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1. US20160148291 - Infeasibility management in e-sourcing systems

Office United States of America
Application Number 14947016
Application Date 20.11.2015
Publication Number 20160148291
Publication Date 26.05.2016
Grant Number 10824976
Grant Date 03.11.2020
Publication Kind B2
IPC
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Applicants COUPA SOFTWARE INCORPORATED
Inventors Arne Andersson
Fredrik Ygge
Mattias Willman
Ulf Ekström
Claes Ekström
Roger Björnstedt
Agents Baker Botts L.L.P.
Title
(EN) Infeasibility management in e-sourcing systems
Abstract
(EN)

Systems, apparatuses, and methods for providing feedback in an electronic sourcing system. A system is configured to receive a first optimization model whose solution represents an allocation or award of items being bid upon. The first optimization model comprises a plurality of bids and one or more allocation rules representing one or more constraints on the allocation. Subsequent to determining the optimization model is not feasible, the system is configured to compare the one or more allocation rules to a reference allocation. Subsequent to determining an allocation rule of the one or more allocation rules is in conflict with the reference allocation, system is configured to relax the allocation rule in the first optimization model to create a second optimization model, and solve the second optimization model to generate an allocation compatible with the second optimization model.