Global Patent Index - EP 1088283 A1

EP 1088283 A1 2001-04-04 - METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MAXIMISING THE RANGE OF STOCK MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENT PROFILES

Title (en)

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MAXIMISING THE RANGE OF STOCK MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENT PROFILES

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND SYSTEM ZUR MAXIMIERUNG DES BEREICHS VON ABDECKUNGSPROFILEN BEI DER BESTANDSVERWALTUNG

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET SYSTEME POUR MAXIMISER LA PLAGE DE PROFIL DE COUVERTURE DE BESOINS LORS DE LA GESTION DE STOCKS

Publication

EP 1088283 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 99936457 A

Priority

  • EP 9904229 W
  • US 8999698 P
  • US 20477298 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9967729A1] The invention relates to a method and system for carrying out stock management in a multilevel distribution chain by applying optimisation algorithms to a range profile built on a distribution network formulation and on different elements which are invoiced in the network. The optimisation problem is defined in a formal way and algorithms for maximising stock autonomy by means of requirement profiles are proposed. Said optimisation process allows transport costs to be reduced to a minimum and bottlenecks to be avoided in stocks. But should bottleneck occur, the system allocates priorities according to need and provides an optimum solution for monotonous product distribution. The inventive method comprises the following steps: initialisation of stock autonomy profile with a starting value; calculation of required entries to satisfy profile restrictions; creation of the most cost-effective flow for said needs by means of a minimal autonomy of the requirement profile until a solution is found.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 17/60

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65G 61/00 (2006.01); G06Q 10/06 (2012.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 10/06 (2013.01); G06Q 10/06315 (2013.01); G06Q 10/06316 (2013.01); G06Q 10/06375 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9967729A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE FR GB IE IT LI LU

EPO simple patent family

WO 9967729 A1 19991229; WO 9967729 A9 20001026; AU 5155199 A 20000110; AU 764495 B2 20030821; CA 2332995 A1 19991229; EP 1088283 A1 20010404; IL 139850 A 20051120; IL 139850 D0 20020210; JP 2002519265 A 20020702; US 6341266 B1 20020122

INPADOC legal status


2003-02-26 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20020820

2002-03-27 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020208

2001-05-23 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: SAP AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

2001-04-04 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001221

2001-04-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE FR GB IE IT LI LU