inner packs grabbed from them in the repack mod or specially designated areas. Products are received from vendors and stored in reserves on pallets in full cases.
(noun). INNER-PACK or INNER A grouping of multiple eaches bound together for distribution to a store. Full cases may contain inner-packs, and the case may be shipped intact (full case grab), or opened up and the inner-pack grabbed (repack), or the inner-pack broken apart and shipped as eaches (also in repack). Inner-packs may be selected into totes (repack) or RTs (specialized floor locations).
(noun, verb, adjective). Mod is short for module, a set of standardized, independent units that can be used to build a more complex structure. Bethel DC's repack select-to-tote is housed inside such a structure. Bethel DC's pick mod is four levels, but other DCs may have more or fewer levels, or more mods, or none.
(noun, adjective). A group of stores selected (by transportation) to process together for delivery efficiencies. Each DC receives the orders for its stores as a daily run 5-6 times throughout the week, usually receiving Run 1 (R1) on Saturday morning.
(noun). A plastic container tapered at the bottom with a two-part hinged lid, holds product from the repack mod or other specialized areas where order selectors grab individual items for sale, or inner packs of these (instead of grabbing full cases). Totes can be moved via conveyor and are stackable, either empty with lids open or full with lids closed. Stores return totes to the DC on dunnage trailers returning to the cycling area.
(verb). To have completed all assignments for a particular batch or wave. Often used in "tote time."