Stockout

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Stockout

Running out of inventory.

Stockout

Informal; a situation in which a company sells its entire inventory. A stockout may occur, for example, when there is a delay in a scheduled delivery of new inventory, but the term usually refers to situations where demand exceeds supply, causing the company to run out of inventory earlier than expected.

stockout

see STOCK CONTROL.
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They may have to pay a little more for it but we're not going to have national stock-outs for Thanksgiving turkeys .
In doing so, CORE prevents costly stock-outs, while minimizing inventory carrying costs.
Narayan Laksham, Ultriva founder and CEO commented, “Supplier replenishment is designed to eliminate stock-outs and resulting expedited deliveries while reducing inventory levels by up to 75 percent all while streamlining processes and dramatically increasing buyer and planner productivity.
We have to determine the social and political determinants of AIDS and weaknesses in our health systems like drug stock-outs.
HIV activist groups in South Africa are calling on the Minister of Health to address drug supply chain problems that are causing HIV and tuberculosis (TB) drug stock-outs in the country's Eastern Cape Province.
While this is very exciting and without a doubt the way forward, there are still reports of stock-outs of other medications.
More than half of retailers surveyed (66 percent) experienced stock-outs of particular products last Christmas, with these retailers not being able to fulfill an average of 21 percent of their Christmas orders due to a lack of product availability
Namibia Dairies' Managing Director, Hubertus Hamm said: "We will have stock-outs on some of our carton products in the next few days due to major disruptions in the Durban and Gauteng supply routes.
Burkina Faso reported an increase in health clinics reporting no shortfalls or stock-outs from 29% in 2009 to 81% in 2010.
The rapid turnaround ensures stock-outs are not an issue.
For example, when consumers' freedom of choice is limited by stock-outs, they might exhibit reactance by evaluating the unavailable options as more appealing," they said.
It offers end-to-end visibility, improves inventory utilisation, reduces excess safety stock and minimises lost sales due to stock-outs, while allowing Borders to establish its own sourcing rules.