Oracle Mobile Supply Chain ApplicationsUser's GuideRelease 12Part No. B31548-02April 2007

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ContentsSend Us Your CommentsPreface1Mobile Supply Chain Applications OverviewOverview of Mobile Supply Chain Applications. 1-1Mobile Applications Server.1-3Mobile Supply Chain Applications User Interface. 1-3Mobile Manufacturing. 1-4Mobile Quality. 1-5Mobile Materials Management. 1-5Enterprise Asset Management. 1-5Shop Floor Management. 1-62NavigationLogging On, Selecting Menu Options and Organizations.2-1Navigating in Mobile Supply Chain Applications. 2-4Window List of Values Windows. 2-5Function Key and Action Button Mappings. 2-53Setting UpOverview of Setting Up . 3-1Related Product Setup Steps. 3-2Setup Flowchart. 3-2Setup Checklist. 3-3Setup Steps. 3-4iii

Defining Parameters. 3-74Mobile ManufacturingOverview of Mobile Manufacturing.4-2Assembly Transactions. 4-3Moving Assemblies. 4-4Completing Jobs. 4-6Return Transactions. 4-9Scrapping Assemblies. 4-13Return Assemblies from Scrap. 4-16Rejecting Assemblies. 4-17Return from Reject. 4-19Material Transactions. 4-21Picking for Manufacturing. 4-24Serial Assembly Transactions. 4-25Moving Serial Assemblies. 4-26Completing Serialized Assemblies. 4-28Serialized Move Completions. 4-30Serialized Return Transactions. 4-31Serial Material Transactions. 4-38Serial Status. 4-40Label Printing. 4-42Viewing Job and Flow Schedule Information. 4-42Work Order-Less Transactions. 4-45Flow Manufacturing Transactions. 4-49Resource Transactions. 4-525Mobile QualityOverview of Mobile Quality. 5-1Entering Results for Mobile Quality. 5-2Viewing Specifications. 5-4Mobile Skip Lot. 5-7Viewing Skip Lot Results. 5-12Mobile Sampling. 5-12Skip Lot and Sampling Inspections. 5-156Mobile Materials ManagementOverview of Mobile Materials Management. 6-2Receiving Transactions. 6-2Standard Receipts. 6-2iv

Receiving Standard Purchase Orders. 6-3Receiving Standard Internal Shipments.6-7Receiving Standard Return Material Authorizations.6-11Receiving Standard Internal Requisitions. 6-15Receiving Standard Items Against an Unknown Document Type. 6-18Item Receipts. 6-20Material Receipt Inspections. 6-22Delivering Material. 6-25Inventory Transactions. 6-28Inventory Receipts. 6-29Inventory Issues. 6-33Inventory Transfers. 6-37Transacting Move Orders. 6-44Inventory Move Orders. 6-48Consigned and Vendor Managed Inventory. 6-49Inventory Replenishment. 6-52Counting. 6-58Cycle Counting. 6-58Physical Inventory. 6-63Replenishment Counting. 6-66Picking and Shipping Items.6-68Pick Confirm. 6-69Mobile Shipping. 6-75Labels. 6-78Setting Up Label Formats. 6-83Inventory Inquiries. 6-877Enterprise Asset ManagementOverview of Enterprise Asset Management. 7-1AUsing Barcode IdentifiersOverview of Barcode Identifiers in Mobile Supply Chain Applications. A-1Oracle DI Functionality. A-1Oracle Mobile Applications DI Flow. A-2Setup for DI Support. A-3BUsing Configurable Barcode DelimiterOverview of Configurable Barcode Delimiter in Mobile Supply Chain Applications.B-1Configurable Barcode Delimiters Profile Options. B-1v

CWindows and Navigator PathsMobile Materials Management Menu. C-1Mobile Manufacturing Menu. C-4Mobile Quality Menu. C-7Indexvi

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1Mobile Supply Chain Applications OverviewThis chapter covers the following topics: Overview of Mobile Supply Chain Applications Mobile Supply Chain Applications User Interface Mobile Manufacturing Mobile Quality Mobile Materials Management Enterprise Asset Management Shop Floor ManagementOverview of Mobile Supply Chain ApplicationsThe demand for accurate, real-time information throughout the supply chain hascreated mobile computing for manufacturing. Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applicationssupports the interface of a mobile client device with a networked computer system. Thisapplication provides the ability to perform shop floor and warehouse transactions fromany location in a facility using wireless radio frequency devices that can be hand-held,wearable, ring scanner systems, and lift truck mounted. You can perform data entryfunctions both manually and with a bar code scanner.Default values enable ease of use and accuracy and while performing supply chain andshop floor transactions. Transactions entered through mobile applications can beprocessed either immediately (on-line transactions) or asynchronously.As shown in this illustration, Oracle's Internet Computing Architecture supports mobileInternet devices by providing a user interface for wireless devices that support a Telnetclient.Mobile Supply Chain Applications Overview1-1

Internet Computing ArchitectureThrough the use of standard Internet technologies in concert with Oracle Internetplatform products, Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications has the followingfeatures: The Mobile Server enables you to perform Oracle Application transactions usingthe Telnet Protocol Server. Information is sent from mobile industrial devices to theTelnet Listener. The information is processed and updated in the applicationdatabase. You can create Work in Process shop floor transactions such as moves, issues, andreturns using mobile devices. You can also view job, line and material status. Mobile devices enable you to enter inventory transactions at the point of use.Recording transactions in this way avoids duplicate data entry, and mobile devicescanning can improve data entry accuracy. You can perform quality collection plan queries, enter data, and record the resultsof tests in a single business process. You are able to query up any specificationcreated in Oracle Quality whether it is an item specification, supplier specification,or a customer specification.Note: In some instances the name of a window described in thebody of the material may not match exactly with the name in thewindow. This is due to the name in the window being shortened ortruncated because of the lack of space.1-2Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications User's Guide

Mobile Applications ServerThe Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications Server enables you to performtransactions using the Telnet Protocol Server. The Mobile Supply Chain ApplicationsServer module has two sub-modules: Telnet Protocol Handler— functions as the communication module between theclient and the rest of the Telnet. Presentation Manager—implements the telnet protocol that actually renders theuser interface on the connected telnet client.The Oracle Mobile Applications Server can be configured to fit the needs of yourorganization including starting the server on multiple nodes, specifying the ports used,and specifying the database.Mobile Supply Chain Applications User InterfaceYou can view all mobile windows with either the graphical user interface, or thecharacter- mode interface. This guide uses both interfaces interchangeably. Theinterfaces display the same information, and the graphical user interface displaysinformation similar to the desktop application. The following figures depict the mobileuser interfaces.Mobile Supply Chain Applications Overview1-3

Mobile ManufacturingOracle Mobile Manufacturing provides Oracle Work in Process transactions usingmobile devices. You can execute shop floor transactions and business functionsincluding: Moving assemblies Completing assemblies Scrapping and rejecting items and assemblies Issuing, returning, and scrapping material Work orderless completions and returns Flow completion, return, and scrap transactions Charging resourcesYou can also view transaction information including job and line status, material andmove transactions, component requirements, job instructions, and resource andcomponent shortages.1-4Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications User's Guide

Mobile QualityThe Oracle Mobile Quality provides Oracle Quality transactions using mobile devices.You can query any quality collection plan, enter data directly into it, and viewspecifications. You have the ability to do the following tasks and business functions: Collect quality data View specifications Work in Process transactions WIP Work orderless completions Flow Manufacturing completionsMobile Materials ManagementOracle Mobile Materials Management provides Oracle Inventory, Oracle Purchasingreceipts, and Oracle Shipping Execution transactions using mobile devices. You havethe ability to do the following material functions: Receiving Inventory transactions and inquiries Kanban transactions and inquiries Cycle Counting and Physical Inventory Pick Confirm Ship Confirm Intra-organization replenishmentEnterprise Asset ManagementOracle Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) provides the ability to perform materialtransactions using mobile devices. You have the ability to perform the followingmaterial transactions using MSCA: Component Issue Component ReturnMobile Supply Chain Applications Overview1-5

Negative Component Issue Negative Component ReturnShop Floor ManagementOracle Shop Floor Management (OSFM) provides the ability to perform materialtransactions using mobile devices. You have the ability to perform the followingmaterial transactions using MSCA:1-6 Material Issue Material Return Negative Component Issue Negative Component ReturnOracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications User's Guide

2NavigationThis chapter covers the following topics: Logging On, Selecting Menu Options and Organizations Navigating in Mobile Supply Chain Applications Function Key and Action Button MappingsLogging On, Selecting Menu Options and OrganizationsThe following procedures list the steps necessary to log on to the mobile device, selectmenu options, and select organizations.To Log on to Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications:1.Enter your user name and corresponding password.Navigation2-1

Mobile Applications Login Window2.Choose EnterThe Responsibility window appears displaying the Oracle Mobile Supply Chainapplications.Responsibility Window3.2-2Navigate to the responsibility using the down arrow key on the mobile device, andchoose Enter, or choose the number next to the responsibility and then chooseEnter.Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications User's Guide

Selecting Menu Options and Organizations:1.Navigate to the responsibility you want to use. Menu options for that responsibilitydisplay.2.Navigate to the menu option using the down arrow key on the mobile device, andthen choose Enter, or choose the number next to the menu option.After you select a transaction, you are prompted for the Organization, the SelectOrganization window displays.3.Select an organization, either by entering the value in the Org Code field, selectingfrom the list of values, or scanning it with your mobile device.Organization PageThe window for the transaction or inquiry you selected appears.4.Proceed through the prompts for the transaction you selected. When you havecompleted the transaction, save your work.Changing Organizations and Responsibilities:1.Once you have selected an organization, the menu windows display the ChangeOrg menu option to change the organization. Select Change Org.Navigation2-3

2.Select an organization, either by entering the value in the Org Code field, selectingfrom the list of values, or scanning it with your mobile deviceMaterials & MFG Window3.To change responsibilities, select Change Resp.The Responsibility menu for Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications displays,where you can choose a different responsibility on the menu.Navigating in Mobile Supply Chain ApplicationsThe various mobile devices used with Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applicationsdisplay different characteristics, but have common navigation patterns. You cannavigate within the page displayed, enter data or select from a list of values, and useaction buttons.Some of the common characteristics are in the following list:2-4 You select a menu option to perform a transaction or inquiry. A page disp

Mobile Supply Chain Applications Overview 1-1 1 Mobile Supply Chain Applications Overview This chapter covers the following topics: Overview of Mobile Supply Chain Applications Mobile Supply Chain Applications User Interface Mobile Manufacturing Mobile Quality Mobile Materials Management Enterprise Asset Management