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backward scheduling

A method that calculates production and purchase order dates by taking a given order or operation due date and backing into the required start or release date based on the indicated lead time. The opposite of forward scheduling. For example, if transfer order between locations has a 6 day lead time and the due date at the destination is 6/20, the start or shipping date is 6/14 (assuming a seven day shipping calendar).


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