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dispatch

  1. the sending out of finished goods for distribution and sale. Such finished goods can be dispatched from STOCK or as particular customers' orders are manufactured.
  2. the selection of JOBS or batches of a product to be completed in a PRODUCTION schedule. Various dispatch rules can be used to select which particular job should be completed next from a queue of jobs awaiting completion, such as ‘first come first served’, ‘random selection’, ‘minimum processing time’ (starting with the job which has the shortest machine processing time) etc.
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This announcement is created when 911 dispatchers have reviewed and approved the emergency information generated by the emergency communications center's Computer-aided Dispatch (CAD) system.
If one dispatch center is disabled or destroyed, the system is designed so the other can completely take over -- which became important for the city after the 1994 Northridge Earthquake.
Bernd Frank, CEO of RECY Systems AG in Unterschleissheim, Germany, which serves the scrap metal and paper industries, says that routing software should be integrated into the dispatch process.
With the trend toward combining police, fire, and medical dispatch into one central location, BSET chose to cross-train telecommunicators in all three services.
Additional assumptions are made regarding dispatch factors, operations and maintenance as well as capital expenditures, and the provision of the ancillary services.
This should be completed before further financial commitments are made for a new dispatch center.
RAK Airways selected Dispatch Manager because of the flexibility of the system and the potential for fuel savings and increased payloads," said Jack Romero, CEO of RAK Airways.
Moore said department officials are still in preliminary discussions of revamping dispatch policies.
CAD systems consist of several modules that provide services at multiple levels in a dispatch center and in the field of public safety.
23, and since then the $40 million dispatch center in West Hills has taken over police-dispatching duties for the entire San Fernando Valley.
A new emergency dispatch center planned for the San Fernando Valley - financed by Proposition M in 1992 - is nearly built, but the radio equipment will not be available until March 2004, officials said.