United States Patent 7,376,600

7,376,600

Intelligent fulfillment agents

Issued:  May 20, 2008

Assignee:  i2 Technologies US, Inc. (Dallas, TX)

Inventors:  Wadawadigi; Ganesh (Flower Mound, TX), Jain; Ajay (Flower Mound, TX), Mohapatra; Deepak (Richardson, TX), Balakrishnan; Sivakumar (Flower Mound, TX)

Abstract:  A method for distributed inventory management includes receiving information regarding a number of participants in a value chain and information regarding one or more items relevant in the value chain. The method also includes modeling relationships between two or more of the participants based on the received information and modeling the one or more items based on the received information. The method further includes receiving inventory data from the participants relating to the one or more items, evaluating the received inventory data according to one or more business rules associated with an agent, executing a business process associated with the agent based on the evaluation of the inventory data and the models of the relationships and the items, and communicating output of the business process to one or more of the participants.