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Table of Contents For The Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning Implementation and User's Guide, Release 12.1 (Part No. E13358-04) (Doc ID 1054495.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 02, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning - Version 12.1.1 to [Release 12.1]
Oracle Strategic Network Optimization - Version 12.2.4 to [Release 12.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The purpose of this document is to increase search-ability and find-ability of the Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning Implementation and User's Guide, Release 12.1 (Part No. E13358-04).


Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning (ASCP) is a comprehensive, Internet-based planning solution that decides when and where supplies (for example, inventory, purchase orders and work orders) should be deployed within an extended supply 1-2 Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning Implementation and User's Guide chain. This is the supply planning function. Oracle ASCP addresses the following key
supply planning issues:

  • How do I plan my supply chain in the least amount of time possible?
  • How do I minimize the number of plans and iterations?
  • How do I plan my entire supply chain?
  • How do I involve my trading partners?
  • How can I access my plan from anywhere?
  • How do I keep improving my plans?
  • How can I plan all manufacturing methods?

The key capabilities of Oracle ASCP are:

  • Holistic Optimization, Planning, and Scheduling. Oracle ASCP can plan all supply chain facilities simultaneously. Short-term detailed scheduling and long-term aggregate planning are supported within a single plan. This single plan also supports multiple manufacturing methods, including discrete, flow, project, and process manufacturing.
  • Finite Capacity Planning and Scheduling. Oracle ASCP generates feasible supply chain plans that consider both resource and material constraints.
  • Optimization. Users can easily configure Oracle ASCP to optimize specific business criteria. No programming is necessary to access Oracle ASCP's powerful mathematical optimization capabilities.
  • Backward Compatibility. Oracle ASCP's component architecture allow it to be deployed against any version of Oracle transaction systems.
  • Workflow-Driven Exception Messaging. Oracle ASCP's exception messages alert planners to critical issues across the extended supply chain. Workflows that drive these exceptions route data to and feedback from trading partners as required, thus effectively involving them in the supply chain planning process.
  • Global Accessibility. Oracle ASCP's database-centric architecture stores plan data in a central planning server database. These data are accessible from anywhere via a simple browser. It is possible for multiple planners to simultaneously access data from a single plan.
  • Integrated Planning and Execution. Oracle ASCP's Advanced Planner Workbench user interface not only displays plan results, but also allows planners to execute planning recommendations. Planners do not have to move to the transaction system to perform plan execution.
  • Simulation Capability. Oracle ASCP allows many types of changes to supply, demand, plan options, and resource profiles to simulate changing business conditions. You can generate a plan considering all the changes that have been entered via the Planner's Workbench. Unlimited numbers of scenarios can be simulated and compared using online planning, copy plans, and exceptions. Examples of the types of changes are firming, changing sources, modifying quantities and dates, modifying priorities, modifying resource availability, modifying supplier capacity, and modifying objective weights.


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In this Document
 1 Overview
 2 Setting Up Advanced Supply Chain Planning
 3 Advanced Supply Chain Planning Business Flows
 4 Running Collections
 5 Defining Supply Chain Plans
 6 Supply Chain Plan Modeling
 7 Supply Chain Plan Simulations
 8 Supply Chain Plan Optimization
 9 Supply Chain Plan Exception Messages
 10 Planner Workbench
 11 Supply Chain Constraint-Based Planning
 12 Setting Up Distribution Planning
 13 Defining Distribution Plans
 14 Running and Analyzing Distribution Plans
 15 Managing Distribution Plans
 16 Integrating with Planning and Manufacturing Environments
 17 Integrating Production Scheduling
 18 Integrating Strategic Network Optimization
 19 Supply Chain Plan Configure to Order
 20 Supply Chain Plan Cross-Instance Planning
 21 Supply Chain Plan Business Topics
 22 Reports and Concurrent Processes
 A Profile Options
 B Flexfields
 C Control Files

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