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back order

[′bak ‚ȯrd·ər]
(industrial engineering)
An order held for future completion.
A new order placed for previously unavailable materials of an old order.
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West-Ward Pharmaceuticals has the 10-mg/mL formulation of dexametha-sone on back order and expects to have it available by the middle of July.
We define service level as the proportion of time that no back orders exist; that is, the ratio of the time with no back orders to the total time.
It said orders that it received early- to mid-September will continue to be filled on a 6- to 7-week back order, but orders that are received after mid-September will not be available for shipment until near the end of the first quarter of 2008.
The company said that orders for the vaccine that it received through early- to mid-September will continue to be filled on a 6- to 7-week back order, but orders that are received after mid-September will not be available for shipment until near the end of the first quarter of 2008.
In the chart above, the lower line represents not-mission-capable supply and partial-mission-capable supply back orders.
Vassalli eventually hopes to restore the second factory's international market, but for now he's too busy helping his main operation fill all those back orders.
On top of this, there are a lot of enthusiastic people out there who want back orders of magazines and newspapers for loads of other interesting reasons.
Inevitably, some form of an inventory turnover measurement, becomes appropriate (inventory turnover rate, number of back orders per sales order, for example).
The objectives being pursued are back orders against direct requisitioning procedures cases (BB/DRP), cooperative logistics supply support arrangement investment, repair reporting, performance based logistics, allowance development, and enterprise resource planning.
There would be no shortage of sweet liquor, no lack of second-hand smoke, and no back orders on bar room babes.
That meant we had to find another supplier and trying to deal with the back orders and at the same time keep up with requests for parts as they came in was very difficult.
At the end of 2001 Comptel's back orders were EUR30.