The practice of consolidating a number of individual items into a single shipping unit for easier storage and handling. Shipping containers, or intermodal freight containers [IMF] to give them their correct name, are a good example of unitisation, and they have transformed the packing, storage, handling and moving of freight. See also Container.

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With over 800 Procurement specific terms (and growing) you will find everything you need to know or thought you knew about the Procurement function. Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive list collated from the Comprara Groups hub of training and consulting source materials.The Procurement Glossary has been compiled by industry expert Paul Rogers.