Odoo manufacturing ERP has distinct methods to manage production. We can configure the manufacturing process according to the company process flow and track accordingly. Basically, there are two ways by which we can produce a product in Odoo manufacturing ERP. We can create a manufacturing order with simple default stages and complete the production. Or we can customize our work order by setting up work center and routing mechanisms. While the latter is often used to accomplish custom workflow. In this blog, I will be describing managing production using the default workflow.
Create a Manufacturing Order :
First, we have to create manufacturing orders. For this go to:
Manufacturing > Operations > Manufacturing Orders > Create
You will get a window like below, here you can specify the details of manufacturing product.
Choose a product from the list (or you may create a new one) and choose the corresponding Bill of Material (BoM). You can set Production quantity, responsible person and start deadline. From Finished product tab you can see the number of finished products, you can also view the byproducts (if any) of this order. Click “Check availability” to see the availability of raw materials in inventory.
Managing the Production
Once you have created and confirmed a Manufacturing order, you can start production. Odoo will list all the Manufacturing orders under Manufacturing > Operations > Manufacturing Orders. You can view the status of all ongoing manufacturing orders from here.
To continue with production, select the Manufacturing Order.
Since Odoo supports negative inventory support you can start production even without ensuring the raw material availability.
> Click “Produce” to start production.
Once you start production the status bar will change as follows.
> Click “Mark as Done” to complete the production process
> “Post inventory” to update the manufactured quantity in inventory.
Raw materials reserved for manufacturing will not be available in Inventory for any other usage. But you may use the “Unreserve” button in Progress tab to “unreserve” any raw material from manufacturing order and make it available in Inventory.
Once you have completed the production process click ‘Post Inventory” and make inventory adjustments. This is how manufacturing order with simple workflow is managed in Odoo manufacturing ERP.