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store

  1. a secure area for the storage of raw materials or components not required immediately for production, or of finished goods not required immediately for despatch to customers.

    Storekeeping procedures involve checking deliveries of materials or components against orders and receiving them into stores for safekeeping against damage or theft. Thereafter materials or components are issued to production departments in quantities authorized by MATERIALS REQUISITIONS, and appropriate entries made on BIN CARDS to maintain up-to-date records of stock in hand. Period STOCK CONTROL checks serve to ensure that stocks recorded agree with physical stocks held. When stocks fall to reorder levels new orders are placed for materials, to avoid production holdups. Accurate and systematic storekeeping procedures are needed if the raw materials and component cost of products is to be accurately ascertained.

    Similar stores-control procedures operate in the finished goods store to ensure that stocks are available to fulfil sales orders. See WAREHOUSE, MATERIALS MANAGEMENT, INTERSTAGE STORE, AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLE, AUTOMATED STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM.

  2. an alternative term for a SHOP.

store

  1. a secure area for the storage of raw materials or components not required immediately for production, or of finished goods not required immediately for dispatch to customers.
  2. a SHOP.
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The TCP/IP packets are then routed very quickly over the Ethernet network, where they are delivered to an iSCSI storage target.
Building on a successful strategic alliance between IBM and Cisco, IBM is reselling the Cisco MDS 9000 Family of products, including the IP Storage Module, to help enable customers to take advantage of ubiquitous IP networks.
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Softek Storage Manager 2.1 extends the functionality of Softek Storage Manager 1.1, which received a gold medal award from Storage and SearchStorage.com as Storage Management Product of the Year for 2002, and was recognized in January by eWeek as a "Best IT Buy." Version 2.1 provides greater insight into an organization's storage infrastructure, reduces human error and minimizes application downtime through policy-based automation of labor-intensive administration tasks.
* Agent- and license-free storage services to deliver different grades and levels of capacity for hundreds of individual and distributed servers.