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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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Customers can view a list of expiring domain names that may be backordered using the new backorder service by going to http://www.
With current and pending installations plus backorders, CasinoCAD(C) client base totals 100 casinos.
Pro-Dex has approximately $50,000 in backorders for this product at this time.
PaperPak's demand planners can now view orders and resolve supply chain issues in real time, like those relating to seasonality and backorders, to make better-informed forecasting and replenishment decisions.
The company's backorders of this product are substantial.
During third quarter 2003, approximately half of the June 30, 2003 back order position was alleviated however, due to continued strong sales of Cardizem CD 360 mg and new orders for this dosage strength, backorders have increased to approximately $18 million as at September 30, 2003.
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She was credited with significantly reducing backorders out of her operation, while reducing average inventories by 50 percent.
We believe that the guaranteed delivery message used by Adaltis is meaningful to customers since we know that this industry has historically been plagued with extensive backorders.
Based upon present backorders and increasing sales activity in major markets, particularly wireless communications, the company anticipates achieving its first profitable fiscal year in 1994.