Benefits of Odoo ERP Implementations to a Manufacturing business

Manufacturing companies, whether medium or large in size, require a systematic system to be implemented so as to manage their operations and productivity level effectively and efficiently.

ERP for the manufacturing industry integrates all manners of business (resources, operations, monitoring, reporting, sales, accounting and finance, etc.) and empowers businesses to function smoothly by maintaining a single database.

Manufacturing companies have vast resources to be managed including CRM (Customer Relationship Management), Inventory check up, Purchase Management, Accounting, Human resources etc. 

Manufacturing ERP software allows you to complete integration of your Manufacturing process including: 

  • Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Process Management
  • Procurement of Material
  • Advanced planning and scheduling
  • Product life cycle management
  • Management of your BOM’s as well as other areas of your business.


Why Odoo ERP for managing your manufacturing business?

Odoo simplifies the entire manufacturing processes of an enterprise using its open-source working methodologies. Using the customized solutions available in Odoo ERP, a manufacturing business user can automate the entire business functionalities within a single platform.

Basically, Enterprise & Community versions are not too different from each other except the specifications available in them. In simple words, Odoo Enterprise is a licensed version and Odoo Community is an open-source version. In the Manufacturing module, the Enterprise version has advantages in offering more features than the Community version.

  • Benefits of Odoo ERP Manufacturing Management:

    • Odoo ERP is a perfect solution available for both small scale manufacturing companies as well as large scale manufacturing companies. That’s because it can help you to centralize the different business divisions that you have. This can help you to reduce the effort and time that your staff is spending on different domains.
    • Provide a real-time view that helps manufacturers to make correct decisions by using the data and capitalize on opportunities.
    • It helps in categorizing the data which enable effective management of the product.
    • It enables to set product variants and By-products in the bills of material.
    • Manage production by work order or either by manufacturing order.
    • Master Production Schedule(MPS) is available which enables the schedule of production of stock.
    • Production Planning based on MPS throughout the flow which will cut down the decision making on the floor.
    • Preventive and Corrective maintenance management.
    • Manage quality control points, checks, measures.
    • Provide improved and standardize reporting.

    How to Configure Manufacturing Order, Work Center,  BOM, Routing, Quality, in Odoo Manufacturing :

    Manufacturing in Odoo is more helpful for the production of a manufactured product or the product is built by some other products with different quantities. Odoo an Open source ERP solution helps you to implement and customize Manufacturing ERP software for your business. To avail Odoo ERP for Manufacturing industry, you have to first install Manufacturing Module from Odoo Apps. 

First of all, you can install the Manufacturing Module in your database.

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Odoo Manufacturing Orders are divided into one or more steps described by Work Orders and presented in a sequence determined by routings.

To Create a Manufacturing Order

Now you can create a manufacturing order Go to  Manufacturing -> Operations -> Manufacturing Orders -> and click on the Create button.

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Now you can fill all the required fields like Product name, quantity to produce, bill of material, deadline, planned date, responsible, source, company, components tab, etc.

After filling all the required fields now you can start production through clicking on the “Mark as to do” button. 

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After becoming done the production at that time, click on the “Mark as done” button.

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To Manage Manufacturing with  Work Centers and Routing:

Configuration of Work Center:

In the Manufacturing module, you can tick the checkbox of Work Order in the manufacturing module.

Go to Manufacturing -> Settings -> and tick the checkbox of Work Order then click on the Save button.

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Now you can create new Work Centers and Routings in your manufacturing module.

Go to Manufacturing –> Master Data -> Work centers.

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You can create a new work center and fill the required fields like Work Center Name, Alternative Workcenters, Code, Working Hours, Company. Now you can fill the following fields under the General Information Tab. You can add performance indices like time efficiency factor, capacity, OEE target, cost per hour, etc.  from General Information Tab.  

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Configuration of Routing:

In the manufacturing module, routings can be used to specify the manufacturing operations to be done in work centers to develop a certain product. Every product has its own routes. It is not a single step process the manufacturing process may consist of many work centers and any work centers have its own processes and process time.  At that time you can set the route of the specific manufacturing process. 

In Odoo 14, Routing is done at Manufacturing at BOM itself. Create multi-level Bills of Materials: Set a Bill of Materials with in another BoM

 Routing completely depends on the manufacturing company process. A few companies have the same type of manufacturing process. Then you can create only one type of routing. A few companies have a distinct manufacturing process  Then you can create multiple routing.

Go to Manufacturing -> Master data -> Routing

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Now you can click on the routing button to create new routing in your database. 

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At that time you can fill the following field like name of the routing, company name production location and add work operation there. Whenever you want to add work operation then click on add a line button.

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Now you can fill the following fields like operation name, work center, and duration computation. There are two options available in duration computation:  compute based on real-time and set duration manually and also an option for setting default duration. Then fill the next operation field and click on the Save button.


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Quality Check Points, Checks and Measures:

Odoo Enterprise edition supports the Quality Control feature. so first of all, we have to install that Quality module in our DB, after installing the module we can check the quality of the product.
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Odoo defines Quality Control is three types- Control Points, Quality Checks and Quality Alerts. Quality checks and alerts are fully integrated with your manufacturing and inventory operations.
Control Point: Quality Control point defines quality control plans to trigger quality checks at specific inventory operations or manufacturing operations. Odoo 14 helps to automatically generate quality checks based on quality control points
Quality Alerts:

Quality alerts in Odoo’s clean kanban interface. Drag and drop alert to report progress and use visual indicators to focus on critical alerts. Use tags to categorize quality alerts and create rules to automate alerts or actions. Categorize by addressee by the requestor.

Quality Checks: Quality checks in Odoo facilitates for easy checking and statistical process control. This feature enables an entire quality check process for a warehouse.

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Bill of materials

Odoo 14 Bill of Material ensures the proper documentation of all components used for the manufacturing of a product. 

Bills of Materials (BOM) are documents that describe the list of raw materials used to make a finished product. A Bill of Material is sometimes also referred to as a product structure, assembly component list or production recipe.

Once you have created a product and at least one component select them from the relevant dropdown menus to add them to your bill of materials (BoM).  

Go to Manufacturing > Master Data > Bill of Materials > Create

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Now we are creating the new  Bills of Material (BoM). The product name and its quantity are essential fields. Add product quantity and each raw material and its in the ‘Components’ tab by clicking ‘Add an Item’. Later you added all the components, click on the Save button.

Please check our recent work experience of Odoo Implementation for Turtle Turbine which is a Manufacturing Company in India. 

Manufacturing companies always require systematic and effective solutions to manage all manufacturing processes. Planet-Odoo serves the Odoo ERP modules in the manufacturing industry, capable of increasing the company’s work efficiency, eliminating the downtime production processes, enhancing, supply chain visibility, effective in conducting resource planning.

Planet Odoo implemented Odoo for various platforms likewise: Trading companies, Manufacturing Company, Fashion Industry, Hotel and Restaurant business, School management system, Retail Industry, Service For Telecom. Turtle Turbines is a manufacturing company of Steam Turbines. It is introduced to work in integrating Steam Turbines into steam and electrical systems of the process plants have been extremely praised by our demanding customers.

Turtle Turbines Company works closely with all Boiler Manufacturers, Process Plant OEMs, and Engineering Consultants to deliver seamless Cogeneration Solutions and to meet your critical engineering standards and plant safety norms. Turtle Combine uses the various Odoo ERP modules like Purchase, Inventory, Manufacturing, and Quality modules to decrease the load to all our existing environment. 




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