Every professional discipline has its own jargon. The purpose of jargon is to simplify communications among those "in the know." In logistics engineering, however, the jargon has reached a point where it is detrimental to clear communications of requirements, robust selection of appropriate methodologies, and is a barrier to entry into the field by new organizations and personnel. The table below shows some examples of logistics engineering jargon, along with the plain-English DBL™ question that is the better focus of our attention:
|Jargon||English||Answers the Question|
|FMECA||Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis||What is likely to break, why, and what will be the impact?|
|FRACAS||Failure Reporting and Corrective Action System||What has broken and what is being done to prevent or reduce further failures of this type?|
|LORA||Level of Repair Analysis||Where will the system be fixed?|
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