Supply Chain ATP
Supply Chain Available to Promise (ATP) enables you to view detailed availability information from Oracle Inventory or Oracle Order Entry for an order line, ship set, or configuration so that you can decide which supply source you want to use to meet the demand.
Here's how Supply Chain ATP works:
- You set up sourcing rules or bills of distribution. For example, one sourcing rule, West-2, might specify that the SAC organization should be the supply source 60% of the time and the AUS organization should be the supply source 40% of the time.
- You create assignment sets in which, for different customers at different locations, you assign sourcing rules or bills of distribution to particular items and/or organizations. For example, you can create an assignment set in which one of the entries specifies that Customer 1 at Customer site 1A takes sourcing rule West-2 for item A0007 from SAC, and another entry specifies that Customer 1 at Customer site 1B takes sourcing rule West-1 for all items from AUS.
- You set the MRP:ATP Assignment Set profile option, specifying which assignment set you want the program to use.
- You use Oracle Inventory to enter intransit lead times between different organizations (supply sources) and different customer locations. You can specify different intransit lead times for different ship methods. For example, you might specify that the lead time between SAC and Customer site 1A using Ground transportation is 2 days, whereas the lead time between AUS and Customer site 1A using Ground transportation is 3 days.
- When you perform an ATP query from Inventory or Order Entry, the program shows all possible sources of supply, using the sourcing information you entered earlier. (When more than one sourcing rule seems to apply, the sourcing hierarchy determines which sourcing rule to use.) Supply Chain ATP also calculates the receipt date from each possibly supply source, using the intransit lead times specified in Oracle Inventory. In calculating the receipt date, the program uses the calendar of the source organization.
For instructions on viewing Supply Chain ATP information from Oracle Inventory, see: Viewing Supply Chain ATP Results. For instructions on viewing Supply Chain ATP information from Oracle Order Entry, see: Inquiring on Group Availability.
- After you see the different receipt dates, you can choose which supply source you want to use for each order line, ship set, or configuration.
Setting Up and Implementing Sourcing Strategies
Defining Sourcing Rules
Defining Bills of Distribution
Assigning Sourcing Rules and Bills of Distribution
Viewing the Sourcing Assignment Hierarchy