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Outside Processing (OSP) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (Doc ID 1282909.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 09, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Work in Process - Version 11.5.9 and later
Oracle Enterprise Asset Management - Version 11.5.9 and later
Oracle Purchasing - Version 12.2.6 to 12.2.6 [Release 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Outside Processing functionality enables you to include supplier-sourced components and resources in your manufacturing processes. Features include:
• Using specialized supplier skills in your manufacturing process to help lower engineering and manufacturing costs and increase production quality
• Using supplier capacity to increase your overall production capacity

This document is a tool for fixing Outside Processing issues for WIP and EAM (Work In Process and Enterprise Asset Management) in 11i and R12 releases

For detailed examples of OSP setup please see <Document 1179771.1> - How to set up Outside processing - Procure to use in WIP for Standard Costing


OSP – Outside Processing
PR – Purchase Requisition
PO – Purchase order
BPA – Blanket Purchase Agreement
WO – Work Order
EAM – Enterprise Asset Management
WIP – Work in process
OSFM - Shop Floor Management

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 1. Why PR or PO or release of BPA is not created?
 2. Why OSP Job Gets Completed Without Backflush Components Issue?
 3. Why getting error: WIP_BATCH_MOVE_ERROR Transaction quantity must be less than or equal to quantity available
 4. Why Requisition Import Request For OSP Items Is Creating Requisitions in Approved Status?
 6. What happens if user is adding OSP operations to a WIP Job AFTER the PR was created?
 7. Why OSP resource remain in error during resource validation: “The value for ORGANIZATION_ID either does not correspond to the value for ORGANIZATION_CODE or does not uniquely specify a value for ORGANIZATION_CODE. Please change ORGANIZATION_ID or ORGANIZATION_CODE. “
 8. Why getting error when trying to create purchase order (PO) and manually add OSP job the following error is returned: FRM-40212 Invalid value for field WIP_ENTITY_NAME
 9. Why for single Job/WO with 2 OSP items, system creates 2 separate PR/PO's even if they have same supplier.
 10. Why in EAM WIP Outside Processing Account is not being used as specified in WIP setup ("Material" account is being used instead)?
 11. How to see the job number when query a Requisition for an OSP item in Autocreate form? Why 'Job' column in Autocreated form is not showing the OSP job number?
 12. Why move transaction goes into error with following message: "THIS OPERATION IS NOT DEFINED IN THE ROUTING"?
 13. How to avoid balance in Receiving Inventory Account: for OSP item the Absorption Account should be the same as Receiving Inventory Account
 14. Why OSP Purchase Orders will be auto created if job status is changed from Unreleased to On HOLD?
 15.  Why OSP Purchase Orders will be auto created if job status is changed from Unreleased to Canceled ?
 16. Why during costing process, resource transactions are going into error without any error message?
 17. Why when last operation is OSP, the job is not getting completed after receiving the OSP item?
 18. Why in OSFM (Shop Floor Management), the OSP requisition show quantity = 0 instead of the OSP item required quantity?
 19. How Can We Restrict a Manual Move Transaction Against OSP Operation Before Receiving The Material: Shop Floor Status
 20. Why in OSFM when  create PR for lot based jobs having an OSP operation as their first operation, the "Please enter a quantity greater than zero" error is coming
 21. Is system allowing to Close the Job if the PO Receipt of the Outside Processing (OSP) service of the Job is not yet complete?
 22. Why When changing the job start quantity, the related PO quantity is not changed even if the WIP parameter 'Propagate Job Change to Purchasing' is set to Automatic?
 23. Why in EAM, an extra PR is getting creating every time when WO status is changed from Released to Hold and back to Released (system is creating duplicate purchase requisitions)
 24. How to setup for OSP resource costing
 25. Why Purchase Requisition is created only for single supplier for whole Outside Processing (OSP) job quantity, even if sourcing Rule exist for this item with two supplier having 60-40% allocation?
 26. Why in EAM only one Purchase Requisition is created for 3 OSP resources associated with one Operation (Expect a Purchase Requisition for each one of the resources.)
 27. Why when OSFM OSP Job is splitted the corresponding OSP PO released is not getting splitted ?
 28. Why get "ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character string buffer too small" when release an OSP job?
 29. Why user is not able to see and select EAM Work Order in PO ENTRY form (POXPOEPO)?
 30. After receiving OSP item for last operation, completion transaction is not done automatically, Why?
 31. How to use outside processing functionality in a flow environment
 32. How to generate PR/PO for two different vendors  in the same WO
 33. Why PR/PO show NEED-By Date in the past?
 34.  Why  Cost Relieved is NULL For OSP in WIP Value Summary Form
 35.  Error <<You must define a deliver-to location for the PO Move/PO Receipt resource>> when creating EAM Work Order with OSP
 Notes about WIP - PO  integration

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