United States Patent 7,248,937

7,248,937

Demand breakout for a supply chain

Issued:  July 24, 2007

Assignee:  i2 Technologies US, Inc. (Dallas, TX)

Inventors:  Brown; Richard W. (Cambridge, MA), Chapman; Paul T. (Hollis, NH)

Abstract:  A system (100) for demand breakout for a supply chain includes a memory (112) operable to store a plurality of orders (118) for at least one product. Each product may be produced using at least one precursor. The memory (112) is also operable to store a production schedule (120) identifying one or more resources (108) in the supply chain, a quantity of each product and precursor scheduled to be produced by the resources (108), and a time period associated with production of each product and precursor. The system (100) also includes one or more processors (114) collectively operable to identify one or more particular units of the product that correspond to each product order. The one or more processors (114) are also collectively operable to identify one or more particular units of one or more precursors that correspond to each product order.