back order


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back′ or`der


n.
an order placed for merchandise that is temporarily out of stock.
back′-or`der, v.t., v.i.
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Sandoz has reported capacity constraints, and expects sporadic back orders for the next couple of months.
Stocking each item to the same fill rate would have very different consequences in terms of the duration of a back order if one occurs.
The company announced that ProQuad (measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella virus vaccine live) will be unavailable for ordering through the rest of 2007, although existing back orders were filled through August.
Merck announced that ProQuad (measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella virus vaccine five) will be unavailable for ordering through the rest of 2007, although existing back orders were filled through August.
Defense Supply Center Richmond officials announced recently that back orders for Navy and Marine Corps aviation parts hit an all-time low.
Perhaps the most challenging thing is where are you actually going to get the back order magazines and newspapers from.
But that doesn't even come close to covering the 2 million units that are on back order, she added.
A factory with bottlenecks impeding operations tends to have lots of money tied up in the work-in-process, lots of sales on back order, and customers looking for somewhere else to get what they need.
As a result, they now were obligated to fill a back order to this customer--along with back orders to others who want to buy this item, many of whom are paying higher prices because of smaller discounts.
Among many things on back order was a starter-solenoid for the company's tank retriever.
A back order occurs when users demand more during the replenishment cycle than is on hand when the order is placed--theoretically that is the computed ROP.
Making things still worse, requests for Schering Plough's brand name formulation of betamethasone, Celestone, a well-studied alternative to dexamethasone, are also on back order, according to a company spokesperson.