Jan 20, 2011

Purchasing Interview Questions:

Q. AME is possible in PO approval ??
NO. AME for Req approval

Q. Can we create Position heiracchy for Requisition Approval

Q. vacation rule has to be created by the same user...if being as a first person in the approver  goup the user not able to create vacation rule and goes on leave...then any other way, by  which we can handle that out of scope

Q. Can I get the recording version of yesterda's session?

Q. Where did we do setups for taxes
Ebiz Tax

Q. Is AME diff in 11i and R12
Conceptually, AME is same or 11i and R12 but the look and feel and navigation is  completely different.

Q. Any profile for confidentiality of Quotation?
No. Anybody with access to quote and quote analysis screen has access to quotations

Q. when we delete approved record, if it is by other user, will he be notified for the same

Q. How to protct cofidentialiy and modification of quot from others
- to prevent access to quote screen
- make the quote screen read only

Q. is there any work flow proces behind this?

Q. Can we have PO without RFQ or quotes for that matter.
Yes. We can have PO with RFQ and quotes. But its not a good practice.
Purchase Manager can be questioned why he gave order to some supplier. He will always have 2-3 quotes with him.

Q. but for blanket type of PO do you think quotes are required?
2 ways to determine price for an item
            - Quotations  - document provided by vendor to supply at a price
            - Blanket PO - agreement between vendor and us

Q. If we dont want other buyer can see qout of other buyer even they have access to RFQ screen ??
only related buyer only can see his Quot not other one which is not related to him ??
Personalization. Without personalization, its not possible.

Q. Can we copy Catalog RFQ to Standard quotation?
Yes. Copy Catalog RFQ to Catalaog quote or Standard quotation. Copy Bid RFQ to Bid quotation.

Q. Can you show us Creating PO from Requisition having RFQ as Source Doc.
RFQ cannot be source doc. We can have Quote as Source and we will be creating PO from Req using Quote as Source.

Q. Yes but not for release.
Question not clear

Q. What about negotion process in this ??
Negotiation is possible in Oracle Sourcing. Out of Scope.

Q. Are u going to take Planned Purchase order
Yes. That will be covered later.

Q. Will we cover Schedule release VMIand Consigned.?
Out of scope. Inventory related. Kindly attend Inventory training.

Q. Is there  any analytics available in this release to freeze the minimum quote automatically?
No. Quote analysis and approval is a manual process. No automation is provided.

Q. Can you cover the Advance Pricing intergration in Purchasing?
This will be covered conceptually. There wont be any practicals on the same.

Q. What about Bill of distribution??
Sourcing Rules  - ASL is required. Will cover Sourcing rules later.

Q. Sourcing means for RFQ ??
Selecting the Source of Supply of material.

Sourcing - Sourcing Rules - automatically create PO from requisitions

Q. While using ASL for Commodity theall items listed under that commodity will get imapcted . believe it's true can u confirm .
Yes. I will show you guys a chart

Q. How the Supplier status behave differently in Global & Local ASL?
Local ASL will override Global
Local (M1) - debarred Global - Approved

PO for M1 - will not allow
PO for M2 - should allow

But local is specific to that org not for others. so for M2 it should allowed.

Q. what is category level supplier?
The supplier will be ASL for all items which fall under that category.

Q. then where do we define that?
That is defined in ASL

Q. Where do we define the range of items under that category?
Linked while defining Items

Q. AND is approved for Item not for category so Item shoud be presidance. and it should allowed. Item shoud have more presidance then category.
NO. Category is having higher precedence. So, if a Supplier is debarred for a category then he is debarred for all items under that category.

Q. Can we create Req to Release Item if is not matching on Requisition and BPA. but ASL is set.
Question is not clear

Q. what if allocation for ASL is <100 %
For manual PR, 100% allocation does not matter. 100% allocation is required only for planned orders. For manual PR the PO will be raised against the supplier with highest allocation.

Q. What does Sourcing Assignment signify?
Sourcing Assignment will determine which supplier to source an item for a given ORG

Q. If we have one org then can we do transaction in Master Org
Yes. No restriction. Best practice that we should not do any transaction in Master Inv Org.

Q. What isTCA??
Trading Community Architecture. Covered in AR. This is party, customer relationship and stored in HZ tables.

Q. How intercompany sourcing happens and how PO will be managed in two companies?
Internal Requisition/Internal Sales Orders

Q. What is the need to add the price into price list...when we have given price for the item in Inventory setup?
Price that we mentioned is the Purchase list price. But for OM, it picks the price from Price list.

Q. While giving the value in Price list...do we add our all the cost and profit in that
For internal items, the transfer price is calculated based on the cost + the transfer options.

Q. What does create internal order conc request do?
Create internal order request will transfer the IR info to OM interface tables.

Q. Why is the cost zero for Internal Orders?
We did not enter any cost for the item, so the cost was zero.

Q. could you please show this cost thing by raising external sales order?
Out of Scope. OM class is required.

Q. Cost is zero for internal sales order, however you told that it will be 10% addition of the cost of that item then why it is not 10 % addition in the cost?

Q. Why is the cost of the Item zero?
The cost of the Item was zero because we did not enter the cost of the item.

Q. Where do we enter the cost?
We enter the cost while defining the Item.

Q. How does the price default while creating IR?
The price of the item while creating IR, is the cost of the Item.

Q. Can you clarify where we set up zero cost for an Item for IR?
We did not specify the zero for IR. If we do not enter the cost, it will be considered as zero.

Q. Can we change PO Currency?
Yes. We can change PO currency. It defaults from supplier setup but we can change it.

Q. Can you explain what is confirming order ?
Sometimes, the Purchase manager requests for certain items over phone. Then he sends the PO just to confirm the verbal order. If the vendor thinks that this is a duplicate order and delivers double, it could cause problem, so he sends a PO with a message that it is confirming order.

What is Difference Between Blanket release and Planned Release?
Blanket release is against blanket purchase agreement and planned release is against planned orders.

Under what Circumstance we'll use Blanket and Planned Agreement
In blanket, the price of the agreement is fixed but the quantity is not fixed. We get price breaks in Blanket for volume discounts.
In planned, the shipment is tentative. It does not have any price breaks so no volume discounts.

So, blanket is for high volume transactions.

Q. For planned orders, Schedule is available but blanket is for as and when required?
The schedule in planned Orders is just tentative. The actual schedule is determined later.
Blanket can have an effective date range. Planned does not have any effective date range.

Q. Can you cover Advance Pricing?
Not in scope.

Q. What is the way for adding items or modify BPA from supplier point of view..are they need have oracle apps installed with Oracle iSupplier portal?
They will have access to Oracle iSupplier portal which is a web based application. No installation is required.


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