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backlog

[′bak‚läg]
(industrial engineering)
An accumulation of orders promising future work and profit.
An accumulation of unprocessed materials or unperformed tasks.
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Summary: The chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee says UKBA "misled parliament" over the agency's backlog of cases.
But clearing the backlog could create new problems if it's not done selectively.
"The implication for revenues of bank announcements of large [investment banking] backlogs should be viewed as contingent on relative market stability," Fitch wrote.
All five US global trading and universal banks (GTUBs) signaled strong IB backlogs in 3Q15 -- only the second time this has happened in the last five years, according to a review of quarterly earnings transcripts by Fitch.
The Regional Land Transportation Office (LTO) is hopeful that the license plate backlog will be solved within the year as there are already five plate-making plants that are simultaneously operating in the central office.
The number of pending cases that the OSG currently handles cannot, in any way, translate to 'backlog,'" a statement from the OSG read.
As a result, the impact of backlogs and turnaround time degradations can be far more damaging than in prior days when products had advantageous and unique features.
The Agency for International Development (AID), for instance, got processed 197 requests in 2005, and ended the year with 469 requests still unfulfilled -- a backlog of 238%.
THOUSANDS of items of mail were left languishing in Liverpool's sorting office for two months following massive backlogs due to wildcat strikes, the Daily Post can reveal.