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Intelligent inter-organizational system for procurement and manufacturing

United States Patent Application

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An intelligent inter-organizational computer-implemented system to support inter-organizational business transactions. The system includes a component for preparing fabrication files, a component for entering fabrication requests on job orders, a component for job ordering/validating drawings/modeling, a component for job ordering/obtaining manufacturing documents, a component for job ordering/obtaining reference specs, a component for job ordering/adding local documents, a component for accessing procurement package for bidding, a component for awarding orders, a component for access to manufacturing package for fabrication, a component for entering inspection documents, and a component for entering shipping information.
Jordan, Cecil W. (Livermore, CA), Alford, Francine A. (Livermore, CA), Bissinger, Horst D. (Henderson, NV), Segev, Arie (Walnut Creek, CA)
The Regents of the University of California
10/ 108,254
March 26, 2002
[0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.