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1. WO2020005824 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING JUST-IN-TIME INVENTORY REPLENISHMENT

Publication Number WO/2020/005824
Publication Date 02.01.2020
International Application No. PCT/US2019/038714
International Filing Date 24.06.2019
IPC
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
G
TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
1
Storing articles, individually or in orderly arrangement, in warehouses or magazines
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
G
TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
1
Storing articles, individually or in orderly arrangement, in warehouses or magazines
02
Storage devices
04
mechanical
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
G
TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
1
Storing articles, individually or in orderly arrangement, in warehouses or magazines
02
Storage devices
04
mechanical
137
with arrangements or automatic control means for selecting which articles are to be removed
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
G
TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
65
Loading or unloading
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
G
TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
67
Loading or unloading vehicles
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
Q
DATA 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
10
Administration; Management
08
Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading, distribution or shipping; Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement or balancing against orders
B65G 1/00 (2006.01)
B65G 1/04 (2006.01)
B65G 1/137 (2006.01)
B65G 65/00 (2006.01)
B65G 67/00 (2006.01)
G06Q 10/08 (2012.01)
CPC
B65G 1/1371
B65G 1/1375
G06Q 10/087
G06Q 30/0202
Applicants
  • WALMART APOLLO, LLC [US/US]; 702 Southwest 8th Street Bentonville, Arkansas 72716, US
Inventors
  • O'BRIEN, John J.; US
  • HIGH, Donald R.; US
  • MCHALE, Brian; GB
Agents
  • KAMINSKI, Jeffri A.; US
  • AGA, Tamatane; US
  • DALEY, Henry J.; US
  • FARIS, Alissa; US
  • FRANK, Michele; US
  • GASPARO, Frank; US
  • GITLIN, Elizabeth; US
  • HADDAWAY, Keith; US
  • HECTOR, William; US
  • HESS, Adam; US
  • KWOK, Annette; US
  • LEE, Leslie; US
  • LOPEZ, Miguel; US
  • PATTERSON, Kerri; US
  • PELLETIER, Benjamin C.; US
  • REMUS, Laura; US
  • WARD, Ryan; US
  • XU, Fusheng; US
Priority Data
62/689,75325.06.2018US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING JUST-IN-TIME INVENTORY REPLENISHMENT
(FR) SYSTÈME ET PROCÉDÉ POUR EFFECTUER UNE RECONSTITUTION DES STOCKS JUSTE-À-TEMPS
Abstract
(EN)
The present invention is directed to systems and methods for Just-In-Time (JIT) inventory replenishment. A computer-implemented method may include: analyzing, by a sales data engine, historical sales data of products to obtain sales patterns of the products; determining a demand and a time to be replenished for each of the products; detecting, by a sensor at a retail store, an arrival of a delivery vehicle loaded with the products; autonomously unloading, via a conveyor system, the products from the delivery vehicle to a queue area of the retail store; scanning and identifying the products; ranking and ordering, by an inventory replenishment engine, the products to determine a quantity, a priority and a time to dispense each of the products; autonomously sorting the products into a plurality of carts; moving the products from the queue area to a dispensing area; and alerting assistants to automatically restock the products to sales floor.
(FR)
L'invention concerne des systèmes et des procédés de reconstitution des stocks juste-à-temps (JAT). Un procédé mis en oeuvre par ordinateur peut consister à : analyser, par un moteur de données de ventes, des données historiques relatives aux ventes de produits pour obtenir des profils de vente des produits; déterminer une demande et un délai de réapprovisionnement pour chaque produit; détecter par un capteur, au niveau d'un magasin de vente au détail, l'arrivée d'un véhicule de livraison chargé des produits; décharger de façon autonome, par le biais d'un transporteur, les produits du véhicule de livraison dans une zone de file d'attente du magasin de vente au détail; balayer et identifier les produits; classer et ordonner les produits, au moyen d'un moteur de reconstitution des stocks, pour déterminer une quantité, une priorité et un délai de distribution de chaque produit; trier de manière autonome les produits et les placer dans une pluralité de chariots; déplacer les produits de la zone de file d'attente à une zone de distribution; et demander aux assistants de réapprovisionner automatiquement les surfaces de vente avec les produits.
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