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Glossary of terms

Glossary of greenfence terms


  • Organization - The parent body that other facets of the entity report to. 
  • Operations - Locations that are not the headquarters of an organization. Typically this is where materials are grown, cultivated, stored, processed, manufactured or distributed.
  • Products - Items that a supplier sells to its customers, always includes a physical good. 
  • Services - Actions that a service provider sells to its customers, usually lacks a physical good. 
  • Map View- A view of your supply chain in relation to where they are located on the global map.
  • List View- A view of your supply chain in an alphabetical list; greenfence allows supplier restrictions from the list view.
  • Tier view - Visualization of a value chain in tiers. Example: Tier one is a primary supplier; Tier 2 is a supplier to tier 1; Tier 3 is a supplier to tier 2 and so on.
  • Tree view - A tree view is a hierarchical view of your supply chain.
  • Connect- Requesting to connect with other greenfence users to exchange information or message. Connecting takes both parties approval.
  • Messaging - The exchange of messages. greenfence’s message center is completely secure as messages can only be sent to and from people you are connected with.
  • Notifications - A message that a requirement, invitation/request has been completed or is incomplete past a designated date.
  • Requirements: Requirements are a critical activity of an enterprise that must be performed to meet compliance objectives.  They can be issued to your supply chain.  An example would be providing a food safety certificate as requested by a customer.
  • Invitation/Request- the act of asking someone to do something or provide something.
  • Documents- A piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record. Examples:  Certificates, Degree, or Records.
  • Supply Chain- A network of individuals, organizations, resources, activities, and technology involved in the creation, sale and delivery of a product or service.
  • Authentication- A process to prove that something is real, true, or genuine : to prove that something is authentic.
  • First Party- You, yourself.
  • Second Party- The person or business that provided the service, product, audit, etc… Example: An audit is completed by the FDA. The FDA is the second Party.
  • Third Party- An independent or impartial entity that is completely unbiased.
  • Compliance- encompass efforts to ensure that organizations are abiding to industry regulations, customer requirements and government legislation.
  • Follow- Follow people, business’s, documents, materials/products and be automatically notified when anything relating to what is being followed changes. Example: Follow a material/product you buy from a supplier. Be notified in real time when the makeup of the material/product is changed or updated.
  • Transaction- means any sale of your products and services through greenfence.





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