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Salvage The final inventory of an edition immediately prior to initial distribution of a new edition.
Scoping The delivery area for a particular phone book. DirectoryDistribution.com's Flex-Zones are ideal building blocks for scoping.
Secondary Distribution (or Delivery) The delivery of directories between initial (primary) deliveries. Secondary distribution is primarily a fulfillment operation for distributing relatively small quantities of books. Typical triggers for interim deliveries include new connects, foreign directory requests, bulk drop replenishments, and customer requests. Also called interim distribution (or delivery). Related Terms: Initial Distribution
SIC Short for Standard Industrial Classification Code. A numerical ID categorizing businesses by their products or services.
Start Date The scheduled first day of initial deliveries for a particular market.
Station Copies Duplicates of the documents provided to delivery carriers. Station copies are retained by field managers at the delivery station primarily as a backup. Also called manager's copies. DirectoryDistribution.com can provide station copies on paper or via digital files.
Station Labor Individuals hired on an hourly basis to assist the field manager at the delivery station. Also known as station clerks. May perform carrier check-ins, check-outs, delivery verifications, and other miscellaneous tasks.
Stops Addresses that are to receive books. Also known as delivery points. Stops are often broken down by type of stop: business, residential, bulk drop, and advertiser. For controlling book inventory and preventing book dumping, the number of stops on each route should be estimated.

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