Component Issues and Returns
You can issue components from inventory to jobs and repetitive schedules and return issued components from jobs and schedules to inventory using the WIP Material Transactions window. There are two issue and return options available from this window: All Material and Specific Component.
Push and Pull Components
You can issue and return both push and pull components. You can 'push' components from inventory to specific job and repetitive schedule operations. A component's supply type determines how it is supplied to a job or schedule. See: Supply Types.
Negative Component Issues and Returns
You can issue components to satisfy negative job and schedule requirements. When you issue negative requirement components, the components are returned from the job or schedule to inventory.
You can reverse negative component issues with negative component returns. When you return components that have negative requirements, the components are issued from inventory to the job or repetitive schedule. See: WIP Material Transaction Types.
Negative Inventory Balances
You can set the Allow Negative Balances Parameter in Oracle Inventory so that the inventory balances of items can be driven negative. If this parameter is set, a warning message is displayed to notify you that balances are about to be driven negative. You can continue with the transaction or stop it and fix the condition.
You can issue partial requirement quantities. You can also over-issue requirements. Material that is required, but not issued, is considered an open requirement.
You can use the 'All Material' option to issue push components to specific departments or operations associated with jobs or schedules with routings. When you issue to a job, the assembly quantity specified determines how many push components are issued. When you issue to repetitive schedules, the component quantity is based on the specified start date and the number of days supply. The start date and days are used to determine the number of days worth of requirements you want to fulfill on the schedule.
Ad Hoc Requirements
You can issue and return components that do not appear as job or schedule material requirements using the 'Specific Component' option. When you issue or return components using this option, the system determines if the item is a material requirement for the job or schedule. If the item is not a material requirement, is a backflush component, or is not required at the operation sequence a warning message is displayed, but you can continue with the transaction. Components added in this manner are commonly referred to as 'ad hoc' components.
Bulk, Supplier, and Phantom Components
You can issue Bulk, Supplier, and Phantom supply type items, which do not normally appear as requirements in the WIP Material Transactions window, using the 'Specific Component' option.
Alternate Unit of Measure
You can issue and return component items in their primary or alternate unit of measure. If you select an alternate unit of measure, the system converts the transaction quantity using the conversion factor you specified when you defined the unit of measure in Oracle Inventory. You can change this quantity. If the material is under serial number control, you can only change the transaction quantity to an integer when expressed in the primary unit of measure. For example, you can issue 0.5 dozen (DZ) if the primary unit of measure is each (EA).
Supply Subinventory and Locator
You can change default supply subinventories and locators by updating component requirements using the Material Requirements window. You can also change default supply subinventories and locators as you issue components. See: Supply Subinventory and Locator Fields.
Lot and Serial Control
You can issue and return component items that are under lot, serial number, or both lot and serial number control. You must assign lot and serial numbers as you issue and return components.
You can issue and return component items that are under revision control. The system always defaults the component revision to the current revision as of the transaction date. You can select a different revision. See: Item and Routing Revisions.
Issuing and Returning Specific Components
Repetitive Component Issues and Returns
Backflush Supply Subinventories and Locators