Creating an ECO
An ECO's approval status must be Approved before the ECO can be implemented.
Note: If the approval status is Approval Requested, you cannot modify the ECO. If the approval status is Approved and the ECO is modified, the approval status will be set back to Not Submitted for Approval.
When ECO types are defined, they can optionally be associated with a priority as they are being associated with an Oracle Workflow process. When creating the ECO, if the selected ECO type / priority combination matches a defined ECO type/priority combination, the associated workflow process defaults. The approval status is set to Not Submitted for Approval until the Submit button is chosen. If there is no match between entered values and existing ECO type / priority combinations, the approval status is set to Approved and you can enter an approval list.
Define at least one ECO type.
To create an ECO:
You can only select ECO types that can revise engineering items and bills if the ENG: Engineering Item Change Order Access profile option is set to Yes. If the selected ECO type updates engineering and manufacturing items and bills, any new bills defined on the ECO are engineering bills.
This can be used to transition the ECO from one department to another, for example, from manufacturing engineering to operations. For new ECOs, the default is derived from the ENG: ECO Department profile option.
If you specify that each ECO must have an ECO department, that is, the ENG: Mandatory ECO Departments profile option is set to Yes, then you must specify a responsible department.
Access to ECOs by ECO department is as follows:
- You can only view and update ECOs with the same ECO department as your ENG: ECO Department profile option.
- If you do not have a value for the profile option ENG: ECO Department, you can query and update any ECO.
- Any user can query and update ECOs with no department reference.
Note: If the ECO type and the priority combination are associated with an Oracle Workflow process, you cannot use an approval list.
If the ECO status is Implement or Cancelled, the date of either status change is displayed.
12. If a workflow process is associated with the ECO, choose the Submit button to start the process.
If you are using an approval list, change the approval status to Ready to Approve. Doing so sends the Alert.
Defining ECO Types
Viewing ECO Approval Status
Changing the ECO Status
Defining ECO Autonumbering
MRP Planning for ECOs
Unreleased Item Revisions in Oracle Work in Process
Implementation of ECOs on Discrete Jobs and Repetitive Schedules
Engineering Profile Options and Security Functions