Inverse usage for components on a BOM to avoid WIP rounding error

(Doc ID 363080.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 16, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Work in Process - Version to [Release 11.5]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When a component quantity-per-assembly is a very small fraction significant beyond 6 decimals, rounding to 6 decimals (as WIP does currently) creates a small variance that can multiply into a large variance when job quantity is large. A typical example is in semiconductor manufacture where a single component wafer produces many die assemblies, meaning component quantity per assembly is a very small number. There needs to be a way to define on a BOM an inverse usage, i.e. assemblies
per component) which, when converted to component quantity per assembly, is not rounded. This would eliminate the occurrence of variance as described above.

Is there such a functionality in 11.5.10 for Inverse Component Usage?


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