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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: Method and apparatus for distribution of fashion and seasonal goods. Bluefire Systems, Ernest J Beffel Jr, Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld, December 26, 2006: US07155402 (81 worldwide citation)

One embodiment practicing aspects of the present invention provides a computer-implemented method for adjusting a reference selling profile for a reference product, comprising retrieving one or more reference selling profiles corresponding to daily or more frequent historical data for one or more re ...


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Robert E Dvorak: Multipurpose presentation demand calendar for integrated management decision support. Bluefire Systems, Ernest J Beffel Jr, Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld, April 21, 2009: US07523048 (54 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the present invention include improvements to a management decision support system. Before improvement, the system includes a computer system having memory and resources, a retail demand forecasting program applying one or more forecasting approaches, running on the computer system and ut ...


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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, Kevin Katari: Multipurpose causal event calendar for integrated management decision support. Bluefire Systems, Ernest J Beffel Jr, Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld, March 30, 2010: US07689450 (7 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the present invention include improvements to a management decision support system. Before improvement, the system includes a computer system having memory and resources, a retail demand forecasting program applying one or more forecasting approaches, running on the computer system and ut ...


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Robert E Dvorak, Richard D Dvorak: Board game apparatus and method. Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, March 1, 1988: US04728107 (7 worldwide citation)

A board game apparatus for playing a strategic and entertaining game. A game board and at least two types of playing pieces are provided. The game board is provided with a playing surface which displays a plurality of interconnected first symbols each of which displays a coded marking. Each coded ma ...


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Robert E Dvorak, Frank D Fattedad: Board game apparatus representing destinations. Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, March 7, 1989: US04809987 (6 worldwide citation)

A game board apparatus with a game board and two types of playing pieces. The game board is provided with a playing surface which displays a plurality of interconnected first symbols that may represent specific geographic locations interconnected by transportation routes. At some or all of the first ...


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Robert E Dvorak, Frank D Fattedad: Board game apparatus representing transportation. Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, July 14, 1987: US04679798 (6 worldwide citation)

A game board apparatus with a game board and two types of playing pieces. The game board is provided with a playing surface which displays a plurality of interconnected first symbols that may represent specific geographic locations interconnected by transportation routes. At some or all of the first ...


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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 ...