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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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Fuzzy Inventory with or without Backorder for Fuzzy Order Quantity with Trapezoidal Fuzzy Number.
When system is out-of-stock than for every backordered unit, system is charged [pi] currency units per item unit.
First, we introduce the opportunity loss minimizing criterion into the decision framework of the newsvendor model with backordering and show how the optimal order quantities under this criterion interact with business conditions (e.g., the retail price and the backorder rate).
We derive the stocking cost, backorder cost, and lost sale cost separately and finally obtain the average cost function (of an order cycle).
By following these five decision rules for LT decision support, inventory management practitioners are in a better informed position to optimize their inventory management systems to determine whether it is more cost effective to transship emergency orders or to backorder all outstanding orders from suppliers, the size of transshipment, the favorite wholesaler, and the preferred supplier.
* se establece una politica de incremento de capacidad en funcion de la cantidad de backorder asumido por el detallista; y
In the model construction process of this study, a known and fixed parameter y is added, which represents the proportion of decrease in demand during the backorder period, and 0 [less than or equal to] [gamma] [less than or equal to] 1.
The "urgency" portion of PURR is evident in Abbott's aversion to backorders and its proficiency in same-day and next-day delivery.
And if you failed to meet the deadline on that project for your client, don't tell her the software you needed was on backorder. Be honest and admit you overestimated how quickly you could make the turnaround.
Terminal inventory and/or backorder shortages and/or overages may be prohibited for some or all items.
For an inventory management class an interesting follow-up discussion can address the issue of deciding which backorder should be filled first when a replenishment arrives.
Arabtec's last quarter close backorder book stood at US$ 6 billion.
The desktop application was built on Adobe AIR and features compatibility with the PC and Mac, offering librarians stock news from distribution centers and suppliers, alerts related to awards and other breaking events, and backorder notification.