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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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Cordenas Barron, "The derivation of EOQ/EPQ inventory models with two backorders costs using analytic geometry and algebra," Applied Mathematical Modelling, vol.
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It is assumed in our model that there are no inventories or backorders at the start or at the end of the planning period; i.
This is a considerable improvement over the 842,000 doses earlier in the fall, but it will still take several months to eliminate the backorders, he noted.
Park, "Inventory model with partial backorders," International Journal of Systems Science, vol.
Rey Cruz and LSC Andy Zhang of Essex aviation support leadership; and Walaska, LSCS Vernon Basa and LSC Trenda Fletcher of Essex stock control leadership partnered with both DLA Land and Maritime and NAVSUP WSS teams to reduce aged backorders and obtain a number of material support requirements.
Moreover, its backorders for the domestic market exceeded 7,000 units as SUV sales are increasing in the market.
He reports he has backorders of about six weeks, but plans to reduce that as his company gains more footing.
Note that most of the backorders are under $25,000.