In general, we can group inventory into four types, cycle inventory, pipeline inventory, safety stocks
, and anticipation inventory, based on the reasons of holding these inventories (Ritzman & Krajewski, 2002, pp.
Now, as they see some signs of life in the market, these customers were placing orders that were a combination of just replenishing their safety stocks
, and meeting their current demand.
Currently, the Air Force computes engine safety stocks
in the Propulsion Requirements System (PRS), which computes a base safety-stock level (BSL) with a subcomponent including a war ready engine (WRE) target.
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This was partly because EU-based food manufacturers had purchased safety stocks
of wheat and cereals after global grain harvests suffered from poor weather.
Materials managers have had little choice but to hedge by increasing safety stocks
Accordingly, production planning required costly inventory safety stocks
and backup teams of people to maintain quality control and to respond to the unanticipated and the misjudged.
Gas companies keep safety stocks
much longer than absolutely necessary.
For example, it is a common practice in the defense manufacturing industry, while supplying both to the department of defense and the commercial market, to routinely combine safety stocks
of the same part meant for different end users, thereby achieving lower overall operating costs.
Says Gligorich, "SYSPRO is enabling us to forecast and monitor customer usage and adjust safety stocks
accordingly so we maintain less inventory while providing maximum customer enhancement.
The Air Force computes engine safety stocks
in a system called the Propulsion Requirements System (PRS), which computes a base safety-stock level (BSL) with a subcomponent including a war ready engine (WRE) target.
In addition to nailing down the highest customer service levels at the lowest possible price, PowerChain Planner handles the daily strategy of setting safety stocks
and calculating inventory targets at the most cost-effective buffer locations.