Off the Shelf

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Off the Shelf

1. Describing goods in a store that are mass produced and are available for customers to purchase, usually at the retail level. Off the shelf items are not custom made.

2. See: Shelf Registration.
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Quite a few TDF managers have anticipated sponsors' desire for greater manager diversity and have rolled out off-the-shelf products with open architectures that draw on the investment skills of several managers.
Luckily customers requiring support for their off-the-shelf system have the peace of mind of knowing that the software is tried and tested, and support is readily available.
OFF-the-shelf computer software continues to be eligible for Sec.
At the low-cost end of LOS offerings are what I call off-the-shelf products.
eXtremeDB 2.3 has been unveiled for BlueCat Linux 5.0, offers an off-the-shelf solution to embedded Linux systems' growing need to manage larger volumes of more complex data.
Until recently, most off-the-shelf bar-code labeling software, either packaged with hardware or sold separately, has been sufficient to meet the needs of a majority of users.
Available off-the-shelf, the tool utilizes a single burnishing roll, available with either a 0.030" or 0.060" radius, in hardened steel or carbide.
Proprietary and off-the-shelf courses with broad appeal in key areas such as IT training, management courses and soft skills lead the popularity list, followed by new employee orientations and harassment and safety training.
With this list of specifications in place, a search was begun for an off-the-shelf mold rollover.
The DOD, GSA, and NASA have issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to implement section 4203 of the Federal Acquisition Reform Act with respect to acquisitions of commercially available off-the-shelf items.
When developing or selecting new systems, records managers face a choice: develop an entirely new bespoke system (i.e., build it themselves), or buy an off-the-shelf application.
The budget reductions decreased spare procurements, while the increase in world operations caused a drain on off-the-shelf or stocked items.