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Back Order

An order by a customer that cannot be filled because the seller does not have the good in stock. A retailer may have a back order at a wholesaler, which may cause a back order from a consumer to that retailer. A large number of back orders may indicate poor inventory management.

back order

see BACKLOG.
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There will frequently be times when there are more than five spares in the pipeline and back orders will still occur.
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In the chart above, the lower line represents not-mission-capable supply and partial-mission-capable supply back orders.
Perhaps the most challenging thing is where are you actually going to get the back order magazines and newspapers from.
That meant we had to find another supplier and trying to deal with the back orders and at the same time keep up with requests for parts as they came in was very difficult.
Inventory status for all sizes across all warehouses can be displayed and the user has the option to accept back orders from their default warehouse or to select items from other warehouses.
After the desired items are scanned, the order is then sent directly to the facility's computer, where it can be reviewed for back orders or substitution suggestions, and then sent for processing.
Meanwhile, back orders are also piling up for Merck and Co.
Businesses can increase customer satisfaction and inventory turnover in less time and, can reduce back orders in-house and the overall time to make a sale.
Most e-commerce sites offer various shipping options including next-clay or second-day air, although some back orders may take extra time to reach you (or your recipient's) door.
The good news is, there are ways to deal with back orders.
Plus, EX-TRA's accounting features track partial shipments, back orders and cancellations.