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What-If PO Not Inheriting Relevant Supplier Inventory Management Parameters (Doc ID 2928006.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 14, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Retail Merchandising System - Version 16.0.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


What-If PO not inheriting relevant Supplier Inventory Management parameters

When a PO in Allocations is created for a Single Warehouse(WH), and the Supplier Inventory Management Parameters are set at the Supplier/Loc level, the relevant attributes are not being inputted onto the purchase order(PO).

The business prefers to create Single-location POs for running their business. They set the SUP_INV_MGMT.SINGLE_LOC_IND = 'Y' so the replenishment PO's are for a single WH and when they create manual PO's they are for a single WH. However, they manage Supplier Inventory Management parameters at the Supplier/Loc level because, for example, they need to scale POs differently that are sent to small vs. large WHs. As a result, critical parameters such as Vendor minimums and truck splitting are also maintained at this level.

The business also uses Allocations, and they use it to create What-if POs. This causes an issue when they create a What-If PO in Allocations in that even if they create for a single WH, the Supplier Inventory Mgmt parameters do not get applied to the PO. This is a problem because they need to make sure vendor minimums are reached on the PO. In addition, they would want the capability to do Truck Splitting if the PO qty created from the What-If is larger than what is transported on a single truck.

At a minimum, if Allocations created a non-crossdock RMS PO using What-If to a single location and the Supplier Inventory Management parameters are at Supplier/Loc, that the defined vendor minimums and truck splitting constraints are applied to the PO.

Steps to recreate: 

  1. For test Supplier, in Supplier screen, set Inventory Mgmt Level = Supp/Loc
  2. In Supplier Inventory Mgmt screen, setup Inventory Mgmt Level parameters for test Supplier and test WH. Include setting up values for Vendor Minimum Constraints & Truck Splitting Constraints.
  3. For test items, if the Sup Inv Mgmt constraints are setup using Mass or Volume, ensure it has dimension data setup on ITEM_SUPP_COUNTRY_DIM.
  4. Also for test item, make sure it is associated to the Test WH and Test Supplier. Also have Stores setup that have the ITEM_LOC.SOURCE_WH = Test WH.
  5. In Allocations, create a What-If Allocation that will create a non-cross-docked PO using the Item, Supplier, Stores from Step #4. Create the What-If PO.
  6. Go to RMS and find the Worksheet status PO created. Confirm it is a single Location PO going to the Test WH. Check the Order Inventory Management parameters. They will be empty.


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