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Fusion PIM / INV: How To Create An Item Organization Or Item And Inventory Organization (Doc ID
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Goal
Solution
Inventory Organization: Explained
Item Organization: Explained

APPLIES TO:

Oracle Fusion Product Model - Version 11.1.1.5.1 and later


Oracle Fusion Inventory Management Cloud Service - Version 11.1.4.0.0 and later
Oracle Fusion Inventory Management - Version 11.1.1.5.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

GOAL

This document explains what is an inventory organization and how to define it in Oracle Fusion Applications.

SOLUTION

Inventory Organization: Explained

In Oracle Fusion, storage facilities, warehouses, and distribution centers are implemented as inventory organizations.
Inventory organizations are:

• Managed by a business unit, with the materials management business function enabled.
• Mapped to a legal entity and a primary ledger.

There are two types of inventory organizations:

• Manufacturing facilities
• Storage facilities

Storage and manufacturing facilities are related to other organizational entities through a business unit that stores, manufactures, and
distributes goods through many factories, warehouses, and distribution centers. The material parameters are set for both the facilities,
enabling movement of material in the organization. This business unit has the business function of Materials Management enabled. Oracle
Fusion Applications allow many inventory organizations to be assigned to one business unit.

Distribution Center as an Inventory Organization


A distribution center can store inventory that is the responsibility of different business units. In this situation, assign an inventory
organization to each business unit as a representation of the inventory in the distribution center. The multiple inventory organizations
representing the inventory are defined with the same location to show that they are a part of the same distribution center.

Legal Entities Own Inventory Organizations


A legal entity owns the inventory located in a storage or manufacturing facility. This ownership is assigned through the relationship of the
inventory organization representing the inventory and the legal entity assigned to the inventory organization. The legal entity assigned to
the inventory organization shares the same primary ledger as the inventory organization's business unit.

The inventory is tracked in the inventory organization owned by the legal entity of which the business unit is part. All transactions are
accounted for in the primary ledger of the legal entity that owns the inventory.

Facility Schedules Are Associated with Inventory Organizations


A prerequisite to defining an inventory organization is to define a facility schedule. Oracle Fusion Applications allow you to associate an
inventory organization with a schedule.

Facility schedules allow creating workday calendars for inventory organizations that are used in the Oracle Fusion Supply Chain Management

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product family. For example, use workday calendars in the scheduling of cycle counts and calculating transit time.

Note: You cannot change an inventory organization to an item organization.

Item Organization: Explained

An item organization defines an item when inventory balances are not stored and inventory storage or inventory movement is not reflected
in the Oracle Fusion Applications. For example, you would use an item organization in a retail scenario, if you need to know the items that
are listed by and sold through each retail outlet even though inventory and transactions are recorded in another system. In Oracle Fusion
Customer Relationship Management (CRM), item organizations are used to define sales catalogs.

Items belong to an item organization.


Item attributes that are associated with financial and accounting information are hidden from the item if it exists within the item
organization.
Item organizations can be changed by administrators to an inventory organization by updating the necessary attributes.

There is no difference in the way items are treated in these two types of organizations except that there cannot be any financial
transactions in the downstream applications for items that are assigned to an item organization.

To Create An Item/Inventory Organization

1. To create Item / Inventory Organization, use following tasks.

Setup and Maintenance > Manage Inventory Organizations

Setup and Maintenance > Manage Item Organizations

2. Select 'Create New' and Enter the organization details

Starting Fusion Applications Release 9, 'Usage' value is defaulted and non-editable depending on task selected.

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3. Select Facility Schedule and Item Master Organization

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4. Enter any other organization parameters as needed and Save

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