7,523,483

Determining a policy parameter for an entity of a supply chain

Issued:  April 21, 2009

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

Inventors:  Dogan; Koray (Boston, MA), Najmi; Adeel (Plano, TX), Raman; Ramesh (San Carlos, CA), Upadhyay; Praveen (Flower Mound, TX)

Abstract:  Determining a policy parameter for an entity of a supply chain includes establishing attributes of the entities of the supply chain. Attribute segments are established for each attribute, where an attribute segment includes one or more values of the corresponding attribute. Rules are formulated using the attribute segments to define policy groups, and policy parameters are assigned to each policy group. A policy group corresponding to an entity is identified in accordance with the rules. The policy parameters assigned to the identified policy group are determined and selected for the entity.