Custom application builder for supply chain management

  • US 10,572,856 B2
  • Filed: 03/08/2006
  • Issued: 02/25/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/09/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method for generating a custom application, comprising:

  • storing application parameters of a custom application for a trading partner in a supply chain network, the application parameters describing at least one user-customized display of supply chain data for the trading partner, the application parameters further defining a user-customized order of actions to be performed on the supply chain data and a type of the custom application;

    receiving one or more user-modifications of the user-customized display of supply chain data and the user-customized order of actions to be performed on the supply chain data;

    storing the received one or more user-modifications;

    receiving a request for supply chain data over a computer network from the trading partner;

    responsive to receiving the request for supply chain data from the trading partner, automatically identifying a role of the trading partner that made the request for supply chain data;

    responsive to identifying the role of the trading partner, generating at least one of the application parameters based on the role of the trading partner;

    generating a custom application comprising one or more user interfaces based on the stored application parameters and the at least one application parameter based on the role of the trading partner; and

    rendering for display the custom application to the trading partner wherein the one or more user interfaces display portions of the requested supply chain data based on a format for display described in the application parameters and permit actions to be performed on the supply chain data based on the application parameters.

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