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The availability of a product has two dimensions. The first dimension is the continuous readiness of the product to be acquired by a customer on the market during the sales period. It requires that the provider disposes of sufficient capabilities to develop, produce, and deliver the product. It is challenging to ensure the availability of a product due to uncertainty and changes over time in the customer demand, the product development process, the production process, and the delivery process.

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Schwarz, J.A. (2020). Availability. In: Vajna, S. (eds) Integrated Design Engineering. Springer, Cham.

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