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Robert E Dvorak, Richard W Pasternack, Ronald Samuel Cope, Beth Li Ju Chen: Method and apparatus for planning analysis. Bluefire Systems, Ernest J Beffel Jr, Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld, August 15, 2006: US07092929 (197 worldwide citation)

Methods of and apparatus for simulating and projecting future sales, inventory and gross margin are described. Some methods provide bottom-up item-by-item, per location simulation of unit inventory and unit sales. Notional deliveries and other features of simulations and projections are reflected in ...


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Robert E Dvorak, Richard W Pasternack, Ronald Samuel Cope, Beth Li Ju Chen: Method of comparing prorated inventory budgets and simulated future inventory. Bluefire Systems, Ernest J Beffel Jr, Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld, April 7, 2009: US07516083 (24 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are methods of and apparatus for analyzing projected future inventory against inventory budgets to determine open-to-buy inventory values. Inventory budgets are set, then demand is projected and some or all of notional deliveries, sales and inventory are simulated at the item level, captur ...


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Robert E Dvorak, Beth Li Ju Chen: Method and apparatus for handling disruptive events and replacement items. Bluefire Systems, Ernest J Beffel Jr, Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld, January 6, 2009: US07475022

Methods, systems and a machine readable memory are disclosed for adjusting projected demand items on an item-location basis. One environment in which the disclosed technology is useful is retail sales by companies with many items and numerous sales locations. Disruptive events and impact estimates c ...