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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.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson
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She is pictured on a Matchless 350cc at Drayton Manor, Tamworth, in 1945 on her last posting as a dispatch rider, top right, and on her wedding day with husband Leslie, centre, and family, above far right Main picture by IAN McINTYRE
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After Robert returned from the desert as a dispatch rider, they moved to Edinburgh for him to work as a joiner and Susan as a machinist.
He became fluent in Danish, and at the outbreak of World War II was posted to Iceland as dispatch rider with the Northumberland Fusiliers.
Before enlisting on December 17, 1942, he was employed as a dispatch rider with the National Fire Service and, aged just 16, he was awarded the British Empire Medal and his citation reads, "Arthur Henry Warner, Messenger, Coventry Auxiliary Fire Service.
Mr Firman, who served as a dispatch rider in Africa during the war, died on June 30 after a short illness at James Cook University Hospital.
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