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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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Hsu [19] discussed an inventory model with imperfect quality items, inspection errors, backorders, and sales returns.
The spokeswoman also said Vodafone is confident that all backorders will be fulfilled in the next two weeks.
They consistently maintain their inventory and keep their products up to date; however, at times a popular item may go faster than expected and they are left with the dreaded backorder.
Hence, a company can have on-hand inventory and backorders at the same time.
The assumed model is a single level, multi-item, multi-period case of a capacitated lot sizing problem, with backorders and setup times considerations included.
Since July 2002, customer-stocked backorders (awaiting stock to ship to the depot to fill customer order) have been reduced by an average of 72 percent.
Based on the first quarter report, overseas orders from Europe, North & South America, and Oceania were sufficiently high for Swift, SX4 and Grand Vitara that production could not keep up with the high demand for small cars, including backorders.
The production line] will give us a steady supply of MC250 modules to fill our current backorders and the capacity to meet future demand," said Astris president and CEO Jiri Nor.
This program will reduce backorders, improve FMS logistics response time, and provide options for tailored FMS customer support.
But the shortage has been cumulative, and backorders of more than 15 days continue to be a problem, he added.
However, our first quarter's sales were short of our expectations due to the roll-over of some OEM orders into our second fiscal quarter and an increase in our backorders at quarter's end.