Oracle Inventory How to setup Shortage Parameter and Notifications


For an Item to Generate Shortage Notifcations While Performing Transactions, There are Four Key Inventory Setups to be Done.


1.Define Item With Check Material Shortage Flag Set to Y
2.Define Transaction types that trigger shortage alerts and Notifications.
3.Define Shortage Parameters
4.If Notification to be Triggered Update the Details in Shortage Parameters.

Define Item:


Navigation : Inventory, Vision Operations (USA) --->Items--->Master Items

Create an Item and Ensure "Check Material Shortage" Flag in Inventory tab is Set to "Y".

 

Define Transaction types that trigger shortage alerts and Notifications.

Check and Ensure Transaction Type has been Enabled with Shortage Message Flags "Online" and "Notification" are Set to Y

 

 Define Shortage Parameters

Navigation: Inventory ---> Setup--->Organizations--->Shortage parameters

 

 

 
Enabling the Check Shortages Flag Indicates that the material shortage check is enabled for WIP.

Enabling Each Flag will Trigger Notification on Different instance as Listed Below.

Released: Indicates that all jobs/schedules with status Released, whose scheduled start date is overdue, are included in the material shortage check. This parameter is separately controlled for jobs and schedules.

Unreleased: Indicates that all jobs/schedules with status Unreleased, whose scheduled start date is overdue, are included in the material shortage check. This parameter is separately controlled for jobs and schedules.  

Days Overdue: Indicates how many days can go by after the jobs/schedules start date until jobs/schedules with status Released or Unreleased are included in the material shortage check. This parameter functions only if you checked Released or Unreleased. This parameter is separately controlled for jobs and schedules.

Hold: Indicates that all jobs/schedules with status Hold are included in the material shortage check. This parameter can be separately controlled for jobs and schedules.

Based on required date: Indicates that the required date specified for each component will be used to determine whether the open requirement is late. This parameter is separately controlled for jobs and schedules.

If assigned operation is due: Indicates that all discrete jobs or repetitive schedules with a current operation that has assigned open material requirements are included in the material shortage check. This parameter can be separately controlled for jobs and schedules.

If operation before assigned operation is due: Indicates that all discrete jobs or repetitive schedules with a current operation before an operation that has assigned open material requirements are included in the material shortage check. This parameter is separately controlled for jobs and schedules.

Bulk Components: Indicates that components with supply type Bulk will be excluded in the material shortage check.

Supplier Components: Indicates that components supplied by vendor will be excluded in the material shortage check.

Pull Components: Indicates that pull components will be excluded in the material shortage check.

Notify region: Select who will receive a workflow notification about the material shortage.

Component Planner: The user name assigned to the item attribute Planner for the component item will be notified.

Assembly Planner: The user name assigned to the item attribute Planner for the assembly item will be notified.

Component Buyer: The user name assigned to the item attribute Default Buyer for the component item will be notified. 

Job/Schedule Creator: The user name of the job/schedule creator will be notified.             

Same Applies to the Order Management Tab

Enabling the Check Shortages Flag Indicates that the material shortage check is enabled for Sales order 

Item Planner: The user name assigned to the item attribute Planner for the item will be notified.

Order Creator: The user name of the order creator will be notified.  

Now after this setup, If a User tends to Perform any Transaction for the item which has check material shortage set to Y using the transaction type which has shortage message actions enabled will be reconciled by system and a Shortage notification will be shown online or via workflow .