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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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5% back order history and continues to strive to eliminate any and all back orders to deliver its customers exactly what they need, exactly when they need it.
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.
Sandoz has reported capacity constraints, and expects sporadic back orders for the next couple of months.
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.
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.
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.
In addition, there were back orders of nearly 1,000 units for those types.
These included a record low for back orders, the lowest cost-recovery rate in agency history, and a 90 percent customer satisfaction rate.
Defense Supply Center Richmond officials announced recently that back orders for Navy and Marine Corps aviation parts hit an all-time low.