The Oracle Warehouse Management System (WMS) is an integral part of the Oracle E-Business Suite comprised of transaction source systems, like Oracle Purchasing and Oracle Order Management, and execution systems, like WMS, residing and operating within the same instance. This integrated solution eliminates the need for reference and transaction data integrations which are typically required when WMS is implemented as a "bolted-on" solution (that is, installed independent from the E-Business Suite).
However, when a business is required to implement Oracle EBS WMS outside the framework of the E-Business solution, Oracle Warehouse Management provides a distributed deployment option that supports all the routine warehouse and inventory functions currently available in the E-Business suite. This solution enables WMS to be independent from the enterprise resource planning (ERP) instance while still capable of serving multiple independent warehouses or organizations.
The following list describes the main features of the Distributed WMS solution:
Distributed WMS can integrate with any host system including legacy systems, other ERP systems like SAP, or another Oracle ERP system.
Distributed system is an independent WMS solution with minimal setup requirements. It supports all the routine warehouse and inventory functions currently available in the E-Business suite.
Distributed system is a pure execution system without any costing or accounting implications of material transactions. The financial implications of the transactions are maintained in the host system.
'The distributed system executes the transactions and sends the confirmations back to the host system.
Any change management supported for the transaction documents like sales orders and purchase orders in the E-Business Suite is supported in the Distributed WMS system.
Distributed WMS solution can send inventory adjustments or current on-hand inventory snapshots to the host system as needed.
The profile option WMS: Deployment Mode is set to identify the instance as distributed.
For detailed information about setting up and using the Oracle Distributed Warehouse Management System, see the following documents available on My Oracle Support:
Oracle Distributed Warehouse Management System (Architecture and Solution Overview)
Oracle Distributed Warehouse Management System (Setup Document)
Oracle Distributed Warehouse Management System (Technical Implementation)
Oracle Distributed Warehouse Management System (Integration)
Oracle Distributed Warehouse Management System Post Patch Application Steps
EBS 11i10 to Distributed WMS Integration paper
For more information on the Oracle Distributed Warehouse Management System, refer to the white papers and documents on My Oracle Support.