Oracle Supply Chain Collaboration and Visibility Cloud
New Feature Summary
  1. Update 19A
  1. Revision History
  2. Overview
    1. User Interface
        1. Access Work Areas in Reorganized Navigator Groups and Group Icons
    2. Collaboration Messaging Framework
        1. Exchange B2B Messages with User-Defined XML Formats
        2. Send B2B Message Attachments to Trading Partners Using Email
        3. Use New Version of Collaboration Message Service for Any XML Message Type
        4. Receive Purchase Order Acknowledgements from Suppliers
        5. Exchange Procure-to-Pay Messages Using cXML Protocol
        6. Manage B2B Trading Partners Using a REST Service
        7. Manage B2B Message Transactions Using a REST Service: New Actions
    3. Supply Chain Collaboration
      1. Manage the Collaboration Process More Efficiently
        1. Update Order Forecasts and Make Commitments for Past Time Buckets
      2. Buy-Side, Vendor-Managed Inventory
        1. Manage VMI Scope
        2. Specify Vendor-Managed Inventory Policy
        3. Review and Update VMI-Related Transactions
        4. Trigger and Monitor Progress of Replenishment Requests
        5. Extend Supplier Portal to Include VMI Tasks
        6. Monitor VMI Performance
        7. Secure VMI Data by Organization and Supplier
      3. Integrate and Extend Supply Chain Collaboration Using REST Services
        1. Manage Vendor-Managed Inventory Items Using a REST Service
        2. Manage Vendor-Managed Inventory Relationships Using a REST Service
        3. Manage Vendor-Managed Inventory Replenishment Requests Using a REST Service
        4. Manage Vendor-Managed Inventory Analysts Using a REST Service
    4. Supply Chain Orchestration
        1. Update Supply Requests Using a REST Service
        2. Create and View Descriptive Flexfields for Transfer Orders in the Supply Request REST Service

Update 19A

Revision History

This document will continue to evolve as existing sections change and new information is added. All updates appear in the following table:

Date Feature Notes
15 FEB 2019

Access Work Areas in Reorganized Navigator Groups and Group Icons

Updated document. Delivered feature in update 19A.
21 DEC 2018

Receive Purchase Order Acknowledgements from Suppliers

Updated document. Delivered feature in update 19A.
21 DEC 2018 Exchange Procure-to-Pay Messages Using cXML Protocol

Updated document. Delivered feature in update 19A.

21 DEC 2018 Use New Version of Collaboration Message Service for Any XML Message Type

Updated document. Delivered feature in update 19A.

07 DEC 2018   Created initial document.

Overview

This guide outlines the information you need to know about new or improved functionality in this update.

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User Interface

Access Work Areas in Reorganized Navigator Groups and Group Icons

Locate and use your Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud work areas under new headings in the Navigator, and new group icons on the home page. The new headings and group icons in this update are Order Management and Supply Chain Execution. Removed headings and group icons are Costing, Manufacturing, and Quality Management.

Collaboration Messaging Framework

Exchange B2B Messages with User-Defined XML Formats

Create and exchange B2B messages using any XML message type if your trading partner requires a payload that doesn't conform to one of the predefined B2B message types.

Send B2B Message Attachments to Trading Partners Using Email

Send PDFs or other attachment types as email attachments to trading partners. This feature is configured for the Purchase Order PDF only. When a purchase order is approved, Collaboration Messaging can be set up to send a PDF of the PO to a trading partner. You can create custom message definitions to extract attachments from any outbound message, if the application payload includes attachments.

Use New Version of Collaboration Message Service for Any XML Message Type

Exchange any XML file message type, not just OAGIS standard message types. You can use the new message service, CollaborationMessageV2.Process, to process both predefined and user-defined message types.

Receive Purchase Order Acknowledgements from Suppliers

Receive purchase order acknowledgements asynchronously from suppliers in response to purchase orders that were sent to those suppliers.

Exchange Procure-to-Pay Messages Using cXML Protocol

Natively exchange cXML messages with partners without relying on Oracle Supplier Network to map between OAGIS 7.2.1 and cXML message types. Supported messages from the procure-to-pay business process include: Customer to Supplier - Order Request (new order and change order) and Supplier to Customer - ShipNoticeRequest and InvoiceDetailRequest.

Manage B2B Trading Partners Using a REST Service

Use a public REST API to create, query, and manage your B2B trading partners. The API can be used for a variety of use cases, including synchronization of trading partner information or integrating with other applications that use trading partner information.

Manage B2B Message Transactions Using a REST Service: New Actions

Use the B2B Message Transactions REST Service to reprocess or cancel any B2B message that encountered an error during initial processing. You can also resubmit a previously processed B2B message (for example, if your trading partner could not process the initial message and needs it to be sent again).

Supply Chain Collaboration

Today’s global supply chains increase manufacturers’ reliance on suppliers, contract manufacturers, and other trading partners. To be successful, companies must synchronize their activities across multiple tiers of trading parties. Oracle Supply Chain Collaboration Cloud enables companies to jointly plan supply, gain visibility into trading partner data, coordinate contract manufacturing execution, and measure performance across their trading networks. Trading partners are actively involved in the decision-making process, so they can exchange early warning signs and collaboratively resolve supply chain issues. Depending on the size and technical sophistication of each supplier, your company can interact using a portal-based user interface, standards-based B2B messages, or web services. Customers can also tailor Oracle Supply Chain Collaboration Cloud’s flexible, predefined business processes to their unique requirements. Enhanced collaboration results in more dynamic trading relationships, as well as increased reliability and efficiency of supply.

Manage the Collaboration Process More Efficiently

To streamline the end-to-end collaboration process, users must be able to view order forecasts in past time buckets and resolve any issues.

Update Order Forecasts and Make Commitments for Past Time Buckets

Enable suppliers to view and edit their commitments for time buckets with start dates in the past.

Buy-Side, Vendor-Managed Inventory

Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI) is a family of business models in which a buyer provides inventory and consumption information about a product to the supplier. Based on the agreement between the buyer and supplier, the supplier is responsible for maintaining the inventory thresholds close to or at the buyer's facility. This process streamlines inventory management by delegating replenishment calculations and execution of the process to suppliers.

Oracle Supply Chain Collaboration Cloud enables both partners to monitor inventory performance, receive exception alerts, and collaborate to resolve replenishment issues. Both pay-on-use and pay-on-receipt are supported.

This model ensures that both the enterprise and the supplier come together to provide better service to the customer. In addition, the enterprise’s planning and ordering cost will reduce as the responsibility will shift to the supplier while the overall service level will increase by providing the right product at the right facility. The supplier benefits by having visibility into the enterprise’s demand and stock levels. Further, the supplier will be able to incorporate promotions into the inventory plan more easily.

Manage VMI Scope

Establish a common definition of the vendor-managed inventory network. This network definition is central to defining and ensuring an effective end-to-end VMI business process model.

Specify Vendor-Managed Inventory Policy

Manage the vendor-managed inventory (VMI) policy parameters that are specific to a VMI relationship, such as the minimum and maximum inventory policy threshold values, and the party (enterprise or supplier) that is responsible for maintaining them. These values may be updated by the supplier using a spreadsheet, a REST API, or entered through the user interface.

Review and Update VMI-Related Transactions

Enable planners (vendor-managed inventory analysts and supplier inventory managers) to view vendor-managed inventory items, along with key replenishment data, throughout the replenishment life cycle. You can view details such as on-hand quantity, on-order quantity, purchase order quantity, in-transit quantity, received quantity, and minimum and maximum quantities.

Trigger and Monitor Progress of Replenishment Requests

Enable suppliers to generate replenishment requests that maintain inventory at the enterprise facilities at the levels agreed between the trading partners. The supplier inventory manager can create the replenishment requests using Oracle Supplier Portal Cloud, spreadsheet uploads, or a REST service. These replenishment requests are used in creating purchase requisitions in Oracle Purchasing Cloud.

Extend Supplier Portal to Include VMI Tasks

Integrate with Oracle Supplier Portal Cloud so that supplier users can manage inventory and their replenishment requests. Supplier users can also view exceptions and metrics while performing the tasks needed for the end-to-end execution of the vendor-managed inventory process.

Monitor VMI Performance

Enable vendor-managed inventory analysts to prioritize and efficiently manage items and supplier relationships. Depending on their role, users can view the infolets that summarize the status of replenishment requests, VMI transactions, and VMI exceptions. VMI analysts can drill into the graphs that are of greatest interest to review additional details and prioritize their actions.

Secure VMI Data by Organization and Supplier

Manage the vendor-managed inventory data security to enable inventory analysts to access only the supply chain information that is assigned to them. The access for analysts can be secured by supplier or by organization.

Integrate and Extend Supply Chain Collaboration Using REST Services

Manage Vendor-Managed Inventory Items Using a REST Service

Use a public REST API to view and manage vendor-managed inventory (VMI) replenishment items. You can use this service to update min-max quantities, view historical min-max quantities, and view status of current replenishment items.

Manage Vendor-Managed Inventory Relationships Using a REST Service

Use a public REST API to create and manage vendor-managed inventory relationships that are required in a VMI business process model.

Manage Vendor-Managed Inventory Replenishment Requests Using a REST Service

Use a public REST API to enable supplier users to create and manage replenishment requests that maintain inventory levels at the enterprise's facilities based upon their agreement with the trading partner.

Manage Vendor-Managed Inventory Analysts Using a REST Service

Use a public REST API to create and manage vendor-managed inventory (VMI) analysts. You can use this service to define VMI analysts at the supplier level or the organization level, depending upon whether you want the analysts to have access to all replenishment items managed by a specific supplier, or only to replenishment items sent to a specific organization.

Supply Chain Orchestration

Update Supply Requests Using a REST Service

Use a public REST API to update an interorganization or intraorganization material transfer request to an inventory or expense destination. You can also use the service to update transfer order charges. Using the supply request REST service, you can streamline integration to external systems and reduce integration costs.

Create and View Descriptive Flexfields for Transfer Orders in the Supply Request REST Service

Use a public REST API to create, update, and view descriptive flexfields in Oracle Inventory Management Cloud for transfer orders. You can create descriptive flexfields in Inventory Management to add additional information on transfer orders.