In supply chains a sizable portion of supply chain terminology is inadequate. Good terminology should be as neutral and factual as possible, however this is far from the case in supply chain. We suggest changes to ABC analysis, service level, safety stock, seasonality, EOQ, BI and ERP, along with an explanation behind our proposed improvements:

ABC analysis = Moving average segmentation

Service level = Service rate

Safety stock = Gaussian buffer

Seasonality = Cyclicities

EOQ = Flat bulk order

BI = Cube reporting

ERP = ERPM (Enterprise Resource Management)