Allocation Orders Are Created on Supplier Pack Size of Primary Supplier Only

(Doc ID 2067726.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 17, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Retail Allocation - Version 13.2.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When a customer has different supplier pack sizes for the same item for different suppliers, Oracle Retail Allocation only considers the each/inner/case size of the primary supplier.  The what if allocation and the purchase order (PO) should be built using the each/inner/case size defined for the supplier selected, not by picking the default values of the primary supplier.


Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Create a what-if allocation.
  2. Select one item with two different suppliers. The suppliers must have different supplier pack sizes - for example, for the primary supplier the case size is one and for the second supplier it is 3 units.
  3. Search the item - even if searching by the supplier that is not the primary, Allocation returns the each/inner/case of the primary supplier.
  4. Select locations, set the rule, and calculate the allocation.  The allocation is calculated with the each/inner/case of the primary supplier.
  5. Go to the what if allocation and replace the primary supplier (put by default) with the second supplier.
  6. Create a cross dock PO.
  7. The PO and the allocation are created with the primary supplier pack size (one).  Allocation does not use the supplier pack size of the supplier selected to be in the PO.

Cause

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