Safety stock is buffer inventory and is used when demand forecasts cannot be perfectly predicted.  Because the pizza restaurant has inventory of perishable items and advertises pizzas made with fresh ingredients, keeping a buffer inventory can be tricky.  Most of the inventory would be used during the lunch buffet, so we certainly want to use a method of forecasting that is pretty accurate. After selecting the proper forecasting method, it was determined that a 5 day supply of pizza ingredients available at all times.  This will ensure that supplies will be available if an influx of pizza orders were to come into the restaurant on any given day.
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