Work Item
ASTM WK87321

New Terminology for Goods Movement Process (GMP) Precise Foundational Definitions

1. Scope

During the Goods Movement Process (GMP) there is a Planning Phase, an Execution Phase and a Settlement Phase. Each phase has sub-step events that happen between the milestone statuses. This Standards seeks to precisely define the events such that even if called something else, it can be understood as the timing and execution of the event.


Goods Movement Process; Phase; Milestone; Event; State; Status; Planning Phase; Execution Phase; Settlement Phase; Posted; Pre-booked; Booked; En route; Delivered; Invoiced; Archived


These terms are foundational for future work to be conducted by the F49.04 and F49.03 and F49.02 work. These terms will be the basis for inter working group terminology.

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The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F49.01

Committee: F49

Staff Manager: Jennifer Tursi

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 07-31-2023

Technical Contact: Michael Darden

Item: 001

Ballot: F49 (23-02)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution