E-commerce site like ebay, ubid.com and amazon.com which are very common place in advance countries like USA, UK & Singapore where people can sell or buy there product. Have you ever think ,what is similar situation in real world , when the the word ‘drop shipment’ comes to your mind. ……a business situation when the retailer or trader has no stock himself, instead giving customer details directly to the seller, and then saler than fills the order and send it to customer directly.How its sounds…
In other words, Drop Shipment is a process where the customer places a purchase order on a company and this company instructs its supplier to directly ship the items to the customer. A Drop Shipment occurs when a customer order is sourced from and delivered by a supplier.Order Management sends information to the Purchasing Application to create that PO, and then when that PO is received (to indicate shipment from the supplier to your customer), the order line is automatically updated to indicate that it was fulfilled. In this process, the company running Order Management is modeled as the company to whom the end customer places the original order.
We need to make sure these are attribute setup Correctly:
Purchased : Enabled
Purchasable : Enabled
Transactable : Enabled
Stockable : Optional
Reservable : Optional
Inventory Item : Optional
Customer Ordered : Enabled
Customer Order Enabled : Enabled
Internal Ordered : Disabled
OE Transactable : Enabled
Shippable : Optional
And We do set up for Order Source Type as External.
Drop Shipment Setup checklist
Ensure you have created your Order Management Transaction Types and linked your Transaction Types to order and line workflows that support drop shipments.
Ensure the Oracle Workflow Background Engine is running.
Ensure all Drop ship locations you will use to perform drop shipments have the Ship To Site and Receiving Site defined.
Ensure you have defined the Internal Ship To Locations for your drop shipment customers (Oracle Receivables Standard Customer window, Business Purpose Details Tab).
Ensure your standard items have an associated List Price defined within your PO Inventory organization (Oracle Payables Financial Options window, Supplier-Purchasing Tab).
Drop Shipment – Process Steps
Create a Sales Order with line where the line source is External
Book and Schedule the Sales Order
Run Requisition Import Process
Now the line status will be in Awaiting Receipt
Login to the Receiving Organization (Purchasing) who has been setup as an Approver
Run Requisition Import
Create Purchase Order from the Requisition
Approve the PO
Receive the full quantity
Run Auto Invoice
Verify Invoice in Sales Order
Check the details here .
Things not to forget in a Drop Shipment
Release 11i/12 does not support Drop Shipment across operating units.
Blanket PO’s will not used with Drop Shipment , the reason the PO must be created when OM notifies PO that a Drop Ship order has been created.
You can’t cancelled Drop Shipments once Oracle Purchasing obtains the receipt.
Standard Items can be used for Drop Shipment.
In 11i, PTO’s and ATO’s cannot be drop shipped
Difference between “Internal” and “External” Drop-Ship
In Oracle Context External Drop-Shipping means your Oracle Order Management uses purchase orders to outside suppliers that are automatically generated from sales orders for goods supplied directly from the supplier. The “external ” supplier ships the goods directly to the 3rd Party customer and confirms the shipment through the use of an Advanced Shipment Notice(ASN). Note:Oracle uses this ASN to record a receiving transaction into inventory followed by an immediate logical shipping transaction. From these transactions, conveyance of title takes place and the customer can be invoiced and the supplier’s invoice can be processed. where as “Internal” context Drop-Shipping functions in a similar fashion. The key difference is that no inventory transactions take place on the books of the selling operating unit; transfer of ownership of the goods from shipper to seller to customer with the only physical movement of the goods being out of the shipping organization.
Parallel Pick Release
Parallel pick release enables multiple pick release processes to run simultaneously as child processes through the Pick Release SRS Parameters window and Release Sales Orders window through the concurrent mode. Parallel pick release is available when pick releasing from the Tools menu on the Shipping Transactions form through the concurrent mode.
Parallel pick release enables you to set a default number of child processes by defining the profile option: WSH: Number of Pick Release Child Processes.
Ship sets and ship models are processed first during pick release. They are included as part of the child processes.
Parallel pick release can be run from the Shipping Transactions form Tools menu. It cannot, however, be executed from the Shipping Transactions form action Launch Pick Release. Parallel pick release does not run when Pick Release is executed Online.