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1. (WO2013144721) HYBRID BALANCING OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/144721    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2013/000977
Publication Date: Fri Oct 04 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 20 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: G06Q 10/08
Applicants: KINAXIS INC.
Inventors: ZHANG, Yankai
MACMILLAN, Robert, Douglas
HAVILAND, Paul, Frederick
KORNIENKO, Audrey
D'ENTREMONT, Jules, Robert
Title: HYBRID BALANCING OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND
Abstract:
Certain embodiments include methods, systems, and non-transitory computer program products for fulfilling supply and demand. The method includes receiving a demand for a resource, and determining a plurality of relationships among related resources. The related resources can represent dependent resources needing to be fulfilled in order to fulfill the demand for the resource. The relationships can group the related resources into levels according to the dependencies. For each level, the method further includes processing dependent resources depth- first proceeding down levels, if an importance of the related resources indicates there are no more important related resources to process at the level, and interrupting the depth-first processing to process related resources breadth- first at the level, if the importance of the related resources indicates there are more important related resources at the level.