A measure of safety stock levels. These are stocks of finished goods (marketable inventories), raw materials, work in progress and components in excess of planned usage that are deliberately held to allow for unexpected requirements.

BPIR Categories

5.5.1 Document & monitor order status
5.5.2 Manage inventories
5.2.4 Purchase materials & supplies
6.2.4 Purchase materials & supplies
15.6.12 Manage buildings, equipment & materials

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