Miscellaneous Shipments enable you to ship confirm deliveries that are not tied to (or did not originate from) a sales order, or have been sent via XML Shipment Request from a legacy order management system to Oracle Shipping Execution. XML support enables Oracle Shipping Execution to return an XML Shipment Advice message back to a legacy OM system to confirm the shipment.
XML Shipment Request is an XML message that is sent to Oracle Shipping Execution. It is the equivalent of the EDI transaction 940 Inbound. Oracle XML Gateway is used to generate the XML messages (both Shipment Request and Shipment Advice). Miscellaneous shipment deliveries can be combined in a trip with OM-originated deliveries.
The functionality of miscellaneous shipments is the same as Oracle Order Management-originated deliveries.
The following restrictions exist when using miscellaneous shipments with Oracle Shipping Execution:
- Cannot assign delivery lines to a delivery
- Cannot unassign delivery lines from a delivery
- Cannot reopen deliveries
- Partial shipment of a delivery will result in the cancellation of the remaining quantity or line(s)
- Cannot run pick release
Oracle XML Gateway, along with Advanced Queuing, must be installed. The WSH organization must be defined as a Trading Partner. (The supplier site Shipping organization must be defined as a Distributed organization).
Oracle Workflow is required for notifications.
Shipment Request: Shipment Request transaction (the XML equivalent of the ASC X12 940 transaction) is a modified version of the Open Applications Group (OAG) document type definition (DTD) show_shipment_005. This DTD is used to send shipment information from Oracle Shipping Execution to a 3rd party order management system (or legacy system). These transactions contain all pertinent information for the delivery.
Shipment Advice: Shipment Advice transaction (the XML equivalent of the ASC X12 945 transaction) is a modified version of the OAG DTD show_shipment_005. This DTD is used to send shipment information from a 3rd party order management system (or legacy system) to Oracle Shipping Execution. The Shipment Advice transaction sends all pertinent information for the delivery.
The following graphic describes the data flow when Shipment Request is used to send information from a third-party order management system to Oracle Shipping Execution.