Defining Sourcing Rules
You can define sourcing rules that specify how to replenish items in an organization, such as purchased items in plants. Sourcing rules can also specify how to replenish all organizations, as when the entire enterprise gets a subassembly from a particular organization.
If there is a conflict between a sourcing rule and a bill of distribution, the sourcing rule takes precedence. For instance, if you assign a bill of distribution to AUS that tells it to source a part from NYC, AUS can still define a sourcing rule to source the part from SAC. In this case, the local sourcing rule overrides the bill of distribution.
To define a sourcing rule:
2. Enter a unique sourcing rule name.
If the sourcing rule is local, you must enter an organization name; otherwise, your current organization will be the receiving organization.
4. Choose Copy From to copy the effectivity dates and shipping organization from another sourcing rule into this one.
5. Enter effectivity dates. You must enter a start date, but entering an end date is optional.
6. For each range of effectivity dates, you can include multiple shipping organizations. For each shipping organization you want to include, select a sourcing type to specify whether you make, buy, or internally transfer the item. You can also copy a list of shipping organizations from an existing sourcing rule.
If you enter a customer organization as the receiving organization, then you cannot select a supplier organization as the shipping organization.
Note: Suppliers and supplier sites are predefined in Oracle Payables. (See: About Suppliers.)
Note: You cannot set the allocation percentage to less than or greater than 100 for sourcing rules that are already assigned in assignment sets.
8. Enter a numeric rank value to prioritize each sourcing type.
If you have two sources with the same allocation percentage, planned orders are sourced from the highest rank first.
To copy shipping organizations from an existing sourcing rule:
This feature allows you to include long, previously defined lists of shipping organizations without manual entry.
1. Select a sourcing type to specify whether you make, buy, or internally transfer the item.
2. Choose Copy Shipping Orgs From.
3. In the Find window, select a sourcing rule that includes the shipping organizations you want to duplicate in this new sourcing rule.
To purge a sourcing rule:
1. Select a sourcing rule name.
Sourcing Rules and Bills of Distribution
Defining Bills of Distribution
Viewing Sourcing Rules
Viewing Bills of Distribution
Viewing Sourcing Rule and Bill of Distribution Assignments
Viewing the Sourcing Assignment Hierarchy
Displaying an Indented Where Used
Displaying an Indented Bill
Defining Inter-Organization Shipping Networks
Defining Shipping Methods