The present invention provides a system and method whereby companies can optimally resolve the conflicts with respect to product availability. Embodiments of the invention allow users to search for product availability throughout its entire supply chain network to address conflicts as they arise. In particular, the present invention creates time-phased inventory plans that meet customer requirements while minimizing inventory and maximizing profit by ensuring that a company is carrying the right inventory at the right locations. Using the present invention, companies can orchestrate the time-phased storage and flow of a given product's supply to match demand by creating an optimal inventory strategy that includes deployment plans, master production schedules, and procurement requirements.

Title
System and method for ensuring order fulfillment
Application Number
9/984349
Publication Number
20020188499
Application Date
October 29, 2001
Publication Date
December 12, 2002
Inventor
Grace Bestland
Gaithersburg
MD, US
Boina Kanth
Fairfax
VA, US
Rosalie Seaman
Montgomery Village
MD, US
Phoebe Hsiang
Rockville
MD, US
Joseph A Jenkins
Arlington
VA, US
Agent
Ip Group Columbia Square
DC, US
Hogan & Hartson
DC, US
Assignee
Manugistics
MD, US
IPC
G06F 17/60
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