Method for classifying sale amount characteristics, method for predicting sale volume, method for ordering for restocking, system for classifying sale amount characteristics and system for ordering for restocking
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Method and system for inventory management Patent #: 5765143
ApplicationNo. 073175 filed on 05/05/1998
US Classes:705/10, Market analysis, demand forecasting or surveying705/28Inventory management
ExaminersPrimary: MacDonald, Allen R.
Assistant: Thompson, Forest Jr.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG06F 153/00
AbstractA computer-implemented method for merging product marketing control, and product inventory control, based on funds availability and funds allocation from the finance division. The computer-implemented method generates a segment-level consumer choice model for a plurality of competing brands, and aggregates that to a market-level consumer choice model. For each of a plurality of feasible marketing strategies, a brand-level demand is estimated, based on the consumer choice models. Based on a predetermined cost for each of the feasible marketing strategies, and on estimated revenues and estimated costs resulting from the corresponding estimated demand, a maximum profit yielding feasible strategy is determined.