Thursday Apr 03, 2014

Experience a Smoother Period Close with the Inventory Analyzer

Get immediate analysis and output of your EBS Inventory Application by using the Inventory Analyzer. The Inventory Analyzer script reviews the current Inventory rollup levels, confirms installation of critical and recommended patches, analyzes common data issues, reviews setups, and provides information on some specific performance issues.

Go to Inventory Analyzer : Health Check For Common Inventory Data Issues, Critical Patches, And Setups (Doc ID 1499475.1) for more details, the Inventory Analyzer script download, and a short overview video.

Inventory Analyzer Benefits:

* Immediate Analysis and Output of your Environment
* Identifies Inventory roll-up patch levels
* Identifies Missing Critical and Recommended Patches
* Discover existing Common Data Corruptions in your Environment

The Inventory Analyzer presents key details in an easy to read manner. For example, the analyzer gives a table with patches marked Missing (red) or Installed (white).

In a similar way, data issues are flagged as marked having a Data Issue (red) or Not (white).



Run the Inventory Analyzer on a regular basis to monitor the health of your Inventory Transactions and Application. The Inventory Analyzer can be a key tool to help identify and fix issues well before the end of your accounting period. Line yourself up for a quicker, smoother, Inventory period close, by using the Inventory Analyzer.

Thursday Feb 13, 2014

RUP-IT! For Inventory, Warehouse Management and Receiving

What is the rollup (RUP) schedule history for Inventory, Warehouse Management, and Receiving (INV/WMS/RCV)? 

RUP-IT!

RUP-IT is an Inventory Support Initiative meant to improve customer support experience, reduce outages, improve user productivity, and decrease total cost of ownership of the Oracle Application Inventory modules.  As you  might already know, keeping on the latest Rollup is the fastest way to avoid SRs and to get fixes for common issues.

Avoid SRs and stay on the latest RUP now through Doc ID 726226.1 INV/WMS/RCV Family Patch Release History / Patchsets / RUPs.

Latest Rollup (RUP) Patches

Latest Rollup (RUP) Patches

* For R12, also, see  Doc ID 423541.1 for EBS-wide R12 Rollups.

Tuesday Aug 07, 2012

Have you seen the Period Close Advisors?

The Period Close Advisor provides guidance on recommended period end procedures for E-Business Release 12.x. Gain improved Period Close experience with less delay while avoiding reactive issues and escalations due to the proactive nature of the Period Close Advisor. For example, the #7. Inventory & Costing tab shows steps to evaluate the Inventory and Costing period close, navigations, tips as well as key notes for resolving issues.

For more details and to review the period close advisors, see Doc ID: 335.1 http://bit.ly/JIYwyt

Wednesday Jul 18, 2012

Webcast: July 25: Manufacturing Material Move Orders Flow


PRODUCT FAMILY: Logistics

July 25, 2012 at 1 pm ET, 12 pm CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT

This one hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who make decisions and support available functionality in the Inventory module/Move Orders. We will cover several types of Move Order processing and review the tables involved in the flow.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
  • Overall processing of Move Orders
    • Tables involved in the Process
    • Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

A short, live demonstration (only if applicable) and question and answer period will be included. Oracle Advisor Webcasts are dedicated to building your awareness around our products and services. This session does not replace offerings from Oracle Global Support Services.

Current Schedule can be found on Note 740966.1
Post Presentation Recordings can be found on Note 740964.1

Friday Jun 08, 2012

June 14th Webcast: Using Personalization in Oracle eAM

ADVISOR WEBCAST: Using Personalization in Oracle eAM
PRODUCT FAMILY: Enterprise Asset Management

June 14, 2012 at 11 am ET, 9 am MT, 8 am PT

Personalization is the ability within an E-Business Suite instance to make changes to the look and behavior of OA Framework-based pages without programming (and, therefore, upgradeable!).

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
  • Oracle eAM customers have leveraged Personalization to address many of the following use cases:
  • making a non-mandatory field mandatory on a Work Order
  • adding a new field to the header region
  • entering the specifications for a new field
  • disabling a field to prevent user entry
  • adding Asset Description to Create Work Request Page
  • viewing Asset Hierarchy in Create Work Request Page
  • setting Auto Request Material Flag to yes by default

A short, live demonstration (only if applicable) and question and answer period will be included. Oracle Advisor Webcasts are dedicated to building your awareness around our products and services. This session does not replace offerings from Oracle Global Support Services.

Current Schedule can be found on Note 740966.1
Post Presentation Recordings can be found on Note 740964.1

Tuesday Mar 13, 2012

March 14 Webcast: Product Information Management (PIM) Validation Rules

ADVISOR WEBCAST: Product Information Management (PIM) Validation Rules
PRODUCT FAMILY: Oracle Inventory

March 14, 2012 at 1 pm ET, 11 am MT, 10 am PT

This presentation covers the Overview of PIM Validation Rules with Examples. And also discusses debugging and troubleshooting techniques. A quick demo of the validation rules will also be presented.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
  • Validation Rules
  • Examples
  • What are not Rules?
  • Debugging and Troubleshooting
  • References

A short, live demonstration (only if applicable) and question and answer period will be included. Oracle Advisor Webcasts are dedicated to building your awareness around our products and services. This session does not replace offerings from Oracle Global Support Services.

Current Schedule can be found on Note 740966.1
Post Presentation Recordings can be found on Note 740964.1

Monday Sep 12, 2011

Manufacturing: Consigned Inventory Model

ADVISOR WEBCAST: Manufacturing: Consigned Inventory Model
PRODUCT FAMILY: Logistics

September 14, 2011 at 10 am PT, 11 am MT, 1 pm ET

Review the Consignment flow so you can better manage your inventory. Consignment is a process within the Oracle E-Business Suite that allows you to gain cost savings around inventory by receiving supplier inventory onsite without taking ownership. Oracle Inventory allows you to manage consigned inventory and track supplier payments. The presentation will review the consignment flow. This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who uses inventory.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
  • Overview of Consignment
  • Consignment Flow

A short, live demonstration (only if applicable) and question and answer period will be included. Oracle Advisor Webcasts are dedicated to building your awareness around our products and services. This session does not replace offerings from Oracle Global Support Services.

Click here to register for this session

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The above webcast is a service of the E-Business Suite Communities in My Oracle Support.

For more information on other webcasts, please reference the Oracle Advisor Webcast Schedule.

Click here to visit the E-Business Communities in My Oracle Support

Note that all links require access to My Oracle Support.


Wednesday Aug 03, 2011

Common Bill Creation and Troubleshooting in Oracle Bills of Material

ADVISOR WEBCAST: Common Bill Creation and Troubleshooting in Oracle Bills of Material
PRODUCT FAMILY: EBS - Manufacturing - Inventory

August 17, 2011 at 10 am PT, 11 am MT, 1 pm ET

This one-hour session will be presented by three Support Engineers. It will provide a basic understanding of Common Bills in the Oracle Bills of Material context. An example viewlet is provided to help illustrate how to create and troubleshoot creation failures.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
  • What is a Common Bill?
  • Why Use Common Bills?
  • Creating Common Bills
  • Updating Common Bills
  • Demonstration/Troubleshooting
  • Please review Note 1301956.1 Common Bill Creation and Troubleshooting in Oracle Bills of Material

A short, live demonstration (only if applicable) and question and answer period will be included. Oracle Advisor Webcasts are dedicated to building your awareness around our products and services. This session does not replace offerings from Oracle Global Support Services.

Click here to register for this session

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The above webcast is a service of the E-Business Suite Communities in My Oracle Support.

For more information on other webcasts, please reference the Oracle Advisor Webcast Schedule.

Click here to visit the E-Business Communities in My Oracle Support

Note that all links require access to My Oracle Support.


Monday Jul 04, 2011

Inventory Move Orders Flow

ADVISOR WEBCAST: Inventory Move Orders Flow
PRODUCT FAMILY: EBS - MFG - Inventory

July 20, 2011 at 10 am PT, 11 am MT, 1 pm ET

This one-hour session will provide a basic understanding the Inventory Move Orders Flow in Release 12.1.1. This presentation will give you an insight of the core functionality of Material Move Orders in release 12.1.1 from an Inventory perspective, showing the different sources for move orders, the tables and the code in charge of the respective processing working behind the scenes for business flows like make to buy, order to cash, replenish for min-max item and kanban.

We also run with a live demonstration which shows the move order processing and data linking for related processing tables so this will give customers with tools for troubleshooting and improve/understand this inventory functionality.

We also introduces Customers with the new Data Flow Diagrams under the Inventory Modeling Project which shows helping details and deep code details for this process.

Please review Note 1198453.1, What is the Move Order flow of data?

A short, live demonstration (only if applicable) and question and answer period will be included. Oracle Advisor Webcasts are dedicated to building your awareness around our products and services. This session does not replace offerings from Oracle Global Support Services.


Click here to register for this session

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The above webcast is a service of the E-Business Suite Communities in My Oracle Support.

For more information on other webcasts, please reference the Oracle Advisor Webcast Schedule.

Click here to visit the E-Business Communities in My Oracle Support

Note that all links require access to My Oracle Support.

Thursday Jun 02, 2011

How To Process Drop Shipments for Standard Items in Release 12.x.x

ADVISOR WEBCAST: How To Process Drop Shipments for Standard Items in Release 12.x.x
PRODUCT FAMILY: EBS - MFG - Inventory

June 15, 2011 at 10 am PT, 11 am MT, 1 pm ET

This one-hour session will provide a basic understanding of How To Process Drop Shipments for Standard items in Release 12.x.x.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
  • To provide general overview of Drop Shipment Process

  • To demonstrate Drop Shipment Process for Standard Items

  • To provide basic understanding of the data flow from Order Management and Purchasing into Inventory

  • To discuss table mapping for those modules or products affected

  • To provide basic troubleshooting techniques for Drop Shipment orders stuck in MTL_TRANSACTIONS_INTERFACE and other tables

  • To discuss on a high level some of the diagnostics used by Oracle Inventory Support to troubleshoot stuck Drop Shipment orders, and to understand the process

  • Please review Note 1279531.1: How To Process Drop Shipments For Standard Items?

    A short, live demonstration (only if applicable) and question and answer period will be included. Oracle Advisor Webcasts are dedicated to building your awareness around our products and services. This session does not replace offerings from Oracle Global Support Services.


    Click here to register for this session

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    The above webcast is a service of the E-Business Suite Communities in My Oracle Support.

    For more information on other webcasts, please reference the Oracle Advisor Webcast Schedule.

    Click here to visit the E-Business Communities in My Oracle Support

    Note that all links require access to My Oracle Support.

Monday Sep 27, 2010

Inventory: API Basics

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