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Inactivate Part Number Process

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033917D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Jan-04
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-04

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is software and a business process that identifies subcomponents that are no longer needed to build products. This disclosure includes a business process to identify and stop ordering of part numbers that will no longer be sold, a business process to associate subcomponent part numbers using key words to allow comparison to subcomponets with similar function, software to compare subcomponet part numbers using key words, and software to set an inactive flag if the subcomponet is not used in other part number trees.