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November 18, 2016

Oracle Order Fulfilment: Back to Back Order

Bishnu Prasad Choudhury / / 0
Back to Back(B2B) process is used for items that are not typically stocked nor manufactured. In an environment where lead times are often only a matter of 24 hours, the B2B process improves efficiency of the three steps above, by closely linking the Sales Order and the Purchase Order together.

The B2B process automates the creation of a supply order (PO) when a sales order is booked. The supply order is hard pegged (hard-reservation) to the sales order that it is supplying so that once the PO is received, the items are not inadvertently taken by another order or demand. Where the sales order line is within the process, can be visible at all times so that customer service inquiries can be answered. 

This process is also called Supply to Order.

1. Customer orders items (OM).
2. Purchase those items from the supplier (PO) and receive them into the warehouse.
3. Ship those items to the customer (OM).

Create a B2B Item

Go to Inventory > Items > Master Items and define the item as follows :
Enter item name and description.
From Tools > Copy From, apply the Purchased Item template.




 In the Purchasing tab, enter a value in the List Price field.


 In the General Planning tab, set the Make or Buy flag to Buy


 In the Work in Process tab, make sure the Build in WIP flag is checked


  In the Order Management tab, check the Assemble to Order flag (ATO).


Save, and assign to Organization M1
B2B item must be created at item validation org.
Same item in same item validation org cannot be both stock item and a B2B item

Define Sourcing rule for the item

Sourcing rules can be set up in PO to default sourcing information such as the supplier from which the item is purchased.


Assign the item to the price list


Back to Back Order Flow

Create Order

Go to OM > Orders, Returns > Sales Orders.

Create a sales order with Order Type Mixed and enter the B2B item created in previous step in the lines for any quantity.
Book the order. Note down the Order Number


 The line status will move to Supply Eligible (flow_status_code SUPPLY_ELIGIBLE).


Place cursor on the line and go to Actions > Progress Order > Select Create Supply Order - Eligible to progress the workflow of the line 
 

The line status will now show PO-ReqRequested/External Requisition Requested (flow_status_code PO_REQ_REQUESTED).

OM has inserted a record in the PO requisitions interface table.



Go to Purchasing > Reports > Run and run the concurrent program Requisition Import with the Import Source parameter = CTO. Leave the other parameters as default. The concurrent program can also be run from OM > Orders, Returns > Requisition Import.
Go to View > Requests and verify that the Requisition Import has completed successfully.


The line status of the sales order line will now show PO-ReqCreated/External Requisition Open (flow_status_code PO_REQ_CREATED)

From the sales order line, go to Tools > Scheduling > Reservation Details > 'Supply' tab. Verify that the order line is reserved against the requisition. Note down the requisition number seen in this window.



Go to Purchasing > Requisitions > Requisition Summary.

In the Find Requisitions window, enter requisition number found in the previous step and click on Find.
Verify that the status is Approved



Go to Purchasing > Autocreate.
From Edit > Clear > Record, clear any query criteria that may be defaulted like buyer, requester etc.
Enter requisition number and click Find.
  


Check the checkbox to the left of the line, and click on Automatic. Enter the Supplier and Supplier site such as the following and click on Create


 Once the PO created, enter the supplier and site details and once everything is OK, approve the PO


The line status of the sales order line will now show PO-Created/PO Open (flow_status_code PO_CREATED)


From the sales order line, go to Tools > Scheduling > Reservation Details > 'Supply' tab. Verify that the order line is reserved against the PO


Go to Purchasing > Receiving > Receipts.

Enter Purchase Order number and click on Find.
In the Receipts window, check the checkbox to the left of the line and enter and save the receipt

Go to Purchasing > Receiving > Receiving Transactions Summary.

Enter the Purchase Order number and click on Find.
Click on the Transactions button.
Verify a Receive and Delivery transaction. This means that the B2B item has been received into Inventory.


The line status of the sales order line will now show Awaiting Shipping (flow_status_code = AWAITING_SHIPPING).

On the sales order line, Tools > Scheduling > Reservation Details will now show that the item is reserved against Inventory in Subinventory = FGI (PO has been received in this subinventory).

The line can now be pick released, shipped and invoiced to the customer.

This completes the Back to Back Order workflow.

Useful queries

Once you progress the order after Supply Eligible step, use below query to find whether the data inserted to requisition interface or not

select * from po_requisitions_interface_all
where interface_source_line_id = &order_line_id
and interface_source_code = 'CTO';

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