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Manage Your In-house Logistics Operations with Odoo

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Product movement whether it's inside the warehouse or outside the warehouse is an important aspect of any company which would have a keen management strategy and through monitoring. The product delivery and movement outside the facility can be controlled by setting up delivery times and the dispatch of products from the company location. However, the operations on the product movement can be effectively controlled inside as a company by setting up various rules of operation.
The inventory management operations of your company can be effectively controlled and managed by Odoo software. Odoo is one of the best open source ERP (Enterprise and resource planning) available in the market can run your inventory operation. With the advantage of being operating from a single platform and a central database for storage, Odoo can help with unanimous management of product movement inside and outside the company. Moreover, the customizability feature in Odoo allows the developers to be integrated into any sort of business and can be adapted to various modes of management operations considering the aspect of a respective company.
In addition, the integration ability of the Odoo software allows its users to integrate various third-party source applications and hardware components which helps in managing the operations with ease. Moreover, the affordability of the software allows its users only to spend a small percentage of capital on implementing Odoo to their business. Additionally, the reliability of the Odoo platform is much higher than other ERPs as the platform engages various security protocols and user login functions to access the platform.
This blog will provide insight on how you can manage your product movement or logistic operations inside your company using Odoo at various aspects such as:
Push and pull Operations, 
Routes of product movement,
Lots and serial numbers and 
Manufacture and repair products.

Push and pull Operations
The product removals in Odoo inventory are calibrated based on the push and pull operations which are being defined by the user at the stages of installation. The settings can also be modified and configured as per the needs of the user. The push operation ting rules are initiated when a product is purchased from the vendor and it arrives at the facility, then these products are pushed to the storage. In the case of pull operations when an order comes up from a customer on delivery the product in the inventory is pulled to be dispatched for delivery. This defining rule of operation in Odoo allows the users in the effective product movement based on the described rules of operation in Odoo.
For further reference read the bolg: Push and Pull Rules in Odoo 13
Routes of product movement
Product movement inside the inventory or the warehouse is channeled in Odoo based on the route descriptions being provided by the user. The routes in Odoo operate based on the push and pull rules defined by the users on each specific route of operation. A product in the Odoo inventory can have multiple routes of operation such as for sales, purchase or even rental and repair operations. The routes can be customized based on the needs of the user considering the aspects of the company operations. For instance, if the user wants every product being purchased to be subjected to quality testing the routes of product movement can be defined in the order as purchase order pick up, quality check, warehouse, and rack location.
Lots and serial numbers
Traceability is another aspect of in-house inventory management which Odoo provides the provision for the user to manage the product movement. In Odoo the products are defined based on the serial numbers for singular products and in lot numbers for the products arriving in groups. By providing the lot and serial numbers to each product the user can define the operation of how the products should be removed from the stock based on the company operation methodologies and the type of product. The Odoo by default provides the users with two options of removal ie First in first out (FIFO) and Last in first out (LIFO). They can be customized based on the product category being consumable ones or storage ones. Furthermore, The Odoo platform supports barcode device integration which allows you to define the products of operation for the lots and serial numbers to be functioning with barcodes. Moreover, this would ease the product movement and removal aspects.
In need of further information on product removal strategies in Odoo you can read the following blog: Removal Strategies in Odoo 13
Manufacture and repair products
The product movement in the aspect of manufacturing and repairs could be trickier for the in-house operations of a company. The Odoo provides the users with the provision of setting routes of operation for the finished product movement and additionally the push and pull rules while receiving the components or the bill of materials needed for the manufacturing process. On the other hand in the case of the repairs the products are received and allocated to a respective employee in Odoo and the repairs are conducted by them in the respective workcenters and the spare parts required are acquired from the inventory using various routes of product movement specified.
The Odoo platform provides the best solution for all the inventory operations of a company both inhouse and outhouse movement of the products based on the various parameters on which the company operates.


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