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Centralize and Utilize Supply for Multiple Regions.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000018784D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Aug-08
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Aug-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

In a manufacturing environment in which supply sourcing is centralized, with the central source of supply providing supply commitments to individual geographies based on demand statements, there is a need to segregate the central source of supply information so that the committed supply is regionally exclusive. The present method accommodates multiple regions that are in different time zones and allows the placement of orders on a single source of supply. This allows the supply to remain centralized while providing each region a segregated use and view of the centralized supply.