Patent Number: 6,167,320

Title: System for control and resource allocation for the manufacturing of a product

Abstract: A control system for the production of a product or for a project. A primary project control computer oversees a plurality of secondary computers which manage each activity in the project. The system uses baseline schedule dates and measures variances to these dates. Resources are allocated based on the variances to minimize time and cost. Activity variance goals are individually assigned to each activity which is an improvement over the previous project-wide single goal method. An individual additional cost threshold may also be assigned to each activity.

Inventors: Powell; Roger A. (Bensalem, PA)


International Classification: G06Q 10/00 (20060101); G05F 019/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017