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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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We define service level as the proportion of time that no back orders exist; that is, the ratio of the time with no back orders to the total time.
1) The goal is to improve supply support by reducing customer back orders and wait time.
At its core then, COLT's objective of minimizing demand-weighted CWT is identical to the goal of readiness-based leveling: to minimize expected back orders.
Only 64 percent of the back orders from depot customers could be tied to an RO hole, and only 75 percent of the RO holes from depot customers could be tied to a back order.
So far only five million French people have received the drug and last month Spain and Germany said they would scale back orders.
These included a record low for back orders, the lowest cost-recovery rate in agency history, and a 90 percent customer satisfaction rate.
Vassalli eventually hopes to restore the second factory's international market, but for now he's too busy helping his main operation fill all those back orders.
Inevitably, some form of an inventory turnover measurement, becomes appropriate (inventory turnover rate, number of back orders per sales order, for example).
The objectives being pursued are back orders against direct requisitioning procedures cases (BB/DRP), cooperative logistics supply support arrangement investment, repair reporting, performance based logistics, allowance development, and enterprise resource planning.
There would be no shortage of sweet liquor, no lack of second-hand smoke, and no back orders on bar room babes.
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.