Thursday Feb 20, 2014

Demantra Performance and Setup Analyzer Script and Monitoring Tool

The Demantra Setup and Performance Analyzer is a Self-Service Health-Check script which reviews the overall footprint, analyzes the current configurations and settings for the environment providing feedback and recommendations on Best Practices.  This is a non-invasive script which provides recommended actions to be performed on the instance it was run on.  For production instances, always apply any changes to a recent clone to ensure an expected outcome.  

  • Immediate Analysis and Output of your Demantra Environment
    • Reveals Current Environment
    • Delivers Known Recommendations and Solutions
    • Perform Sanity Checks for Known Issues
  • Easy to add Tool for regular Maintenance
  • Execute Analysis anytime to compare current environment 
  • DBA's / System Administrator's should run the script and review the output
  • Output usually will be reviewed by technical application DBA or super user
  • This script was designed for 7.3.1 and later.

Where to Run the Script & How to fix Items Identified:

You may run the script on a Production environment as it's non-invasive.  We recommend fixing items identified from the output first in a clone of production to test/verify the expected outcome.  Visit Doc ID 1618885.1 to download the script and view a complete output example. 

Friday Feb 14, 2014

ASCP Integration with Oracle Transportation Management

Are you looking for integration of transportation of goods into your Advanced Supply Chain Planning (ASCP)?  Most planning systems have no visibility of delays in transportation and their impact to manufacturing utilization or customer service. With version 12.1.1+ ASCP can now integrate with Oracle Transportation Management (OTM). 

The integration will provide:

  • Leverage Oracle Transportation Management Supply Chain Event Management to obtain real time, projected material arrival dates.
  • Provide a Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) process and associated web services to consume events and generate planning exceptions to provide planners real time visibility to transportation delays.
  • Use the updated dates in ASCP interactive planning calculations to calculate the impact of transportation delays on downstream orders and take corrective action.

For details, you can refer to Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Transportation Management (Doc ID 1546042.1).

Wednesday Feb 12, 2014

ASCP Enhanced Exception Management in R12.2.2

Advanced Supply Chain Planning (ASCP) R12.2.2 introduces enhanced functionality for Exception Management.  Prior to this enhancement, ASCP generated all exceptions for all items and resources with attached exception sets. You can now control which exceptions ASCP generates, thus saving the computational burden of generating unneeded exceptions.

A new window called Exception Group allows you to select specific exceptions from a list of available exceptions. You can save the Exception Group and attach it to plans using a new plan option field. When the plan is run, ASCP generates only the exceptions listed in the Exception Group.

For more information regarding Enhanced Exception Management in Release 12.2, please refer to the Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning Release Notes for Release 12.2.2, Doc ID 1504893.1.

Wednesday Feb 05, 2014

Flow Manufacturing White Paper

Oracle Flow Manufacturing, also called Lean Manufacturing, is a manufacturing approach that aligns production with customer demand. Oracle Flow Manufacturing employs Just-In-Time (JIT) concepts such as :
  • Manufacturing to demand versus forecast
  • Production lines for families of products versus process layout
  • Pull material using Kanbans versus push material
  • Back flush material and costs upon completion versus at each operation.   

A new white paper gives an overview of Flow Manufacturing and summarizes the concepts and basic setups.  It then describes a typical process flow using a screenshot example.  The white paper can be downloaded from note:

Basic Setup and Process Flow in Flow Manufacturing using example, Doc ID 1618984.1.


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