How Does Reservation Default/Decide/Fill Need By Date / What is the Source of the Need By Date (Reservation Requirement Date) During Pick Release? (Doc ID 2098191.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 19, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Inventory Management - Version 12.1.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

What is the logic behind the "Need by Date" field in the Item Reservation window?

* Note: The need by date is also called the requirement date.


Help Definition
The definition in the Help of that form : "Need By Date: Date you expect to use the material. This cannot be a past date."

Business impact
Users confused why scheduling uses the date from the sales order but pick release does not.

Want to understand what date should be used.
For example, for a reservation for a Sales Order pick -- See the date does not match the Schedule ship date or any other date related to the Shipment or Sales Order.
Users a looking at that field and take decisions based on the value they see but there could be a huge mismatch between that date and the required date for shipping.

Solution

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