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STAND-ALONE is where the subject is capable of operating or is intended to be viewed independently. For example, a. a pc can be connected to a network, but it also has a "stand-alone" capability where the user can work locally on his/her pc without interacting with the network; or, b. a sales forecast for multiple product models or categories is a "blended" forecast, but if you were to break the forecast out by individual models or category, you would have a "stand-alone" forecast for each.
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MANNING VARIANCE is the difference between the amount of time that was expected to be worked at a machine-paced workcenter, based on the amount of receipts of the parent part, and the actual amount of labor hours recorded at the workcenter.
INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR is a bank, mutual fund, pension fund, or other corporate entity that trades securities in large volumes.