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backlog

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(industrial engineering)
An accumulation of orders promising future work and profit.
An accumulation of unprocessed materials or unperformed tasks.
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A second draft of the Ministry of Justice consultation paper cut the total backlog figure from pounds 3.2m to pounds 1.68m.
Councillor Gethin James, the Ceredigion Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Planning portfolio, said: "I support moves to clear the planning backlog, the on-going improvements to the web pages and the new reception booking system.
Overall, FOIA backlogs decreased by only 2 percent across all government agencies by the end of 2007, according to the audit, and 30 percent of agencies that had backlogs at the time of the executive order reported an increase in pending requests between 2005 and 2007.
The American aerospace industry's orders, shipments and backlogs set another record this year.
It is inevitable in times of backlog for phone volumes to rise as distributors, buyers and policyowners all call to get updates on their delayed service requests.
If you divide the estimated hours of work in the backlog by the rate at which you complete backlog--estimated hours completed per week--you get "backlog weeks." You should have three to six backlog weeks.
"Once we understood the deferred maintenance backlog, it gave us the opportunity to determine investment priorities."
A backlog of work is an essential and necessary part of a healthy company, allowing you to plan your finances, workloads, and labor and office needs for the coming months or years.
In recent years, we have developed a backlog. In response to that situation, we have tried a few remedies.
Junior Transport Minister Jim McDaid admitted the backlog is due to a lack of driver testers.
Teesside coroner Michael Sheffield, appointed in 1972, will keep his job but will be monitored to see what progress is made in clearing a backlog of inquests.
ISM's Backlog of Orders Index registered 63%, indicating manufacturers' backlogs in May were higher when compared to April.