back order


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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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The first spare helps us by eliminating a back order whenever there are one or more assets in the pipeline.
Requests for dexamethasone went on back order in mid-April, and "we are down to five vials [of betamethasone] and no known replenishment coming from back orders," said Dr.
Therefore, bases must keep more on the shelf to reduce the chance of a back order.
If the dealer ordered 12 units, he may be able to get six and have six on back order," says Seyfert.
Similarly, if the days on back order remain the same as CWT gets worse, we can infer that the percentage of immediate issues must be going down.
The wholesale back order targets study determines the planned number of wholesale back orders inherent in the AFMC requirements computation system; that is, how many back orders can be expected based on the aircraft availability targets supplied by Air Staff and the forecasted pipeline times and demand rates?