Manufacturing management

Sustain your evolving manufacturing strategies and streamline your manufacturing process with the Odoo Manufacturing module. Odoo manufacturing module will help you to manage manufacturing orders, control shop floors, assist in factory coordination, manage scheduling, BOM, lot-size adjustment and lead time settings and much more. The Sales, purchase and manufacturing department strongly interact to optimize your returns and reduce losses.

Manufacturing module in Odoo is based on stock management and benefits from the Double Entry Stock Management for production orders. This module also has highly flexible Operational and Financial controls. With the help of Odoo Manufacturing module you will be well equipped to plan and control your supply chain. Let us look at some of the key features of this module:

Managing Master Data:

Easily create master data like Bill of materials to calculate raw materials needed, view revisions, define priorities for bill of materials and set units of measurements, check production efficiency. Odoo allows you define multilevel Bill of materials, Phantom bills for intermediate products not part of final assembly and Sales bill of materials to define assemblies that will be sold directly. Define Work Centers, assign types (Human/machines), set working periods, production capacity etc to forecast capacity and planning. Odoo is capable of automatically deciding on the manufacturing route according to the needs of the company and routing information can be attached to the bill of materials.

Automating Procurements:

Procurement orders can be proposed automatically by the system using the Make to Order rules, Minimum Stock rules or using the Production Plans to automatically configure purchase and replenishments. Exception management allows you to handle blocked procurements. Advanced push and pull rules help you manage complex routes in your warehouses. You can also handle procurement orders in Odoo manually when procuring internally.

Managing Manufacturing Orders:

Production orders handle details like Product Quantity, Scheduled dates, decide procurement and stock locations, details of raw materials required for the production and the operations needed by the assembly staff. On confirmation of production Orders, you can automatically reserve raw materials to shorten procurement process. You can schedule your production Plans based on priorities and planned dates.On start of production, raw materials are consumed automatically from Stock and finished products moved to stock. Assigning Production Lot and pack numbers allows easy traceability of raw materials and finished products.


You can define your own delivery and picking methods, Estimate delivery dates, define your own carriers and tariff grids for prices, create invoices for deliveries and compute shipping lines.

Handling Sales:

You can integrate the Odoo Sales Module with the manufacturing module. The Sales Orders drives your procurement and invoicing processes and also generates your product needs for planning. Integration with accounts allows real time accounting valuations and deeper reports on the costs and revenues for your manufacturing operations.

Planning and Scheduling Production:

In Odoo, you can plan the production in an easy way using the Planning menu which provides a calendar view. You can select days to create orders, see already planned orders or change the starting date for an order. The manufacturing scheduler plans and prioritizes production and purchasing automatically according to the rules defined on products and schedules manufacturing orders based on time. The scheduler uses all the relevant parameters defined for products, suppliers and the company to determine the priorities between the different production orders, deliveries and supplier purchases. Time Scheduler allows to process procurement orders immediately without waiting for the regular scheduler run. Odoo automatically calculates the lead time for product deliveries. You can also set up Security Days for your scheduler to automatically handle holidays, manufacturing and purchasing lead times or to cope up with delays in procurements.

Sub-Contracting Production Operations:

Easily manage your subcontract production operations with Odoo. On confirmation of a production order, Odoo automatically generates delivery orders to send to raw materials supplier and on confirmation, the Production order is activated. Finished goods are automatically put into your own stores and manufacturing is confirmed on receiving the products from your supplier

Repair Management:

Manage you repair orders right from repair jobs to invoicing and Stock Movements all at a single place. You can view raw materials used for replacement, products replaced from reserved stocks, perform quality control and track reasons for repairs, handle accounting entries following stock moves, handle Receipt and delivery of product from and to the end user, keep track of invoicing items used and free repairs.