The AutoCreate Configuration Item process searches your new orders, finds your orders for assemble-to-order models, and assigns an estimated work order release date to these order lines. Oracle Manufacturing computes the estimated work order release date by offsetting the scheduled ship date by the order lead time (through the workday calendar). Using the lead time information for the model item (as specified in the item master), Oracle Manufacturing calculates order lead time as follows:
After assigning the estimated work order release dates to the new orders, the AutoCreate Configuration Item process finds all orders whose work order release date is within the Release Offset Days you specified and automatically creates configuration items for those orders.
For example, the table below describes the results if you placed an order for the Laptop Computer with the following options:
|Selection Code||Item||Item Type||Optional||Mutually Exclusive||Qty|
|. 386 Processor||Purchased Item|
|Yes||. 486 Processor||Purchased Item||1|
|. VGA||Option Class||Yes||No|
|Yes||. . VGA1||Purchased Item||1|
|. . VGA2||Purchased Item|
|. EGA||Option Class||Yes||No|
|. . EGA1||Product|
|. . EGA2||Product|
|Operating System||Option Class||Yes||Yes|
|Table 4 - 21. AutoCreate Configuration Item (Page 1 of 1)|
Bills of Material automatically defines a new, unique configuration item in the item master and assigns a bill of material and routing. Tables in the next few pages show the single level bill and routing that would be assigned to the new configuration item.