April 19, 2019  
 
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Safety Stock

 

 
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Definition of Safety Stock

Safety Stock refers to the amount of inventory that is invested in to accomodate fluctuations in supply and demand while still meeting customer needs.
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Safety stock is an important investment to make in order to ensure a smooth supply chain. However, many experts believe that safety stock masks problems that should be eliminated or fixed, rather than using safety stock as a band-aid solution.

While it is true that safety stock is costly, it is often a necessary evil to avoid stockouts.

Safety Stock References On This Site

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  • Kanbans - In the meantime, the employees will have the last box plus the safety stock of 3000 light bulbs...
  • Safety Stock - Too much safety stock can result in high holding costs of inventory. In...
  • Safety Stock - Too much safety stock can result in high holding costs of inventory. In...
  • Kanbans - In the meantime, the employees will have the last box plus the safety stock of 3000 light bulbs...

 

 

 

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