Overview of Supplier Scheduling
Oracle Supplier Scheduling lets you calculate, maintain, and communicate Planning and Shipping Schedules to your supplier partners.
You can use Planning Schedules to convey long-range requirement forecasts, and to optionally include order releases and material authorizations, which are commitments to fund investment in raw materials and processing for projected requirements.
You can use Shipping Schedules to communicate firm requirements such as order releases. You can also use Shipping Schedules in conjunction with Planning Schedules to provide a detailed view of expected delivery.
The schedules are comprised of unimplemented MRP/MPS/DRP Planned Orders, approved Requisitions, and approved Supply Agreement Releases for specific suppliers, supplier/site combinations, items, and ship-to organizations. You can include orders in the schedule if their due dates fall within the schedule horizon and their document types are relevant for the schedule type. For example, you cannot include Planned Orders in a Shipping Schedule with a subtype of Release Only.
You can build a schedule in a bucket pattern of days, weeks, months, and quarters that will best communicate your orders and you can distribute your schedules to your supplier by EDI or printed report.
- Set up Oracle Purchasing.
- You must also set up one of the following:
- Run your MRP/MPS/DRP plans, perform the implementation and/or reschedule actions that are required in the Planner Workbench, and optionally create approved releases from pending requisitions before building a schedule.
With Supplier Scheduling you can:
- Automatically or manually build Planning Schedules to communicate long-range forecast information to suppliers.
- Automatically or manually build Shipping Schedules to communicate near-term release shipment information to suppliers.
- Build Revision schedules.
- Build Simulation schedules for personal use.
- Build schedules that include discrete requirements for multiple ship-to organizations.
- Use a wide variety of criteria for building and reviewing schedules.
- Number Planning and Shipping Schedules automatically using a combination of date stamp and unique sequence.
- Number/name saved Simulation schedules manually, which allows for easy retrieval.
- Communicate schedules to suppers via EDI and/or printed report.
- Automatically maintain the cumulative quantity received (CUM) by supplier/item/ship-to organization for user-defined CUM periods.
- Optionally, adjust CUM quantities manually.
- Define and calculate quantities for up to four different Resource Authorization types by supplier site/item/ship-to organization.
- Review High Authorization and CUM details for all CUM periods.
- Define variable bucket patterns, which allow for flexible schedule presentation.
- Control access by responsibility for specific features using Function Security.
- Include Supplier Scheduling and the ASL in SupplierMerge.
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