Patent Number: 7,280,882

Title: Systems and methods for forecasting demand for a subcomponent

Abstract: Techniques for determining how to translate forecast sales data of at least one configuration of assembled product into a forecast schedule of subcomponents composing the assembled product is described. To this end, forecast sales data of at least one configuration of assembled product is received. Usage factors of a plurality of subcomponents composing the assembled product are also received. Each usage factor corresponds to the at least one configuration of assembled product. The forecast schedule of subcomponents composing the assembled product is then composed by applying the usage factors of the plurality of subcomponents to the forecast sales data of at least one configuration of assembled product wherein the forecast schedule includes demand for the subcomponents over time.

Inventors: Daoud; Bassel H. (Parsippany, NJ), Wiese; Christopher K. (Long Valley, NJ)

Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.

International Classification: G06F 19/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-10-09 0:00:00