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Handling Costs: - The cost involved in moving, transferring, preparing, and otherwise handling inventory.

Hard copy: - Computer output printed on paper.

Hawaiian carrier: - A for-hire air carrier that operates within the state of Hawaii

Hawthorne Effect: - From a study conducted at the Hawthorne Plant of Western Electric Company in 1927-1932 which found that the act of showing people that you are concerned usually results in better job performance. Studying and monitoring of activities are typically seen as being concerned and results in improved productivity.

Hazardous Material: - A substance or material, which the Department of Transportation has determined to be capable of posing a risk to health, safety, and property when stored or transported in commerce. Also see: Material Safety Data Sheet

Hedge Inventory: - A form of inventory buildup to buffer against some event that may not happen. Hedge inventory planning involves speculation related to potential labor strikes, price increases, unsettled governments, and events that could severely impair a company's strategic initiatives. Risk and consequences are unusually high, and top management approval is often required.

Heijunka: - In the Just-in-Time philosophy, an approach to level production throughout the supply chain to match the planned rate of end product sales.

Hi-low: - Usually refers to a forklift truck on which the operator must stand rather than sit.

Hierarchy of Cost Assignability: - In cost accounting, an approach to group activity costs at the level of an organization where they are incurred, or can be directly related to. Examples are the level where individual units are identified (unit-level), where batches of units are organized or processed (batch-level), where a process is operated or supported (process-level), or where costs cannot be objectively assigned to lower level activities or processes (facility-level). This approach is used to better understand the nature of the costs, including the level in the organization at which they are incurred, the level to which they can be initially assigned (attached) and the degree to which they are assignable to other activity and/or cost object levels, i.e. activity or cost object cost, or sustaining costs.

Highway Trust Fund: - Federal highway use tax revenues are paid into this fund, and the federal government's share of highway construction is paid from the fund.

Highway use taxes: - Taxes assessed by federal and state governments against users of the highway (the fuel tax is an example). The use tax money is used to pay for the construction, maintenance, and policing of highways.

Home Page: - The starting point for a website. It is the page that is retrieved and displayed by default when a user visits the website. The default home-page name for a server depends on the server's configuration. On many web servers, it is index.html or default.htm. Some web servers support multiple home pages.

Honeycombing: - 1. The practice of removing merchandise in pallet load quantities where the space is not exhausted in an orderly fashion. This results in inefficiencies due to the fact that the received merchandise may not be efficiently stored in the space which is created by the honey-combing. 2. The storing or withdrawal or supplies in a manner that results in vacant space that is not usable for storage of other items. 3. Creation of unoccupied space resulting from withdrawal of unit loads. This is one of the major hidden costs of warehousing.

Hopper cars: - Rail cars that permit top loading and bottom unloading of bulk commodities

Horizontal Play/Horizontal Hub: - This is a term for a function that cuts across many industries, usually defines a facility or organization that is providing a common service.

Hoshin Planning: - Breakthrough planning. A Japanese strategic planning process in which a company develops up to four vision statements that indicate where the company should be in the next five years. Company goals and work plans are developed based on the vision statements. Periodic audits are then conducted to monitor progress.

Hostler: - An individual employed to move trucks and trailers within a terminal or warehouse yard area.

Household goods warehouse: - A warehouse that is used to store household goods.

HR: - See Human Resources

HTML: - See HyperText Markup Language

HTTP: - See HyperText Transport Protocol

Hub airport: - An airport that serves as the focal point for the origin and termination of long-distance flights

Hub: - 1) A large retailer or manufacturer having many trading partners. 2) A reference for a transportation network as in "hub and spoke" which is common in the airline and trucking industry. For example, a hub airport serves as the focal point for the origin and termination of long-distance flights where flights from outlying areas are fed into the hub airport for connecting flights. 3) A common connection point for devices in a network. 4) A Web "hub" is one of the initial names for what is now known as a "portal". It came from the creative idea of producing a website, which would contain many different "portal spots" (small boxes that looked like ads, with links to different yet related content). This content, combined with Internet technology, made this idea a milestone in the development and appearance of websites, primarily due to the ability to display a lot of useful content and store one's preferred information on a secured server. The web term "hub" was replaced with portal.

Human Resources (HR): - The function broadly responsible for personnel policies and practices within an organization.

Human-machine interface: - Any point where data is communicated from a worker to a computer or from a computer to a worker. Data entry programs, inquire programs, reports, documents, LED displays, and voice commands are all examples of human-machine interfaces.

Hundredweight (cwt): - A pricing unit used in transportation (equal to 100 pounds).

Hybrid Inventory System: - An inventory system combining features of the fixed reorder quantity inventory model and the fixed reorder cycle inventory model. Features of the fixed reorder cycle inventory model and the fixed reorder quantity inventory model can be combined in many different ways. For example, in the order point-periodic review combination system, an order is placed if the inventory level drops below a specified level before the review date

Hyperlink: - A computer term. Also referred to as "link". The text you find on a website which can be "clicked on" with a mouse which, in turn, will take you to another web page or a different area of the same web page. Hyperlinks are created or "coded" in HTML

HyperText Markup Language (HTML): - The standard language for describing the contents and appearance of pages on the