Global Patent Index - EP 1240565 A2

EP 1240565 A2 2002-09-18 - LOGISTICS SYSTEM AND METHOD

Title (en)

LOGISTICS SYSTEM AND METHOD

Title (de)

SYSTEM UND VERFAHREN FÜR LOGISTIK

Title (fr)

SYSTEME ET PROCEDE DE LOGISTIQUE

Publication

EP 1240565 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00910097 A

Priority

  • US 0003125 W
  • US 11937899 P
  • US 12565899 P
  • US 39628799 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0048054A2] A logistics method is disclosed that provides logistics computer programming for controlling a plurality of transports (252) to supply a plurality of delivery locations (248) from one or more bases (226, 254). Each of the bases (226, 254) and delivery locations (248) are in communication with a central database (202), preferably an Internet server database, that contains updated logistics information. The central database (202) is preferably automatically updated at selectable intervals as to transport location, destination, fuel level, speed, and heading (286). Manifests (326) may be originated at the respective delivery location (248) or at an associated base (226, 254) and are stored in the central database (202). Given information about each transport such as load capacity, fuel level, location intelligence (284), and the like that is stored in the central database (202) and information about the materials (350), manifest status (348), and other factors, potential least cost delivery routes (422) using capable transports (424) can be automatically produced for selection by an operator (432). The computer programming associates a status designation (348) with each manifest such as outstanding, staged, printed, loaded, unloaded, and cancelled (354).

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

G06F 1/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06Q 10/00 (2012.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 10/08 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0048054A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0048054 A2 20000817; WO 0048054 A3 20001207; AU 3224500 A 20000829; EP 1240565 A2 20020918

INPADOC legal status


2007-02-28 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20060808

2002-09-18 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010912

2002-09-18 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2002-09-18 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI