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Oracle Process Manufacturing Process Execution User's Guide
Release 12.1
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Preface

Intended Audience

Welcome to Release 12.1 of the Oracle Process Manufacturing Process Execution User's Guide.

This guide assumes that you have working knowledge of your business area’s processes, tools, principles, and customary practices. It also assumes that you are familiar with Oracle Process Manufacturing. If you have never used Oracle Process Manufacturing, we suggest you attend one or more of the Oracle Process Manufacturing training classes available through Oracle University.

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Structure

1  Understanding Process Execution

This chapter provides the fundamentals of Oracle Process Manufacturing Process Execution. It presents the basic tasks, responsibilities, and process flow required to produce a product. You are given a basic understanding of navigation and workbenches.


2  Setting Up

The Oracle Process Manufacturing Process Execution application is seamlessly integrated to the Product Development application. Therefore, setup in Oracle Process Manufacturing Process Execution is limited to modifications that are associated to recipes and validity rules in order to produce the production batch. This topic provides the setup requirements.


3  Firm Planned Orders

This topic provides a general understanding of firm planned orders, including how to find one once it is created on the Create Batch/Firm Planned Order window. You are shown how to modify a firm planned order, how to select validity rules, and reroute it. You are also shown how to reschedule the firm planned order. This topic also discusses how to convert the firm planned order to a batch, how to display material details in the order, and how to scale the firm planned order. Creating a firm planned order is similar to creating a batch.

Refer to “Creating a Batch or Firm Planned Order” for more information on creating a firm planned order.


4  Batch Creation

This topic provides a basic understanding of batches and batch status. You are shown how to find a batch, create a batch or firm planned order, select validity rules for a batch, reroute a batch, pick a batch, and how to edit a batch. The process of finding and editing batch details is presented. You are also shown how to find individual batch steps and edit specific information in them, including batch step dependencies, and step activities. Other topics covered are the editing of batch step resources, the association of batch steps to items, and using the theoretical yield calculation. You are shown how to scale a batch or firm planned order, and how to reschedule a batch.


5  Batch Materials

Understand and use batch reservations, material move orders, and inventory transactions. Understand differences between high-level reservations and detailed-level reservations. Create detailed-level reservations. Understand material transactions. View move orders and enter pending product lots. Understand how to manage inventory shortages and to reserve a batch as a supply source for inventory reservations. Cross-integrate the Process Execution application with Mobile Supply Chain applications for Oracle Process Manufacturing.


6  Ingredient Picking Workbench

Understand how to find and pick ingredients for a batch. View the batch list summary information and identify picking materials and the ingredient summary.


7  Batch Production

This topic provides procedures for releasing and unreleasing a batch. Procedures are presented for editing batch steps in production, editing resource transactions, and recording batch operation work in process. The procedure for checking lot status when yielding product presents the business rules that are enforced when yielding batch material into an existing lot. You are given an understanding of and procedures for incremental backflushing. Discussions of activity factors and charges are provided to enhance your understanding of how these are used in the Oracle Process Manufacturing Process Execution application.


8  Batch Completion

This topic provides a basic understanding of batch completion, including how to complete a batch and revert a completed batch to work in process. You are shown how to close and reopen a batch.


9  Inquiries

This topic shows you how to run and interpret inquiries for a production schedule, work in process, material variances, batch step variances, resource variances, and resource usage.


10  Reports and Concurrent Programs

This topic explains several preformatted reports that assist you in the picking of production batch materials, ticketing of materials to use in production, evaluating scheduled batch and firm planned order production activities, assessing variances in actual and calculated batch yield, and evaluating unusual usage cost variances. The procedures for running the Item Substitution for Batches, Ingredient Picking, and Migration Recreate Open Batches concurrent programs are presented.


11  Process Execution Workbench

The Process Execution Workbench is a navigator that lets you view summary information about batches and firm planned orders by organization, batch, firm planned order, product, and status. There are two tabs located on the navigator - Batches and Firm Planned Orders. Click either tab to access the summary information that you are interested in. The batch and firm planned order summary information windows provide access to batch and firm planned order maintenance windows so that you can review or edit the data. You can also create custom views that provide a convenient method to locate and access a batch or firm planned order.


12  Production Scheduler Workbench

This topic provides a basic understanding of the Production Scheduler Workbench including the bucketed load for a selected set of plant resources, continuous resource load, and a chart of activities to assist in the rescheduling of batches and firm planned orders. The Gantt Chart lets you change plant assignments, adjust bucket sizes, and filter batches and firm planned orders based on selected criteria.


A  Process Execution Navigator Paths
B  Setting Up Process Execution Responsibilities and Menu Access
C  Oracle E-Records Events in Process Execution
D  Function Security
Glossary

Related Information Sources

Related Guides

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Do Not Use Database Tools to Modify Oracle E-Business Suite Data

Oracle STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that you never use SQL*Plus, Oracle Data Browser, database triggers, or any other tool to modify Oracle E-Business Suite data unless otherwise instructed.

Oracle provides powerful tools you can use to create, store, change, retrieve, and maintain information in an Oracle database. But if you use Oracle tools such as SQL*Plus to modify Oracle E-Business Suite data, you risk destroying the integrity of your data and you lose the ability to audit changes to your data.

Because Oracle E-Business Suite tables are interrelated, any change you make using an Oracle E-Business Suite form can update many tables at once. But when you modify Oracle E-Business Suite data using anything other than Oracle E-Business Suite, you may change a row in one table without making corresponding changes in related tables. If your tables get out of synchronization with each other, you risk retrieving erroneous information and you risk unpredictable results throughout Oracle E-Business Suite.

When you use Oracle E-Business Suite to modify your data, Oracle E-Business Suite automatically checks that your changes are valid. Oracle E-Business Suite also keeps track of who changes information. If you enter information into database tables using database tools, you may store invalid information. You also lose the ability to track who has changed your information because SQL*Plus and other database tools do not keep a record of changes.