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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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The factories located in the Northern region of the country despatched 2.871 million tons of cement in November 2018 compared with 3.245 million tons despatched in November 2017.
In the July September 2018 period cement mills despatched 10.813 million tons of commodity that was only 4.48 percent higher than 10.349 million tons cement despatched during the corresponding period of last year.
In September, industry despatched 3.8m tonnes against 3.2m tonnes last year.
Domestic cement despatches in Pakistan was 2.895 million tons out of which 2.326 million tons was despatched by mills located in the Northern part of the country and 0.569 million tons by the South based mills.