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safety stocknoun [U]

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PRODUCTION the ​smallextrasupply of ​goods, ​materials, etc. that a ​companykeeps in ​case the ​demand for them is greater than is expected: If we ​reduce the ​uncertainty in ​planning, we ​reduce the ​amount of ​safetystock we need.
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