Patent Number: 7,752,246

Title: Binary trees for detecting inventory problems in an enterprise model

Abstract: A binary tree structure for detecting inventory problems. A first embodiment detects on-hand inventory problems. A second embodiment detects inventory requirements problems. Both embodiments use a binary tree whose nodes store time values and delta values. The delta values represent inventory consumers or producers. The time values of trees used for inventory requirements problems are shifted in accordance with build-ahead times.

Inventors: Cline; Kevin A. (Dallas, TX)

Assignee: i2 Technologies US, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 17/00 (20060101); G06Q 10/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/06/12018