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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 dispatcher allows to create a Distributed Control System.
Instead of answering the dispatcher's question, the wife blamed her husband for his fatal injury, suggesting that he was responsible for his death because he threw her on the bed and stopped her from leaving.
The Dispatcher GPS package includes the GPS receiver, antenna and harness, data service coverage, air time and integration with The Dispatcher software.
DISPATCHER: No ma'am, I'm not sending the deputies down there over a cheeseburger.
The investigators studied all 962 cases of dispatcher-assisted out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the Dallas area during the 8 months before and 4 months after implementation of the new dispatcher protocol that includes questioning about agonal breathing.
Studies from Sweden, Seattle, and Dallas have shown that CPR is withheld from up to 40% of people with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest because potential rescuers or 911 dispatchers misinterpret agonal breathing as an indication that the individual is not in cardiac arrest, Dr.
If you have common job tasks, you may be able to handle them with canned, or pre-programmed, messages, such as "CALL ENGR EXT 3377" or "CALL MAINT EXT 3388." Either a dispatcher or fleet radio user can send these status messages, up to 16 characters in length.
[20] For example, important driver performance measures, such as turnover, should be criteria for dispatcher evaluations, [21] since driver attitudes toward dispatchers have been shown to influence drivers' decisions to remain with the firm.
Dispatcher: "OK, did you get her out of the pool yet, sir?"
And it's no fun if you have to interrupt a harried dispatcher every time you want to check on a suspicious license plate.
Early JNF fire-prevention technology included the "Osborne firefinder," which coordinated a circular dial with a map of a given tower's territory (zero indicating due north), and enabled the towerman to radio or telephone a fire's location to a dispatcher. The dispatcher, in turn, alerted fire wardens.
The system -- consisting of a dispatcher terminal, a mobile hookup and sometimes a miniature facsimile machine -- allows dispatchers to pinpoint the locations of trucks.