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1. (WO2018049122) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING CUSTOMIZED PRODUCTS INTERMIXED WITH MASS PRODUCED PRODUCTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/049122    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/050627
Publication Date: Fri Mar 16 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G06Q 30/06
Applicants: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
Inventors: BURKHARD, Ryan, Andrew
MOORE, Nathan E.
CAPECI, Scott, William
CACCIATORE, Justin, Thomas
ROYCE, Daniel, Richard
Title: SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING CUSTOMIZED PRODUCTS INTERMIXED WITH MASS PRODUCED PRODUCTS
Abstract:
A system and method for producing customized products intermixed with mass produced products are disclosed. The system and method utilize an automated track system and a plurality of vehicles that are independently routable along the track system. The track system includes a primary transport path and at least one secondary transport path. At least some vehicles may be independently routable along the track system to deliver first and second vehicles, with the respective first and second articles, to at least one of at least two unit operation stations. The first article and the second article are routable so that: the first article is routable to form a customized product; and the second article is routable separate from the first article to form part of a stream of mass produced products.