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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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That is, whenever the inventory position (on-hand minus back orders plus units due-in) falls to s - 1, another unit of item i is ordered.
As a result, there was no way to directly notify that person about back orders or other problems that needed attention.
If too many orders arrive in a period, the manager will offer a price discount, set at the start of the period, to those customers willing to back order and accept service in the next period.
Making things still worse, re quests for Schering-Plough's brand name formulation of betamethasone, Celestone, a well-studied al ternative to dexamethasone, are also on back order, according to a company spokesperson.
The net result: The company loses business because of the back orders, and it must rearrange its production schedules to replenish inventory.
The unofficial motto of the tank companyin Japan I was assigned to in 1949 was "on requisition.' Among many things on back order was a starter-solenoid for the company's tank retriever.
More than 275 AVANCE L5 systems have been shipped with hundreds of additional systems on back order and scheduled for delivery in 2018 -- highlighting how popular the system has been thus far in the business aviation marketplace.
The report said that in China, demand for the 5C has been so low retailers were forced to lower the sale price even further, however, the demand for the standard iPhone5S is still high and the company warns orders for the 5S is on back order. ( ANI )
McPhee, of Perth, admitted two charges of fraud and one of attempted fraud and was given a 200 hour community pay back order.
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.
A back order occurs when users demand more during the replenishment cycle than is on hand when the order is placed--theoretically that is the computed ROP.
Perhaps the most challenging thing is where are you actually going to get the back order magazines and newspapers from.