Oracle ASCP – Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning – Overview

Attending Advanced Supply Chain Planning module’ training so putting few topics and as i will do more hands on , will put more.

Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning enables you to run holistic plans that span long term aggregate planning to short term detailed schedules, multiple manufacturing processes (lot based, process, discrete, configure-to-order, and project based), and all organizations across a virtual supply chain. As a single solution for distribution, supply chain, and manufacturing planning, it is based on one supply chain model, one planning engine, and one setup.

Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning considers key requirements for a broad range of industries.

For example, for Process the tool supports complex network routings, contiguous operations, resource charges, process effectivity, minimum transfer quantities, fixed and integer ingredient scaling, alternate ingredients, resources, processes, suppliers, facilities, and ship methods, alternate recipes and formulas, co-products and by-products, end item substitution, sequence dependent setups/changeovers, and batch production support (OPM

For High Technology, including Semiconductor, the planning tool supports alternate components, resources, processes, suppliers, facilities , and ship methods, end item substitution, sequence dependent setups/changeovers, critical items/resources and aggregate resources, lot-based jobs support (OSFM Integration), operation yield, simultaneous product family and item level planning, complex network routings, co-products and by-products, binning, multi-level configure-toorder models, and planned inventory points.

For project-based and Aerospace and Defense companies, the tool supports key capabilities such as project group netting, hard and soft pegging, borrow-payback, project demand and supply views, contract pegging, cross-project allocations, project excess netting, and project specific exception messages.

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Oracle Support – Metalink – An Overview

What is My Oracle Support?
My Oracle Support provides personalized, proactive, and collaborative support across all Oracle products.

What features are included in the My Oracle Support HTML option?

  • SR management, including the ability to create and update SRs, attachments, and configuration association
  • Browsing and searching the knowledge base
  • Patch search and download
  • My Oracle Support Communities
  • Certifications and Product Roadmap
  • Favorites
  • User administration
  • Hot Topics
  • Bug summary
  • SR management reports
  • CRM On Demand SR Create
  • Knowledge Searches

The following features are available only in the Flash version of My Oracle Support:

  • Systems
  • Projects
  • Healthchecks
  • Patch Advice and Recommendations
  • Inventory Reporting
  • On Demand Portal Functionality
  • CRM On Demand Service Requests and Knowledge

for more and detail help —







How to enable the attachment button/menu to form

To enable the attachment button/menu to form INVTOMAI perform the following steps..


Connect to Oracle Applications with the Application Developer responsibility
1. > Select Document Entities
FORM: ‘Document Entities’

Create a new record and fields should be filled in as below:
Entity Name: Move Order
Prompt: Move Order
Application: Oracle Inventory
Save and Close Form.

2. > Select Attachment Functions
FORM: ‘Attachment Functions’
Create a new record and fields should be filled in as below:
Type: Select ‘Form’
User Name: Move Orders
Save and Close form (Step 4 returns to this form to complete remaining settings)
3. > Select Document Categories
FORM: ‘Document Categories’
Create a new Category Record

Create a new record and fields should be filled in as below:
Category: Move Order
Default Data Type: (need to select from list)
From: Select the current date from calendar
To: leave blank
> Click on the Assignments Button
FORM: Category Assignments
Fields should be filled in as below:
Type: Form
Name: Move Orders
Format: leave blank
Enabled: Selected

Save. Close both forms.

4. > Select Attachment Functions
FORM: Attachments Functions
Query up the previously made Record (Using the Name or User Name field) The remaining fields should be filled in as below:
Session Context Field: Optional, leave blank
Enabled: Selected

> Click on the Categories Button

Category should be ‘Move Order’ and should be enabled.
Save and Close Form

>Click on Block Button
FORM: Block Declaration

Fields should be filled in as below:
Method: Select ‘Allow Change’
Secured by: Select ‘Organization’
(leave all other fields blank)

> Click on the Entities Button
FORM: Entity Declaration

Fields should be filled in as below:
Entity: Move Order
Displayed Method: Select ‘Main Entity’
Include in Indicator: Selected
Insert: ALWAYS
Update: ALWAYS
Delete: ALWAYS

> Tab to ‘Primary Key Fields’ Tab

Save and Close all forms

Now switch responsibility to ‘Inventory’ and navigate to
‘Move Orders –> Move Orders’ and you can see the attachment button/menu enabled.

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Oracle EBS – Inventory Organization – Overview

Information on multiple types of organizations used to build the business execution structure.

Oracle Inventory Organizations

Oracle Applications uses multiple types of organizations to build the business execution structure. At the top of the structure is the accounting set of books SOB), defined in the General Ledger. Next, different types of organizations are used to further define the organization structure and relationships. All organizations are defined and updated with the Define Organization form.

Set of Books. A General Ledger SOB, linked to the inventory organization, controls the financial accounting of inventory transactions. A SOB is made up of a chart of accounts, a financial calendar, and a currency. The general ledger secures transactions (journal entries, balances) by SOB.

Legal Entity. A legal entity organization defines the tax and fiscal reporting level. The legal entity represents the legal company.

Operating Unit. An operating unit organization defines the Purchasing, Order Entry, Accounts payable and Accounts Receivable level of operation. An operating unit may span multiple manufacturing facilities, distribution points and sales offices, or it may be limited to a single site.

Inventory Organization. Two flavors of inventory organizations are found in Oracle Applications. They are defined the same, and both are assigned a set of books, a legal entity organization, an operating unit organization, and a location. An item master organization is used for item number maintenance and validation. This master organization serves as a data repository storing items
and item attributes, master level categories and category sets, master level cross references, and numerous data defaults. On-hand balances, inventory movements, and other on-going inventory activities are not performed in an item master organization. Generally, the master organization is used as the validation organization for Purchasing and Order Entry. It is recommended that a single item Master organization be defined, even in multiple organization, multiple sets of books environments.

In addition to the item master organization there are one or more non-master inventory organizations. Like the item master inventory organization, the non-master organizations are assigned a set of books, a legal entity organization and an operating unit organization. The non-master inventory organization points to a master organization and looks to the master organization for master level item attributes, master level categories, and other master level controlled data.
Note that each organization has its own set of books/legal entity/operating unit relationship, so inventory organizations with differing SOB’s or operating units may share the same master organization.

These non-master inventory organizations are the execution level organizations. They hold on-hand balances and transaction history. Here is where inventory users execute their daily activities, such as receiving and issuing material, performing cycle counts, and viewing material availability and transaction history. A single organization therefore generally represents a single manufacturing site or distribution center.

Locations. A location code is an address. Each inventory organization must be assigned at least one location code.

Subinventories. A subinventory is used as a holding point for on-hand inventory and generally represents a stockroom, stocking area or cage used for storing material. Subinventories are defined within inventory organizations. An inventory organization may have any number of subinventories, and an asset account is assigned to each subinventory. Since the subinventory entity is logical, as there is not an address or physical location description associated with it, clients may define subinventories for any physical or logical grouping of inventory.

Examples of subinventories:

Stores. Used for the primary stockroom for storing raw materials and sub-assemblies FG. Used for Finished Goods inventory if finished goods are stocked WIP. Used for raw material and sub-assemblies stored in production areas and issued at operation or job completion (backflush). MRB. Used for Material Review Board goods. This is generally material that requires engineering review before disposition as scrap, rework, return to supplier or use as is.

Stock Locators. Stock locators are an optional entity that may be used to represent physical locations within a subinventory. You may choose to use stock locators for selected subinventories or selected items within selected subinventories. If locators are used, subinventory and locator track on-hand balances. Therefore, if locators are defined to represent a shelf within a stockroom, on-hand balances on the system would show the item and quantity down to the physical location within the facility.

Oracle Inventory uses a key flexfield for stock locators. This presents a few limitations for its use. Only one locator flexfield definition is allowed per install. Therefore, if the stockroom (subinventory) wants to track material by row, bin and shelf, it will likely define a three-segment flexfield with segments for row, bin, and shelf. If locators are desired for another subinventory, even in another organization, the structure will again be 3 segments for row, bin and shelf. In addition to this limitation, locators must be unique within an organization; you cannot use the same locator in different subinventories within an organization, but you can use the same locator in subinventories in a different organization.