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Shipgroup pairing of System and Components boxes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000172963D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Jul-22
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Jul-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 23K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Often a customer will receive multiple systems shipped in multiple different box groups. They are usually received and stored in a location that separate the box groups. The boxes are often randomly stacked on top of or under other boxes and pressed up next to other boxes. It is difficult to locate the members of the box groups because they may have other systems blocking the labels necessary to locate the members of a grouping. By putting a unique "audible document" on the outside of the box of each member of a group, a user could press a button, and an audible sound would allow easy location of the other members of the group.

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Shipgroup pairing of System and Components boxes

Customers usually order multiple systems to install into their computing environments. Each system and it's components may be packaged in multiple different boxes. The only way to determine which boxes go together as a group is by locating and matching the information on the labels on the outside of the boxes. When the boxes arrive, they are usually received and stored in a location until they are needed to be installed or for further shipment to another location. The systems can be moved immediately, or they can sit for months. The boxes are usually randomly stacked on top of or under other boxes and pressed up next to other boxes. In order to access the labels, it is necessary to move other boxes until you find the group members. This can be difficult requiring pallet jacks and multiple different box moves.

By putting a unique "audible document" on the outside of the box of each member of a group, a user could press a button on one box, and an audible sound on the other box(es) would allow easy location of the other members of the group.

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