Defining Item Categories

Enter a flexfield Structure Name, a unique Category (value) for each structure segment, and a unique description for the new category.  If you want to make a category inactive, enter a date you want the category to be inactive on.  Save your work.

Item Category Flexfield Structures

You can define multiple segment structures for the Item Categories Flexfield. Each segment structure may have its own display prompts and fields.
When you install or upgrade Oracle Inventory or Oracle Purchasing, Oracle provides two category flexfield structures by default: Item Categories and PO Item Category.

Enterprise Structure

You must plan how Oracle Inventory represents your company’s inventory sites and business units. This includes defining organizations, locations, subinventories, and locators depending on your company structure. You also must plan how to implement certain parameters and what level of the structure controls them.

Oracle Inventory


Oracle Inventory is one of Oracle’s enterprise applications products. Oracle Inventory enables companies to satisfy business needs such as these:
• Defining part numbers
• Modeling organization structures
• Tracking perpetual inventory
• Maintaining accurate on-hand balances
• Planning material replenishments
• Forecasting anticipated demand

Sales Order Flow

A standard sales order moves through the following steps
1. Create SO
      1. Create
      2. Import
Order Header in Entered Status
Order Line in Entered Status

2.a. Configure the ATO/PTO item (not applicable in case of standard item)
The process of  selecting the option classes and options from the model item.

b. Book the SO
       1. ATP Calculation

Scheduling and Booking

Scheduling is a means of communicating the balance between customer demand and a company’s ability to fulfill an order from current inventory and supply sources.  Order scheduling is managed differently from company to company – and Oracle Order Scheduling supports a variety of scheduling environments.

Drop shipments

Drop shipments is a method of fullfilling sales order by selling products without the order taker handling, stocking, or delivering them. The seller buys a product and the supplier ships the product directly to the seller's customer. Drop shipments are done because of the following reasons

Internal Orders

Transfer the material from M2(Seller(om)) to M1(Buyer/Customer/Destination(po))

1. Item Setup
Navigate to Inventory -> Items -> Master Items
a.     Apply the 'Purchased Item' template
b.    Internal Ordered  Internal Orders Enabled
c.    Assignment in both orgs

2. Cost Set up (M2)
a.  Navigate to Inventory -> Costs -> Item Costs
Cost Element : Material
Sub-Element : Material
Basis : Item
Rate or Amount : 23
Cost Type : Pending

Managing Packing/Containers/LPNs

In the Shipping Transactions form, you can create and manage containers (LPNs) at any point in the shipping process. If you are using the Auto-packing feature, containers can be automatically packed using the container-item relationships set
up in the Container-Item Relationships window.
You can create containers without assigning them to a delivery. This is useful if you want to create multiple containers of the same type then pack them with unassigned delivery lines.