Oracle Production Scheduling Release Notes for Release 12.1.3.8

This document provides delta information from Release 12.1.3 to Release 12.1.3.8.

The information included in this document assumes that you have already installed Oracle Production Scheduling Release 12.1.3, according to the instructions in the following document:

Note: This document - especially Section 5, Known Issues - may be updated after initial release. Any changes are listed in Section 6, Change Record. If you print this document, periodically check to ensure you have the most recent version.

The latest version of this document is available from the following locations:


In this Document

  1. What's New
  2. Documentation
  3. New and Changed Features
  4. Diagnostics and Logging
  5. Known Issues in Oracle Production Scheduling Release 12.1.3.8
  6. Change Record
  7. Documentation Accessibility

1. What's New

In Release 12.1.3, Oracle Production Scheduling has added or changed the following features since its last release. For a complete list of new features within Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3, refer to Document 561580.1, Release Content Document.

Feature Name Description
Documentation Enhancements Major documentation updates to account for system changes and enhancements.
Maintenance Work Order Scheduling The scheduling of maintenance resources at a maintenance depot can be quite complex and presents a significant challenge to customers looking to efficiently schedule these resources. Production Scheduling has been enhanced to consider Visits, Milestones, and Work Breakdown Structure to schedule maintenance work orders.
Disable multiple release from the same plan for the same order This enhancement provides the ability for the Production Scheduling application to keep track of work orders which are sent back to source as "Released" and disable subsequent release from the same plan to prevent creating duplicate supply in the ERP system.
User-Defined Ideal Sequence

In many environments, users simply wish to dictate this order of operations to the solver in lieu of having to construct a penalty matrix to influence this. While this is possible to configure using costs, this enhancement allows users to specify the sequence operations should be scheduled in CRO according to attribute (available for CRO resources only). This is an alternate sequencing strategy compared to the current CRO sequencing strategies of Cost or Time.

Solver options are enhanced to indicate the Run Sequence as User Defined (by solve stage or in the global solver options).

PS Supply Tolerancing

In some cases, it is acceptable for demands to be shorted by a small margin (e.g. such as a 1% tolerance on a 100,000LB order). The tactical planning system (i.e. ASCP) recognizes this and will create an appropriate statement of supply. When imported into Production Scheduling, the engine did not understand that the tolerancing calculation was performed and it was acceptable to short the demand by the calculated margin - the net result was that PS in some cases recommended additional production. PS uses the routing lot size to recommend new production - in some cases, this could be very large (such as 100,000lbs per run) and completely unnecessary as it is perfectly acceptable to ship 1lb less than order size. Instantiating net new production disrupts other production runs, steals capacity and materials - schedule quality is inevitably diminished.

A feature has been added to Production Scheduling to be able to essentially "shut off" any PS created net new production suggestions to avoid these situations - respecting the stated supply / demand balance.

Ability to control whether purchase item order multiples are relaxed beyond lead time

Items marked as "Purchased" in Production Scheduling must be associated with a source of supply (for example, a Supplier) and a corresponding order multiple must be modeled. It is important to note that Production Scheduling is not intended to plan procurement specifically, but to be constrained by lead time only. Beyond lead time, supply for these purchased items is essentially unconstrained - therefore the purchase item multiple is not especially relevant. However, customers do find these order multiples to be useful for various types of modeling approaches.

A feature has been added to be able to control whether or not purchase item multiples are respected beyond supplier lead time or not. Keeping these "relaxed" helps solve performance and is generally recommended.

Improved Operation Status Logic in OPM integration

If an OPM Batch Operation has a "firm start" resource but is still in pending state, the PS integration code was previously interpreting this operation as Active when importing into Production Scheduling.

In order to address this, VCP collections introduced a new column entitled "operation_status". The OPM system will populate the operation status as Pending, WIP or Closed.

The corresponding PS integration code has been modified to read this new status from this new column to set an operation as Open, Active or Closed in Production Scheduling.

Advanced Work Order Filtering

Release 12.1.3 provides new work order filtering capabilities which allows planners to further "slice and dice" data in the various Gantt, Utilization, and Pegging views in a multi-dimensional fashion and filter the content of these views. This feature allows the planner to hone in on specific areas of the schedule only - for example: show me all work orders in from October 25 - November 5th running on Resource (or Group) which have a Firm Start status. The results are previewed in the bottom of the filtering view and planners can drill-down to the Work Order Editor directly from here as well if desired.

Advanced Work Order Filter window has been modified to allow for Enterprise Asset Management criteria filtering.

Maintenance Exceptions

In release 12.1.3.6, alerts are now referred to as Exceptions within Production Scheduling. A new Maintenance exception category is available to display Visit Late, Visit Production Start Delay, and Milestone Late exceptions. Like other exceptions, this feature helps identify potential root causes for scheduling issues.

You can access the Production Pegging view and display critical path information by right-clicking a Maintenance exception from the Exception grid.

Maintenance Key Performance Indicators

In release 12.1.3.6, the Key Performance Indicators view has been enhanced to provide a new category, Maintenance. This category provides visibility about maintenance specific metrics md provides a new metric, Visit Risk Index. This metric is used to assess the potential risk or impact a visit change can have on your schedule.

The Key Performance Indicators windows has also been enhanced to provide streamlined navigation, the ability to apply Advanced Work ORder Filters to Key Performance Indicators view, and the ability to better display and sort comparison criteria. KPI information now appears in bubble help from the Production Scheduling view.

Critical Path Visualization

Production Scheduling displays critical path information, which is the the sequence of activities that must be completed on schedule for the entire Visit to be completed on schedule. This is the longest duration path through the work plan. This enhancement allows you to quickly identify tasks that impact the overall schedule.

Two toolbar shortcuts now appear on the toolbar to allow you to display critical path information, the Filter Visit Critical Path and Show Visit Critical Path.

The critical path is determined by Production Scheduling by calculating a "slack" time for an operation. Any operations with 0 (zero) slack are on the critical path. Slack Time can be viewed in the Visit Operations properties or also available in the bubble help in the Gantt Views.

A red line on the operation indicates the slack, or the amount of time the operation can move before being on the critical path.

Reservations

In release 12.1.3.6, this feature allows pre-pegging of various supply / demand elements prior to scheduling. New tabs have been added to the Work Order Editor to handle and display supply and demand reservations. A new tab, On Hand, has been added to the Item Properties window to track on-hand to sales order reservations only.

Outside Processing (OSP) In release 12.1.3.6, Production Scheduling supports Outside Processing (OSP). When OSP data is available in integration environment, an OSP folder is created in the Supply & Demand Editor to support information.
Enterprise Asset Management Integration

In release 12.1.3.6, This enhancement allows you to import Oracle Enterprise Asset Management (eAM) Maintenance Work Orders into the Production Scheduling cMRO schedule to account for common materials and common resources. This includes EAM Rebuild work orders. Production Scheduling will respect the maintenance schedule and schedule around the EAM work orders.

EAM work orders will not be scheduled by Production Scheduling and will continue to be scheduled by the EAM Scheduler.

Production Scheduling permits release of EAM work order dates back into EAM to support user driven manual rescheduling.

The Work Order Editor has been modified to display a new work order folder to account for this integration enhancements, Enterprise Asset Management. All imported eAM work orders appear under this new folder. Work Order header information has been modified to display specific EAM maintenance work order information. EAM Work Order Operations are highlighted in purple in schedule views, and a resource that is in maintenance is indicated by a solid purple line in the schedule views.

A new object, Assets, appears in the Model Workspace to account for eAM assets. Asset attributes properties are also available within Production Scheduling.

Note: The EAM maintenance organization must be the same as the CMRO organization and/or Discrete Organization, otherwise simulation sets must be used. Simulation sets only take down the resource and will not import the entire EAM Work Order. Scheduling of EAM work orders must still be accomplished with the EAM scheduler. They will not be scheduled by Production Scheduling.

Troubleshooting Tips

EAM can have "Parent Child" and "End at Start" relationships across work orders. For Production Scheduling, this translates to:

  • Parent Child = Starts after Start
  • End to Start = Starts after End

When manual scheduling, it is possible for a child work order to end after a parent (Starts after Start in PS). This will cause errors on publish.

Routings that diverge to parallel operations and then converge (diamond shaped routings) are not supported for EAM.

Schedule Sequence Number must be specified to ensure appropriate sequence is respected in Production Scheduling, otherwise precedence constraint violations are possible. In this case, Production Scheduling will move the operations appropriately to respect precedence relationships.

EAM work orders should be scheduled by the EAM scheduler since concepts such as counters and meters are not concepts in Production Scheduling. To sequence appropriately the "Schedule Sequence" should be specified.

Oracle Complex Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Integration

In release 12.1.3.7, to support cMRO, new fields have been added to the Production Schedule Options form. The Scope tab now provides the options Schedule CMRO Work Orders and Import Closed Visit Work Orders. The Parameters tab also includes the option Enforce Horizon Start to set schedules with the defined horizon.

For more information, refer to the Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning Implementation and User's Guide Supplement.

Display Work Order Descriptions

In release 12.1.3.7, Production Scheduling can now import and display work order descriptions. To enable this feature, the Global Setting tab in the Options window provides options to set how work order are displayed in the Production Pegging view.

For more information, refer to the Oracle Production Scheduling Implementation Guide.

Improved Firm Date Handling In release 12.1.3.7,Production Scheduling now moves firm work orders to respect constraints with the timefence by default. The Global Setting tab in the Options window allow you to override this default using the new Respect Firm Dates in Timefence option.
Displaying Graphic Link between Related Work Orders

In release 12.1.3.7, Production Scheduling provides a new toolbar button, Show Work Order Links, to display task dependencies between related work orders in the Production Pegging view. The link lines and attributes can also be modified from the Production Pegging view using new right-click menu options.

For more information, refer to the Oracle Production Scheduling Implementation Guide.

Enforce Horizon Start

In release 12.1.3.7, a new option has been added to the Production Schedule Options form. The Parameters tab also includes the option Enforce Horizon Start to set schedules with the defined horizon. This option, when set from the Production Scheduling Options form, can be viewed from the Availability tab in the resource Properties window.

For more information, refer to the Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning Implementation and User's Guide Supplement.

Advanced Work Order Filter Window Enhancements In release 12.1.3.7, numerous changes have been made to the Work Order Advanced Filter window. Three tabs now appear with the window and are used to define filter. These enhancements make the window easier to use and define criteria the pertains to specific work order types. Additional fields have also been added to the window to provide more visibility to Visit information imported from cMRO.
Display Work Order Descriptions In release 12.1.3.7, if an operation description is included in the cMRO environment, then the operation description appears in the operation Notes field on the operation Properties window.
Support Alternate Items on Work Orders In release 12.1.3.7, Production Scheduling supports alternate items imported from cMRO. During integration, the necessary item sets are created and available for display from the operation diagrams within Production Scheduling. Alternate items can be identified using the Planned Item Code and Actual Item Code fields in the Bill of Materials tab of the Work Order Editor window.
Support Shifts in the Resource Utilization View

In release 12.1.3.7, calendars and shift patterns are imported from Oracle E-Business Suite into Production Scheduling during implementation. Shifts are defined through a calendar, and each shift has its own set of start and stop dates and times with relevant exceptions associated to it.

The Calendar Editor, calendar Properties window, and the Availability tab of the resource Property window have been updated to display shifts. The Resource Utilization view now display calendars and shift and displays shift utilization reporting.

Improvements for Handling Zero Duration, Closed and Active Operations In release 12.1.3.7, Production Scheduling operation views now display Zero Duration, Closed and Active Operations. The Work Order Editor - Operation tab displays new fields, Actual Start Date and Actual End Date, to support this enhancement.
Import Close Work Orders for a Visit

In release 12.1.3.7, the Scope tab in the Plan Option screen provides options to schedule cMRO work order and import close visit work orders.

For more information, refer to Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning Implementation and User's Guide Supplement.

Import and Publish Milestone/Stage Earliest Start and Target Completion Date In release 12.1.3.7, Production Scheduling imports Milestone/Stage information from cMRO and now allows dates to be updated and then sent back to EBS when published.
Resource Sequence View In release 12.1.3.7, a new view, the Resource Sequence View, is now available within Production Scheduling. it can be displayed in conjunction with other views. It allows operation data to be modified and the operation sequence to be modified.
Customizing Table Data in View In release 12.1.3.7, in views where table data appears, you can customize the columns displayed and their order in the view.
Attribute Highlighting In release 12.1.3.7, the Values tab in attribute Properties window allows you to assign colors to attribute values. To display attribute colors in the scenario, the Attribute Highlight Order tab has been added to the scenario Properties window. Use this tab to select attributes to be highlighted and the highlight sequence order.
Expand/Collapse Production Pegging View Order Tree In release 12.1.3.7, the Production Pegging view has enhanced to expand or collapse the order tree at any level. This feature allows you to review your demands and work orders as needed, displaying the tree objects of interest to you.
Allow Firm Dates to Violate Earliest Start Date In release 12.1.3.7, Production Scheduling has added a new option to the General tab of the Solver Options window. Use the Allow Firm Dates to violate Earliest Start Date if work order operations have firm start dates (Firm Start or Firm Range status) and you want to allow operations to be scheduled before the work order Earliest Start Date.
Customize Colors In release 12.1.3.7, Production Scheduling improves the Color window to make it easier to customize the colors used within the application, views and editors.
 Import Visit Status into Production Scheduling In release 12.1.3.8. Production Scheduling imports the Visit Status from cMRO. The status of a Visit has very important ramifications in cMRO. A visit in Planning status essentially has all Work Orders in a draft status where changes can be made liberally. Non-Routine stage work orders are also a part of Visits in Planning. Once the Visit is pushed to Production it will be in an "Implemented" or "Partially Implemented" status. Work orders are no longer in draft status and non-routine estimates are replaced by actual non-routine work orders. The Visit Status now appears in the visit Properties window. It also appears in the Maintenance tab of the Work Order Advanced Filter window.
Control Item Offloading for Purchased Items In release 12.1.3.8, Production Scheduling has add a new profile option, MSC: PS Allow WO Purchased Item Offloading, to provide item offloading control for purchased items. MSC: PS Allow WO Purchased Item Offloading has two possible values, No (default setting) and Yes. This feature is added because Production Scheduling allows alternate items on work orders consuming purchased items. This profile globally sets the work order allow offload flag to the appropriate value. The Bill of Material tab allows you to then set the Allow Offloading field to override the default as needed for those purchased items that have alternates.

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2. Documentation

This section provides information on the following topics:

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2.1 Online Help and PDF Documentation

The consolidated documentation patch for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 is Patch 9239095. For the product families that are included in Release 12.1.3, the consolidated documentation patches are listed below:

Patch Product Family
Patch 9400185 Applications Technology (ATG_PF)
Patch 9403775 Customer Relationship Management (CC_PF)
Patch 9403767 Financials (FIN_PF)
Patch 9401789 Human Resources (HR_PF)
Patch 9403759 Procurement (PRC_PF)
Patch 9403770 Projects (PJ_PF)
Patch 9403704 Supply Chain Management (SCM_PF)
Patch 9403751 Value Chain Planning (SCP_PF)

Oracle strongly recommends the installation of these patches.

In addition, the following Oracle Production Scheduling documentation is available as part of this release:

Documentation patches and Adobe Acrobat PDFs are cumulative; they include updated documentation for all Oracle Production Scheduling 12.1.3 changes.

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2.2 Technical Documentation

The following technical documentation is available:

First-time TOI users: Follow the setup instructions in Document 403349.1.

2.2.1 Data Model Comparison Report

The EBS data model comparison report provides the database object definition changes between two EBS releases to help users to preview the database object definition changes before upgrading their instances from one release to another and understand the impact of the database object changes that may affect the customization or business flows.

For more information about the EBS Data Model Comparison report, see the EBS Data Model Comparison Report Overview Document 1290886.1.

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2.2.2 EBS ATG Seed Data Comparison Report

The EBS ATG Seed Data Comparison Report provides the differences between two EBS releases by documenting the seed data changes delivered by the product data loader files (.ldt extension) based on the EBS ATG loader control files (.lct extension). This report enables advanced users to review changes prior to an upgrade.

For more information about the EBS ATG Seed Data Comparison Report, see Document 1327399.1.

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2.3 Integration Repository

The Oracle Integration Repository is a compilation of information about the service endpoints displayed by the Oracle E-Business Suite of applications. It provides a complete catalog of Oracle E-Business Suite's business service interfaces. The tool lets users easily discover and deploy the appropriate business service interface for integration with any system, application, or business partner.

The Oracle Integration Repository is shipped as part of the E-Business Suite. As your instance is patched, the repository is automatically updated with content appropriate for the precise revisions of interfaces in your environment.

You can navigate to the Oracle Integration Repository through Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway.

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2.4 Release Content Document

Refer to Document 561580.1, Release Content Document for information about the features and enhancements for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3.

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2.5 White Papers

There are no relevant white papers for this product in this release.

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3. New and Changed Features

In Release 12.1.3, Oracle Production Scheduling has added or changed the following features since its last release. For a complete list of new features within Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3, refer to the Document 561580.1, Release Content Document.

Use this section to access the following delta information for each feature:

This release provides the following new features and enhancements:

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3.1 Maintenance Work Order Scheduling

Description

The scheduling of maintenance resources at a maintenance depot can be quite complex and presents a significant challenge to customers looking to efficiently schedule these resources. Several new constructs have been introduced into PS to allow for this such as:

  • Visits - This new data construct allows users to associate to one or more work orders, where the work orders will inherit a Visit "earliest state date" such as the anticipated aircraft arrival into a maintenance depot and the request date associated with the completion of this visit.
  • Milestones - Provide the ability to specify logical grouping of work orders within a Visit. The combination of Visits and Milestones provide an advanced capability to define task hierarchies and logically and flexibly group work orders together in both concurrent and sequential patterns where work can diverge and converge.
  • Work Breakdown Structure - Several new key attributes are added to work orders which can be used for organizing and filtering work orders.

Scheduling visits must take into consideration numerous constraints such as complex task hierarchy relationships, logical groupings of work, maintenance capacity, calendars, etc. This becomes increasingly difficult when multiple visits are considered simultaneously and have competing priorities. Customers with maintenance scheduling problems have expressed the requirement to be able to be able to schedule visits taking into account:

  • Visit start / end dates
  • Visit milestones
  • Task hierarchies
  • Crew, machine, tool, and material constraints
  • Operation / work order precedence constraints
  • Grouping of work based on work breakdown structure

To support these requirements, Production Scheduling now collects Oracle cMRO maintenance work orders as an option.

New, Changed, Obsolete Components

This section lists the components that were added, changed, or made obsolete for this feature in Oracle Production Scheduling in Release 12.1.3. These components may include the following: forms, windows, reports, C programs, SQL*Loader programs, workflows, alerts, tables, or APIs.

For additional information, refer to the Oracle Electronic Technical Reference Manuals (eTRM) located on My Oracle Support.

New Windows or Pages

There are no new windows or pages that are associated with this feature.

Changed Windows or Pages

There are no changed windows or pages that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Windows or Pages

There are no obsolete windows or pages that are associated with this feature.

New Reports

There are no new reports that are associated with this feature.

Changed Reports

There are no changed reports that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Reports

There are no obsolete reports that are associated with this feature.

New Workflows

There are no new workflows that are associated with this feature.

Changed Workflows

There are no changed workflows that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Workflows

There are no obsolete workflows that are associated with this feature.

New Alerts

There are no new alerts that are associated with this feature.

Changed Alerts

There are no changed alerts that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Alerts

There are no obsolete alerts that are associated with this feature.

New Public APIs

There are no new public APIs that are associated with this feature.

Changed Public APIs

There are no changed public APIs that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Public APIs

There are no obsolete public APIs that are associated with this feature.

New Programs

There are no new programs that are associated with this feature.

Changed Programs

There are no changed programs that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Programs

There are no obsolete programs that are associated with this feature.

New Tables

There are no new tables that are associated with this feature.

Changed Tables

There are no changed tables that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Tables

There are no obsolete tables that are associated with this feature.

New Views

There are no new views that are associated with this feature.

Changed Views

There are no changed views that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Views

There are no obsolete views that are associated with this feature.

New Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no new Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

Changed Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no changed Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no obsolete Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

New SQL Loader Files

There are no new SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

Changed SQL Loader Files

There are no changed SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete SQL Loader Files

There are no obsolete SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

New Flexfields

There are no new flexfields that are associated with this feature.

Changed Flexfields

There are no changed flexfields that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Flexfields

There are no obsolete flexfields that are associated with this feature.

New Profile Options

There are no new profile options that are associated with this feature.

Changed Profile Options

There are no changed profile options that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Profile Options

There are no obsolete profile options that are associated with this feature.

Implementation Considerations
New and Changed Setup Steps

This section lists the setup steps that were added or changed for Oracle Production Scheduling in Release 12.1.3. For additional details about performing the setup steps listed below, refer to the documentation described in the 2.1 Online Help and PDF Documentation section.

To import maintenance work orders from cMRO, "Schedule CMRO Work Orders" must be selected in the Scope tab. When this is selected, the Display Parameters tab has Work Breakdown Structure display options to configure the organization of work orders.

Upgrade Considerations

There are no upgrade considerations for this feature.

Sizing

There are no sizing considerations for this feature.

Table Space Considerations

There are no table space considerations for this feature.

Performance Considerations

The following considerations are important for performance reasons:

  • In general, the scheduling horizon is PS should be set to a reasonable scheduling window which typically should not exceed 30 days.
  • Best practice is to enable capacity and calendar constraints on key bottleneck resources only.
XMLDB Usage

There are no XMLDB usages for this feature.

Load Balancing

There is no load balancing information for this feature.

New Bulk Interfaces

There are no new bulk interfaces for this feature.

Customizations and Extensions

Customizations and extensions are not possible for this feature.

Minimum Level Requirements

There are no minimum level requirements for this feature.

Technology Stack Incompatibilities

There are no technology stack incompatibilities for this feature.

Technical Architecture Considerations

There are no technology architecture considerations for this feature.

Troubleshooting Tips

Pre-Build is the only build strategy supported in cMRO and should be set in the PS Plan options. JIT is not supported.

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3.2 Disable multiple release from the same plan for the same order

Description This enhancement provides the ability for the Production Scheduling application to keep track of work orders which are sent back to source as "Released" and disable subsequent release from the same plan to prevent creating duplicate supply in the ERP system.
New, Changed, Obsolete Components

This section lists the components that were added, changed, or made obsolete for this feature in Oracle Production Scheduling in Release 12.1.3. These components may include the following: forms, windows, reports, C programs, SQL*Loader programs, workflows, alerts, tables, or APIs.

For additional information, refer to the Oracle Electronic Technical Reference Manuals (eTRM) located on My Oracle Support.

New Windows or Pages

There are no new windows or pages that are associated with this feature.

Changed Windows or Pages

There are no changed windows or pages that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Windows or Pages

There are no obsolete windows or pages that are associated with this feature.

New Reports

There are no new reports that are associated with this feature.

Changed Reports

There are no changed reports that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Reports

There are no obsolete reports that are associated with this feature.

New Workflows

There are no new workflows that are associated with this feature.

Changed Workflows

There are no changed workflows that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Workflows

There are no obsolete workflows that are associated with this feature.

New Alerts

There are no new alerts that are associated with this feature.

Changed Alerts

There are no changed alerts that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Alerts

There are no obsolete alerts that are associated with this feature.

New Public APIs

There are no new public APIs that are associated with this feature.

Changed Public APIs

There are no changed public APIs that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Public APIs

There are no obsolete public APIs that are associated with this feature.

New Programs

There are no new programs that are associated with this feature.

Changed Programs

There are no changed programs that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Programs

There are no obsolete programs that are associated with this feature.

New Tables

There are no new tables that are associated with this feature.

Changed Tables

There are no changed tables that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Tables

There are no obsolete tables that are associated with this feature.

New Views

There are no new views that are associated with this feature.

Changed Views

There are no changed views that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Views

There are no obsolete views that are associated with this feature.

New Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no new Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

Changed Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no changed Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no obsolete Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

New SQL Loader Files

There are no new SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

Changed SQL Loader Files

There are no changed SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete SQL Loader Files

There are no obsolete SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

New Flexfields

There are no new flexfields that are associated with this feature.

Changed Flexfields

There are no changed flexfields that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Flexfields

There are no obsolete flexfields that are associated with this feature.

New Profile Options

There are no new profile options that are associated with this feature.

Changed Profile Options

There are no changed profile options that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Profile Options

There are no obsolete profile options that are associated with this feature.

Implementation Considerations

There are no new or changed setup steps for this feature.

Upgrade Considerations

There are no upgrade considerations for this feature.

Sizing

There are no sizing considerations for this feature.

Table Space Considerations

There are no table space considerations for this feature.

Performance Considerations

There are no performance considerations for this feature.

XMLDB Usage

There is no load balancing information for this feature.

New Bulk Interfaces

There are no new bulk interfaces for this feature.

Customizations and Extensions

Customizations and extensions are not possible for this feature.

Minimum Level Requirements

There are no minimum level requirements for this feature.

Technology Stack Incompatibilities

There are no technology stack incompatibilities for this feature.

Technical Architecture Considerations

There are no technology architecture considerations for this feature.

Troubleshooting Tips

There are no troubleshooting tips for this feature.

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3.3 User-Defined Ideal Sequence

Description

In many environments, users simply wish to dictate this order of operations to the solver in lieu of having to construct a penalty matrix to influence this. While this is possible to configure using costs, this enhancement allows users to specify the sequence operations should be scheduled in CRO according to attribute (available for CRO resources only). This is an alternate sequencing strategy compared to the current CRO sequencing strategies of Cost or Time.

Solver options are enhanced to indicate the Run Sequence as User Defined (by solve stage or in the global solver options).

New, Changed, Obsolete Components

This section lists the components that were added, changed, or made obsolete for this feature in Oracle Production Scheduling in Release 12.1.3. These components may include the following: forms, windows, reports, C programs, SQL*Loader programs, workflows, alerts, tables, or APIs.

For additional information, refer to the Oracle Electronic Technical Reference Manuals (eTRM) located on My Oracle Support.

New Windows or Pages

There are no new windows or pages that are associated with this feature.

Changed Windows or Pages

There are no changed windows or pages that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Windows or Pages

There are no obsolete windows or pages that are associated with this feature.

New Reports

There are no new reports that are associated with this feature.

Changed Reports

There are no changed reports that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Reports

There are no obsolete reports that are associated with this feature.

New Workflows

There are no new workflows that are associated with this feature.

Changed Workflows

There are no changed workflows that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Workflows

There are no obsolete workflows that are associated with this feature.

New Alerts

There are no new alerts that are associated with this feature.

Changed Alerts

There are no changed alerts that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Alerts

There are no obsolete alerts that are associated with this feature.

New Public APIs

There are no new public APIs that are associated with this feature.

Changed Public APIs

There are no changed public APIs that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Public APIs

There are no obsolete public APIs that are associated with this feature.

New Programs

There are no new programs that are associated with this feature.

Changed Programs

There are no changed programs that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Programs

There are no obsolete programs that are associated with this feature.

New Tables

There are no new tables that are associated with this feature.

Changed Tables

There are no changed tables that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Tables

There are no obsolete tables that are associated with this feature.

New Views

There are no new views that are associated with this feature.

Changed Views

There are no changed views that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Views

There are no obsolete views that are associated with this feature.

New Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no new Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

Changed Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no changed Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no obsolete Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

New SQL Loader Files

There are no new SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

Changed SQL Loader Files

There are no changed SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete SQL Loader Files

There are no obsolete SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

New Flexfields

There are no new flexfields that are associated with this feature.

Changed Flexfields

There are no changed flexfields that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Flexfields

There are no obsolete flexfields that are associated with this feature.

New Profile Options

There are no new profile options that are associated with this feature.

Changed Profile Options

There are no changed profile options that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Profile Options

There are no obsolete profile options that are associated with this feature.

Implementation Considerations
New and Changed Setup Steps

User Defined Ideal Sequence is not a construct that exists in the source ERP system. To leverage this feature, this needs to be defined in the User Interface before solving or, ideally, by adding an on-site integration extension to update the PS model with this information.

Upgrade Considerations

There are no upgrade considerations for this feature.

Sizing

There are no sizing considerations for this feature.

Table Space Considerations

There are no table space considerations for this feature.

Performance Considerations

There are no performance considerations for this feature.

XMLDB Usage

There are no XMLDB usages for this feature.

Load Balancing

There is no load balancing information for this feature.

New Bulk Interfaces

There are no new bulk interfaces for this feature.

Customizations and Extensions

To leverage this feature in an integrated environment, an on-site extension is required to update the PS model with the user defined ideal sequence.

Minimum Level Requirements

There are no minimum level requirements for this feature.

Technology Stack Incompatibilities

There are no technology stack incompatibilities for this feature.

Technical Architecture Considerations

There are no technology architecture considerations for this feature.

Troubleshooting Tips

There are no troubleshooting tips for this feature.

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3.4 PS Supply Tolerancing

Description

In some cases, it is acceptable for demands to be shorted by a small margin (e.g. such as a 1% tolerance on a 100,000LB order). The tactical planning system (i.e. ASCP) recognizes this and will create an appropriate statement of supply. When imported into Production Scheduling, the engine did not understand that the tolerancing calculation was performed and it was acceptable to short the demand by the calculated margin - the net result was that PS in some cases recommended additional production. PS uses the routing lot size to recommend new production - in some cases, this could be very large (such as 100,000lbs per run) and completely unnecessary as it is perfectly acceptable to ship 1lb less than order size. Instantiating net new production disrupts other production runs, steals capacity and materials - schedule quality is inevitably diminished.

A feature has been added to Production Scheduling to be able to essentially "shut off" any PS created net new production suggestions to avoid these situations - respecting the stated supply / demand balance.

New, Changed, Obsolete Components

This section lists the components that were added, changed, or made obsolete for this feature in Oracle Production Scheduling in Release 12.1.3. These components may include the following: forms, windows, reports, C programs, SQL*Loader programs, workflows, alerts, tables, or APIs.

For additional information, refer to the Oracle Electronic Technical Reference Manuals (eTRM) located on My Oracle Support.

New Windows or Pages

There are no new windows or pages that are associated with this feature.

Changed Windows or Pages

There are no changed windows or pages that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Windows or Pages

There are no obsolete windows or pages that are associated with this feature.

New Reports

There are no new reports that are associated with this feature.

Changed Reports

There are no changed reports that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Reports

There are no obsolete reports that are associated with this feature.

New Workflows

There are no new workflows that are associated with this feature.

Changed Workflows

There are no changed workflows that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Workflows

There are no obsolete workflows that are associated with this feature.

New Alerts

There are no new alerts that are associated with this feature.

Changed Alerts

There are no changed alerts that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Alerts

There are no obsolete alerts that are associated with this feature.

New Public APIs

There are no new public APIs that are associated with this feature.

Changed Public APIs

There are no changed public APIs that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Public APIs

There are no obsolete public APIs that are associated with this feature.

New Programs

There are no new programs that are associated with this feature.

Changed Programs

There are no changed programs that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Programs

There are no obsolete programs that are associated with this feature.

New Tables

There are no new tables that are associated with this feature.

Changed Tables

There are no changed tables that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Tables

There are no obsolete tables that are associated with this feature.

New Views

There are no new views that are associated with this feature.

Changed Views

There are no changed views that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Views

There are no obsolete views that are associated with this feature.

New Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no new Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

Changed Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no changed Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no obsolete Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

New SQL Loader Files

There are no new SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

Changed SQL Loader Files

There are no changed SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete SQL Loader Files

There are no obsolete SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

New Flexfields

There are no new flexfields that are associated with this feature.

Changed Flexfields

There are no changed flexfields that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Flexfields

There are no obsolete flexfields that are associated with this feature.

New Profile Options

There are no new profile options that are associated with this feature.

Changed Profile Options

There are no changed profile options that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Profile Options

There are no obsolete profile options that are associated with this feature.

Implementation Considerations
New and Changed Setup Steps

There are no new or changed setup steps for this feature.

Upgrade Considerations

There are no upgrade considerations for this feature.

Sizing

There are no sizing considerations for this feature.

Table Space Considerations

There are no table space considerations for this feature.

Performance Considerations

There are no performance considerations for this feature.

XMLDB Usage

There are no XMLDB usages for this feature.

Load Balancing

There is no load balancing information for this feature.

New Bulk Interfaces

There are no new bulk interfaces for this feature.

Customizations and Extensions

Customizations and extensions are not possible for this feature.

Minimum Level Requirements

There are no minimum level requirements for this feature.

Technology Stack Incompatibilities

There are no technology stack incompatibilities for this feature.

Technical Architecture Considerations

There are no technology architecture considerations for this feature.

Troubleshooting Tips

There are no troubleshooting tips for this feature.

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3.5 Ability to control whether purchase item order multiples are relaxed beyond lead time

Description

Items marked as "Purchased" in Production Scheduling must be associated with a source of supply (for example, a Supplier) and a corresponding order multiple must be modeled. It is important to note that Production Scheduling is not intended to plan procurement specifically, but to be constrained by lead time only. Beyond lead time, supply for these purchased items is essentially unconstrained - therefore the purchase item multiple is not especially relevant. However, customers do find these order multiples to be useful for various types of modeling approaches.

A feature has been added to be able to control whether or not purchase item multiples are respected beyond supplier lead time or not. Keeping these "relaxed" helps solve performance and is generally recommended.

New, Changed, Obsolete Components

This section lists the components that were added, changed, or made obsolete for this feature in Oracle Production Scheduling in Release 12.1.3. These components may include the following: forms, windows, reports, C programs, SQL*Loader programs, workflows, alerts, tables, or APIs.

For additional information, refer to the Oracle Electronic Technical Reference Manuals (eTRM) located on My Oracle Support.

New Windows or Pages

There are no new windows or pages that are associated with this feature.

Changed Windows or Pages

There are no changed windows or pages that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Windows or Pages

There are no obsolete windows or pages that are associated with this feature.

New Reports

There are no new reports that are associated with this feature.

Changed Reports

There are no changed reports that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Reports

There are no obsolete reports that are associated with this feature.

New Workflows

There are no new workflows that are associated with this feature.

Changed Workflows

There are no changed workflows that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Workflows

There are no obsolete workflows that are associated with this feature.

New Alerts

There are no new alerts that are associated with this feature.

Changed Alerts

There are no changed alerts that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Alerts

There are no obsolete alerts that are associated with this feature.

New Public APIs

There are no new public APIs that are associated with this feature.

Changed Public APIs

There are no changed public APIs that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Public APIs

There are no obsolete public APIs that are associated with this feature.

New Programs

There are no new programs that are associated with this feature.

Changed Programs

There are no changed programs that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Programs

There are no obsolete programs that are associated with this feature.

New Tables

There are no new tables that are associated with this feature.

Changed Tables

There are no changed tables that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Tables

There are no obsolete tables that are associated with this feature.

New Views

There are no new views that are associated with this feature.

Changed Views

There are no changed views that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Views

There are no obsolete views that are associated with this feature.

New Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no new Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

Changed Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no changed Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no new SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

Changed SQL Loader Files

There are no changed SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete SQL Loader Files

There are no obsolete SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

New Flexfields

There are no new flexfields that are associated with this feature.

Changed Flexfields

There are no changed flexfields that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Flexfields

There are no obsolete flexfields that are associated with this feature.

New Profile Options

There are no new profile options that are associated with this feature.

Changed Profile Options

There are no changed profile options that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Profile Options

There are no obsolete profile options that are associated with this feature.

Implementation Considerations
New and Changed Setup Steps

There are no new or changed setup steps for this feature.

Upgrade Considerations

There are no upgrade considerations for this feature.

Sizing

There are no sizing considerations for this feature.

Table Space Considerations

There are no table space considerations for this feature.

Performance Considerations

There are no performance considerations for this feature.

XMLDB Usage

There are no XMLDB usages for this feature.

Load Balancing

There is no load balancing information for this feature.

New Bulk Interfaces

There are no new bulk interfaces for this feature.

Customizations and Extensions

Customizations and extensions are not possible for this feature.

Minimum Level Requirements

There are no minimum level requirements for this feature.

Technology Stack Incompatibilities

There are no technology stack incompatibilities for this feature.

Technical Architecture Considerations

There are no technology architecture considerations for this feature.

Troubleshooting Tips

There are no troubleshooting tips for this feature.

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3.6 Improved Operation Status Logic in OPM integration

Description

If an OPM Batch Operation has a "firm start" resource but is still in pending state, the PS integration code was previously interpreting this operation as Active when importing into Production Scheduling.

In order to address this, VCP collections introduced a new column entitled "operation_status". The OPM system will populate the operation status as Pending, WIP or Closed.

The corresponding PS integration code has been modified to read this new status from this new column to set an operation as Open, Active or Closed in Production Scheduling.

New, Changed, Obsolete Components

This section lists the components that were added, changed, or made obsolete for this feature in Oracle Production Scheduling in Release 12.1.3. These components may include the following: forms, windows, reports, C programs, SQL*Loader programs, workflows, alerts, tables, or APIs.

For additional information, refer to the Oracle Electronic Technical Reference Manuals (eTRM) located on My Oracle Support.

New Windows or Pages

There are no new windows or pages that are associated with this feature.

Changed Windows or Pages

There are no changed windows or pages that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Windows or Pages

There are no obsolete windows or pages that are associated with this feature.

New Reports

There are no new reports that are associated with this feature.

Changed Reports

There are no changed reports that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Reports

There are no obsolete reports that are associated with this feature.

New Workflows

There are no new workflows that are associated with this feature.

Changed Workflows

There are no changed workflows that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Workflows

There are no obsolete workflows that are associated with this feature.

New Alerts

There are no new alerts that are associated with this feature.

Changed Alerts

There are no changed alerts that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Alerts

There are no obsolete alerts that are associated with this feature.

New Public APIs

There are no new public APIs that are associated with this feature.

Changed Public APIs

There are no changed public APIs that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Public APIs

There are no obsolete public APIs that are associated with this feature.

New Programs

There are no new programs that are associated with this feature.

Changed Programs

There are no changed programs that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Programs

There are no obsolete programs that are associated with this feature.

New Tables

There are no new tables that are associated with this feature.

Changed Tables

There are no changed tables that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Tables

There are no obsolete tables that are associated with this feature.

New Views

There are no new views that are associated with this feature.

Changed Views

There are no changed views that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Views

There are no obsolete views that are associated with this feature.

New Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no new Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

Changed Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no changed Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no obsolete Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

New SQL Loader Files

There are no new SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

Changed SQL Loader Files

There are no changed SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete SQL Loader Files

There are no obsolete SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

New Flexfields

There are no new flexfields that are associated with this feature.

Changed Flexfields

There are no changed flexfields that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Flexfields

There are no obsolete flexfields that are associated with this feature.

New Profile Options

There are no new profile options that are associated with this feature.

Changed Profile Options

There are no changed profile options that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Profile Options

There are no obsolete profile options that are associated with this feature.

Implementation Considerations
New and Changed Setup Steps

There are no new or changed setup steps for this feature.

Upgrade Considerations

There are no upgrade considerations for this feature.

Sizing

There are no sizing considerations for this feature.

Table Space Considerations

There are no table space considerations for this feature.

Performance Considerations

There are no performance considerations for this feature.

XMLDB Usage

There are no XMLDB usages for this feature.

Load Balancing

There is no load balancing information for this feature.

New Bulk Interfaces

There are no new bulk interfaces for this feature.

Customizations and Extensions

Customizations and extensions are not possible for this feature.

Minimum Level Requirements

There are no technology stack incompatibilities for this feature.

Technical Architecture Considerations

There are no technology architecture considerations for this feature.

Troubleshooting Tips

There are no troubleshooting tips for this feature.

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3.7 Advanced Work Order Filtering

Description This release provides new work order filtering capabilities which allows planners to further "slice and dice" data in the various Gantt, Utilization, and Pegging views in a multi-dimensional fashion and filter the content of these views. This feature allows the planner to hone in on specific areas of the schedule only - for example: show me all work orders in from October 25 - November 5th running on Resource (or Group) which have a Firm Start status. The results are previewed in the bottom of the filtering view and planners can drill-down to the Work Order Editor directly from here as well if desired.
New, Changed, Obsolete Components

This section lists the components that were added, changed, or made obsolete for this feature in Oracle Production Scheduling in Release 12.1.3. These components may include the following: forms, windows, reports, C programs, SQL*Loader programs, workflows, alerts, tables, or APIs.

For additional information, refer to the Oracle Electronic Technical Reference Manuals (eTRM) located on My Oracle Support.

New Windows or Pages

This table lists windows and pages that are new.

New Window or Page Name Technical Name Description
Advanced Work Order Filter - Window used filter work orders based on the criteria defined within the window.
Changed Windows or Pages

There are no changed windows or pages that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Windows or Pages

There are no obsolete windows or pages that are associated with this feature.

New Reports

There are no new reports that are associated with this feature.

Changed Reports

There are no changed reports that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Reports

There are no obsolete reports that are associated with this feature.

New Workflows

There are no new workflows that are associated with this feature.

Changed Workflows

There are no changed workflows that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Workflows

There are no obsolete workflows that are associated with this feature.

New Alerts

There are no new alerts that are associated with this feature.

Changed Alerts

There are no changed alerts that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Alerts

There are no obsolete alerts that are associated with this feature.

New Public APIs

There are no new public APIs that are associated with this feature.

Changed Public APIs

There are no changed public APIs that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Public APIs

There are no obsolete public APIs that are associated with this feature.

New Programs

There are no new programs that are associated with this feature.

Changed Programs

There are no changed programs that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Programs

There are no obsolete programs that are associated with this feature.

New Tables

There are no new tables that are associated with this feature.

Changed Tables

There are no changed tables that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Tables

There are no obsolete tables that are associated with this feature.

New Views

There are no new views that are associated with this feature.

Changed Views

There are no changed views that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Views

There are no obsolete views that are associated with this feature.

New Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no new Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

Changed Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no changed Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Business Intelligence Publisher Components

There are no obsolete Business Intelligence Publisher Components that are associated with this feature.

New SQL Loader Files

There are no new SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

Changed SQL Loader Files

There are no changed SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete SQL Loader Files

There are no obsolete SQL loader files that are associated with this feature.

New Flexfields

There are no new flexfields that are associated with this feature.

Changed Flexfields

There are no changed flexfields that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Flexfields

There are no obsolete flexfields that are associated with this feature.

New Profile Options

There are no new profile options that are associated with this feature.

Changed Profile Options

There are no changed profile options that are associated with this feature.

Obsolete Profile Options

There are no obsolete profile options that are associated with this feature.

Implementation Considerations
New and Changed Setup Steps

There are no new or changed setup steps for this feature.

Upgrade Considerations

There are no upgrade considerations for this feature.

Sizing

There are no sizing considerations for this feature.

Table Space Considerations

There are no table space considerations for this feature.

Performance Considerations

There are performance upgrade considerations for this feature.

XMLDB Usage

There are no XMLDB usages for this feature.

Load Balancing

There is no load balancing information for this feature.

New Bulk Interfaces

There are no new bulk interfaces for this feature.

Customizations and Extensions

Customizations and extensions are not possible for this feature.

Minimum Level Requirements

There are no minimum level requirements for this feature.

Technology Stack Incompatibilities

There are no technology stack incompatibilities for this feature.

Technical Architecture Considerations

There are no technology architecture considerations for this feature.

Troubleshooting Tips

There are no troubleshooting tips for this feature.

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4. Diagnostics and Logging

Oracle Production Scheduling utilizes Oracle E-Business Suite Diagnostics, a tool to help standardize data gathering and troubleshooting. This tool is delivered within the maintenance pack (product code IZU) and consists of two components:

It is highly recommended that following the successful installation of the Release 12.1.3 maintenance pack for Oracle Production Scheduling, the following actions are taken:

After installation, review Document 783319.1, the diagnostic catalog, to identify other helpful tests that you can use for maintaining a healthy environment.

For questions about Oracle E-Business Suite Diagnostics or any issues using this tool, consult My Oracle Support Document 235307.1, which provides a FAQ with the latest answers and discussion.

E-Business Suite Diagnostics Quick Reference

My Oracle Support Document Title Purpose
Document 167000.1 E-Business Suite Diagnostics Installation Guide

Use this Note to download the latest Diagnostics patch.

Follow the installation instructions to eliminate common installation and usage problems.

A link to how to set up Role Based Access Control security for Oracle E-Business Suite Diagnostics is included.

Document 235307.1 FAQ

Do you have a problem installing Diagnostics?

Do you have a question about how Diagnostics works and what it can do for you? This document provides key information for successfully installing Diagnostics.

Document 342459.1 Overview The Overview document highlights how the Oracle Diagnostics tool can support your Oracle E-Business Suite installation.
Document 421245.1 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Diagnostic Catalogs This Note lists all tests that are available for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.
Document 368109.1 Pre-production test sets

Tests that are grouped together (known as test sets) by a product family, designed to aid in verifying that all included applications are set up correctly.

Designed to detect missing or incorrect setup, and prevent corruption before implementation or usage of applications.

Document 232116.1 Training Viewlets and presentations that explain the various aspects of Oracle E-Business Suite Diagnostics.
My Oracle Support Diagnosibility Community Diagnosibility link This open forum is available for discussion of Oracle E-Business Suite Diagnostics, and is monitored by the Diagnostics development team.

Oracle Production Scheduling uses the common diagnostics features in Oracle E-Business Suite. This enables users and system administrators to use a centralized set of options to control logging level, as well as output destination. To run diagnostics, use the following profile options:

Setting the log level to Statement produces detail logging of code execution. To reduce the size of the output and make it more manageable, you can use <product short code>% as a module to restrict messages to those coming from Oracle Production Scheduling code.

The preceding profile options can be turned on at the user, function, responsibility, or site level. It is preferable, however, to set profiles at the user level to restrict the overhead they add to the system. If issues are experienced, logging profiles should be set at the user level experiencing the issue. For authorization servlet-related issues, you must set the diagnostics profile at the user level to ANONYMOUS.

To diagnose user interface issues, you can use the filter iby%,fnd.framework%,jbo% and set the diagnostics go-to screen by clicking the Diagnostics Global button. To enable this functionality, you must set the following profile option:

The FND: Diagnostics profile option controls whether the Diagnostics button is rendered. It also controls the display of the About this Page link.

For system issues, such as exceptions, timeouts, or unexpected behavior, you can turn on logging, based on where you are experiencing the issues, as follows:

You can also capture additional information about the system by printing the report from the About this Page link, as well as from the jsp: /OA_HTML/jsp/fnd/fndversion.jsp.

For more information on Logging, see the Oracle Applications System Administrator's Guide Documentation Set and the Oracle Applications Developer's Guide in the Release 12.1.3 Documentation Library.

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5. Known Issues in Oracle Production Scheduling Release 12.1.3.8

There are no known issues for this product.

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6. Change Record

Date Description of Change
September 2012 Published document. updated for VCP Release 12.1.3.8. Integration enhancements for Oracle cMRO.
May 2012 Published document. Updated for VCP Release 12.1.3.7. Integration and enhancements for Oracle cMRO and Oracle eAM systems.
January 2012 Published document. Updated for VCP Release 12.1.3.6. Integration and enhancements for Oracle cMRO and Oracle eAM systems.
August 2011 Published document. Documentation updated for resequencing visit information for work orders.
July 2011 Initial publication.

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