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1. US20180268366 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINATION AND MANAGEMENT OF ROOT CAUSE FOR INVENTORY PROBLEMS

Office United States of America
Application Number 15918032
Application Date 12.03.2018
Publication Number 20180268366
Publication Date 20.09.2018
Publication Kind A1
IPC
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QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
10Administration; Management
08Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading, distribution or shipping; Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement or balancing against orders
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30Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
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10Administration; Management
08Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading, distribution or shipping; Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement or balancing against orders
087Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement, balancing against orders
0875Itemization of parts, supplies, or services, e.g. bill of materials
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40Finance; Insurance; Tax strategies; Processing of corporate or income taxes
12Accounting
Applicants Walmart Apollo, LLC
Inventors Greg A. Bryan
Cristy C. Brooks
David B. Brightwell
Benjamin D. Enssle
Matthew A. Jones
Title
(EN) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINATION AND MANAGEMENT OF ROOT CAUSE FOR INVENTORY PROBLEMS
Abstract
(EN)

Scans of a selected product on shelves of a retail store are obtained and the scans are transmitted over a network via a transceiver circuit. A perpetual inventory (PI) value is stored for a selected product in a database. A data structure includes a first category and first actions programmatically linked to the first category. The first actions include instructing an autonomous vehicle to find the selected product, instructing an employee to find the selected product, and adjusting the PI value of the selected product. When the selected product is out-of-stock and when the PI value is greater than a predetermined threshold, one or more of the first actions associated with the first category are performed.