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SOS Analysis

Updated: Aug 30, 2023

It is an analysis technique used in cases where price and supply change seasonally. It is mainly used in the supply of raw materials and semi-finished products.

S: Season > Easy to source and low prices

OS: Off-Season > Difficult to supply and high prices


  • Allows pre-season preparation

  • Reduces the risk of being out-of-stock

  • Increases the opportunity to buy at a lower price

  • Provides decision support in long-term stocking strategies


  • May increase inventory holding costs

  • Can bring a financial burden




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