3Supply Lines

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Use the Manage Supply Lines page to get details about supply lines. For example, get details about the Buy supply lines for a back-to-back sales order.

Access the Manage Supply Lines page from the Overview page of the Supply Orchestration work area.

  • Click Tasks > Manage Supply Lines, or. . .

  • Click a link in Current State area.

On the Manage Supply Lines page, in the Supply Order Number column, click a link to get details about the supply lines in a sales order. Use the Supply Order Details page that displays to examine supply line details for the sales order.

How Orchestration Processes Purchase Orders

A buy flow creates a purchase order, which is a documents that starts a purchase process.

Here's how it works.

  1. Supply Chain Orchestration receives a supply request from Order Management Cloud, Planning, or Inventory.

  2. The decomposition layer processes the request.

  3. Orchestration creates a supply order.

  4. The task layer creates a request to create the purchase order.

  5. The external interface sends the supply request to Oracle Procurement Cloud.

  6. Procurement creates the purchase order.

  7. The Purchasing task layer tracks the purchase order.

  8. The Overview page in the Supply Orchestration work area displays any exceptions that occur.

Orchestration can manage change that occurs during a back-to-back buy flow.

  • Create, update, or cancel a purchase order in Oracle Procurement Cloud according to a request from Order Management, Planning, or Inventory.

  • Record and respond to business events in Procurement that occur because of changes to supply. Orchestration might respond with a create or cancel. It might also respond with a request to split the purchase order, split purchase order lines, or split the schedule for a purchase order line.

How Orchestration Processes Work Orders

A make flow creates a work order. A work order is a set of instructions that your manufacturer uses to create the item that your supply order requests.

Here's how it works.

  1. Supply Chain Orchestration receives a supply request from Order Management Cloud, Inventory Min-Max, or Planning.

  2. The decomposition layer processes the request.

  3. Orchestration creates a supply order.

  4. The task layer creates a request to create the work order.

  5. The external interface sends the supply request to Oracle Manufacturing Cloud.

  6. Manufacturing creates the work order.

  7. The Manufacturing task layer tracks the work order.

  8. The Overview page in the Supply Orchestration work area displays any exceptions that occur.

Back-to-Back

Orchestration can create a work order to support a back-to-back flow for a sales order in Order Management Cloud. It creates and reserves the work order for a single sales order. Contract manufacturing affects work order usage.

Contract Manufacturing Description

Yes

Uses the work order to track production in the contract manufacturer's facility.

No

Uses the work order to fulfill the sales order in the manufacturer's own facility.

Change and Cancel

Change might include a change in dates or quantity.

  • Orchestration might create more than one tracking line to manage demand change that occurs during a back-to-back flow or with contract manufacturing.

  • If a rejection occurs, then Orchestration doesn't modify the original tracking line, but it does create a new tracking line for the rejected quantity.

  • If an exception occurs, you can manually place a work order on hold while you resolve the exception.

How Orchestration Processes Internal Material Transfers

Supply Chain Orchestration can manage an internal material transfer that occurs within a single organization or between two different organizations.

Here's how it works.

  1. Orchestration receives and processes a supply request.

  2. Orchestration creates a supply order.

  3. A fulfillment task sends a request to Inventory to create a transfer order.

  4. Business rules determine how to process the transfer request.

    A document execution rule determines whether to use a purchase order or transfer order for the transfer request depending on the condition.

    Condition Supply Type Execution Document

    A buy and sell relationship exists between the source organization and the destination organization

    Buy

    Purchase order

    The source organization and the destination organization are separate legal entities

    Buy

    Purchase order

    All other conditions

    Transfer

    Transfer order

  5. Orchestration creates a purchase order or transfer order.

  6. Fulfillment ships inventory to the destination organization.

  7. The Supply Orchestration work area displays details for the purchase order or transfer order.

If a fulfillment update cancels the order, then Orchestration also manages the change that occurs as a result of the cancel. Examples of change include rescheduling the order, changing the shipping method, changing the requested date, and so on.

Approve Replenishment Requisitions for Minimum and Maximum Requests

You can submit a replenishment requisition to approval for a minimum and maximum request that your purchasing application created.

  • Inventory sends the supply request to Supply Chain Orchestration.

  • Orchestration sources supply details from your purchasing application.

  • Orchestration verifies whether the purchasing application already approved the requisition or if it requires approval. If the requisition isn't approved, then the purchasing application doesn't create the purchase order.

You don't need to do anything in the Supply Orchestration work area.

Manage Reservations in Back-to-Back Processing

Use a reservation to allocate material for the demand that a fulfillment line in Order Management Cloud needs.

  • You must reserve supply in a back-to-back flow for an inventory task that includes creating and managing a material reservation.

  • Create one reservation to supply material for one demand.

  • Create a reservation for a back-to-back, buy, make, transfer, or on hand supply order.

  • You can't create a reservation for partial fulfillment.

  • Changing a reservation in Oracle Logistics Cloud might cause an exception. The Supply Orchestration work area displays them.