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The present disclosure provides for supplying collaborative planning by a computerized framework manager. Steps include furnishing network connections and collecting supply and demand information from business entities. Such information is analyzed and used to facilitate planning among the business entites. The network provides data access for multiple data sources and the network is used to store capacity data. The computerized framework manager conducts reverse inventory management of the business entities through the collection of data; analysis of data is then used to predict future demand, and predicted future demand is used to forecast costs to manufacturers, from which suggestions regarding optimization is made.

Title
Technology sharing during demand and supply planning in a network-based supply chain environment
Application Number
9/444739
Publication Number
7130807 (B1)
Application Date
November 22, 1999
Publication Date
October 31, 2006
Inventor
Michael G Mikurak
Hamilton
NJ, US
Agent
Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly
Assignee
Accenture
CA, US
IPC
G06Q 99/00
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