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  1. 1. LOCATOR CONTROL INORACLE INVENTORY Oracle InventoryAuthor: Bunny McGovern • Material Transactions: Enter theContributor: Clyde Butt locator name for locator controlledOracle Corporation inventory items that you issue, receive, transfer, reserve, and store in your organization.Introduction • Locator Restrictions: Restrict itemsThe purpose of this paper is to explain to specific locators.how the locator control feature is used inOracle Applications and to explain the • Locator Defaults: Specify defaultsteps of how to implement locator shipping locators and defaultcontrol. Examples are included of how to receiving locators forsetup locator control that is controlled at item/subinventory combinations.the subinventory level and prespecified.Subinventory level locator control • Inventory Accuracy: Enter locatorrequires more setup then other control information for locator controlledlevels since a prespecified list of locators items when you enter physicalmust be created. inventory counts and cycle counts.Prior to implementing the Oracle • Inquiries and Reports: OracleInventory Application, you must consider Inventory inquiry windows andwhether or not you will implement reports provide locator informationlocator control. The locator control for all locator controlled items.feature is designed to allow some of yoursubinventories and items to have locator Oracle Purchasingcontrol while others do not.Even if you do not use this feature, you • Receipt Transactions: Enter locatormust still compile the Stock Locators information for locator controlledFlexfield (see the note in step 1 later in items that you receive from a supplierthis paper). or from another internal organization.If you implement prespecified locator • Default Receiving Locator: Whencontrol in your whole organization or in you deliver items to an inventorya particular subinventory, you must location, if the source document doesdefine stock locators. Locators identify not have subinventory/locatorphysical areas within subinventories, such information, Oracle Purchasing usesas aisle/row/bin locations. the default receiving subinventory and locator that you specify in Oracle Inventory.How Locator Control Is Used inOracle Products 1
  2. 2. Oracle Order Entry Note: Locator control at the organization level overrides locator• Pick Release: If you disable control at the subinventory level, and reservations for your system, Oracle locator control at the subinventory Order Entry uses the default shipping level overrides locator control at the subinventory and locator in the pick item level. release process. 5. Define Locators.• Pick Release: If you enable reservations, Oracle Order Entry uses 6. Assign items to Subinventories and the locator picking order you specify Locators to Items. in the Pick Release process. 7. Restrict Items to Subinventories and• Shipment Transactions: Enter locator Locators. information for locator controlled items that you ship to a customer or STEP 1: Define Stock Locators to another internal organization. FlexfieldOracle Work in Process To define the Stock Locators Flexfield:• Issues and Returns: Use locators for 1. Navigate to Inventory > Setup > issues from inventory to work in Flexfield > Key Segments process and for returns from work in (see figure 1) process to inventory. 2. Query on the following:• Completions: As you complete to Application: Oracle Inventory inventory or assembly from a job or Flexfield Title: Stock Locators schedule, enter locator information for locator controlled assemblies. 3. Check the Allow Dynamic Inserts checkbox if you want to use dynamic• Replenishments: You can replenish locator control. supply to subinventories and locators. 4. Choose the Segments button. TheSteps to Implement Locator Control Segments Summary window will appear.1. Define the Stock Locators Flexfield. 5. Enter the segment information for the2. Set Locator Control at the stock locators you plan to use. Organization level, or see step 3. (See example in figure 2)3. Set Locator Control at the Note: This step is not required if you Subinventory level, or see step 4. do not plan to use the locator control feature.4. Set Locator Control at the Item level. 2
  3. 3. Navigation: Inventory > Setup > Flexfield > Key Segments(Figure 1)Navigation: Inventory > Setup > Flexfield > Key Segments > Segments(Figure 2)NOTE: If you do not have Oracle Inventory installed or none of your items are locatorcontrolled, it is not necessary to set up this flexfield, but it must be compiled (see figure 1, 3
  4. 4. Compile button). This Key Flexfield supports only one structure. Check that the StockLocator Flexfield has been compiled if you get an application error that includes thefollowing text: app=401 structure=101 code=MTLLStock Locators Flexfield Details:FLEXFIELD CODE: MTLLTABLE NAME: MTL_ITEM_LOCATIONSNUMBER OF COLUMNS: 20WIDTH OF COLUMNS; 40DYNAMIC INSERTS POSSIBLE: YESUNIQUE ID COLUMN: INVENTORY_LOCATION_IDOWNER: Oracle InventorySTRUCTURE COLUMN: ORGANIZATION_ID STEP 2: Setting Locator Control at Prespecified only: locators arethe Organization level selected from a list that you set up.To set Locator Control at the Dynamic entry allowed: you canOrganization level: define locators at the time of transaction.1. Navigate to Inventory > Setup > Organization > Parameters Determined at subinventory level: (see figure 3) control will be based on what you define at the subinventory level.2. Select a locator control option: (See figure 3). None: no locator control. 4
  5. 5. Navigation: Inventory > Setup > Organization > Parameters(Figure 3)STEP 3: Setting Locator Control at theSubinventory levelTo set Locator Control at the subinventory level:1. Navigate to Inventory Setup > Organization > Subinventory (See figure 4)2. Query on the subinventory you want to be locator controlled.3. Select a locator control option: None: no locator control. Prespecified: locators are selected from a list that you set up. (See example in figure 4). Dynamic entry: you can define locators at the time of transaction. Item level: allows you to define locator control at the item level. 5
  6. 6. The example in figure 4 below shows Subinventory Name: Bunny-Pre with Locator Control: Prespecified.Navigate to Inventory Setup > Organization > Subinventory(Figure 4)STEP 4: Setting Locator Control at the Item levelSetting Locator Control at the item level involves the setup of Item AttributeControls at the master or organization level and setting the Locator ControlInventory Attribute when defining or updating items.For details, see Oracle Inventory User’s Guide, Chapter 3, Item Setup and Controland Chapter 4, Items.STEP 5: Define LocatorsTo define Locators:1. Navigate to Inventory Setup > Organization > Subinventory2. Query on the subinventory you want to define a locator for. 6
  7. 7. 3. Choose the Locators button (see figure 4 above). The Stock Locators window appears.4. Enter the Stock Locator information in the Stock Locator window. (See figure 5).Navigate: Inventory > Setup > Organization > Subinventory > Locators(Figure 5)STEP 6: Assign Items to Subinventories and Locators to ItemsTo assign items to subinventories:1. Navigate to Inventory Setup > Organization > Subinventory (See figure 4)2. Query on the subinventory you want to assign an item to.3. Choose the Item/Subinventory button. The Item Subinventories window appears.4. Enter an item to assign to the subinventory. (See figure 6). Note: You restrict an item to the subinventories you assign here by setting the Restrict Subinventories attribute when you define the item.5. Enter a locator to assign to the item in the subinventory. (See figure 6, Locators for this Item Subinventory zone). 7
  8. 8. Note: You restrict an item to the list of locators you define here by setting the Restrict Locators attribute when you define the item. This will allow the locator assigned to the item to be the default locator when you perform a miscellaneous receipt, for example. If you assign more then one locator to an item, a list of values of the locators will appear for you to choose from.Navigation: Inventory Setup > Organization > Subinventory > Item/Subinventory(Figure 6)STEP 7: Restrict Items to Subinventories and LocatorsTo restrict items to subinventories and locators:1. Navigate to Inventory > Items > Master Items2. Choose Inventory Alternative Region. The Master Item, Inventory window will appear.3. At the bottom of the window, check the checkboxes for; Restrict Subinventories and Restrict Locators. (See figure 7). 8
  9. 9. Navigation: Inventory > Items > Master Items(Figure 7)Forms and Tables Used in Locator Setup:FNDFFMIS - Key Flexfield Segments.• Used to setup and compile the Stock Locator Flexfield.INVSDOIO - Organization Parameters.• Used to set locator control at the organization level• Base Table: MTL_PARAMETERS To determine the setting of locator control: 1. Check the column value of: MTL_PARAMETERS.STOCK_LOCATOR_CONTROL_CODE 2. Check the column value of: MFG_LOOKUPS.MTL_LOCATION_CONTROL 9
  10. 10. The QuickCodes type MTL_LOCATION_CONTROL has the following lookup codes: Code Meaning _ 1 No locator control 2 Prespecified locator control 3 Dynamic entry locator control 4 Locator control determined at subinventory level 5 Locator control determined at item levelINVSDSUB - Subinventories• Used to define subinventories and locators• Used to set locator control at the subinventory level• Used to assign items to subinventories• Used to assign locators to items• Base Table: MTL_SECONDARY_INVENTORIESINVIDITM - Master Items• Used to set locator control at the item level• Used to restrict subinventories and locatorsAbout the AuthorBunny McGovern is a Senior Technical Analystwith Oracle Support Services in Orlando, Florida.Credits• Oracle Applications Flexfields Guide - Release 10• Oracle Inventory Application - 10SC• Oracle Inventory Reference Manual• Oracle Inventory Release 10SC• Oracle Inventory Technical Reference Manual• Oracle Inventory User’s Guide Release 10SC 10
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