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1.General: Characteristic of a resource that is committable, operable, or usable upon demand to perform its designated or required function. It is the aggregate of the resource's accessibility, reliability, maintainability, serviceability, and securability.
2.Computing: Percentage of time a computer system is available for use. Formula: Uptime x 100 √∑ (Uptime + Downtime).
3.Quality control: Ability of an item to perform its designated function, whenever required.

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  • If the availability of raw materials for a plant manufacturing a specific product cannot be determined, then the plant's buyer has a duty either to inform both the plant manager and company heads of the uncertainty or to commit more resources to determining the precise availability before he/she allows the production to begin.

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  • You must know what the availability of your supplies are so that if you run out you can get more quickly.

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  • The availability of the resource in the region was unlike any other location so we decided to build our warehouse there.

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