Using Bills of Materials

Bills of Materials are documents that describe the list of raw materials used to make a finished product. To illustrate the concept of specification, you will work on a shelf (or cabinet) where the manufacturing plan is given by the figure Plan of Construction of a Shelf.

Work Centers

Work centers represent units of production, capable of doing material transformation operations. You can distinguish two types of work centers: machines and human resources.

Once the bills of materials have been defined, Odoo ERPOnline is capable of automatically deciding on the manufacturing route according to the needs of the company.

Production orders can be proposed automatically by the system depending on several criteria described in the preceding chapter:

  • Using the Make to Order route,
  • Using the Order Point (Minimum Stock) rules,
  • Using the Production plan.

Manufacturing Stock Locations

Odoo ERPOnline allows you to define a specific location to keep track of your manufacturing moves.

To get an overview of all stock moves, go to Warehouse > Traceability > Stock Moves. You can enter your Production location in the search field and then group by Source or Destination according to the moves you would like to check.

The management of repairs is carried out through the module mrp_repair. Once installed, this module adds a new Manufacturing > Manufacturing > Repair Orders menu under the Manufacturing menu to create repair jobs and review repairs in progress.


The requirements scheduler is the calculation engine which plans and prioritises production and purchasing automatically according to the rules defined on products. By default, the scheduler is set to run once a day (Odoo ERPOnline automatically creates a Scheduled Action for this). You can also start the scheduler manually from the menu Warehouse > Schedulers > Run Schedulers. 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

In Odoo ERPOnline, you can also subcontract production operations (for example, painting and item assembly) at a supplier's. To do this, you should indicate on the relevant routing document a supplier location for stock management.

In Odoo ERPOnline, you can define several bills of materials for the same product. In fact, you can have several manufacturing methods or several approved raw materials for a given product. You will see in the following section that the manufacturing procedure (the routing) is attached to the Bill of Materials, so the choice of bill of materials implicitly includes the operations to make it.

Once several bills of materials have been defined for a particular product, you need to have a system to enable Odoo ERPOnline to select one of them for use. By default, the bill of materials with the lowest sequence number is selected by the system.

In Odoo ERPOnline, you can handle three types of goods: two types of products (Stockable or Consumable products) and one type of services. For this last category, Odoo ERPOnline can react in two different ways. Once a manufacturing order is generated for a product and this product contains a Service, a task can be automatically generated or not.

ERPOnline is a cloud-based solution that hosts the most popular Enterprise Resources Planning solution - Odoo. With ERPOnline, Odoo deployment has never been easier. Consumers are offered with a great possibility to deploy Odoo in one click and run it fast, securely with neither hardware investment nor software installation on individual computers nor any IT effort.

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