Patent Number: 7,280,977

Title: System and model for performance value based collaborative relationships

Abstract: The present invention provides a model for assessing performance of a dynamic collaborative relationship. The present invention provides a method of modeling dynamic relationships by inputting data related to the collaborative relationship into a model, which comprises a plurality of components key to the collaborative relationship. Each of these components is interrelated with the model, and the model generates a value indicative of a condition or performance of the relationship. The relationship value can be analyzed by comparison with baseline values correlated to exemplary collaborative relationships. The present invention further provides methods of developing a model capable of assessing dynamic collaborative relationships.

Inventors: Sengir; Gulcin H. (Bloomfield Hills, MI), Trotter, II; Robert T. (Flagstaff, AZ), Kulkarni; Devadatta M. (Rochester Hills, MI), Catlin; Linda B. (Colorado Springs, CO), Briody; Elizabeth K. (Troy, MI), Meerwarth; Tracy L. (Bedminster, NJ)

Assignee: General Motors Corporation

International Classification: G06F 11/34 (20060101)

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