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Oracle Inventory User's Guide
Release 12.1
Part Number E13450-04
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Oracle Inventory User's Guide

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Preface

Setting Up

Overview of Setting Up
      Setup Flowchart
      Setup Checklist
      Setup Steps
Inventory Profile Options
      Implementing Profile Options Summary
Profile Options

Inventory Structure

Overview of Inventory Structure
      Prerequisites
      Steps Involved
Organization Parameters Window
Defining Default Inventory Parameters
Defining Costing Information
Valuation Accounts
Defining Revision, Lot, Serial, and LPN Parameters
Defining ATP, Pick, Item-Sourcing Parameters
Defining Inter-Organization Information
Inter-Organization Transfer Accounts
Defining Other Account Parameters
Defining Warehouse Parameters
Defining Subinventories
Subinventory General Ledger Account Fields
Defining Stock Locators
Defining Organization Access
Defining Shortage Parameters
Copying Inventory Organizations
Inter-Organization Shipping Network
Defining Shipping Methods
Defining Intercompany Relations
Defining Economic Zones

Unit of Measure

Overview of Units of Measure
Defining Unit of Measure Classes
Examples of Unit of Measure Classes
Defining Units of Measure
Examples of Units of Measure
Defining Unit of Measure Conversions
Examples of Unit of Measure Conversions
Lot-Specific Unit of Measure Conversions

Item Setup and Control

Overview of Item Setup and Control
Implementing the Item Master Organization
Item Master Business Example
Item Attribute Controls
Control Level Dependencies
Item Status Control
Item-Defining Attributes
Status Attributes and Item Status Control
Relationships Between Attributes
Interdependent Attributes
Updatable Attributes
Defining Item Attribute Controls
Defining Container Types
Defining Item Status Codes
Defining and Viewing Pending Statuses
Defining Picking Rules
Defining Item Types
Item Templates
      Templates Shipped by Oracle
      User-defined Templates
      Copying Templates
      Using Templates
      Organization-Specific Templates
Defining Item Templates
Copying Item Templates
Defining Cross-Reference Types
Assigning Cross-Reference Types
Defining Commodity Codes
Defining Customer Items
Setting Customer Item Defaults
Defining Customer Item Cross References
Overview of Item Categories
Item Category Flexfield Structures
Defining Categories
Defining Category Sets
Cartonization
Defining Default Category Sets
Assigning Items to Categories
Copying Items with Category Assignments
Examples Overview
Planning Example
Purchasing Example
Inventory Example
Unlimited Additional Category Sets
Specifying Recommended Categories
Defining Category Accounts
Overview of Item Cataloging
Defining Item Catalog Groups
Concatenated Item Descriptions
Defining Descriptive Elements
Defining Aliases
Item Cataloging Examples

Defining and Maintaining Item Information

Overview of Items
Master Level vs. Organization Level
Defining Items
Updating Item Attributes
Assigning Items to Organizations
Updating Organization Level Items
Open Item Interface
Importing Items
Customer Item and Customer Item Cross Reference Interfaces
Importing Customer Items
Importing Customer Item Cross References
Adding Attachments to Items
Viewing Item Information
Assigning Items to Catalogs
Defining Item Relationships
Defining Manufacturer Part Numbers
Assigning Subinventories to an Item
Assigning Items to a Subinventory
Defining Item Revisions
Defining Item Transaction Defaults
Searching for Items
Item Deletion

Item Attributes

Item Attributes Listed in Alphabetical Order
Main Attribute Group
Inventory Attribute Group
Bills of Material Attribute Group
Asset Management Attribute Group
Costing Attribute Group
Purchasing Attribute Group
Receiving Attribute Group
Physical Attribute Group
General Planning Attribute Group
MPS / MRP Planning Attribute Group
Lead Times Attribute Group
Work In Process Attribute Group
Order Management Attribute Group
Invoicing Attribute Group
Process Manufacturing Attribute Group
Service Attribute Group
Web Option Attribute Group

Lot Control

Overview of Lot Control
Setting Up Lot Control
Setting Up Grade Control
Item Lots
Assigning Lot Numbers Within Transactions
Lot Action Codes
Viewing Lot Genealogy
Lot Control Reports

Serial Control

Serial Number Control
Serial Number Restrictions for Transferring Between Organizations
Setting Up Serial Number Control
Generating Serial Numbers
Serial Number Assignment
Assigning Serial Numbers
Maintaining Serial Number Information
Viewing Serial Genealogy
Serial Number Control Reports

Material Status Control

Overview of Material Status
Setting Up Material Status Control

Transaction Setup

Overview of Transaction Setup
Control Options and Restrictions
      Defining Default Subinventories and Locators
      Converting Units of Measure
Transaction Source Types
Defining and Updating Transaction Source Types
Transaction Actions
Transaction Types
Defining and Updating Transaction Types
Defining Transaction Reasons
Defining Account Aliases
Defining Consumption Transaction Rules
Setting Transaction Processing Profile Options
Transaction Processing Mode
Launching Transaction Managers
Transaction Managers

Transactions

Overview of Inventory Transactions
Receiving Transactions
Transferring Between Subinventories
Performing Miscellaneous Transactions
Inter-organization Transfers
      Direct Inter-organization Transfers
      Inter-Organization Transfers via Intransit Inventory
Transferring Between Organizations
Planning Transfer Transaction
Transferring Consigned and VMI Material
Shortage Alerts and Shortage Notifications
Viewing Potential Shortages
Overview of Movement Statistics
      Major Features
Defining Movement Statistics Parameters
Setting Up Movement Statistics
Automatically Generating Movement Statistics
Viewing and Maintaining Movement Statistics
Viewing Material Transactions
Viewing Message History
Viewing Transaction Summaries
Viewing Accounting Lines
View Accounting Windows
Drilling Down to Inventory from Oracle General Ledger
Viewing Pending Transactions
Pending Transactions Folder Window Available Fields
Viewing and Updating Transaction Open Interface Activity
Transaction Interface Folder Window Available Fields
Purging Transaction History
Transactions Reports

On-hand and Availability

Overview of On-hand and Availability
Material Workbench
Material Workbench Information
      Viewing Item Availability
      Viewing Item Status Information
      Viewing Attribute Information
Material Workbench Transactions
Viewing Inventory Positions
Requesting the Multi-Organization Quantity Report
Viewing Item Supply and Demand Information
Item Reservations
Creating Reservations
Viewing Reservation Interface Activity
Reservations Interface Folder Window Available Fields
On-hand Availability Reports

Move Orders

Overview of Move Orders
Defining Pick Slip Grouping Rules
Setting Up Move Orders
Generating Move Order Requisitions
Generating Replenishment Move Orders
Allocating and Transacting Move Orders
Manual Move Order Allocation
Configuring the Material Pick Wave Process
Exception Management
Manually Allocating and Transacting Pick Wave Move Orders
Express Pick Release
Reservation Details

Planning and Replenishment

Overview of Inventory Planning and Replenishment
Summarizing Demand History
Requesting the Summarize Demand Histories Report
Defining a Forecast Rule
Generate a Forecast
Order Modifiers
Min-Max Planning
Requesting the Min-Max Planning Report
Entering and Reloading Item Safety Stocks
Reorder Point Planning
Requesting the Reorder Point Planning Report
Overview of Kanban Replenishment
      Major Features
Defining Kanban Pull Sequences
Generating Kanban Cards
Defining Kanban Cards
Printing Kanban Cards
Replenishing Kanban Cards
Replenishment Counting
      Sources of Replenishment
Entering and Processing Replenishment Counts
Purging Replenishment Counts

Cost Control and Accounting

Overview of Accounting Close Cycle
Maintaining Accounting Periods

ABC Analysis

Overview of ABC Analysis
Defining and Running an ABC Compile
Compile Criterion Field
Valuation Scope for Ranking Items
Defining ABC Classes
ABC Assignment Groups
Defining ABC Assignment Groups
Defining ABC Item Assignments
Updating ABC Item Assignments
Purging ABC Information

Cycle Counting

Overview of Cycle Counting
Defining and Maintaining a Cycle Count
Defining Cycle Count Classes
Cycle Count Items
Defining Cycle Count Items
Cycle Count Scheduling
Generating Automatic Schedules
Entering Manual Schedule Requests
Count Requests
      Count Request for Items with Zero Count
Generating Count Requests
Requesting the Cycle Count List
Entering Cycle Counts
Approval Options and Tolerances
Count Adjustments and Approvals
Approving Cycle Count Adjustments
Serialized Cycle Counting
      Scheduling and Generating Count Requests
      Entering Cycle Counts
      Approving and Adjusting Counts
Purging Cycle Count Information
Cycle Count Open Interface
Cycle Counting Reports

Physical Inventory

Overview of Physical Inventory
Defining a Physical Inventory
Taking a Snapshot of Inventory Quantities
Physical Inventory Tags Overview
Generating Physical Inventory Tags
Physical Inventory Counts
      Void Tags
Entering and Voiding Physical Inventory Tag Counts
Voiding Physical Inventory Tags
Approval Tolerances
Approving Physical Inventory Adjustments
Processing Physical Inventory Adjustments
Purging Physical Inventory Information
Physical Inventory Reports

Intercompany Invoicing

Intercompany Invoicing Process Overview
      Features
      General Business Processes Summary
Intercompany Invoicing Setup
Transaction Flows
Intercompany Invoicing Reports
      Intercompany Account Receivables Invoices Report
      Intercompany Account Payables Invoices Report
Intercompany Invoice Accounting Distributions
      Accounting Distributions from the Intercompany Accounts Receivable Invoice
      Accounting Distributions for Intercompany Accounts Payable Invoice
Intercompany Invoice Pricing
      Using Advanced Pricing Engine with Intercompany Invoicing
      Seed Data Support of Advanced Pricing Integration with Intercompany Invoicing
Intercompany Invoicing for Sales Orders Example
      Intercompany Invoicing Example Accounting Details
      Intercompany Invoicing Sales Order Process
      Intercompany Invoicing Internal Order Process
Intercompany Accounting Transactions Flows

Reports

Inactive Items Report
Item Reservations Report
Lot Transaction Register
Genealogy Report
Material Account Distribution Detail
Move Order Pick Slip Report
Material Account Distribution Summary
Serial Number Transaction Register
Transaction Historical Summary Report
Transaction Register
Transaction Source Type Summary
Shortages Summary Report
Shortage Parameter Report
Global Transaction Purge
Transaction Purge
Create Deferred Logical Transactions
Open Period Status Control
Close Period Status Control
Expired Lots Report
Lot Inventory Report
Material Status Definition Report
Lot Master Report
Activate On-hand Level Material Status Tracking
Grade Change History
Item Categories Report
Item Cross-References Listing
Item Definition Detail
Item Definition Summary
Item Demand History Report
Item Relationships Listing
Item Statuses Report
Item-Subinventory Report
Item Template Listing
Serial Number Detail
Customer Item Commodity Codes Listing
Customer Item Cross References Report
Customer Items Report
Item Organization Assignment Report
Forecast Rule Listing
Item Replenishment Count Report
PAR Replenishment Count Worksheet
Min-Max Planning Report
ABC Assignments Report
ABC Descending Value Report
Cycle Count Entries and Adjustments Report
Cycle Count Hit/Miss Analysis
Cycle Count Listing
Physical Inventory Item Accuracy Report
Physical Inventory Adjustments Report
Physical Inventory Counts Report
Cycle Count Open Requests Listing
Cycle Count Unscheduled Items Report
Cycle Counts Pending Approval Report
Physical Inventory Tags
Physical Inventory Tag Listing
Physical Inventory Missing Tag Listing
Physical Inventory Trend Report
Physical Inventory Summary Report
Print Cycle Count Entries Open Interface Data
Purge Cycle Count Entries Open Interface Data
Import Cycle Count Entries from Open Interface
Cycle Count Schedule Requests Report
Item Quantities Summary Report
Locator Quantities Report
Subinventory Quantities Report
VMI Onhand by Supplier Report
Vendor Lot Trace Report
Account Alias Listing
Freight Carrier Listing
Inter-organization Shipping Information Listing
Locator Listing
Organization Parameters Listing
Planner Listing
Status Attributes Listing
Subinventory Listing
Units of Measure Listing
Intercompany AR Invoices Report
Intercompany AP Invoices Report
Reorder Point Report
Organization Hierarchy Exceptions Report
Inventory Transaction by Cost Center and Account Report
Inventory Charges and Product Usage Report
Consumption Advice Diagnostics
Movement Statistics Exception Report
Movement Statistics Reset Status Report
Movement Statistics Processor
Movement Statistics Report
Inventory Packing Slip
Warehouse Inventory Adjustment Advice
Warehouse Inventory (Onhand) Report Message
Country-Specific Reports

Oracle Inventory Windows and Navigation Paths

Oracle Inventory Windows and Navigator Paths

Oracle Inventory Flexfields

Oracle Inventory Flexfields
Account Aliases
Item Catalogs
Item Categories
Sales Orders
Stock Locators
System Items (Item Flexfield)

Oracle E-Records For Inventory

Manufacturing and Distribution Manager Windows and Navigation Paths
      Navigation Paths For All Oracle E-Records-Enabled Discrete Manufacturing Business Events
Events
Event Key
Event Subscription
Oracle Approvals Management Seeded Data
Oracle E-Records Seeded Data: Generic Query Attributes

Glossary

Index