Add or resize buffers to add stability to a system.

A buffer is an amount of stock to keep the system away from danger. Buffers are expensive to add and maintain in a system, and increasing their capacity increases their cost, making them a poor leverage point.rM3

  1. Donella H. Meadows and Diana Wright, Thinking in Systems: A Primer (White River Junction, Vt: Chelsea Green Pub, 2008). (See notes.)