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stockpiling

the holding of levels of STOCK which are greater than would be normally required by a person, firm or government agency. Stockpiling usually occurs at times of an actual or expected shortage of a product or in anticipation of a price rise.

stockpiling

the act of accumulating STOCK over and above normal requirements. National and international trade is dependent upon complex and interrelated supply lines from the raw material to the finished good. If at one point along the supply chain a shortage (or bottleneck) can be perceived in advance by firms beyond that point, then those firms will attempt to purchase much greater stocks than their immediate needs warrant. Stockpiling occurs in many areas of economic life, from a government stockpiling food or weapons to an individual consumer amassing quantities of food in anticipation of a price rise. See also BUFFER STOCK.
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Using a 2-stage model, we optimized the allocation of ventilators to a central stockpile and several local stockpiles (at healthcare facilities) to ensure that all sites had sufficient surge capacity to manage the peak of an influenza pandemic.
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After reporting the violations to the state, the defendants hired consultants and began stabilizing the stockpile and planning wetlands restoration.
Now, under its interim agreement with the Big Six, Iran is getting rid of the rest of the stockpile, diluting half of it back to less than 5 percent enriched uranium and turning the rest into an oxide.
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Of those, seven-Albania, India, Iraq, Libya, Russia and the United States, along with a country identified only as "a State Party" but widely believed to be South Korea-have declared stockpiles of chemical weapons.
Local authorities have agreed that the firm can increase its production of rare earth minerals form its stockpile of tailings.
London, Nov 2(ANI): NATO air power prevented former Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi's forces from reaching secret stockpiles of mustard gas during the nine-month conflict in the country, it has been claimed.
Washington, July 08, 2011 (Frontier Star): Pakistan has the worlds fastest-growing nuclear stockpile and it could achieve 150-200 warheads in a decade despite the political instability in the country, two top American atomic experts have said.