Welcome to AHRMM's healthcare supply chain Lexicon. This database contains terms used throughout the healthcare supply chain field. Simply click on the link to access the entire definition.

AHRMM thanks Kate Vitasek and Supply Chain Visions for their contribution of certain terms to the Lexicon. Terms supplied by Supply Chain Visions are used with permission. Supply Chain Vision’s Glossary of Supply Chain Management Terms appears on the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals website. AHRMM also acknowledges Michael B. Neely with Perimeter Solutions Group for his role in developing healthcare-specific terms.

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  • NACS

    See North American Container System

    See North American Free Trade Agreement
  • National carrier

    A for-hire certificated air carrier that has annual operating revenues of $75 million to $1 billion; the carrier usually operates between major population centers and areas of lesser population.
  • National Industrial Traffic League

    An association representing the interests of shippers and receivers in matters of transportation policy and regulation.
  • National Industrial Transportation League (NITL)

    A national trade association of transportation providers.
  • National Motor Bus Operators Organization

    An industry association representing common and charter bus firms; now known as the American Bus Association.
  • National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC)

    A tariff, which contains descriptions and classifications of commodities and rules for domestic movement by motor carriers in the U.S.