back order

(redirected from Backordered)

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
References in periodicals archive ?
"These strategies will aid customers by giving them increased visibility and understanding of what is causing their requisitions to be backordered and assist with planning maintenance efforts based on the arrival of parts," Kent said.
When system is out of stock, we suppose that customers are willing to wait for next order delivery to satisfy their demand, so all unsatisfied demand is backordered. When next order arrives, backorders are satisfied first and then regular demands.
When Karame Williams, an accounts receivable specialist with Graniterock, heard about the desperate need for masks, she went online to buy some, but everything was backordered and wouldn't arrive in time to help.
Kit aircraft are flying off the shelves and many are backordered. Deposits are even flying in for aircraft kits that aren't in production yet.
Hsu, "Economic production quantity (EPQ) models under an imperfect production process with shortages backordered," International Journal of Systems Science.
Concerning such a situation, we study in this paper a single item partially backordered inventory system governed by a continuous review (Q,r) policy: (i) when the inventory position (stock on hand plus stock on order minus backorders) reaches the reorder point r, an order is placed with the batch size Q; (ii) the storage space is capacitated, and unmet demands are partially backordered; and (iii) there is a "free waiting time" during which there is no backorder cost for the model.
Additionally, USC has served as a source for manufacturing products that, by virtue of being backordered or discontinued, are not commercially available.
A purchase order acknowledgement that can be generated from the sales order based on available quantities data provided by SAP Business One, so users can communicate which items are accepted, backordered or cancelled.
It is observed usually in daily life that customers who have incurred a stockout might not be avid to pay and fetch the backordered item definitely at the next replenishment point, when the stocked out item is available again.
I'm currently backordered on ammo I ordered in February and haven't heard a word of encouragement yet.
In the United States, demand for the company's vehicles, including the new Impreza, is strong, with some models being backordered.
If inventory is below the critical level of a demand class, any demand from this demand class will be backordered. Demand from the higher priority demand classes will still be satisfied when it occurs.
The company shipped 73 sets of PCB drilling machines in June, with US$74.53 million backordered.
Decision Variables: [XP.sub.it]: Number of items 'i' to be produced during the period 't' [XINV.sub.it]: Number of items 'i' carried as inventory at the end of period 't' [XBO.sub.it]: Number of items 'i' that will be backordered from period 't' [YS.sub.it]: Binary variable for setup of the resource for item 'i' during the period 't' = 0 (if there is no setup required), 1 otherwise Parameters: [CP.sub.it]: Unit cost of producing item 'i' in period 't' [CS.sub.it]: Unit cost of setup, for item 'i' in period 't' [CINV.sub.it]: Unit cost of holding inventory of item 'i' for 1 period.
Their model considers independent demand for single items and shortages are backordered. However, this optimization method is very complicated, takes time, and needs a lot of mathematic calculation to find the optimum solution.