Oracle Inventory and Cost Management Cloud
What's New
  1. Update 19A
  1. Revision History
  2. Overview
  3. Optional Uptake of New Features (Opt-In)
  4. Feature Summary
    1. User Interface
        1. Access Work Areas in Reorganized Navigator Groups and Group Icons
    2. Inventory Management
        1. Use Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence Enhancements for Inventory Management
        2. Use Contingent Workers for Cycle Count and Physical Inventory
      1. Integrate and Extend Inventory Management Using REST Services
        1. Manage Item Serial Numbers Using a REST Service
        2. Manage Cycle Counts Using a REST Service
        3. Manage Item Lot Numbers Using a REST Service
    3. Shipping
        1. Ship Sales Orders for Projects
      1. Integrate and Extend Shipping Using REST Services
        1. Manage Shipment Lines Using a REST Service
        2. Manage Shipments Using a REST Service
    4. Receiving
        1. Manage Receiving Transactions Using a REST Service
        2. Manage Receiving Receipts Using a REST Service
    5. Supply Chain Management Common Components
        1. Manage Carriers Using an Enhanced REST Service
        2. Manage Inventory Organizations Using an Enhanced REST Service
        3. Use an LOV REST Service for Inventory Organizations
    6. Cost Management
        1. Exclude Inactive Work Definition in Standard Cost Rollup
        2. Capture Expenditure Information in Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud from a Sales Order
        3. Cost Account the Items Directly Delivered to Manufacturing and Maintenance Work Orders
        4. View Inclusive Taxes in Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence Reports
    7. Landed Cost Management
        1. Manage Landed Cost Trade Operations Using a 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
25 FEB 2019 Use Contingent Workers for Cycle Count and Physical Inventory Updated document. Delivered backported feature in update 19A.
15 FEB 2019 View Inclusive Taxes in Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence Reports Updated document. Delivered feature in update 19A.
15 FEB 2019 Exclude Inactive Work Definition in Standard Cost Rollup Updated document. Delivered feature in update 19A.
15 FEB 2019 Access Work Areas in Reorganized Navigator Groups and Group Icons Updated document. Delivered feature in update 19A.
21 DEC 2018   Created initial document.

Overview

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

Security and New Features

The Role section of each feature identifies the security privilege and job role required to use the feature. If feature setup is required, then the Application Implementation Consultant job role is required to perform the setup, unless otherwise indicated. (If a feature doesn't include a Role section, then no security changes are required to use the feature.)

If you have created job roles, then you can use this information to add new privileges to those roles as needed.

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Optional Uptake of New Features (Opt-In)

We continue to add many new features to the Oracle Cloud Applications, and for some features, you can take advantage of new functionality at a pace that suits you by “opting in” to the feature when you’re ready. You can opt-in to a feature in two ways:  by using the New Features work area, or by using the Setup and Maintenance work area.

To opt-in using the New Features work area:

  1. Click the Navigator, and then click New Features (under the My Enterprise heading).
  2. On the New Features page, select the offering that includes new features you’d like to review.
  3. Click Opt-In for any feature that you want to opt-in to.
  4. On the Edit Features page, select the Enable option for the feature, and then click Done.

To opt-in using the Setup and Maintenance work area:

  1. Click the Navigator, and then click Setup and Maintenance.
  2. On the Setup page, select your offering, and then click Change Feature Opt-In.
  3. On the Opt-In page, click the Edit Features icon.
  4. On the Edit Features page, select the Enable option for any feature you want to opt-in to. If the Enable column includes an Edit icon instead of a check box, then click the icon, select your feature options, and click Save and Close
  5. Click Done.

Feature Summary

Column Definitions:

Report = New or modified, Oracle-delivered, ready to run reports.

UI or Process-Based: Small Scale = These UI or process-based features are typically comprised of minor field, validation, or program changes. Therefore, the potential impact to users is minimal.

UI or Process-Based: Larger Scale* = These UI or process-based features have more complex designs. Therefore, the potential impact to users is higher.


Customer Action Required = You MUST take action before these features can be used. These features are delivered disabled and you choose if and when to enable them. For example, a) new or expanded BI subject areas need to first be incorporated into reports, b) Integration is required to utilize new web services, or c) features must be assigned to user roles before they can be accessed.

New Features Delivered Ready to Use
(Delivered Enabled)

Reports plus Small Scale UI or Process-Based new features will have minimal user impact after an update. Therefore, customer acceptance testing should focus on the Larger Scale UI or Process-Based* new features.

New Features That Customer Must Take Action to Use (Delivered Disabled)

Not disruptive as action is required to make these features ready to use. As you selectively choose to leverage, you set your test and roll out timing.

Feature

Report

UI or
Process-Based:
Small Scale

UI or
Process-Based:
Larger Scale*

Customer Action Required

User Interface

Access Work Areas in Reorganized Navigator Groups and Group Icons

Inventory Management

Use Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence Enhancements for Inventory Management

Use Contingent Workers for Cycle Count and Physical Inventory

Integrate and Extend Inventory Management Using REST Services

Manage Item Serial Numbers Using a REST Service

Manage Cycle Counts Using a REST Service

Manage Item Lot Numbers Using a REST Service

Shipping

Ship Sales Orders for Projects

Integrate and Extend Shipping Using REST Services

Manage Shipment Lines Using a REST Service

Manage Shipments Using a REST Service

Receiving

Manage Receiving Transactions Using a REST Service

Manage Receiving Receipts Using a REST Service

Supply Chain Management Common Components

Manage Carriers Using an Enhanced REST Service

Manage Inventory Organizations Using an Enhanced REST Service

Use an LOV REST Service for Inventory Organizations

Cost Management

Exclude Inactive Work Definition in Standard Cost Rollup

Capture Expenditure Information in Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud from a Sales Order

Cost Account the Items Directly Delivered to Manufacturing and Maintenance Work Orders

View Inclusive Taxes in Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence Reports

Landed Cost Management

Manage Landed Cost Trade Operations Using a REST Service

User Interface

Access Work Areas in Reorganized Navigator Groups and Group Icons

To support a more consistent and logical grouping of Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud work areas, this update includes a reorganized Navigator, plus changes to the group icons on the home page.

In this update, a new Order Management heading in the Navigator and group icon on the home page includes the following work areas:

  • Order Management
  • Pricing Administration
  • Global Order Promising
  • Service Logistics

A new Supply Chain Execution heading and group icon includes the following work areas:

  • Work Definition
  • Work Execution
  • Maintenance Management
  • Quality Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Cost Accounting
  • Receipt Accounting
  • Fiscal Document Capture
  • Electronic Records
  • Financial Orchestration
  • Supply Orchestration

In addition, the Supply Chain Collaboration work area has moved to the Supply Chain Planning heading and group icon, and the Collaboration Messaging work area has moved to the Tools heading and group icon.

The Costing, Manufacturing, and Quality Management headings and group icons that appeared in previous updates are no longer available.

The new group icons on the home page are easy to identify:

Order Management and Supply Chain Execution Group Icons 

And so are the new headings in the Navigator:

Order Management and Supply Chain Execution Headings in the Navigator

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Inventory Management

Use Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence Enhancements for Inventory Management

The feature, Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence Enhancements for Inventory Management, enables you to improve oversight, visibility, and control within your organization. You can create ad hoc reports using real-time transactional data from Oracle Cloud Inventory Management. The availability of real-time data allows you to monitor your materials management processes. You can readily respond to exceptions and take corrective action immediately. Using the Reports and Analytics work area, you can seamlessly navigate from the Inventory Management landing page to the Business Intelligence (BI) Reports and Analytics work area to create a new analysis or to view an existing analysis.

TRANSFER ORDER DESCRIPTIVE FLEXFIELD SUPPORT

The existing Inventory Transfer Order Real Time subject area has been extended to include transfer order descriptive flexfields. You can use descriptive flexfields to add user-defined attributes for the Inventory Transfer Order business object. For example, you may want to create a descriptive flexfield to capture department information when creating a transfer order. Once the descriptive flexfield information is captured on the source transaction, it can be used when creating reports and analytics in Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI). Transfer order descriptive flexfield information is available at three levels, Transfer Order Header, Transfer Order Line, and Transfer Order Distribution.

SUPPORT ITEM SUBINVENTORY AND ITEM LOCATOR DIMENSIONS

The OTBI dimensions, Item Subinventory and Item Locator, provide you with an additional level of reporting capability at the subinventory and locator levels. Item Subinventory and Item Locator attributes are configured in Setup and Maintenance using the Manage Subivnentorires and Locators page. Item Subinventory attributes include information such as inventory planning method, minimum and maximum quantities, and replenishment sources. Attributes at the Item Locator include replenishment count type, Periodic Automatic Replenishment (PAR) level, and PAR maximum quantity.

Item Subinventory and Item Locator Dimensions

INVENTORY LOT DESCRIPTIVE FLEXFIELD SUPPORT

Inventory Management provides complete lot number support for inventory transactions. You can also enable descriptive flexfields for inventory lots. For example, you may want to create descriptive flexfields to capture certain attributes of an inventory lot such as color and size. Once you have configured your descriptive flexfields, you can enable the descriptive flexfields for OTBI. This allows you to create reports and analytics to capture these additional attributes. For example, you can create an analysis to show all inventory transactions for lots that are color red and size large. Supporting OTBI lot level descriptive flexfields allows you to configure reports and analytics to support your specific organizational requirements.

Include Serial Numbers in Shipping Subject Area

The Shipping Real Time subject area allows you to create real-time reports and analytics on your shipping information. When processing a shipment, serial number information can be captured for items in a shipment. The Shipping Real Time subject area includes serial number details such as the serial number status and serial number completion or shipped date. For example, you can create an analysis for a given shipment and display the serial number range associated with a serial number controlled item on the shipment. This provides you with an extra level of visibility, allowing you to report shipment information and the associated serial number details.

Shipping Real Time Subject Area

Steps to Enable

To enable Inventory Management Descriptive Flexfields for display in Oracle Cloud Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI), perform the following steps after you opt in to the feature:

  1. In the Setup and Maintenance work area, go to the following:

  • Offering: Manufacturing and Supply Chain Materials Management

  • Functional Area: Inventory Management

  • Task: Manage Inventory Descriptive Flexfields

  1. On the Manage Inventory Descriptive Flexfields page, enable the BI Enabled checkbox.

Manage Inventory Descriptive Flexfields

Tips And Considerations

For details about creating and editing reports, see the Oracle SCM Cloud: Creating and Administering Analytics and Reports guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Key Resources

  • Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud: Implementing Manufacturing and Supply Chain Materials Management guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Watch Transactional Business Intelligence Enhancements for Inventory Management Readiness Training

Use Contingent Workers for Cycle Count and Physical Inventory

Let’s say that you're a manager of a large warehouse and you manage several regular full-time employees. During times of high volume activity, you hire extra help or contingent workers to help with cycle count and physical inventory tasks. This feature lets you define a nonemployee as a contingent worker with system access to record count sequences, record physical inventory tags, and approve inventory adjustments. Here's how contingent workers can now use the new feature: 

  • Record Count Sequences page (Counted By field)
  • Approve Count Sequences page (Counted By and Reviewed By fields)
  • Cycle Count REST service
  • Cycle Count ADFdi
  • Record Physical Inventory Tags page (Counted By field)
  • Approve Physical Inventory Adjustments page (Counted By and Reviewed By fields) 
  • Physical Inventory REST service

This feature allows contingent workers to work seamlessly alongside regular employees in performing cycle count and physical inventory tasks. Both the employees and contingent workers are now visible in the Counted By or Reviewed By list of values on the Cycle Count and Physical Inventory pages.

Steps to Enable

Here's how to create users that are contingent workers who can perform counting and approval tasks in the Cycle Count and Physical Inventory pages. 

  1. In the Setup and Maintenance work area, go to the following:
    • Offering: Manufacturing and Supply Chain Materials Management
    • Functional Area: Users and Security 
    • Task: Manage Users
  2. On the Create User page, define a new user with a user name of USERXXX and person type of Contingent Worker
  3. Associate the INV_WAREHOUSE_MANAGER_ALL_INV_ORG role to the newly created user.  

Key Resources

  • Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud: Implementing Manufacturing and Supply Chain Materials Management guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Role Information

To use this feature, the following role is required.

  • Job Role Name and Code:
    • Warehouse Manager - All Inventory Organizations (ORA_INV_WAREHOUSE_MANAGER)

Integrate and Extend Inventory Management Using REST Services

Manage Item Serial Numbers Using a REST Service

The Manage Item Serial Numbers REST API enables you to programmatically manage the serial number creation and update your Oracle Inventory Management Cloud Service environment. The API provides an alternative to using the web-based user interface and can help automate the process related to creating and updating serial numbers where integration with a Warehouse Management System or any third-party integration is involved. The API is also useful in user interface development for Warehouse Management System or Third-Party Logistics integration scenarios. With this update, you can now create and update serial number details through these new services.

Use the Inventory Item Serial Numbers REST service to do the following:

  • Get item serial number details and descriptive flexfields.
  • Create item serial numbers.
  • Update item serial number details like supplier, supplier lot, supplier serial number, and descriptive flexfields for a single serial number.

You can use this REST service to help the management of changes and the collection of information for your item serial numbers through the integration technology made available to you or your external systems.

Steps to Enable

If you are using REST services with your Oracle Cloud implementation for the first time, then follow the instructions in the Quick Start section of the REST API for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Key Resources

  • Refer to the REST API for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud documentation available on the Oracle Help Center.

Role Information

To use this feature, the following privileges or roles are required.

  • Privilege Name and Code:
    • Manage Item Lot and Item Serial by Web Service (INV_MANAGE_LOT_SERIAL_WEB_SERVICE) to be able to invoke GET, POST, and PATCH services.
    • View Item Lot and Item Serial List of Values by Web Service (INV_VIEW_LOT_SERIAL_LOV_WEB_SERVICE_PRIV) to be able to only invoke GET service.
  • Duty Role Name and Code:
    • Inventory Management Web Service Duty (ORA_INV_INVENTORY_MANAGEMENT_WEB_SERVICE_DUTY)
    • Inventory Management Common Web Service Duty (ORA_INV_INVENTORY_MANAGEMENT_COMMON_WEB_SERVICE_DUTY)
  • Job Role Name and Code:
    • Warehouse Manager (ORA_INV_WAREHOUSE_MANAGER)
    • Inventory Manager (ORA_INV_INVENTORY_MANAGER)
    • Warehouse Operator (ORA_INV_WAREHOUSE_OPERATOR)

Manage Cycle Counts Using a REST Service

Oracle Inventory Management Cloud provides web services to enable and simplify integration with external systems, such as warehouse management systems, contract manufacturers, and 3PLs.

This feature provides three different REST services, Cycle Count Definition, Cycle Count Sequence Details, and Cycle Count Schedules, to manage different aspects of a cycle count.

Use the Cycle Count Definition REST service to do the following:

  • Define a cycle count using ABC assignment groups to populate cycle count class and item tables.
  • Create and update cycle count definitions with information such as count subs and count classes.
  • Get a cycle count definition, cycle count classes, and other details.

Use the Cycle Count Sequence Details REST service to do the following:

  • Generate the count schedules and count sequences required to execute a cycle count.
  • Record and approve manual and automatically generated count sequences.
  • Get cycle count sequence details like item, lot, serial number, and history.

Use the Cycle Count Schedules REST Service to do the following:

  • Search for autogenerated and manual count schedules.
  • Get a count schedule or manual count schedule.

In addition, the REST services support descriptive flexfield attributes.  

Steps to Enable

If you are using REST services with your Oracle Cloud implementation for the first time, then follow the instructions in the Quick Start section of the REST API for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Key Resources

  • Refer to the REST API for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud guide available on the Oracle Help Center.

Role Information

To use this feature, the following privileges or roles are required.

  • Privilege Name and Code:
    • INV_MANAGE_CYCLE_COUNT_PRIV: Allows management of cycle counts. (Create and Update Cycle Count)
    • INV_RECORD_CYCLE_COUNT_SEQUENCE_PRIV or INV_RECORD_CYCLE_COUNT_WEB_SERVICE_PRIV: Allows recording of count sequences, which include details such as count quantity and the name of the individual who performs the cycle count. (Record Count Sequences)
    • INV_APPROVE_CYCLE_COUNT_SEQUENCES_PRIV: Allows recording of count sequences, which include details such as count quantity and the name of the individual who performs the cycle count. (Record Count Sequences)
  • Duty Role Name and Code:
    • Inventory Count Management Duty (ORA_INV_INVENTORY_COUNT_MANAGEMENT_DUTY)
    • Inventory Management Web Service Duty (ORA_INV_INVENTORY_MANAGEMENT_WEB_SERVICE_DUTY)
  • Job Role Name and Code:
    • Warehouse Manager (ORA_INV_WAREHOUSE_MANAGER)
    • Inventory Manager (ORA_INV_INVENTORY_MANAGER)
    • Warehouse Operator (ORA_INV_WAREHOUSE_OPERATOR)

Manage Item Lot Numbers Using a REST Service

The Manage Item Lot Numbers REST API enables you to manage the creation of lot numbers for your items and update your Oracle Inventory Management Cloud Service environment. The API provides an alternative to using the web-based user interface and can help automate the process related to creating the lot numbers and updating the details associated with the same where integration with a warehouse management system or any third-party integration is involved. You can also apply this API to user interface development for warehouse management system or third-party logistics integration scenarios.

With this update, you can use the Inventory Item Lot Numbers REST services to perform the following:

  • GET: Retrieve and review the details on the item lot number and descriptive flexfields.
  • POST: Create item lot numbers.
  • PATCH: Update the details related to a lot, such as the Origination Date, the Maturity Date, and the Hold Until Date.

You can use these REST services to help to manage information for your item lot numbers through the integration technology made available to you or your external systems.

Steps to Enable

If you are using REST services with your Oracle Cloud implementation for the first time, then follow the instructions in the Quick Start section of the REST API for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Key Resources

  • Refer to the REST API for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Role Information

To use this feature, the following privileges or roles are required.

  • Privilege Name and Code:
    • Manage Item Lot and Item Serial by Web Service (INV_MANAGE_LOT_SERIAL_WEB_SERVICE) to be able to invoke GET, POST, and PATCH services.
    • View Item Lot and Item Serial List of Values by Web Service (INV_VIEW_LOT_SERIAL_LOV_WEB_SERVICE_PRIV) to be able to only invoke GET service.
  • Duty Role Name and Code:
    • Inventory Management Web Service Duty (ORA_INV_INVENTORY_MANAGEMENT_WEB_SERVICE_DUTY)
    • Inventory Management Common Web Service Duty (ORA_INV_INVENTORY_MANAGEMENT_COMMON_WEB_SERVICE_DUTY)
  • Job Role Name and Code:
    • Warehouse Manager (ORA_INV_WAREHOUSE_MANAGER)
    • Inventory Manager (ORA_INV_INVENTORY_MANAGER)
    • Warehouse Operator (ORA_INV_WAREHOUSE_OPERATOR)

Shipping

Ship Sales Orders for Projects

For a variety of reasons, you might need to fulfill customer demands for common or slightly differentiated products on separate projects. For example:

  • You sell items that require separate research, development, and modifications for each customer.   
  • You supply spare parts on contracts.   
  • You supply items as a part of a turnkey service.

The items that fulfill these demands are often similar to one another, so you don't need to segregate inventory by project. You can ship items from a common warehouse for project-specific sales orders, but the items are invoiced against projects. In this update, you can:

  • Create a sales order that references a specific project and task in the project.   
  • Pick and ship items from the same inventory for all projects.   
  • Ship items from the same warehouse, but invoice them differently according to project.   
  • Interface the cost of items shipped from common inventory to a single project.   
  • Invoice your customer according to a business rule that references the project.

With these enhancements, you can reduce error and expedite transactions by selling items without manually adjusting cost and revenue for each project. You'll also increase efficiency and cost-effectiveness by not having to segregate inventory by project.

In order to improve visibility to project sales order shipments, several enhancements have been made to existing Inventory Management pages. The Manage Shipment Lines page has been enhanced to display a new column, Project Sales Order. The Project Sales Order column enables shipping users to identify those shipment lines that include project details. Additionally, a new sales order project context is used for project details on the shipping inventory transaction. These attributes are displayed on the Review Completed Transactions page.

Steps to Enable

You must opt in to enable this feature. For instructions, refer to the Optional Uptake of New Features section of this document.

Offering: Order Management                         No Longer Optional From: 11.13.19.07.0

Feature Name: Process Sales Orders for Projects

Key Resources

  • Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud: Implementing Manufacturing and Supply Chain Materials Management Guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Integrate and Extend Shipping Using REST Services

Manage Shipment Lines Using a REST Service

Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud provides web services to enable and simplify integration with external systems, such as warehouse management system, contract manufacturer, 3PL, transportation management system, trade compliance system, and mobile devices.

This feature provides three different REST services, Shipment Lines, Shipment Line Transaction Requests, and Shipment Line Change Requests, to manage different aspects of shipment lines.

Use the Shipment Lines REST service to do the following:

  • Get a shipment line, shipping costs related to a shipment line, and inventory reservations related to a shipment line.
  • Search shipment lines by organization, order type, line status, integration status, quick ship status, transportation planning status, trade compliance status, order number, pick wave, customer, carrier, scheduled ship date, item, transportation shipment number, and so on.

Use the Shipment Line Transaction Requests REST service to do the following:

  • Get shipment line transaction request and shipment lines.
  • Search shipment line transaction requests by transaction ID, shipment line, and shipment line attributes.
  • Create, update, and delete transportation planning information for the shipment lines. This supports integrating to transportation management systems such as Oracle Transportation Management Cloud. This is similar to using the processBatchShipmentRequestOrder operation of the Shipment Request SOAP service for receiving and processing transportation planning information for shipment lines.
  • Place and release lock on the shipment lines for change management. This is similar to using the validateAndLockForUpdate operation of the Validate and Lock Shipment Line' SOAP service.

Use the Shipment Line Change Requests REST service to do the following:

  • Update the shipment line attributes for inventory details, shipping details, descriptive flexfields, notes, attachments, and so on. This is similar to the UpdateShipmentLines operation of the Material Shipment Line SOAP service.
  • Generate shipment requests using a custom action to select and send lines out to external systems like WMS and also mark them as interfaced. This is similar to the GenerateShipmentRequest operation of the Material Shipment Line service.

These REST services also support descriptive flexfields, notes, and attachment type of attributes, as needed.

Steps to Enable

If you are using REST services with your Oracle Cloud implementation for the first time, then follow the instructions in the Quick Start section of the REST API for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Key Resources

  • REST API for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud guide available on the Oracle Help Center.

Manage Shipments Using a REST Service

Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud provides web services to enable and simplify integration with external systems, such as a warehouse management system, contract manufacturer, 3PL, transportation management system, trade compliance system, and mobile devices.

This feature provides two different REST services, Shipments and Shipment Transaction Requests, to manage different aspects of the shipments.

Use the Shipments REST service to do the following:

  • Get shipment, packing units, shipment lines, shipping costs, lots, and serial numbers.
  • Search shipments by organization, order type, shipment status, order number, source order number, pick wave, customer, carrier, actual ship date, transportation shipment number, fiscal document number, packing slip, and bill of landing.
  • Generate shipment advice that can be used as shipment actuals to integrate to source systems, a transportation management system, and trade compliance management systems.

Use the Shipment Transaction Requests REST service to do the following:

  • Get shipment transaction request, shipments, packing units, shipment lines, shipping costs, lots, serial numbers, and processing error if any.
  • Search shipment transaction requests by transaction ID, shipment, shipment line, organization, initial ship date, actual ship date, order number, customer, packing unit, carrier, service level, mode of transport, and so on.
  • Create and update shipment transaction requests in the interface tables. This is similar to using the createAndConfirm operation of the Material Shipment SOAP service for creating shipment confirmations from a WMS and using the Manage Shipping Transaction Corrections in Spreadsheet task for reviewing and managing the shipment confirmations.

The above mentioned REST services also support descriptive flexfields, notes, and attachment type of attributes, as needed.

Steps to Enable

If you are using REST services with your Oracle Cloud implementation for the first time, then follow the instructions in the Quick Start section of the REST API for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Key Resources

  • Refer to the REST API for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud guide available on the Oracle Help Center.

Role Information

To use this feature, the following privileges or roles are required.

  • Privilege Name and Code:
    • Manage Shipment Web Service (WSH_MANAGE_SHIPMENT_WEB_SERVICE)
  • Duty Role Name and Code:
    • Shipment Processing Duty (ORA_WSH_DELIVERY_PROCESSING_DUTY)
  • Job Role Name and Code:
    • Warehouse Manager (ORA_INV_WAREHOUSE_MANAGER)
    • Inventory Manager (ORA_INV_INVENTORY_MANAGER)
    • Warehouse Operator (ORA_INV_WAREHOUSE_OPERATOR)

Receiving

Manage Receiving Transactions Using a REST Service

Oracle Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud provides web services to enable and simplify integration with external systems, such as a warehouse management system, contract manufacturer, 3PL, transportation management system, trade compliance system, and mobile devices.

This update includes a Receiving Transactions REST service that you can use to manage receiving activities, including put away, inspection, correction,and return of receipts.

  • Create receiving transactions for receipt put away, inspection, and correction.
  • Create return transactions for returns to receiving, returns to supplier, return material authorizations to the customer, and return transfer orders to the source organization.
  • Upload receiving transaction attachments.
  • Upload descriptive flexfield information for receiving transactions.
  • Update, correct, or delete receiving transaction interface records in online or background modes.

The Receiving Transactions REST service allows you to simplify integrations with your external systems while providing improved management of receiving and return activities.

Steps to Enable

If you are using REST services with your Oracle Cloud implementation for the first time, then follow the instructions in the Quick Start section of the REST API for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Key Resources

  • Refer to the REST API for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud guide, available on the Oracle Help Center

Role Information

To use this feature, the following privileges or roles are required.

  • Privilege Name and Code:
    • Perform Receiving Receipt Transaction by Web Service (RCV_PERFORM_RECEIVING_RECEIPT_TRANSACTION_WEB_SERVICE)
  • Duty Role Name and Code:
    • Receiving Management Common Web Service Duty (ORA_RCV_RECEIVING_MANAGEMENT_COMMON_WEB_SERVICE_DUTY)
  • Job Role Name and Code:
    • Warehouse Manager (ORA_INV_WAREHOUSE_MANAGER)
    • Receiving Agent (ORA_RCV_RECEIVING_AGENT)

Manage Receiving Receipts Using a REST Service

Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud provides web services to enable and simplify integration with external systems, such as a warehouse management system, contract manufacturer, 3PL, transportation management system, trade compliance system, and mobile devices.

The feature provides a REST service to manage receipts and advance shipment notices (ASNs).

Use the Receiving Receipt Requests REST Service to do the following:

  • Create receipts and advanced shipment notices.
  • Get the receipt requests and the related details including the processing errors, if any.
  • Update receipt details, including quantities and descriptive flexfields.
  • Update ASN details, including packing slip, bill of lading, and weights.
  • Upload attachments for receipt header, receiving transaction, and ASN line.
  • Delete receipts or ASNs.

The Receiving Receipt Requests REST Service allows you to simplify integrations with your external systems while providing the ability to effectively manage receipts and ASNs.

Steps to Enable

If you are using REST services with your Oracle Cloud implementation for the first time, then follow the instructions in the Quick Start section of the REST API for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Key Resources

  • Refer to the REST API for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Role Information

To use this feature, the following privileges or roles are required.

  • Privilege Name and Code:
    • Create Receiving Receipt Transaction by Web Service (RCV_CREATE_RECEIVING_RECEIPT_TRANSACTION_WEB_SERVICE)
  • Duty Role Name and Code:
    • Receiving Management Common Web Service Duty (ORA_RCV_RECEIVING_MANAGEMENT_COMMON_WEB_SERVICE_DUTY)
  • Job Role Name and Code:
    • Warehouse Manager (ORA_INV_WAREHOUSE_MANAGER)
    • Receiving Agent (ORA_RCV_RECEIVING_AGENT)

Supply Chain Management Common Components

Manage Carriers Using an Enhanced REST Service

Oracle provides web services to enable and simplify integration with external systems, and to support data creation and maintenance for large volumes.

Use the Carriers REST service to do the following:

  • Create a carrier
  • Create shipping methods for each carrier and optionally assign these to specific inventory organizations

Steps to Enable

If you're using REST services with your Oracle Cloud implementation for the first time, then follow the instructions in the Quick Start section of the REST API for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Key Resources

  • Refer to the REST APIs for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud documentation, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Role Information

  • Privilege Name and Code:
    • Manage Carriers by Web Service (RCS_MANAGE_CARRIERS_WEB_SERVICE_PRIV)
    • View Carriers List of Values by Web Service (RCS_VIEW_CARRIERS_LOV_WEB_SERVICE_PRIV)
  • Job Role Name and Code:
    • Supply Chain Application Administrator (ORA_RCS_SUPPLY_CHAIN_APPLICATION_ADMINISTRATOR_JOB)

Manage Inventory Organizations Using an Enhanced REST Service

Oracle provides web services to enable and simplify integration with external systems, and to support data creation and maintenance for large volumes.

Use the Inventory Organizations REST service to do the following:

  • Create an inventory organization
  • Create the organization (warehouse) parameters and plant parameters which default the behavior of materials management and manufacturing transactions.

Steps to Enable

If you're using REST services with your Oracle Cloud implementation for the first time, then follow the instructions in the Quick Start section of the REST API for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Key Resources

  • Refer to the REST APIs for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud documentation, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Role Information

  • Privilege Name and Code:
    • Manage Inventory Organization by Web Service (RCS_MANAGE_INV_ORG_WEB_SERVICE_PRIV)
    • View Inventory Organizations List of Values by Web Service (RCS_VIEW_INV_ORG_LOV_WEB_SERVICE_PRIV)
  • Job Role Name and Code:
    • Supply Chain Application Administrator (ORA_RCS_SUPPLY_CHAIN_APPLICATION_ADMINISTRATOR_JOB)

Use an LOV REST Service for Inventory Organizations

Oracle provides web services to enable and simplify integration with external systems, and to support data creation and maintenance for large volumes.

Use the Inventory Organizations LOV REST service to do the following:

  • Get all inventory organizations with a filter for use as a data set in a list of values
  • Get all item organizations with a filter for use as a data set in a list of values

Steps to Enable

If you're using REST services with your Oracle Cloud implementation for the first time, then follow the instructions in the Quick Start section of the REST API for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Key Resources

  • Refer to the REST APIs for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud documentation, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Role Information

  • Privilege Name and Code:
    • View Inventory Organizations List of Values by Web Service (RCS_VIEW_INV_ORG_LOV_WEB_SERVICE_PRIV)
  • Job Role Name and Code:
    • Supply Chain Application Administrator (ORA_RCS_SUPPLY_CHAIN_APPLICATION_ADMINISTRATOR_JOB)

Cost Management

Exclude Inactive Work Definition in Standard Cost Rollup

While calculating the cost of a manufactured item, if a manufacturing work definition was inactive prior to the cost scenario’s effective date, the Roll Up Costs process now ignores that work definition.

Also, you can now deactivate a work definition even when it is used in a published scenario. The cost scenario continues to use the work definition and the standard cost of the manufactured item is available for cost accounting. However, if the deactivated work definition is used in an existing unpublished scenario, the status of the cost scenario is reset to Redo Cost Roll Up Required. 

This enables you to seamlessly accommodate changes due to contract negotiations with suppliers. For example, you can now specify cost for a procured item that was previously a make item.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Key Resources

  • Refer to the Implementing Manufacturing and Supply Chain Materials Management guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Role Information

  • Cost Accountant (ORA_CST_COST_ACCOUNTANT)

Capture Expenditure Information in Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud from a Sales Order

For a variety of reasons, you might need to fulfill customer demands for common or slightly-differentiated products on separate projects. For example:

  • You sell items that require separate research, development, and modifications for each customer.   
  • You supply spare parts on contracts.   
  • You supply items as a part of a turn-key service.

The items that fulfill these demands are often similar to one another, so you don't need to segregate inventory by project. You can ship items from a common warehouse for project-specific sales orders, but the items are invoiced against projects. In this update, you can:

  • Create a sales order that references a specific project and task in the project.   
  • Pick and ship items from the same inventory for all projects.   
  • Ship items from the same warehouse, but invoice them differently according to project.   
  • Interface the cost of items shipped from common inventory to a single project.   
  • Invoice your customer according to a business rule that references the project.

With these enhancements, you can reduce error and expedite transactions by selling items without manually adjusting cost and revenue for each project. You'll also increase efficiency and cost-effectiveness by not having to segregate inventory by project.

The following are the key enhancements specific to the Oracle Fusion Cost Management Cloud to support this feature:

  • Cost and create accounting for Sales Order Issue Inventory transaction to a single project.
  • Include costed transaction details in Project Costing.
  • Display project attributes in a transaction as accounting sources.

The following screen captures illustrate the feature and its benefits.

                                                                                               

Review Cost Accounting Distributions with Project Attributes

Steps to Enable

You must opt in to enable this feature. For instructions, refer to the Optional Uptake of New Features section of this document.

Offering: Order Management                         No Longer Optional From: 11.13.19.07.0

Feature Name: Process Sales Orders for Projects

Tips And Considerations

  • Project attributes are not copied to the return order from the original sales order. If you capture the project attributes in the Project Details of a return order, they are not taken into account for returns processing. Therefore, these attributes are processed and costed as regular sales order returns.
  • Drop shipment and back-to-back processing for such project tagged lines are not in the scope of this update.
  • There will be no intercompany accounting in Costing for Project Sales Order scenarios where the Sales Business Unit is different from the Shipping Business Unit, unlike the regular cross business sales order issue flows.
  • Cost Accounting posts the accounting entries with the reference of Profit Center Business Unit. If the Profit Center BU of the Inventory Org and Project BU are same, the project expenditure will be part of the Profit Center BU. However if the Project BU (Management BU) is different from the Costing Profit Center BU, the project expenditures from the Profit Center BU gets added to the Project BU within the Project Application's Borrow or Lend processing.
  • OTBI Reporting based on Project attributes are not supported in this update.

Key Resources

  • Implementing Common Features for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.
  • Implementing Cost Management for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Role Information

  • Cost Accountant

Cost Account the Items Directly Delivered to Manufacturing and Maintenance Work Orders

Items bought from and delivered directly to manufacturing and maintenance work orders are processed by receipt and cost accounting.

After the items are received against the work order destination in receiving, receipt accounting creates the following receipt accounting distribution entries.

  • Debit – Receiving Inspection at Purchase Order Price
  • Credit – Accrual at Purchase Order Price

When the item is delivered to the work order destination, cost accounting picks up these transactions and creates the following distribution entries.

  • Debit – Work in Process at Purchase Order price or Standard Cost
  • Credit – Receiving Inspection at Purchase Order Price
  • Credit/Debit – Purchase Price Variance for difference between the standard cost and purchase price

Only item-based purchases are processed in Cost Accounting. For description or amount-based purchases, the Deliver-to Work Order will be processed in Receipt Accounting only and the entire purchase cost will be expensed.

The cost of these items are also reflected in the work order costs and can be reviewed from either the Review Work Order Costs or Review Maintenance Work Order Costs page.

The following screen capture illustrates the feature and its benefits.

Review Maintenance Work Order Costs

Watch a Demo

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Key Resources

For more information on this feature, refer to following guides, available on Oracle Help Center:

  • Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud: Using Cost Management

Watch Cost Accounting  of Manual Procurement of Items for Work Order Readiness Training

Role Information

  • Privilege Name and Code:
    • Cost Accountant

View Inclusive Taxes in Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence Reports

Generate reports using the inclusive tax attributes that are now available in the Purchase Order, Receipt Accounting, and Invoice dimensions of the Receipt Accounting Real Time and Cost Accounting Real Time subject areas. This allows you to view and analyze both recoverable and nonrecoverable inclusive taxes in your Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI) reports.

Steps to Enable

You can add the new inclusive tax attributes to your existing reports, or create new reports that use the new attributes. For details about creating and editing reports, see the Oracle SCM Cloud: Creating and Administering Analytics and Reports guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Tips And Considerations

The following table lists the subject areas and dimensions where the new inclusive tax attributes are now available:                      

Subject Area

Dimensions

Receipt Accounting Real Time

Receipt Accounting Distribution Details

Cost Accounting Real Time

Purchase Order

Accounts Payable Invoice

Role Information

  • Cost Accountant (ORA_CST_COST_ACCOUNTANT)

Landed Cost Management

Manage Landed Cost Trade Operations Using a REST Service

Manage landed cost trade operations and associated charges using a REST web service. Automatically create trade operations when integrating with an external system, or when dealing with a high volume of trade operations or charges.

Use the Landed Cost Trade Operations REST web service to do the following:

  • Retrieve trade operations in the system.
  • Create a new trade operation or modify the existing trade operations.
  • Delete a trade operation and its details.

The trade operation primary resource has two child resources: Charges and Default Purchase Order Schedules.

  • The Charges child resource of the trade operations REST resource provides details of all charges that exist under a trade operation. It has four child resources:
    • Charge References: Create, read, update, and delete charge references to a charge line in a trade operation, and associate invoices with a trade operation.
    • Charge Related Lines: Provides details of the charges created as related to another charge of the trade operation. You can create, update, and delete such a charge line.
    • Charge Invoice Associations: Provides details of the Invoices associated with a charge in a trade operation.
    • Charge Purchase Order Schedules: Read, create, update, and delete the purchase order schedules associated with a charge in a trade operation.
  • The Default Purchase Order Schedules stores the details about PO Schedules that are associated with all the charges of a trade operation by default.

Steps to Enable

If you are using REST services with your Oracle Cloud implementation for the first time, then follow the instructions in the Quick Start section of the REST API for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Key Resources

  • Refer to the REST APIs for Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Watch Manage Trade Operations Using REST Services in Landed Cost Management Readiness Training

Role Information

  • Privilege Name and Code:
    • Manage Trade Operations by Web Service (CML_MANAGE_TRADEOPS_WEB_SERVICE)