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Superseded Parts Process

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037276D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Chase, K Jaaskelainen, W Kirkland, DD Larson, DL [+details]

Abstract

For a parts management system, preparation of replacement part lists (commonly called "Part Trouble Fixes" or PTFs) is efficiently and accurately handled even when the same part appears on more than one PTF. A set of software using a data base as a repositor is used to analyze PTF dependencies, and the most inclusive PTF is selected to supersede the less significant PTFs in an extremely efficient manner. No limits exist for the number of parts per PTF. (Image Omitted)