In Reply to Parent Post by Bunny
Do other industries use different terms for the same operation? What would the medical device industry call it?
There's a freight-lading classification called "KDF" (for knock-down flat) that may be related; it has to do with billing discounts for items that are shipped unassembled and thus take up less space in trailers and freight cars. A good example is furniture that's shipped in a "flat pack" and assembled either by the retailer or the end user.
If I were you I'd ask the person who used the term, because he might have meant something other than what a standard definition might mean.