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WIP-Questions

1. Which intra operation steps might you want to enable if you have a just-in-time production
environment?
Ans: You would probably enable only Run and To Move to model your environment.
2. You cannot move more assemblies than are available at a routing operation.
a) True b) False
3.What are the three transaction available in WIP?
Ans: Material transaction, Move transaction, Resource transaction.
4.When the lot based resource gets charged?
Ans: When the first unit is moved, the lot based resources will be charged.
5.In a assembly, all the components have supply type as operational pull, they are serial
controled. During move transaction, how we can select the serial numbers.
Ans: During move transaction, a window “ Backflush” will popup, there we can select serial
numbers.
6.For an assembly, the move transaction does not allow me to complete in that screen iteself?
What will be the problem.
Ans: The assembly will be serial control, therefore you have to complete it in completion
transaction screen only
7.In an assembly, one of the item has supply type = bulk, what transaction should i perform.
Ans: no need to perform any transaction, it is just a label.
8.In profile option, WIP: Define discrete job, it has been defined as concurrent. While creating a
Discrete order, what concurrent will be running?
Ans: WIP concurrent exploder.
9.Explain shopfloor status?
Ans: Shop floor status are control move transactions which can be assigned to interaoperations
steps.
10.What are the two types of scheduling available in WIP?
Ans: Dynamic lead time offsetting and Detailed scheduling.
11. Which status in discrete job cannot be reversed?
Ans: Complete – No charges
12.Which field in Discrete job is non- editable before saving?
Ans: UOM
13.How can we add material and Resource in a discrete job? What is the implicaiton of this action
on bills and routing?
Ans: In Job / Schedule details we can add materials and resource for the particulat order. This will
be effect for this order only. Engineering BOM and Manufacturing BOM has no effect.
14.What is repetative schedule?
Ans: Repetative schedule builts an assembly on a line at specifited production rate and for
specified number of days.

Backward and Midpoint. What is the facility given by oracle to do the above scenario? Ans: Use “Simulate discrete Job” 22. What setup to be done to manufacture and sell both pen and refill ( instead of defining two .Etc 21. Repetitive. the routing & availability of child assemblies in Inventory. same component is used in operation 10 (first) & 50 (last). Maintenance.In Repetative schedule. In an assembly. Manual 24.Client is Pen manufacturer. Operation start time of OSP operation (Queue Stage in OSP). general informations. After checking. it will be shown in pending transaction.Can we add an operation after it starting prodction.I use Substitute items in WIP material transaction? a) True b) False 23.Explain the status “ Pending Mass loaded” in Repetative schedule Ans: The out put of MRP will be “ Pending Mass loaded” .What are the controls available to generate requisitions during OSP process? Ans: In WIP Parameters.What are the different rescheduling options available in WIP? Ans: Forward .What are the types of WIP accounting class available in Oracle? Ans: Standard. This might be drawing conventions. I want to convert that into discrete job.For a purchased item. we have to manually enter. Expense non-standard. ( partial move transaction) a) Yes b) No 25. since MRP does not consider existing schedules. 17. How to specify this in a bill? Ans: Use reference designators to generate a range of Notion numbers with referencing to the specific operations. their qty. Expense non standard lot based. Asset non-standard. 18.15. what will happen if we enter hourly prodcution rate higher than the maximum hourly rate defined in production line? Ans: An error message will pupulate and wont allow to enter quantity greater than maximum hourly rate defined in production. 20. He uses discrete manufacturing for his production. what will happen if we receive quantity greater than PO quantity? Ans: we cannot close the job.At the time of creation of Job/schedule. 19. During manufacturing of pen. he sells pens and refills (as spare). refill is one of the component and it is non stocked .How can you reverse manual resource charges? Ans: You can manually charge the same resource to the job or schedule and enter a negative value in the Units Applied field. 16.I want to check what are all the components used for final assembly. Standard lot based. 2. Descriptive Questions 1..In OSP. how “processing lead time” is calculated in WIP? Ans: WIP won't calculate “Processing lead time” for purchased item. while associating line and assembly.

Change the default supply tpe to Phantom.No Complete Close 1 When completed. Hence these are requested not to be done while performing “ Move transaction “ in-order to have less manual effort.Inspection 50. –The item is not transact able 7. 10. 40. repair 2 Assembly in mandatory Assembly is not mandatory 3 We can “ Firm” Cannot check “ Firm” 4 Bill reference field is grey out Can enter item / assembly 5 Revision is not optional Revision is mandatory if the assembly has revision 6 Both Valuation and variance will be hit Only Variance will be hit . Hence this rejected qty not to be considered while booking sales order? What setup to be done so that can be avoided? Ans: Create a Sub-Inventory and disable “Allow reservation – No”. 5. Cleaning is always done but non-critical. –The job/schedule status prevents transactions. attach refill as its one of the component. This will not default this particular operation in the move transaction.what is the difference between Standard and Non-standard discrete jobs? Ans: S.Assembly 20 -Cleaning 30. & 20. an items’ manufacturing process is as per below. complete only 5 leave the remaining is Rejection.Here 40. Inspection is an occasional operation.What is the difference between “ Complete” and “ Close” ? Ans: S.. the details are transferred to GL 2 Valuation accounts gets hit Variance account gets hit 4.What are some reasons Oracle Work in Process would prevent you from performing a completion transaction? Ans: There is no available quantity in the To Move step of the last operation in the routing. the WIP value gets decremented and Inventory value gets incremented When closed. 6. not always be done. 20.No Standard DJ Non-Standard DJ 1 Standard DJ controls material and operation required to build assemblies and collect manufacturing cost Non-standard DJ controls miscellaneous activities eg: Rework. Add this operation to the Job by Job/Schedule Operations.In a Routing. Count point & Auto charge to be disabled.seperate items for refill) Ans: Create items Pen and refill with supply type push / pull Creat bill for pen. Inspection. (Call it as Rejection sub inventory) Assign this DJ – Routing __ completion sub inv. This way can skip that particular operation. ( this will effect this particular bill only) 3. Hence whenever occasional need calls. Available to reserve qty. so as rejected components can be moved here while Making “Move transaction” Can check in the Availability window in the sales order screen.Create Discrete JOB for 10 nos. Cleaning – Disable “ Count Point” & Select “ Auto charge”.Packing .Labeling 40. –There is a shop floor status preventing movement from the To Move step of the last operation in the routing. How to designate this requirement? Ans:In standard operation.

and operations required to build an assembly and collect its manufacturing cost. S. engineering prototypes. They may or may not build an assembly. May 27.Can i complete an assembly with out order? Explain in detail Ans: Yes. field service repair.8. This type of activity can include rework.How to unclose an order. 2010 Discrete Jobs . 10.No User status Processing Status 1 Unreleased Pending routing load 2 released Failed routing load Complete Pending bill load Complete – No charge Failed bill load Cancel Pending scheduling Hold Pending closed Closed Failed close 9. upgrade. Tools--> Unclose. WIP return from scrap. The prequestes are a) Job status should be closed.What are the status of DJ ( both user status and Processing status) Ans S. WIP assembly return. WIP assembly scrap. Non-standard discrete jobs control material and collect costs for miscellaneous manufacturing activity. lot and serial genealogy and traceability and support for various methods of planning and cost accounting. and other projects Oracle Work In Process Oracle Work in Process is the core of Oracle’s Discrete Manufacturing Solution. Oracle Work in Process by itself provides a complete production management system that improves productivity. and responsiveness while maximizing throughput and production. disassembly. irrespective of whether your entire manufacturing is in-house or you use services of contract manufacturers. quality. Thanks & Regards. Ther are 4 options available: WIP assembly compeltion . Oracle Work in Process provides support for enterprise wide quality management. b) Accounting period should be open Standard Versus Non-Standard Jobs Standard discrete jobs control the material. In conjunction with other modules within Oracle Discrete Manufacturing foot print. resources.Grace Paul Regan Posted by S. In Workorder less completion we can complete an assembly with out order. what are the prequestes for forecast Ans: In Close Discrete jobs form query with the order number. maintenance.Grace Paul Regan at 2:03 AM 2 comments: Thursday.

May 25. Types of Jobs i. required components for that assembly will be pulled from the given supply subinventory. Push If all the components to be used as PUSH type. Standard ii.Grace Paul Regan Posted by S. we need to issue the components through WIP Component Issue transactions before starting the Job. Posted by S. S. S. Based on Bill Components required for the Bill has to be issued. 2010 Supply Type i. v. The data below Shows the wip accounting classes to be used for different type of jobs in SSL. select based on Bill. Job Type of Standard identifies the job as being: A discrete job that controls the material and operation requirements used to build assemblies and collect manufacturing costs Nonstandard Job Type identifies the job as being:A discrete job that controls the material and collects costs for miscellaneous activities.Discrete Job Type --------------------WIP Accounting Class 1 ------------Standard -------------------------------Standard 2 ------------Non Standard Asset --------------------Non Std A 3 ------------Non Standard Expense -----------------Non Std Ex Thanks & Regards. Operation Pull Components Issue will be taken care of by the system itself.Grace Paul Regan at 11:22 PM No comments: Wednesday. need not to transact this item .No -------.Grace Paul Regan at 11:31 PM No comments: Tuesday.Standard Standard Job will have the assembly with the defined Bill. Method of issuing the components is given as supply type in Bill of Material. Routing structure from BOM. S. iii. II. Once the operation is completed. Assembly Pull Once the assembly is completed. ii. iv. May 26. Supplier Issue of item by supplier. If we can use the same . Non. In PUSH.Definite quantity of job used to manufacture the quantity. required components will be pulled from the mentioned supply subinventory . It is only for reference only to .Grace Paul Regan. 2010 WIP Accounting Classes WIP Accounting classes are used to assign valuation and variance accounts for jobs. select PUSH. such as: Rework Field service repair Upgrade Disassemble Maintenance Engineering prototypes Thanks & Regards.

S. issue and return pull components to and from jobs and schedules to inventory using the 'Specific Component' option in WIP Material Transactions window Backflush Supply Subinventories and Locators Sufficient inventory must exist in a component's source subinventory and locator for backflush transactions to complete successfully. the supply subinventory balance is forced negative even if the Oracle Inventory Allow Negative Balance parameter is set to No.Grace Paul Regan. 2009 Return back components after Operation Pull and Assembly Pull Backflush transactions 'pull' components with Operation Pull and Assembly Pull supply types from inventory onto jobs and repetitive schedules.Bulk supply type components are not backflushed nor do they default when issuing all components for an assembly. Thanks & Regards. Inventory Transactions Interface can also create backflush transactions. if necessary. Additional Information: Backflushing reduces the number of manual material transactions required to process the discrete jobs and repetitive schedules. August 25. Posted by S. Note: You can. Transactions imported through the Oracle Inventory. manually issue specific bulk components to a discrete job or repetitive schedule.the WIP Person as this component need not to be used. The one exception is if the component you are backflushing is under lot. Enter Receipts window Move transactions imported through the Open Move Transaction Interface can also create backflush transactions.Grace Paul Regan at 5:51 AM No comments: Tuesday. however. They can be used to communicate to the shop floor that bulk components must be used but need not be transacted. Move transactions imported through the Oracle Work in Process Open Move Transaction Interface can also reverse backflush transactions as can return transactions imported through the Inventory Transaction Interface. serial. we can. Reverse Backflush Transactions You can reverse backflush transactions and automatically return backflushed components back to inventory. vi .Bulk Bulk component requirements can be viewed and are displayed on reports. Backflush transactions can be launched by: o completing assemblies at operations using the Move Transactions window o moving and completing assemblies into inventory using the Move Transactions window o completing assemblies into inventory using the Completion Transactions window o receiving assemblies from an outside processing operation using the Oracle Purchasing. Reverse backflush transactions can be created as you do the following: o reverse operation completion transactions using the Move Transactions window o return completed assemblies from inventory to jobs and schedules using the Completion Transactions o move and return assemblies from inventory to jobs and schedules using the Move Transactions window o return or correct transaction receipts in the Enter Returns or Enter Corrections windows in Oracle Purchasing. pull components that are backflushed as you move assemblies forward in a routing are automatically returned to inventory when you move assemblies backwards. For example. If there is insufficient on-hand inventory to satisfy backflush demand. In this case you cannot complete the backflush transaction until you select a subinventory and locator that contains a sufficient quantity of valid lot and/or serial numbered . or lot and serial number control.

Released The job is available for production and can be transacted against. To ensure adequate supply for backflush transactions. Some user-controlled statuses are automatically changed based on other events. you can replenish supply subinventories and locators as required. User Controlled Statuses You can manually change user-controlled statuses. the date released is automatically set to the current date and. For example. if a routing exists. Unreleased The job is not released for transaction activity. when you complete a job. S. Complete-No Charges The job is complete and accepting no further activity. but you can change its . Jobs are automatically updated to this status when the quantity completed into inventory equals the job quantity. resource. Complete The job is completed but accepting transactions and charges. You can update but cannot transact against it. the system always defaults the revision based on the item's current revision as of the date of the transaction. November 17. Thanks & Regards. 2008 Discrete Job Statuses Discrete job statuses describe the various stages in the life cycle of a job and control the activities that you can perform on it. You can assign a status of Unreleased if there are no net issue. or scrap charges associated with the job and no purchase orders or purchase requisitions linked to the job. not when you define it. Supply subinventories and locator can be defined at the item or bill of material component level. completion.items. the job quantity is moved to the Queue intraoperation step of the first routing operation. you can change a job's status to Released to initiate the production cycle. Revision Control For component items under revision control.Grace Paul Regan Posted by S. You cannot update or transact against it. its status is changed to Complete.Grace Paul Regan at 11:04 PM No comments: Monday. When a job is changed to this status. the system uses the supply subinventory and locator specified by the WIP Backflush Supply Subinventory and Locator Parameters when components are backflushed. For example. You can manually assign this status only when you update the job. move. If they are not defined. You can change jobs to this status as you define them.

Purging Discrete Jobs You can use the Purge Discrete Jobs window to purge information associated with discrete jobs that were closed in a now closed accounting period. Before purging a job. or associated move and/or resource cost transactions. You can assign this status only when you update the job. better known as Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning corresponds to MRP2 in the evolution of planning systems. Query to find one or more discrete jobs. page 3-82. Cancelled The job was cancelled before completion. You can assign this status only when you update the job. resource requirements. but you can change its status. You cannot update the job or transact against it. 2. You can change jobs with this status to another status if the accounting period that the job was completed in is still open and if your functional security setup permits. See: Finding Discrete Jobs. On Hold You can update the job but cannot transact against it. vendors’ capacities the need for an advanced planning system which can take care of such constraints was realized and Oracle enhanced its simple MRP solution to come out with a more advanced constrained based planning solution. Navigate to the Purge Discrete Jobs window. Closed The job is closed and accepting no further activity. You can also print one or all of the reports in the Discrete Job Packet for the job Prerequisites r You must have at least one closed period for your organization. But since MRP1 did not take care of in-house and out-sourced. You can assign this status to a job when you define it. you can view detail and ATO sales order information for that job. Job are automatically updated to this status upon successful completion of the job close process. associated ATO configurations. MRP1 took care of unconstrained planning and mostly addressed the BOM explosion and lead time offset requirements for simplistic planning. The Find Discrete Jobs window appears. and operations). Oracle Cost Management User's Guide. See: Period Close. You can purge all discrete job information or just selected information: details (material requirements.status to Complete. . To find jobs to purge: 1. The Purge Discrete Jobs Summary window appears with the results of your query Oracle ASCP. This let to the advent of Oracle ASCP module.

But then as mentioned earlier this decision should be strictly governed by the current data volume and the kind of growth you are expecting for your business in future. Typically there are two kinds of architectures supported to incorporate Oracle ASCP module with your ERP system.Oracle ASCP comes as a separate module in Oracle Applications suite with separate licensing requirements. This architecture has the inherent benefit that you can always keep your planning data separate and continue your planning functions even when your transactional system is down to due maintenance or patching activities etc. To highlight what could be coming your way in future I would put down some of the topics here: Technical architecture of ASCP. Distributed Architecture Centralized architecture essentially means that your transactional modules and planning module be sitting on the same application instance and would be pointing to the same database for data storage. Since planning engine can put significant amount of load on the hardware it is very important to assess the overall data volume load at the inception of ASCP implementation itself. plan output analysis etc . Let me start by dwelling onto some of the initial topics on ASCP configuration from system perspective. as the name suggests points to having planning modules installed on a different instance. 1. Centralized Architecture 2. To start with I would keep this post till here only and would dig deeper in the future posts. This architecture is preferred where the transactional data volume is not very high. mapping constraints in EBS. From IT costing perspective centralized architecture is good because there are obvious cost savings that can be seen as this requires only one application tier and one database tier. Distributed architecture. Again the decision to go for this architecture has to be governed by the transactional data volume. Engine logic for optimization.