Component Pick Release

Component picking, obtaining requirements for specific jobs and schedules, is the process of moving items from source locations and issuing them to work orders. In previous versions of Oracle Work in Process, items were issued from locations specified for each component on the bill of material. Now you can also use a rules based system to determine a recommended source location for each component. The features for component picking include:

  • The Component Pick Release window is used to select requirements and create move orders for discrete jobs, lot based jobs, repetitive schedules, and flow schedules.
  • Move orders are created for picked items. Move orders are requests for the movement of material within an organization. They enable the replenishment of material within a warehouse or manufacturing shop floor.
  • The source for material picked is based on Oracle Inventory allocation rules entered on the Picking Rules window. Or, if Oracle Warehouse Management is installed, rules based picking recommendations.
  • Rules based picking uses the Warehouse Management Rules engine. This employs user defined rules to recommend locations to pick from, and specific items to pick.
  • The destination for picked material depends on the supply type. It can be a staging area, or directly to a job or schedule.
  • You have the option to release picking tasks at the time of the pick release. Or you can choose another time to release.
Job and Schedule Values for Picking
Depending on the job or schedule type, specific values control which records display on the Component Pick window, and how material issues are transacted:

Discrete Jobs

  • Status must be Released or Complete – Charges Allowed
  • Material is defined at the operation and autocharge is enabled
  • Item status attribute in Oracle Inventory is Transactable
Lot Based Jobs
  • Status must be Released or Complete – Charges Allowed
  • Components are picked based on the network routing
  •  Item status attribute in Oracle Inventory is Transactable
  •  Move order quantities are calculated as assemblies per operation multiplied by components per assembly, or: The sum of all the quantities in each intraoperation step (Queue, Run, To Move, Reject and Scrap) Multiplied by the component’s quantity per assembly
Flow Schedules
  • Material must be defined at a valid line operation
  • Status must be Open
  • Item status attribute in Oracle Inventory is Transactable
  • Move orders are generated when all quantities for the flow schedule components can be filled
  • Components must be a supply type of Push
Note: In flow schedules, material and resources are specified in the events associated with the line operation. If components are not assigned to specific events, or events are not assigned to line operations – the value in the Line Operation field is 1. This indicates an unassigned line operation for that material requirement.

Repetitive Schedules

  • Status must be Released or Complete – Charges Allowed
  • Material is defined at the operation and autocharge is enabled
  • Item status attribute in Oracle Inventory is Transactable
  • The Days of Supply value is used to calculate the quantity of components to pick.
Indicate if operation pull and assembly pull supply type components are included in picking.
Mark the Release Backflush Components check box on the WIP Parameter window. This check box is located on the Backflush Defaults tabbed region.

Material Destination
Material destination is automated with move orders in the component picking process; it depends on the supply type:
Operation Pull and Assembly Pull
Components are moved from the supply subinventory to a specific staging area. The staging area location is defined on the Bills of Material window, the Subinventory field (and applicable Locator) in the Material Control tabbed region.
If not defined, the default value on the Backflush Defaults tab of the WIP Parameters window is used.

Push transactions are performed automatically by the system.
Components are moved directly to the job or schedule. Specifically, the destination is defined as the department, job, and operation combination. The source of the material is the subinventory (and locator, if applicable) recommended by the sourcing rules. You can override this recommendation and enter another location as the source of the material.

Push items with predefined staging subinventory You can define a staging subinventory on the bill of material if you
do not want the push transaction automatically generated. If the staging subinventory is defined on the bill of material, the
components are considered the same way as pull items – they are moved to that staging area. However, another step must be performed: you will have to manually move the parts to the job or schedule.


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