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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pricing based on quantity range without Price Break feature

How to setup to make a price list line only eligible to a sales order if the line item quantity is at a certain value or range.

Does not want to use price break header functionality because if the item quantity is not in the range, then the pricing engine should look for a different price list.

To implement the solution, please execute the following steps:
     1.    Navigate to: Oracle Pricing Manager (R) > Setup > Attribute Management > Context and Attributes
     2.    Query on:
      Type: Pricing Attribute, Code = PRICING ATTRIBUTE, Name=Pricing Attribute
     3.     Add a record as follows:
      Code: DEV_PRC_BRK (any unique name)
      Column Mapped:PRICING_ATTRIBUTE7 (select one appropriate for the instance)
      Value Set: QP: Number

     4.    Save the changes done.

     5.    Navigate to: Setup > Attribute Management > Attribute Mapping and Linking
Query: Pricing Transaction Entity = Order Fulfillment & Context Type: Pricing Context
Place the cursor on Code = PRICING_ATTRIBUTE

     6.    Click on 'Link Attributes'
Add a pricing attribute:
      Code: DEV_PRC_BRK
      Level: LINE
      Attribute mapping method: ATTRIBUTE MAPPING

     7.    SAVE the record.

     8.    Click on Attribute Mapping (button) to Enter:
        Application name = Advanced pricing
        Under line level enter:
        User Source Type: PL/SQL API

     Save the changes done

     10. Run a concurrent program. From the top menu bar, select Tools > Build Attribute Mapping Rules

     11. Now pull up the price list
      Query the price list line for the item (example: AS54888) and add pricing attribute information
 as it will now be available in the list of values.
      Add a second line for this item and the quantity it applies to by entering the
 newly created pricing attribute. Remember, always add a line along with Pricing Attribute and then SAVE the record.

Let’s see the Pricing attributes values in details for each price list line:

     12. Recommended step : Run QP: Maintains the denormalized data in QP Qualifiers
      Responsibility = Oracle Pricing Manager

     13. Test the functionality built so far:
      Responsibility = Order Management Super User (or equivalent)
      Navigate: Orders, Returns > Sales Orders
      Enter various sales order lines for this item for the various order quantity ranges or value as setup above to confirm that the unit selling price is coming correct.

Reference:  How to Setup to Make a Price List Line Only Eligible to a Sales Order When the Line Item Quantity is at a Certain Value or Range [ID 414254.1]   

Monday, May 2, 2011

Rules for Pick Release

Release Rules
  • Release rules define the criteria to be used during Pick Release. Only orders that meet the criteria and are eligible will be released. An order line is eligible if it has completed the prerequisite workflow activities, such as Schedule - Line or Create Supply.
  • When pick release is run, the pick release is performed based on the parameters set up in the selected pick release rule. For example, you can create a specific rule that pick releases only backordered lines.
    • Note: Although you can also enter the pick release criteria at pick release time without creating a rule, creating a rule is more efficient if you frequently run the same pick release. Also, note that it is required when releasing using SRS or when using the Auto Pick Pack and Ship features
  • This is just for Defaulting purpose, you can change the attribute values at the time of Releasing order

Release Sequence Rules
  • You can define release sequence rules to specify the order in which eligible picking lines are allocated to Inventory during pick release. You can release the picking lines by:
    • Order number
    • Outstanding Invoice Value
    • Scheduled Date
    • Departure Date
    • Shipment Priority
  • You can assign a priority level to one or more attributes with 1 being the highest priority and 5 being the lowest. You can also define whether you want the picking lines released in ascending or descending order.
  • For example, if you select the Ascending button for Order, picking lines are released by ascending order number-- Order 1001 is released first, then Order 1002, Order 1003, and so on. If the Descending button is selected, the picking lines are released by descending Order number from highest to lowest.
    • Note: You can define either the Outstanding Invoice Value attribute or the Order attribute for the Release Sequence Rule, but you cannot select both for the same rule. No two attributes can be given the same priority.
  • Release sequence rules can be edited after creating it, but its name cannot be changed.
  • Release Sequence rules determines the order in which inventory is allocated to sales orders. You choose to allocate by order, outstanding Invoice value, Scheduled Date, Departure Date and Shipment Priority.
  • If a company is dealing with very demanding products and has a problem of running out of material before all of their orders have been filled it is very important that they have filled their most important orders first.

  • This Release Seq rule then assigned in Shipping Parameter form. All the release transactions will be done based on this rule for the particular inventory organization.

Picking Rules
  • Picking rules, which are created and maintained in Oracle Inventory, suggest which material to use, based on inventory controls such as revision control, lot control, FIFO (first in first out) or subinventory/locator picking numbers.

  • Picking rule is an Item Attribute. Create a variety of picking rules and associate them with the appropriate items. If there isn’t a Picking Rule associated with the item, the system will use the organizations default picking rule which is found on the Shipping organizations Parameters.

  • Moreover you can do assignment of this rule based on various conditions…

Pick Slip Grouping Rules
  • Pick Slip Grouping Rules organize how released order lines are grouped on Pick Slips for ease of picking. For Example: By using the Pick Slip Grouping Rule as Subinventory, the user can reduce the number of trips to a particular subinventory by grouping all lines for that subinventory on to one Pick Slip.

  • This Pick Slip Grouping rule then assigned in Shipping Parameter form. Grouping of order line on Pick Slip will be done based on this rule for the particular inventory organization.

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