Patent Number: 7,613,536

Title: Method for calculating a materials requirements plan for demands containing multiple demand dates and priorities

Abstract: The methodology disclosed herein calculates the dates that product must come to stock for every component in the supply chain as needed to meet exit demands associated with a plurality of due dates and priorities. Every planned product stock is thus associated with multiple stock dates and associated priorities as is every planned manufacturing start and every shipment.

Inventors: Orzell; Robert A. (Essex Junction, VT)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 19/00 (20060101); G06Q 10/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017