How to Set up Subcontracting In Odoo 13 Manufacturing

Odoo 13 Subcontracting functionality allows placing subcontracting orders to manage services that are outsourced. Odoo Subcontracting operations are used, they affect all steps of operations, from the definition of the operations that are required in production, costing, forecasting, planning, and scheduling, semi-finished products, and finished goods. Subsequently, certain resources need their own processes for accounting and cost control. The service product must be a stocked product, and it must be part of the BOM.

First of all, you can install the Manufacturing, Inventory and purchase module in your database.

Subcontracting 1

Now you can enable the Subcontracting option in the Manufacturing module.

Go to Manufacturing module -> Configuration and tick the checkbox of the Subcontracting option.

Subcontracting 2

Now you can create the new Bill of Material in Manufacturing module.

Go to Manufacturing -> Master Data -> Bill of Material then click on the Create button. 

Subcontracting 3

After clicking the create button, now you can create a new Bill of Material. At that time you can list the components that will be used through the subcontractor for manufacturing the subcontracted finished products.

Now you can fill all the required fields like name of the products, product variant, quantity, reference, select the BoM type, name of the subcontractor, company name, under components tab you can add a component by click on the add a line button, quantity, apply on variants.


To Receive or buy a subcontracted product:

Under Odoo, one can each buy the subcontracted product from your subcontractor or directly receive the subcontracted product.

In Odoo, you can buy the subcontracted product from your subcontractor or directly get the subcontracted product.

Buying the subcontracted product from a subcontractor

Now you can go to the Purchase Module -> Click on the Create button to create a new purchase order.

You can enter all the following required fields like Vendor name, Vendor Reference, Purchase Agreement, Order date, Source Document. Company name, and filling all the required fields in the products tab. After filling all the required fields now you can click on the Save button. At that time, you can click on the Confirm Order button.


After click on the confirm order button now, your Purchase Order is created successfully. your purchase order will produce the general receipt of the finished product. Now you can view the receipt by clicking on the receipt button.


Receipt Of Component Product From Supplier

Now you can also set components as will be supplied with the subcontracts on order so it produces a delivery order to deliver the components to the subcontractors now click on the validate button.


In this type of method, you can be generated from the purchase order and validated to make the finished product in my stock. 

Now comes to the valuation of the component which is the subcontract in place are however considered as you are on stock go to the purchase received and stock valuation. 

Now you can see that your inventory valuation is decreased by the 1 and increased by the quantity of the finished product.


Stock moves get created:

3 ways to manage the resupply the subcontractor with the components:

Manually: Wherever you can generate a delivery order determining subcontractor as the partner, describing components to deliver.

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With reordering rules:  Now you can determine a reordering rule on the Subcontracting location to assure that they are always full components sent to your subcontractors.  At the same time, the reordering rule is produce, a delivery order is generated for the product is automatically created.

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On order: Now you can also deliver components to your subcontractors every time you order a subcontracted product. Now you can tick the checkbox of “Resupply Subcontractor on Order”  under the Inventory tab of the product.


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