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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.
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.