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back order

1. noun An item that is not currently available for sale but can be ordered. No, that dress is sold out, but we can make it a back order for you.
2. verb To order an item that is not currently available for sale. No, that dress is sold out, but we can back order it for you.
See also: back, order

back-order something

[for a merchant] to order something that is not in stock and make delivery to the customer when the goods become available. The store didn't have the replacement part for my vacuum cleaner, so the manager back-ordered it for me. The shop had to back-order some of the items on my list.

back order

An item not currently in stock but to be sold or delivered when it becomes available, as in We don't have the shoes in white, but we can make them a back order. The verb back-order means "to obtain such an item," as in The furniture store is going to back-order the sofa for us.
See also: back, order
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com)-- Semper Divina Clothing and Accessories has announced yet another customer oriented policy that will introduce a crediting system for backorders.
it]) suggests that a backorder is to be carried to second period from the first period.
But the shortage has been cumulative, and backorders of more than 15 days continue to be a problem, he added.
Assuming that a fraction of unsatisfied customers incurring stockouts is willing to backorder their demand and be satisfied by the next replenishment led to the problem of EOQ with partial backordering (EOQ-PBO) [1].
During the yard period and in conjunction with the Integrated Logistics Overhaul/Program Management Review (ILO/PMR) team, these logistics and supply chain customer-oriented professionals set aside a dedicated block of time each month to help Essex with some of the supply chain challenges such as aged backorders and a lack of material support for many of the maintenance requirements on board.
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Following the Beatles' appearance on Ed Sullivan in 1964, Zildjian faced a 93,000 cymbal backorder.
To solve the backorder issue, the company has concentrated its efforts on increasing production volume after Chuseok.
While Terramycin([R]) Ophthalmic Ointment is on extended backorder from Pfizer Animal Health, Wedgewood Pharmacy will compound Oxytetracycline (as HCl)/Polymyxin B 0.
And now, the Radio Shack website says that has partly caused the device to be on backorder and shipping in seven to ten days.
Often requisitions cannot be filled from stock and must be placed on backorder.
Wedgewood Pharmacy is now compounding Acyclovir 800mg scored tablets in response to the extended backorder of all strengths for the commercial product, Zovirax([R]),and generics.
While Erythromycin ophthalmic ointment is on extended backorder from the manufacturer, Wedgewood Pharmacy will compound this preparation for use in hospitals.
7 and a $8 million current backorder, an increase over last year at this time.