06415195 is referenced by 26 patents.

A system and method of scheduling demand for a manufacturing resource in response to a customer order for a product is provided. The system and method includes means for tracking scheduled finished goods orders, existing finished goods inventory, past due finished goods orders, unallocated customer orders and marketing orders, and the manufacturing lead time for the product, among other manufacturing process parameters. The customer order amount and the date requested for the order are entered, and depending on whether the date requested is inside, equal to or outside the manufacturing lead time, manufacturing resources are consumed from one or more of the scheduled finished goods orders, existing finished goods inventory, available to promise amounts, past due finished goods orders, unallocated customer orders, marketing orders, and high flex amounts.

Title
Method and system for providing sufficient availability of manufacturing resources to meet unanticipated demand
Application Number
9/285289
Publication Number
6415195 (B1)
Application Date
April 2, 1999
Publication Date
July 2, 2002
Inventor
Victor A Colon
Kendall Park
NJ, US
Roberto E Bonalumi
Milan
US
Barry L Kulback
Clarksville
TN, US
Sharon A James
Hamilton Square
NJ, US
Guillaume J Schrijnemakers
Meppel
US
David B Gleditsch
Loveland
CO, US
Agent
Kramer Levin Naft & Frankel
US
Assignee
American Standard
NJ, US
IPC
G06F 19/00
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