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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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According to Hoch, many popular generators are already on backorder.
20 /PRNewswire/ -- Network Solutions, the world's leading domain name registrar and web solutions provider, today announced a new backorder service that helps Network Solutions' customers get the domain names they really want by giving them preferred access to expired .
Based on current firm backorders of almost twice total product sales for 2002 and continued growth of our marketing efforts, I believe that the Company is poised to achieve substantial sales and profitability in 2003.
Cohn, President of DDSI, a leading manufacturer and marketer of digitized imaging systems for the criminal justice and security markets, today announced that the company expects to reach profitability in the third or fourth quarter of the year due to record backorders in conjunction with its diversification into higher margin software solutions.
Dwight Howard, vice president of Spectrum Sciences, stated, "A large portion of this order is to support `surge' requirements which have priority over routine backorders and require exceptional handling to expedite the manufacturing and delivery processes.
These sales contracts are incremental to the $11 million in backorders the company announced in late October.
The Bell Group wanted to better manage backorders, inventory levels, and customer service by providing business analysts purchasing and manufacturing information in the same day, keeping the business synchronized.
Using a client's own sales patterns, IF/SO helps companies minimize backorders and overstocks, optimize cash flow, and maximize customer satisfaction, for better profitability.
Our customer can review alternatives of products in stock and manage his own account by reviewing backorders and delivery schedules.
3 million (adjusted for all Sunglass Hut order reductions received by the company to date) and the backorders were approximately $1.
DKL employees are working to deliver backorders numbering in the hundreds.
In addition, backorders increase the risk of lost sales and lost customers.