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short supply

[′shȯrt sə′plī]
(industrial engineering)
An item is in short supply when the total of stock on hand and anticipated receipts during a given period is less than the total estimated demand during that period.
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The FDA is now importing six drugs in critical short supply, but it has not identified the importer.
SKILLS SHORTAGE: Electrical skills are in short supply nationwide
At the same time, qualified welders are in short supply across the country, and employers are having difficulties hiring people with these job skills, according to the U.
STC items are in short supply so if you have any that need repair, turn them in ASAR Use an ARIL of BK5 for the following STC items like you do for other Avenger secondary items:
The cells, collected from donors, have been in such short supply (SN: 6/19//04, p.
Despite having higher apartment vacancy rates and lower interest rates for home ownership, affordable rental housing continues to be in short supply, according to the Where's Home?
With time in short supply, the military doctors and Kadhem's parents each worked feverishly to accomplish all of the prerequisite tasks needed to get Kadhem the operation.
However, it requires dexterity and hand strength to remove and replace the cap, something that is in short supply as the population ages and gas caps require more force to seal OBO2-compliant systems.
Brutal and vicious characters and action are in no short supply in Pelecanos's novels, but neither are decent, noble, even heroic ones.
Among his ideas: Increased pay of up to $5,000 for teachers in high-need districts or in short supply areas, like math and science; mentoring programs that link new teachers to someone who has overcome similar challenges; and helping parents get more involved in schools by using technology to set up teacher voicemail and post homework assignments on the Web.
Such scrap, however, is now in very short supply and obtainable only at high and rising prices," the petition concludes.
Such persons are in short supply, especially among those considered to have enough experience and communication skills to he taken seriously as political candidates.