US Patent No: 6,341,271

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Inventory management system and method

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An inventory management system automatically monitors inventory amounts, provides information concerning inventory, and decides if an order for replacement inventory should be placed. The system includes a storage for inventory, an indicator for monitoring and reporting the level of current inventory, and a controller for receiving information from different inventory suppliers and for integrating such information with information on current inventory amounts and estimated future use to decide if an order for replacing inventory should be made. An order is placed automatically to a supplier and the progress for the delivery of replacement inventory is automatically monitored. A method using this system for managing inventory includes the steps of automatic gathering information about the current inventory and deciding whether and when replacement inventory should be ordered.

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SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS IP B.V.BERGEN OP ZOOM2377
INTELLITRANS GLOBAL VMI, LLCSCHENECTADY, NY1

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bennett, Janet Sue Scotia, NY 9 203
Mackenzie, Patricia Denise Clifton Park, NY 26 431
Morelli, II Thomas Anthony Stephentown, NY 2 198
Relyea, Heather Ann Niskayuna, NY 1 189
Salvo, Joseph James Niskayuna, NY 45 537

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