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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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The New York Police Department spent $12 million sending more than 16,000 backlogged evidence cases to outside contractors.
But the implementation of the recommendations remains a driving issue because backlogged claims continue to mount.
Within four months, the SDS team completed 90% of the backlogged cases.
While it met fiscal year 2006 targets for half of the 15 backlogged application types, USCIS may have difficulty eliminating its backlog for two complex application types that constitute nearly three-quarters of the backlog.