Supply may refer to the amount of a resource that is available or the amount of a product which is available to customers.
In the industrial or industry context, supplies refers to the raw materials, components, equipment, and other resources required for a business or production process to function.
Examples of supplies in the industrial context include:
- Raw materials for manufacturing, such as metals, plastics, or chemicals
- Consumables like industrial adhesives, lubricants, and welding gases
- Safety equipment, such as protective gear and fire extinguishers
- Tools and machinery, such as power drills, lathes, and 3D printers.