Patent Number: 7,711,654

Title: Using advanced shipping notification information for supply chain process analysis

Abstract: Systems and methods collect data concerning a supply chain and perform statistical analysis on the collected data to facilitate identification of anomalies or inefficiencies in the process. One method disclosed involves storing, in memory accessible to at least one processor, an electronic copy of an advanced shipping notification (ASN) that was transmitted from a shipping location to a receiving location in advance of shipping at least one item therebetween, and also storing, in memory accessible to the at least one processor, data reflecting at least one determined value of at least one monitored aspect of the shipment between the shipping location and the receiving location. The at least one processor uses at least some information from the ASN stored in memory, with at least some of the data stored in memory, to generate at least one report involving the at least one determined value.

Inventors: Schmidtberg; Rupert A. (Westford, MA), Leshuk; Jeffrey Allen (Davis, CA)

Assignee: Sensitech Inc.

International Classification: G06Q 10/00 (20060101); G06Q 30/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018