Trade item

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The term trade item refers to any item (product or service) upon which there is a need to retrieve pre-defined information and that may be priced or ordered or invoiced at any point in any supply chain. It is a term used primarily by people in supply chain management and logistic engineering.

In colloquial usage, it refers to any item that is the subject of trade. An often used term in Journals of Lewis and Clark.[1]


  1. ^ Lewis and Clark; Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Center for Great Plains Studies, American Philosophical Society (1805). The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: November 2, 1805-March 22, 1806. University of Virginia: University of Nebraska Press. p. 531.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)