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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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That is, whenever the inventory position (on-hand minus back orders plus units due-in) falls to s - 1, another unit of item i is ordered.
Meanwhile, back orders are also piling up for Merck and Co.
Although there are other common performance measures, such as issue effectiveness (IE) and back order days, also known as delay or conditional wait time, conditional wait time is a more complete measure.
The good news is, there are ways to deal with back orders.
Mathematically, this product of demand rate and expected CWT is equivalent in definition to time-weighted expected back orders (EBO).
A method for determining IE/SE objectives for each item using an approach similar to that employed in the Wholesale Back Order Targets project was developed.
The new Sensicast RTD sensing device is already on back order and the serial, analog and discrete I/O devices are planned for early 2005.
The last two months of the year saw a noticeable short-term increase in orders, caused by production back orders, as a result of the floods in Thailand, says ZVEI.
David Ost, North West Regional Director at EEF, said: "Manufacturing indicators hit a soft patch at the end of last year as events in global markets weighed on confidence and held back orders growth in some sectors.
Merck said it expects to begin shipping the vaccine to fill current back orders before the end of the year.
21 million of back orders, Tongtai says its production lines will be filled till the end of the fourth quarter, with monthly sales expected to exceed US$18.