A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z
Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO)

MRO is an operations term that refers to equipment service contracts.

Mandatory

Required by the order stipulated, e.g., a specification or a specific description that may not be waived.

Manufacturer

A business that makes or processes raw materials into a finished product.

Market Value (Fair Market Value)

The fair value of an asset on the statement date. Real estate held for investment is carried at appraised value, and certain assets are carried at book value or nominal value when value cannot readily be determined.

Master Data

The basic structure of codes and fields within SAP. Common fields of financial master data include cost objects, general ledger accounts/cost elements, fiscal period document type, material groups, profit center, and fund center. Master data is “standing data”, not transactional data.

Material (Property)

Property that may be incorporated into or attached to a deliverable end item or that may be consumed or expended in performing a contract or grant. It includes assemblies, components, parts, raw and processed materials, and small tools and supplies that may be consumed in normal use in performing a contract or grant.

Materials Management

A tracking process that embraces all functions of acquisition, standards, quality control and surplus property management.

Merchant Services

A VPF Business Unit that supports internal departments at MIT who use credit cards to collect payments.

Merchantability

The degree to which a product is fit for its intended purpose, works correctly, and is suitable to purchase and use without serious risk.

Minor Plant Equipment

Assets with an acquisition cost of less than $500, plus any other plant equipment so designated by federal guidelines, regardless of cost.

Monthly Review

See Financial Review and Control.

Movable Equipment

Physical assets that are not affixed to any part of a room or building. Also, those items that are attached to a room or building, but could be removed without costly or extensive alterations or repairs to the building, and could be used after removal.

News and Announcements

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