MSI maintains a "Plate and Hold" program designed to provide JIT product and at the same time minimize higher customer inventory costs from plating. Customers and their suppliers release reel-to-reel, continuous product to MSI to be accepted into their virtual warehouse. MSI will set up agreed upon min/max inventories of product in finish-plated condition for release within a pre-set schedule. Products are released and shipped immediately following notification by the customer.