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CYCLE COUNTING IN ORACLE & THROUGH SCANNERS

Counting is used to verify the System On hand Quantity with Actual (Physical Qty) Quantity
of the item and perform the adjustments in System OHQ.

These are two types of counting.


 Physical Counting
 Cycle Counting

Listowel does only Physical counting & Pittsburg does both Physical and Cycle Counting

Cycle Counting:

Cycle counting is the periodic counting of individual items throughout the course of the
year to ensure the accuracy of inventory quantities and values .

You can perform cycle counting instead of taking complete physical inventories, or you can use
both techniques side-by-side to verify inventory quantities and values.

Inventory supports serialized cycle counting, and the following modules discuss the steps
involved.

Steps

1- Define ABC Compile Classes as below

Navigation  InventoryABC CodesABC Classes

The ABC classification process is an analysis of a range of items, such as Raw Material,
finished products or customers into three categories:

A - Outstandingly important
B - of average importance
C - Relatively unimportant

as a basis for a control scheme. Each category can be handled in a different way, with more
attention being devoted to category A, less to B, and less to C.
2- Create ABC Compile for your warehouse
Navigation ABC Analysis  ABC Compiles

3- ABC Compiles window would open


4- In the Define ABC Compile window define your criteria to classify items in A, B, C etc
categories

Different ABC Compile Criterion available is as below.


Current on-hand quantity
Current on-hand value
Historical usage value
Historical usage quantity
Historical number of transactions
Forecasted usage value
Forecasted usage quantity
Previous cycle count adjustment quantity
Previous cycle count adjustment value
MRP demand usage quantity
Use the MRP demand usage quantity
MRP demand usage value
5- Once you click compile, a concurrent program will be submitted to identify items that satisfy
the criterion and on clicking OK, system will ask if you want to see the results. Click

6- ABC report will be submitted which can be used to identify items to put in ABC classes
7- Define the classes in which you would like to classify your items.
Navigation ABC Analysis  ABC Classes

8- Assign the ABC Compilation to Groups (Here you link your assignment group with ABC
compile you created above.)
Navigation ABC Analysis  ABC Assignment Group
9- Click on ‘Group Classes’ to select list of classes needed for this assignment group which
were defined above.

10- Click on ‘Assign Items’ to select list of classes needed for this assignment group which were
defined above and click save
Example: if you select 1000 in class A, first 1000 items in compile report will be
assigned as Class A. if you select 2500 in Class B, next 1500 items (1001-2500) in
compile report will be assigned as Class B and remaining will be assigned as Class C
items (2501-5990).

11- If you would like to reassign any item to a different class, you can update the classification
by going in Update Items to reclassify those items.

12- Define the Cycle Count


Navigation Cycle Counting  Cycle Counts
13- Enter Counts in Oracle (This step can be done via scanner also shown in
steps later in the document):
14- Enter Adjustments in Oracle

15- Approve Counts in Oracle


16- Run the Entries and adjustment reports for the Cycle count
17- Through the Bar code scanners

Login into the scanner and navigate to the cycle count menu as below

You can either choose serial number counting or normal

Press Normal

Choose the Organization


Choose the name of the already defined cycle count

Start Counting and then save.

The rest of the process follows as above.


Manual Cycle Count

In CYCLE COUNT you cannot control selection. But you can count and enter any number of
items out of these those selected ones and leave the others uncounted. Those may be picked by
the system next day. For example CC selected 5 items for this you counted 3 and entered 3 only.
The remaining 2 will be selected again in another day and so on till the count cycle assigned to
that item class is completed

In CC you can enter manual items in addition to the items that have been automatically generated
by the CC scheduler. The way to do it as below

1- Navigate to the Manual Schedule Requests window or choose the Schedule button on the
Cycle Counts Summary folder window.

1. Enter the cycle count name you are scheduling.

2. Select the item or location (subinventory) for counting.

3. You can manually schedule specific items by entering values in different combinations
of the item, revision, lot, serial number, subinventory, and locator fields.

4. If you do not enter an item, you must enter a subinventory. Inventory schedules a count
of all items stocked in this subinventory. If you enter an item and a subinventory,
Inventory schedules the item to be counted only in this subinventory.
5. Enter the date on which Inventory is to schedule the count you have specified. The date
you enter cannot be before today's date and must be a valid workday as defined by the
workday calendar for your cycle count.

6. Indicate whether to generate count requests for this item, revision, lot, serial number,
subinventory, or locator combination even if the system on-hand quantity is zero. This
may be useful in performing exception-based counting to verify that the actual on-hand
quantity is indeed zero.

7. Save your work.

After you have successfully scheduled your counts, you can submit the process to generate
count requests. This process takes the output of the automatic scheduler and your manual
schedule entries, and generates a count request for each item number, revision, lot number,
subinventory, and locator combination for which on-hand quantities exist. These count
requests are ordered first by subinventory and locator, then by item, revision, and lot. Oracle
Inventory assigns a unique sequence number to each count request that can be used for
reporting, querying, and rapid count entry.

Because the count requests are derived from the state of on-hand balances at the time the
Generate Cycle Count Requests process is run, you should wait to run it until you are ready
to count. See: Generating Cycle Count Requests.

Note: When you schedule an item to be counted using manual scheduling, some schedule
requests may have overlapping count requirements. The count request generator does not
create duplicate count requests, but instead cross-references one count request back to each
associated schedule request.