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Glossary of Key Terms and Acronyms

This list is just a sampling of the automation, engineering and business terms you may find on the MAVERICK Technologies Web site.

AIDC
Automatic Identification and Data Capture

APC
Advanced Process Control

CIP
Clean-in-Place

CMMS
Computerized Maintenance Management System

CRM
Customer Relationship Management

DCS
Distributed Control System

EAI
Enterprise Application Integration

EMI
Enterprise Manufacturing Integration

EPC
Electronic Product Code
Engineering Procurement Construction

ERP
Enterprise Resource Planning

FEED
Front-End Engineering and Design

FMECA
Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis

GAMP
Good Automated Manufacturing Practice

GSIA
Global System Integrators Alliance

HMI
Human-Machine Interface

LIMS
Laboratory Information Management Systems

LIS
Label Inspection System

MAC
Main Automation Contractor

MES
Manufacturing Execution Systems

OEE
Overall Equipment Effectiveness

OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer

PIMS
Plant Information Management System

PLC
Programmable Logic Controller

PMI
Project Management Institute

PMP
Project Management Professionals

RFID
Radio-Frequency Identification

R2M
Reliability Risk Management

SCADA
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

SIP
Sterilize-in-Place

SIS
Safety Instrumented Systems

SPC
Statistical Process Control