Oracle Order Management Overview

Oracle Order Management (OM) is most popular among all modules due to its much improved functionality in last 5 years and heavy demand for Oracle order Management knowledgeable resources.

OM module is order taking module where different types of sales order are entered.

Major order management processes supported by Oracle OM are,

1) Standard orders: This method supports if you are in Make To Stock business model where products are made based on forecast and kept stock. When order is received onhand quantity (stock) is used to ship the order. In this model only standard products are sold. Once slaes order is entered it is released to warehouse prior to scheduled ship date, warehosue personnel pick, pack and ship the material.

2) Configure to orders: This method supports f you are in Assemble To Order (ATO) business model where product configuration chosen at the time of sales order entry and WIP job is created for every sales order to manufacture goods according to the customer configuration.

3) Drop ship orders: In dropship methods your supplier will ship the goods on your behalf to your customers. Upon sales order entry in your system, you will notify the supplier with customer order details. Upon shipment by supplier you will do virtual shipment in Oracle to complete the transaction and process invoice.

4) Internal sales orders: This method is used to fulfill internal orders where one business unit is selling to another business unit. You create internal requisition to transfer goods which converts into internal sales order after running ‘Internal sales order creation program’. This newly created sales order is used for shipping goods and internal requisition is used for receiving goods.

Ways to create sales order:
a) Manually enter
b) Import through APIs
c) Copy from another sales order.

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