Pipeline inventory

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Definition: Pipeline inventory

Pipeline inventory, also known as pipeline stock is used to refer to those goods that have left firms warehouse but are still in company's distribution chain as they are yet to be bought by ultimate consumers.

This concept is similar to work in progress inventory where the product is still under production whereas in pipeline inventory the finished good is still under the process of delivery. 

Eg: The inventory with flipkart which is still to be delivered but has left their warehouse is considered as Pipeline inventory.

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