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A method and system is provided for improving the efficiency of a process for manufacturing a product and begins with the step of receiving from a manufacturer a desire to manufacture a number of said products. Next, the amount of materials that is required to produce the number of products is determined. Next, the optimum process for manufacturing the number of products is determined. Next, a cost to manufacture the number of products based on the amount of materials and the optimum process is calculated. The manufacturer is then provided with the optimum process and the cost to manufacture the number of products. Finally, a payment is received from the manufacturer that is proportional to the cost to manufacture the number of products.

Title
Manufacturing process billing system
Application Number
9/723302
Publication Number
7079910 (B1)
Application Date
November 27, 2000
Publication Date
July 18, 2006
Inventor
James R Shelnut
Northboro
MA, US
Charles R Szmanda
Westborough
MA, US
Brian P McDavitt
Portland
OR, US
Agent
S Matthew Cairns
Marisa J Dubuc
Assignee
Shipley Company L L C
MA, US
IPC
G06F 19/00
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