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Oracle Inventory Movement Statistics User's Guide
Release 12.1
Part Number B31584-02
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Setup

This chapter covers the following topics:

Prerequisites

Setup and implementation of Oracle's movement statistics solution is only possible through one of the two following Oracle applications:

You only need to setup Movement Statistics in either Oracle Inventory or Purchasing. You do not need to perform the setup in both applications.

See: Oracle Inventory User's Guide or Oracle Purchasing User's Guide for additional information.

Setup Process Flow

The general process flow for setting up Oracle Movement Statistics. This process flow may be used in either Oracle Inventory or Oracle Purchasing. Once you have implemented movement statistics, you will be able to track movement of material across borders, including INTRASTAT and EXTRASTAT.

  1. Define Category Set: Define a Commodity Code Category Set and assign commodity codes to items.

  2. Define Economic Zone: Define the economic zones in which you conduct business and where you want to track movement transactions.

  3. Define Validation Rules: Define Validation Rules to validate the entry of movement transactions and to properly report the information.

  4. Define Parameters: Define Movement Statistics Parameters to specify the rules for gathering movement statistics.

Commodity Codes using Category Sets

One of the requirements of movement statistics is to group goods into commodity codes. For example, the European Union requires that you classify your goods by using the appropriate commodity code in the INTRASTAT Classification Nomenclature (ICN). The INTRASTAT commodity codes are predefined codes which uniquely identifies a class of products. The Commodity Codes are taken from the INTRASTAT Classification Nomenclature (ICN) which is common to all EU countries.

With Oracle's movement statistics solution, you use categories and category sets to group the goods you will be transacting into the correct commodity codes. Oracle defines a category as a logical classification of items that have similar characteristics. A category set is a distinct grouping scheme and consists of categories. You may set up categories and category sets in either Oracle Inventory or Oracle Purchasing.

Using either Oracle Inventory or Oracle Purchasing, you must define the flexfield structures, categories and category set for the commodity codes (refer to the respective user guides for additional information on these topics). Once you have completed this, use the Movement Statistics Parameters form to assign the category set to an economic zone (refer to the Define Movement Statistics Parameters section of this chapter).

Define Categories / Category Sets

  1. Define Flexfield Structure

    Define a Validation Set flexfield structure for Intrastat.

  2. Define Category Codes

    You should be using the flexfield structure name that you created in Step 1. Enter the Intrastat Classification Nomenclature (ICN) commodity codes that you will be using. Each commodity code will be a separate category.

  3. Define Category Set

  4. Assign Items to Category Codes

    Assign your items to the Category Codes. Click Assign to do this.

    Note: You should assign your items to category codes in the Master Item Organization only.

  5. Assign Category Set to an Economic Zone

    The Category Set that you have defined must be assigned to the Economic Zones that you will be using. You assign the Category Set in the Movement Statistics Parameters form.

Economic Zones

You use the Economic Zones form to define the economic zones where you conduct business. The Economic Zone form enables you to add and remove the countries that make up an economic zone. You may create any number of economic zones. For example, the European Union and the North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) are economic zones.

Economic zones are used for gathering, reviewing, and reporting statistical information associated with material movements within the specified zone. Oracle's movement statistics solution uses this information to determine which material movement transactions take place in a reporting jurisdiction.

Oracle's movement statistics solutions provides a pre-seeded (pre-loaded) Economic Zone:

Movement Statistics Economic Zone Window

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Economic Zone Definition Process

  1. Verify economic zone: Movement Statistics provides a pre-seeded (or pre-loaded) Economic Zone. This step verifies that the European Union Economic Zone has been loaded.

  2. Add additional economic zones: Add additional economic zones (other than the pre-seeded zones) as required.

    Note: You can associate a country with more than one economic zone.

  3. Update economic zones: Update an existing economic zone (add or remove countries) as required.

Movement Statistics Validation Rules

You use the Movement Statistics Validation Rules form to define and maintain the following rule types:

Oracle's movement statistics solution provides a pre-seeded (pre-loaded) attribute property validation rule set called Standard_Validation. You may also define you own validation rule.

There is no pre-seeded Alternate UOM. If you require Alternate UOM Rules, you must define your own.

Whether you define your own validation rules or use the pre-seeded one, you use attribute property validation rules to specify what data is required for your specific reporting needs.

Oracle's Validation Rules and Exception Report work together: if required data is missing or incorrect (as specified by a validation rule) an exception will be raised and listed on the Movement Statistics Exception Report.

Movement Statistics Validation Rules Window (for Attribute Property Rules)

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Movement Statistics Validation Rules Form (for Alternate UOM Rules)

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  1. Define the Attribute Property Rule Set: Optionally, define a new attribute property rule set.

    Note: A pre-seeded Attribute Property rules Set name : Standard_Validation is provided.

    you do not need to perform this step if you plan to use the pre-loaded rule set.

  2. Define the Alternate UOM Rule Set: Define the Alternate UOM Rule Set.

    Note: There is no pre-seeded Alternate UOM rule Set.

    You use the same window to define the Attribute Property and the Alternate UOM

Movement Statistics Parameters

Use the Movement Statistics Parameters form to define and maintain the parameters for gathering movement statistics. The parameters that you define are used by the Movement Statistics Processor to collect movement transaction data and create movement statistics records.

The Movement Statistics Processor captures and report movement statistics by legal entity. You are required to define Movement Statistics Parameters for every legal entity to capture statistics.

You use two forms for defining and maintaining Movement Statistics parameters:

Define Movement Statistics Parameters Process

  1. Define the legal Entity Economic Zone Assignment (required): You must assign the Economic Zones to the Legal Entities where you plan to capture movement statistics data.

    Note: You must assign an economic zone to every legal entity you use.

  2. Define the Legal Entity Economic Zone parameters: Define the specific usage types, statistical types, and other parameters for the Legal Entity Economic Zones.

    Note: You must assign parameters for all Legal Entity Economic Zone pairings you define.

  3. Select a value for the Returns Processing field. Returns processing determines if you want to aggregate return movement transactions within a reporting period:

    Note: Additional Notes for Aggregate Returns

    Example of Aggregate Returns

    The following example illustrates the consequence of aggregating movement transactions:

    Within the same reporting period, the following movement transactions take place:

    Example of Separate Returns

    In separate reporting periods, the following movement transactions take place:

    The Movement Statistics Processor will not aggregate these transactions:

Define Legal Entity - Economic Zone Parameters

The Economic Zone parameter defines the behavior of Oracle's movement statistics solution. You must define the parameters for every Legal Entity - Economic Zone pairing you have defined. The following parameters must be set:

Economic Zone Parameters
Parameter Possible Values Comments
Usage Type Internal
External
Internal: Movement of goods within countries of the specified economic zone
External: Movement of goods from a country of one economic zone to a country outside the economic zone
Statistical Type Intrastat
Extrastat
Intrastat: Declaration of imports and exports within EC
Extrastat: Declaration of import and exports between EC and countries external to EC
Period Set Period Set Name Select a Period Set (from LOV) that reflects your reporting frequency (monthly, quarterly)
Period Type Period Type Select a Period Type (from LOV) to use for reporting.
Note that the calendar you use for statistical reporting purposes is independent of the accounting calendar for your organization's set of books.
Start Period
End Period
Start Period
End Period
Assign the first period for which the Usage / Statistic type assignment is valid.
Optionally, enter the last period for which this assignment is valid.
Weight UOM Weight Unit of Measure Enter the default UOM.
Note: INTRASTAT requires weight (mass) to be reported in KG
Precision 0 to 5 Enter the number of decimals the total weight should be rounded to. The default value is 0 (zero) meaning the weight will be rounded to the nearest digit.
Report Rounding Possible values:
  • Normal

  • Truncate

  • Up

Set up how the calculated weight will be rounded:
  • Normal (default value): Weight is rounded to the nearest value with number decimals as defined by the precision setting.

  • Truncate: Weight is truncated to the number of decimals as defined by the precision setting.

  • Up: Weight is rounded to the highest value with number decimals as defined by the precision setting.

Dispatch KIT Method Possible values:
  • KIT

  • Shipped Components

Indicates how movement records should be created for KIT dispatches:
  • KIT: Movement records will be created for the KIT items.

  • Shipped Components: Movement records will be created for the child shippable items.

Entity Branch Reference Entity Branch Reference Enter the name of the legal entity branch.
Note: this reference is printed on the European Union INTRASTAT and EXTRASTAT declaration.
Conversion Type Conversion Type Select the currency conversion type (from LOV) to use to convert foreign currency amounts to the functional currency of your organization's set of books.
Conversion Option Conversion Option Select the conversion option (daily or last day of the period) to convert foreign to functional currency.
Category Set Category Set Select the category set that you defined for the INTRASTAT Commodity Codes.
Note: you must define category sets (see: Commodity Codes using Category Sets in this guide).
Tax Office Code Tax Office Code Enter the Tax Office Code of the tax office to which your legal entity reports.
Tax Office Location Code Tax Office Location Code Enter the Name for the tax office to which your legal entity reports.
Attribute Rule Set Enter the validation rule set code. The default rule set is ‘Standard_Validation'. You may define your own rule set.
Alternate UOM Rule Set This parameter is optional. You will need to define an Alternate UOM Rule Set.
Triangulation Mode Invoice Based
Shipment Based
Triangulation Mode determines how the Movement Statistics Processor will process Triangulation (drop-shipments):
Invoice Based: the processor will process movement transactions based on the flow of the invoice
Shipment Based: the processor will process movement transactions based on flow of goods
See: Triangulation Support in the following section of this chapter.
Reference Period Shipment Based
Invoice Based
Shipment Based: the date that the transaction took place
Invoice Based: the date the transaction was invoiced
Refer to the Reference Period section in this chapter
Advance Invoice Days User Defined The number of days the processor should look for an advance invoice
Pending Invoice Days User Defined The number of days the processor should look for an invoice in the period following the movement transaction

Triangulation Support in Oracle Movement Statistics

Oracle's movement statistics solution supports triangulation. This section will:

Triangulation Support Overview

Oracle's movement statistics solution supports triangular trade with the concept of ‘triangulation mode.' Triangulation mode specifies how the Movement Statistics Processor analyzes and generates movement statistics records when it encounters a triangular trade transaction. You must determine how you will report triangular trade transactions by setting this parameter. There are two possible values for the Triangulation Mode parameters:

The default Triangulation Mode parameter is invoiced based.

Invoiced Based

Invoiced Based - the Movement Statistics Processor creates movement statistics records based on the issue of an invoice only. A movement record will be created for the invoice and not for the physical movement of goods.

Shipment Based

Shipment Based - the Movement Statistics Processor creates movement statistics records based on the movement of goods only. The invoice will not result in a movement record.

Defining Triangulation

This section will define triangulation using the following examples:

The resulting movement records created, based on both Shipment Based and Invoiced Based Triangulation Modes, will also be described.

The example used here is a simple triangular trade transaction. Many variations are possible, including, but not limited to:

Note that the countries used in the examples are for illustration purposes only, you may substitute any country of your choosing.

Triangular Trade Between Three Countries

For the purposes of defining triangular trade the following triangulation example will be used:

The following triangular trade takes place:

  1. Your customer in France places an order with you in Italy.

  2. You source the order from Spain.

  3. Spain ships directly to your customer in France (goods are not shipped to Italy but directly from Spain to France).

The triangular trade results in the following transactions:

Invoiced Based

Two movement records are generated by the Movement Statistics Processor, when run in Italy, based on the Invoiced Based Triangulation Mode parameter, as follows:

  1. Sales Order (dispatch) record from Italy to France

    Movement Amount: zero (no movement of goods took place between these countries

    Movement Quantity: zero (no movement of goods took place between these countries

    Extended Value: calculated as the invoice quantity multiplied by invoice price

    Dispatch Country: Italy

    Destination Country: France

    Triangulation Country: Spain

  2. Purchase Order (arrival) record in Italy from Spain

    Movement Amount: calculated as the receipt quantity multiplied by unit price

    Movement Quantity: zero (no movement of goods took place between these countries

    Extended Value: is calculated as the receipt quantity multiplied by unit price

    Dispatch Country: Spain

    Destination Country: Italy

    Note: France is required to declare an arrival of goods from Spain, however, running the movement statistics processor in Italy will not generate the arrival record in France.

Shipment Based

No movement records are generated by the Movement Statistics Processor, when run in Italy, based on the Shipment Based Triangulation Mode parameter.

Since no physical movement of goods occurred in Italy, a movement record will not be created.

Note: France is required to declare an arrival of goods from Spain, however, running the movement statistics processor in Italy will not generate the arrival record in France.

Triangulation Mode Setup

You define which triangulation mode to use in the Triangulation Mode parameter. This parameter is located on the Oracle Movement Statistics Parameters form.

Setting Triangulation Mode

During initial setup, you specify the Triangulation Mode to use, either Invoice Based or Shipment Based. The default Triangulation Mode is Invoiced Based. Once this parameter has been set, it is strongly suggested that you do not modify it.

Modifying Triangulation Mode

It is strongly suggested that once you have set the Triangulation Mode parameter that you do not modify it.

If it is necessary for you to modify the Triangulation Mode parameter, you should consider the following:

Reference Period

This section reviews the concept of Reference Period as it is implemented with Oracle's movement statistics solution, including:

Reference Period Overview

The European Union has defined reference period as “the calendar month during which value added tax has become due for the intracommunity transactions to be recorded. The Member States may adapt this definition of the reference month to the particular tax rules applicable.” (Article 2 of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3590/92)

“In those Member States where the periodic statistical declaration is the same as the periodic tax declaration, the provision relating to the transmission of the statistical declaration shall be drawn up in line with Community or national tax regulations” (Commission Regulation No 3046/92).

Since, tax regulations differ between Member States, the interpretation of the reference period is not consistent and varies throughout the European Union.

For example, in the UK, the rules for assigning the reference period are as follows:

From: Notice 60, The Intrastat General Guide UK

In France, the general rule for reference period is:

From: La Periode de Reference, Texte n 01-12/o.14 (French Intrastat Guide)

And in Denmark,

From Danmarks Statistik Intrastat Guide

Reference Period Solution Overview

Oracle's Reference Period solution is based on setting the Reference Period Rule Parameter. With the Reference Period Rule Parameter, you select one of the following Reference Period Rules:

  1. Shipment Based: the Movement Statistics Processor will use the date that the transaction took place as the reference period (note this is the default Reference Period Rule):

  2. Invoice Based: the Movement Statistics Processor will use the date that the transaction was invoiced as the reference period.

Reference Period Process Flow

The general process flow for implementing and using Oracle's Movement Statistics Reference Period solution.

  1. Set the Movement Statistics Reference Period parameters

    Using the Movement Statistics Parameters form, select a Reference Period Rule:

  2. Shipment Based Reference Period Rule Parameter

    This is the default Reference Period Rule. To use this rule, select it from the LOV on the Movement Statistics Parameter form.

  3. Invoiced Based Reference Period Rule Parameter: To use this Reference Period Rule you must also set two additional parameters:

  4. Run the Movement Statistics Processor: Based on the Reference Period Parameter, the Movement Statistics Processor will create records with the following status:

  5. Run the Exception Report

    Run the Movement Statistics Exception Report to validate your records in OPEN status and update the status to VERIFIED

Setting Up Reference Period Rule

This section reviews the setting up Reference Period Rules using the Movement Statistics Parameters form.

Note: please review and be familiar with the specific reporting requirements of your country when implementing Reference Period Rules.

Reference Period Parameters

You must set the Reference Period Parameters using the Statistical Type Usages form.

Statistical Types Usages Form

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The Reference Period Parameter values determines how the Movement Statistics Processor assigns the reference date. There are two possible values for this parameter:

Shipment Based Reference Period Rule

With this rule, the Movement Statistics Processor assigns the reference date based on the date the transaction took place (for both dispatches and arrivals). Note: this is the default Reference Period Rule.

Invoice Based Reference Period Rule

With this rule, the Movement Statistics Processor assigns the reference date based on the invoice date (for both dispatches or arrivals).

The Invoice Based Reference Period Rule requires that two additional parameters be set:

Changing Reference Period Rules

To change the Reference Period Rules, the status of all movement records in all periods must be set to FROZEN. You will not be permitted to change Reference Period Rules if this condition has not been met. A message on the Movement Statistics Details form will be displayed if you attempt to change Reference Period Rules before this requirement is met.

Using Reference Period Rule

This section reviews the results you should expect, in terms of transaction date and movement record status, of using both the Reference Period Rules. The results are based on the following scenarios:

Shipment Based Reference Period Rule

This section describes the results of using the Shipment Based Reference Period Rule to determine the Reference Period.

General Rule

The general rule governing Shipment Based Reference Period Rule: the date of the movement transaction is the date used to determine the period in which the transaction is reported on Intrastat Declarations.

Reference Period Display

The Reference Period is displayed as the Transaction Date on the Movement Statistics Details form.

Movement Record Status

When the Movement Statistics Processor creates movement records under the Shipment Based Reference Period Rule, the status of the movement record will be OPEN.

Advance Invoice

In a case where the transaction was invoiced in advance, the reference date is the date of the actual movement transaction. The reference period will always be the date of the movement transaction, with or without an invoice. For example, if a purchase order was received on June 10, but invoiced on June 2, the Reference Period is June 10 for Intrastat Declarations.

Invoice After Transaction

In the case of an invoice arriving 10 days after the movement transaction takes place, the reference date is the date of the actual movement transaction. The reference period will always be the date of the movement transaction, with or without an invoice. For example, if a purchase order was received on June 10, but invoiced on June 20, the Reference Period is June 10 for Intrastat Declarations.

Invoice Based Reference Period Rule

This section describes the results of using the Invoiced Based Reference Period Rule to determine the Reference Period.

General Rule

The general rules governing Invoiced Based Reference Period Rule (using the default Advance and Pending Invoice Days values) are as follows:

  1. If no invoice is issued (or received), the reference date will be assigned based on the Pending Invoice Days parameter value. Using the default Pending Invoice Days value of 15 days, the reference date is the 15th of the month following the month in which the movement of goods took place.

  2. If an invoice is issued prior to the movement transaction by more than 30 days (the default Advance Invoice Days parameter value), the reference date is the date on which the movement transaction took place.

  3. If an invoice is issued prior to the movement transaction by less than 30 days (the default Advance Invoice Days parameter value), the reference date is the date of invoice.

  4. If an invoice is received after the movement transaction, but less than 15 days (the default Pending Invoice Days parameter value) in the month following the movement transaction, the reference date is the date of the invoice.

  5. If an invoice is received after a movement transaction, but more than 15 days (the default Pending Invoice Days parameter value) in the month following the movement transaction, the reference date is the 15th of the month following the month in which the movement of goods took place.

Reference Period Display

The reference date of a movement record is displayed on the Movement Statistics Details form as the Transaction Date.

Movement Record Status

This section reviews the movement status of records governed by the Invoice Based Rule parameters.

If there is no invoice, the Movement Statistics Processor will create a movement record with a PENDING status.

The status of the movement record will remain PENDING until one of the following conditions are met:

Every time the Movement Statistics Processor is run, it will reprocess every movement record with a status of PENDING and continue to do so until either the movement record is invoiced or the Advance Invoice Days or the Pending Invoice Days criteria have been satisfied. Once all the criteria have been satisfied, the status will be updated to OPEN and the reference date updated appropriately.

Advance Invoice

In a case where the transaction is invoiced in advance, the Movement Statistics Processor will use the Advance Invoice Days parameter value to determine for how many days to search for an invoice prior to the date of the movement transaction.

To understand the use of the Advance Invoice Days parameter with advance invoices, please review the following example scenarios:

Scenario 1: Invoiced more than 25 days prior to movement transaction

Scenario 2: Invoiced less than 25 days prior to movement transaction

Scenario 3: No invoice

Invoice After Transaction

In the case of an invoice arriving after the movement transaction takes place, the Movement Statistics Processor will use the Pending Invoice Days parameter value to determine how many days to search for an invoice in the month following the month the movement transaction occurred.

To understand the use of the Pending Invoice Days parameter with invoices, please review the following example scenarios:

Scenario 1: Invoiced after the movement transaction, within the time frame specified by the Pending Invoice Days parameter

Scenario 2: Invoiced after the movement transaction, outside the time frame specified by the Pending Invoice Days parameter

Scenario 3: No invoice

Additional Required Setup

The following required setups directly impact the functioning of Oracle Movement Statistics. You should verify that the following setups have been performed in their respective Oracle Applications:

Note that these setups can not be performed from within Oracle's movement statistics solution. They must be performed in specific Oracle Applications, as defined below.

Item Weight

Intrastat regulations require that net weight (net mass) be reported. To report net weight correctly with Oracle's movement statistics solution, you must setup your inventory items with the net weight (not gross weight).

In Oracle Inventory, item weight is a Physical Attribute.

See: Oracle Inventory User's Guide.

Note: INTRASTAT requires net weight (or mass) to be reported in KG. If you define the item weight in a unit of measure other that KG, you must define a conversion between KG and your item's net weight unit of measure.

Exchange Rate

You must set up an exchange rate between every currency you transact in and your local currency.

See: Oracle Payables User's Guide or the Oracle Receivables User's Guide.

Delivery Terms

Within the EU, delivery terms (sometimes referred to as Incoterms by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)) are used to determine when the transfer of title takes place in a transaction where goods are bought or sold.

Delivery terms are required to perform Intrastat reporting. The current set of valid EU delivery terns are pre-seeded in Oracle's movement statistic solution. Additional delivery terms may be added as necessary.

Oracle's movement statistics solution determines the delivery term for a movement transaction from the Freight on Board (FOB) point of a transaction. If you enter a value for freight on board for a sales order, purchase order, or inventory transaction, the value entered will be validated by the Movement Statistics Exception Report.

Note: Oracle movement statistics automatically inserts the delivery term in the movement record based on the value that you entered in the FOB field in the Oracle Purchasing Supplier form or in the FOB field in the Oracle Order Management Customer form. You may also modify the delivery term on-line using the Movement Statistics Details form.

The following are the Delivery Terms used by Oracle's movement statistics solution:

EXW - ex works

FCA - Free Carrier

FAS - Free Alongside Ship

FOB - Free on Board

CFR - Cost and Freight (C&F)

CIF - Cost, Insurance, Freight

CPT - Carriage Paid to Agreed Destination

CIP - Carriage and Insurance Paid to Destination

DAF - Delivered at Frontier

DES - Delivered ex Ship

DEQ - Delivered ex Quay

DDU - Delivered Duty Unpaid

DDP - Delivered Duty Paid

XXX - Delivery terms other than the above

Any value that you enter will be validated against this list of Delivery Terms. If your Delivery Terms do not match one of the listed terms, an exception will be listed by the Exception Report.

Adaptation of Oracle Movement Statistics to Local Requirements

Oracle's movement statistics solution enables you to adapt certain setup parameters in order to meet country specific reporting requirements. With this functionality, you are able to customize certain features to adapt to local regulatory rules. This flexibility permits you to:

Define Attribute Property Rule Set

Oracle's movement statistics solution provides a pre-seeded Attribute Property Rule Set called ‘Standard_Validation.' The Standard_Validation Rule Set validates (and creates an exception) for following data fields for every Source Type:

If the ‘Standard_Validation' rule set does not meet your requirements, you may define your own Attribute Property Rule Set. Defining your own rule set will enable you to specify what movement statistics data you require, by Source Type, for your country's reporting needs. The rule set that you define will validate only the fields that you specify. Additionally, all the movement statistics attributes that you choose to validate will be displayed on the Movement Statistics Exception Report when an exception occurs.

To define Attribute Property Rules using the Validations Rule form:

  1. Name your Attribute Property Rule Set.

  2. For Rule Number assign a unique, non-repeating rule number.

  3. Select a Source Types from the LOV.

  4. Select an Attribute Name to associate with the Source Type from LOV.

  5. Assign one of the following Attribute Rule Set Property combinations:

  6. Select the Lookup Type from the list of values associated with your Attribute Property. A Lookup Type is defined using the using the Lookup form (refer to the Oracle Inventory User's Guide for additional information regarding defining Lookup Types).

    Note: Once you have defined your new Attribute Property Rule Set, you will have to update the Movement Statistics Parameters with your new rule set. Refer to the 'Movement Statistics Parameters' section of this guide for additional information.

    Please refer to the Appendix for a complete listing all Source Types and Attribute Names that may be used in a user defined validation rule set.

Copying an Attribute Rule Set

If you decide to use a ‘user defined' Attribute Property Rule Set, you may copy an existing Attribute Rule Set using the Copy Tool. The Copy Tool will copy any existing rule set. You may then modify the copied rule set to meet your requirements.

  1. Using the Movement Statistics Validation Rules form, query an existing rule set.

  2. Select the Tools option locate the Toolbar.

  3. Select ‘Copy Rule Set.'

  4. Enter the Rule Set Code and Rule Set Name for your rule set.

  5. Save your rule set.

  6. You may modify any rule as your requirements dictate.

  7. Save your rule set and all modifications.

  8. Assign your rule set to the Attribute Rule Set Parameter located on the Movement Statistics Parameter form. For your rule set to take affect, you must perform this assignment step.

Define Alternate UOM Rule Set

Alternate UOM rules permit you to report specific commodity code transactions in a unit of measure other than the default UOM.

Alternate unit of measure rules are used in conjunction with the default Weight UOM. You define a default weight UOM when you set up Movement Statistics Parameters. Every transaction will be reported in the default UOM you have specified.

If your reporting needs require that you report movement transactions in a unit of measure other than the default unit of measure that has been specified, you will have to define one or more alternative UOM in which to report. For example, your default UOM is kilograms. However your movement of goods declaration includes the transportation of diamonds. Instead of reporting diamonds in KG, you want to report them in carats. Using the Movement Statistics Validation Rules form, you would specify an alternate UOM for the commodity code in which diamonds falls.

Note that you define an alternate UOM for a commodity code and not an item.

Note: If you define an Alternate UOM rule set, you must assign the rule set in the Movement Statistics Parameters form.

  1. Change the Rule Set Type to Alternate UOM.

  2. Assign a rule number.

  3. Select a Commodity Code from the LOV.

  4. Select a UOM from LOV.

  5. Update the Movement Statistics Parameters form with your new Alternate UOM Rule Set.

Using the Call Out Program

The Call Out program enables you to enter your own data values and overwrite any default value for fields in movement statistics records. It works like this: the Movement Statistics Processor 'calls' the call out program just before creating a movement statistics record. The data you have provided in the call out program will overwrite the specified data in the movement statistics record. The movement statistics record will then be created with the values that you specified in the Call Out Program.

Note: due to the technical nature of the Call Out Program, it is suggested that you work with your System Administrator when using this feature.

You may use the Call Out Program with the following attributes:

You may not use the Call Out Program with the following attributes:

Technical Overview

The Call Out is a package, INV_MGD_MVT_DEF_ATTR, that enables you to overwrite any default value for any attribute of the movement statistics record. It is called by the Movement Statistics Processor before creating a new movement statistics record. The package is shipped with an empty procedure, Default_Attr. You customize the procedure Default_Att by replacing the empty procedure in the package body to introduce logic that allows to overwrite the default.

Using the Call out

The following outlines the procedure for using the Call Out. For the purposes of this example, the field 'Transaction Nature' will be used.

  1. Use an editor to update the package 'INV_MGD_MVT_DEF_ATTR.'

  2. Insert the value you require by replacing '<replace transaction_nature>' with your value in single quotes.

  3. Remove the "--" in the beginning of the line you will be using.

  4. Save your work.

    In this example, you will use the Call Out to insert the value ‘10' for Transaction Nature (in every case).

    First, locate the line ‘- - x_transaction_nature:= <replace transaction_nature>;

    Second, update this line to read as follows:

    ‘- - x_transaction_nature := ‘10'
    
    

    This code will result in the Transaction Nature being set to the value ‘10' in every movement statistic record created.

    In this example, more complex logic is added to modify the value of Transaction Nature. The logic used in this example determines the Transaction Nature value based on a transaction type.

    SELECT RCV.TRANSACTION_TYPE 
    INTO l_txn_type
    FROM RCV_TRANSACTIONS 
    WHERE TRANSACTION_ID = 
    p_movement_transaction.rcv_transaction_id; 
    IF l_txn_type= 'RECEIVE' 
    THEN     x_transaction_nature := '11'; 
    ELSIF
    l_txn_type = 'RETURN TO VENDOR' 
    THEN    x_transaction_nature := '40';
    ELSE 
    x_transaction_nature := '99'; 
    END IF;

    This logic will result in the following:

Define Additional Economic Zones

You may define additional economic zones, other than the ones provided by Oracle's movement statistics solution.

Using the Economic Zone form, you can define additional economic zones where you conduct business. Once defined, new economic zones work the same as the pre-seeded economic zones.

Economic zones are used for gathering, reviewing, and reporting statistical information associated with material movements within the specified zone. Oracle's movement statistics solution uses this information to determine which material movement transactions take place in a reporting jurisdiction.

If you define new economic zones, you will be required to assign them to a legal entity. Refer to the Movement Statistics Parameters section of this chapter.