Patents by Inventor Marlon McDonald

Marlon McDonald has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20060074728
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to efficiently round requested quantities to efficient transportation quantities in the supply chain. Target locations are organized in a sequence. A tolerance interval around the requested quantity is calculated for each target location. The requested value is then rounded to an efficient transportation quantity for each target location in its sequential order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Schweitzer, Edward Huber, Marlon McDonald, Michael Monson, Larry Newbanks, Guenther Baermann, Michael Czach, Eric Eich, Hans Schmitz, Brian Taylor, Mark Fishwick, Ryan Matthews
  • Publication number: 20060069598
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for distributing stock in a distribution network. The distribution network may include a source location and a plurality of target locations. In the disclosed systems and methods, the stock requirements of the target locations may be categorized into a plurality of requirement types, wherein each requirement type reflects a category of stock requirements for one of the target locations. In addition, the plurality of requirement types may be prioritized by order of importance and/or the plurality of target locations may be prioritized for each requirement type based on at least one sequence rule. Based on the prioritized requirement types and/or prioritized sequence of the target locations, the stock may be distributed to the plurality of target locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Schweitzer, Edward Huber, Marlon McDonald, Michael Monson, Larry Newbanks, Gregory McCoy, Guenther Baermann, Eric Eich, Hans Schmitz, Brian Taylor, Michael Czach, Ryan Matthews