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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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That is, whenever the inventory position (on-hand minus back orders plus units due-in) falls to s - 1, another unit of item i is ordered.
CO back orders follows the same theme for our customers.
Although there are other common performance measures, such as issue effectiveness (IE) and back order days, also known as delay or conditional wait time, conditional wait time is a more complete measure.
Mathematically, this product of demand rate and expected CWT is equivalent in definition to time-weighted expected back orders (EBO).
A method for determining IE/SE objectives for each item using an approach similar to that employed in the Wholesale Back Order Targets project was developed.
The first shipments from the London facility will be used to fill back orders of existing public-sector customers.
Users benefit by having an accurate picture of parts and equipment availability, back order status and who in the organization is responsible for each and every inventory item.
The new Sensicast RTD sensing device is already on back order and the serial, analog and discrete I/O devices are planned for early 2005.
The last two months of the year saw a noticeable short-term increase in orders, caused by production back orders, as a result of the floods in Thailand, says ZVEI.
David Ost, North West Regional Director at EEF, said: "Manufacturing indicators hit a soft patch at the end of last year as events in global markets weighed on confidence and held back orders growth in some sectors.
Merck said it expects to begin shipping the vaccine to fill current back orders before the end of the year.
21 million of back orders, Tongtai says its production lines will be filled till the end of the fourth quarter, with monthly sales expected to exceed US$18.
DRUGS giant Novartis could catch a cold as world governments scale back orders for its swine flu jabs.
In addition, there were back orders of nearly 1,000 units for those types.