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1. (WO2019048442) AUTOMATIC ANALYSIS OF MATERIAL-RELATED EXPOSURE AND/OR EXPOSURE STRATEGY PRIORITIZATION
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WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

1. A device, comprising:

one or more processors to:

receive data related to a material,

the data permitting an analysis of an exposure related to the material, and the data being received from one or more other devices;

process the data to determine a category of materials for the material,

the category of materials indicating a set of exposures, related to the material, to an organization;

process the data to determine an exposure preparedness level associated with the material,

the exposure preparedness level indicating a preparedness of the

organization to handle the set of exposures related to the material; determine a score for the material based on the category of materials and the exposure preparedness level associated with the material,

the score indicating the exposure related to the material; and

perform an action related to the material based on the score for the material.

2. The device of claim 1, where the one or more processors are further to:

receive information that identifies a product produced by a customer of the organization; determine a set of materials included in the product using the information that identifies the product,

the set of materials including the material; and

where the one or more processors, when receiving the data, are to:

receive the data based on determining the set of materials.

3. The device of any one of the preceding claims, where the one or more processors are further to:

identify a set of customers associated with the organization;

identify a set of materials that the organization provides to the set of customers or includes in a set of products provided to the set of customers,

the set of materials including the material; and

where the one or more processors, when receiving the data, are to:

receive the data based on identifying the set of materials.

4. The device of any one of the preceding claims, where the one or more processors are further to:

determine another score related to the category of materials,

the other score indicating the category of materials; and

where the one or more processors, when determining the score, are to:

determine the score based on the other score.

5. The device of any one of the preceding claims, where the one or more processors are further to:

determine another score related to the exposure preparedness level,

the other score indicating the exposure preparedness level of the organization; and where the one or more processors, when determining the score, are to:

determine the score based on the other score,

6. The device of any one of the preceding claims, where the one or more processors, when processing the data to determine the exposure preparedness level, are to:

process the data to identify:

a material contingency related to the material, or

a supplier mitigation related to a supplier of the material,

the exposure preparedness level being based on the material contingency or the supplier mitigation,

7. The device of any one of the preceding claims, where the one or more processors, when performing the action, are to:

determine a guarantee related to the material.

8. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions, the instructions comprising:

one or more instructions that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to:

receive data related to an item,

the data permitting an analysis o an exposure related to the item;

process the data to determine a category of items for the item,

the category of items indicating a set of exposures, related to the item, to an organization;

determine a first score related to the item based on the category of items,

the first score indicating the category of items;

process the data to determine an exposure preparedness level associated with the item,

the exposure preparedness level indicating a preparedness of the organization to handle the set of exposures related to the item;

determine a second score related to the item based on the exposure preparedness level,

the second score indicating the exposure preparedness level;

determine a third score for the item based on the first score and the second score, the third score indicating the exposure related to the item; and perform an action related to the item based on the third score for the item,

the action being to reduce or eliminate the exposure related to the item.

9. The non-transitory computer-readable medium of claim 8, where the one or more instructions, when executed by the one or more processors, further cause the one or more processors to:

receive information identifying a bill of items for a product that includes the item; and where the one or more instructions, that cause the one or more processors to receive the data, cause the one or more processors to:

receive the data after receiving the information identifying the bill of items.

10. The non-transitory computer-readable medium of claim 8 or 9, where the one or more instructions, that cause the one or more processors to process the data to determine the exposure preparedness level, cause the one or more processors to:

determine the exposure preparedness level from a set of perspectives related to the item.

11. The non-transitory computer-readable medium of any one of the preceding claims 8 to

10, where the third score is a net score that accounts for the set of exposures related to the item or the exposure preparedness level associated with the item.

12. The non-transitory computer-readable medium of any one of the preceding claims 8 to

11 , where the one or more instructions, when executed by the one or more processors, further cause the one or more processors to:

determine a priority for the item based on the third score,

the priority indicating a level of exposure related to the item.

13. The non-transitory computer-readable medium of any one of the preceding claims 8 to

12, where the one or more instructions, when executed by the one or more processors, further cause the one or more processors to:

determine a fourth score for a set of item contingencies related to the exposure preparedness level;

determine a fifth score for a set of supplier mitigations related to the exposure preparedness level; and

where the one or more instructions, that cause the one or more processors to determine the second score, cause the one or more processors to:

determine the second score based on the fourth score or the fifth score.

14. The non-transitory computer-readable medium of any one of the preceding claims 8 to 13, where the one or more instructions, that cause the one or more processors to perform the action, cause the one or more processors to:

generate a recommendation related to the item or the exposure preparedness level to reduce or eliminate the exposure related to the item.

15. A method, comprising:

receiving, by a device, data to permit an analysis of an exposure related to a material, the data relating to one or more of:

the material,

a supplier of the material,

an organization that receives the material from the supplier or provides the material to a customer, or

the customer;

processing, by the device, the data to determine a category of materials for the material, the category of materials indicating a set of exposures, related to the material, to the organization;

processing, by the device, the data to determine an exposure preparedness level associated with the material,

the exposure preparedness level indicating a preparedness of the organization to handle the set of exposures related to the material;

determining, by the device, a score that accounts for the set of exposures related to the material or the exposure preparedness level,

the score indicating the exposure related to the material; and

performing, by the device, an action related to the material based on the score,

the action being to positively impact the exposure related to the material.

16. The method of claim 15, where receiving the data comprises:

receiving the data based on receiving information identifying a product that includes the material.

17. The method of claim 15 or 16, where determining the category of materials comprises: determining the category of materials based on another score related to the material, the other score being based on the set of exposures related to the material.

18. The method of any one of the preceding claims 15 to 17, where determining the exposure preparedness level comprises:

determining the exposure preparedness level based on another score related to the material,

the other score being based on a material contingency related to the material or a supplier mitigation related to the supplier.

19. The method of any one of the preceding claims 15 to 18, further comprising:

determining whether the score satisfies a threshold;

determining a priority for the material based on determining whether the score satisfies the threshold,

the priority indicating a level of exposure related to the material; and where performing the action comprises:

performing the action based on the priority for the material.

20. The method of any one of the preceding claims 15 to 19, where performing the action comprises:

generating a report that includes information identifying the exposure related to the material; and

providing the report to another device for display.