Oracle Work in Process (WIP) is the product that comes to mind when we speak of Discrete Manufacturing in EBS. But Oracle WIP goes beyond manufacturing. In fact, manufacturing is just one of the functions that WIP performs.
Quite a handful, in fact!
Let us look at some of the key functions that WIP performs.
Oracle Work in Process supports the following types of jobs:
In the pages that follow, we will primarily deal with discrete jobs.
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Production start and end times can be scheduled using forward scheduling, backward scheduling, manual and midpoint scheduling.
Oracle WIP is designed to regulate the flow of material between the shopfloor and inventory. It can issue components to a job or return them to inventory. Components can be backflushed to a job on the shopfloor, automatically. WIP can also accommodate outside processing operations that employ the services and or materials of subcontractors/suppliers.
When we associate a discrete job in Oracle Work in Process, with a bill of material and a routing, it becomes an entity. When it is scheduled and released to the shopfloor, this entity helps move assemblies between operations and complete them into inventory. In the process resources and overheads are charged automatically.
These Resources and their charges are defined in Oracle Work in Process. They can be also be charged using resource transactions.
Discrete jobs can be costed using Standard or Average costing, depending on the Costing Method of the inventory organization. Similarly, labor, machine and outside resources can be costed as mentioned above.