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1. (WO2004034298) STOCK MOVEMENT CONTROL

Pub. No.:    WO/2004/034298    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2003/004342
Publication Date: Apr 22, 2004 International Filing Date: Oct 8, 2003
IPC: G06Q 10/00
G06Q 30/00
Applicants: THE RETAIL EXPERIENCE LIMITED
FAITH, Jonathan
Inventors: FAITH, Jonathan
Title: STOCK MOVEMENT CONTROL
Abstract:
A control system for directing the movement of items in a shop having a plurality of item storage units each comprising a zone where items can be stored, at least some of the item storage units being located in a display area of the shop, each item having an item identity indicative of the type of item that it is, and each storage unit having a unique storage unit identity indicative of which of the storage units it is, the system comprising: input means capable of receiving item movement data comprising the item identity of an item, the storage unit identity of a storage unit and activity data indicative of that item having been located in that storage unit, and transmitting that data to the storage means in the form of an item movement message; storage means capable of receiving an item movement message from the input means and storing a record of the item identified by the item identity in the movement data being located at the storage unit identified by the storage unit identity in the movement data; control means arranged to analyse the content of the storage means and to direct the movement of items from one storage unit to another in accordance with the content of the storage means.