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1. WO2000043934 - A SYSTEM, METHOD AND ARTICLE OF MANUFACTURE TO OPTIMIZE INVENTORY AND MERCHANDISING SHELF SPACE UTILIZATION

Publication Number WO/2000/043934
Publication Date 27.07.2000
International Application No. PCT/US2000/001913
International Filing Date 25.01.2000
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 24.08.2000
IPC
G06Q 10/08 2012.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
10Administration; Management
08Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading, distribution or shipping; Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement or balancing against orders
G06Q 20/20 2012.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
20Payment architectures, schemes or protocols
08Payment architectures
20Point-of-sale network systems
G06Q 30/02 2012.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
02Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination
CPC
G06Q 10/087
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
10Administration; Management
08Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading, distribution or shipping; Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement or balancing against orders
087Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement, balancing against orders
G06Q 20/203
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
20Payment architectures, schemes or protocols
08Payment architectures
20Point-of-sale [POS] network systems
203Inventory monitoring
G06Q 30/0204
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
02Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination
0202Market predictions or demand forecasting
0204Market segmentation
Applicants
  • BAV SOFTWARE INC. [US/US]; 700 West 20th Street Fayetteville, AR 72701, US
Inventors
  • DULANEY, Earl, F.; US
  • WALLER, Matthew, A.; US
Agents
  • KEISLING, Trent, C.; Head, Johnson & Kachigian 228 West 17th Place Tulsa, OK 74119, US
Priority Data
09/475,61230.12.1999US
60/117,74926.01.1999US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) A SYSTEM, METHOD AND ARTICLE OF MANUFACTURE TO OPTIMIZE INVENTORY AND MERCHANDISING SHELF SPACE UTILIZATION
(FR) SYSTEME, PROCEDE ET ARTICLE PERMETTANT D'OPTIMISER LE CONTROLE DES STOCKS ET L'UTILISATION DES SURFACES DE PRESENTATION
Abstract
(EN)
The present invention relates to inventory management systems and processes at the retail, wholesale and/or distributor level. The present invention optimizes inventory and merchandising shelf space utilization based upon cost and lost sales, with or without considering physical space constraints. The system optimizes inventory using facing optimization which is an approach to shelf inventory management that minimizes the sum of expected annual cost of lost sales and expected annual inventory holding cost. The process of facing optimization requires the assimilation of relevant data for each particular item to be evaluated. The data to be collected include store-level point-of-sale (POS) data, frequency of shelf replenishment, shelf-level order cycle time, space available, space required per SKU, number of units per facing, cost to the retailer of on unit of SKU, price they sell it for, the inventory holding cost factor, and the unit cost of a lost sale.
(FR)
L'invention concerne des systèmes et des procédés de gestion des stocks à trois niveaux : vente au détail, vente en gros et/ou distributeur. Il s'agit d'optimiser le contrôle des stocks et l'utilisation des surfaces de présentation en fonction du coût et des pertes de vente, avec ou sans prise en considération des contraintes inhérentes à l'espace physique. Aux fins d'optimisation d'inventaire, on utilise une optimisation des surfaces de présentation qui correspond à une approche de la gestion d'inventaire en rayonnage permettant de réduire au minimum la somme du coût prévisionnel annuel des pertes de vente et du coût prévisionnel annuel de détention des stocks. Le procédé d'optimisation requiert une collecte des données pertinentes pour chaque élément de stock particulier à évaluer. Les données à recueillir sont les suivantes : données relatives au point de vente en magasin, fréquence des reconstitutions de rayonnage, durée du cycle des commandes en rayonnage, espace disponible, espace requis par unité de stock, nombres d'unités par surface de présentation, coût d'une unité de stock pour le détaillant, prix de vente correspondant, facteur de coût de détention des stocks, et coût unitaire des pertes de vente (figure 1).
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