Using Safety Stock to Buffer Against Variability

Michael Watson Ph.D Partner
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Dealing with variability is part of creating a lean supply chain (or lean enterprise).  Ideally, you would like to eliminate the variability.  However, this is not always possible.  When it is not possible, you need to create the appropriate buffers.

If you are interested in more details about how inventory can be used to buffer against supply chain variability, check out our article in Logistics Viewpoints.