Integration Management with SAP R/3
Quantity of stock held to satisfy unexpectedly high requirements in the stocking-up period.
The purpose of the safety stock is to prevent a material shortage from occurring. In order to determine the safety stock level, you must first specify the risk of a material shortage and also the desired service level.
Usually the safety stock will not be used in production.
[vgl. www.sapinfo.net/glossary (6.01.2002), URL]