Odoo Manufacturing - Implementing the MRP application
This 1 1/2 hour video is for anyone who wants to learn about the Odoo MRP module or Odoo manufacturing. We see how to create bill of materials, routings, workcenters, and sub-assemblies. Basic tracking of time and costs and scheduling manufacturing orders.
Learning how to use the Odoo MRP application
Real world business examples that start out simple
Work Centers, Routings, and sub-assemblies
Odoo MRP v8 - What topics does the video cover?
Basic functionality of the Odoo MRP (Manufacture Resource Planning) Application
The primary purpose of the Odoo (formally OpenERP) manufacturing application is to process raw good or sub-assemblies into finished products. Configuring any MRP system requires a strong understanding of current business processes and the software application. In this video start with a simple ERP business manufacturing example, boat manufacturing, that then we can extend to provide more complex examples.
What are bill of materials and how are they used in Odoo Manufacturing?
Any ERP system, open source or not will have a way of managing bill of materials. You can think of the bill of materials as a shopping list of what is required to build a specific product. When you create a manufacturing order to build a product, the Odoo MRP application looks to the bill of materials to determine what exact components are required to complete the operation. Having an accurate bill of materials is critical to having a succesfully implemented ERP manufacutring system. In this video we demonstrate how to create a bill of materials for a product and how that bill of materials is used to create a manufacturing order.
Manufacturing orders in Odoo
A core component of an ERP system is the processing of manufacturing orders. Once you have setup your product and have defined a bill of materials you are ready to begin creating manufacturing orders. Learn how to create a manufacturing order from a bill of materials, check product availability and handle internal transfers. We take a great deal of time in the video explaining how you can manage manufacturing orders with the inventory and either wait for available stock or if needed, force a delivery order through. See how scrap or damaged goods can be accounted for in your consumed goods while still allocating good raw material to the manufacturing order.
Setting up work centers and Routing
Configuring work centers to track time spent on processes
After we have worked through some simple manufacturing orders, the video goes on to demonstrate how you can configure a production work center that will build your boat. In an ERP system, work centers allow you to create and manage resources related to your workers and the equipment that produce your product. Not only do you get to specify your cycle time, you can also configure setup and tear down time that is required before each work order. Need to understand how workcenters can interact with the bill of materials, perhaps tweak your cycle times. Setting up a work center in Odoo gives you greater visibility into your manufacturing operations. It is essential to the design of any good ERP system.
Using routing in Odoo to send manufacturing orders to the correct work center
Once we have setup our production templates (bill of materials) and have our work centers configured, we can create routings to send our manufacturing orders to the correct work centers for production. In our examples we demonstrate how to configure a routing and then use that routing on work orders. As a business example we create an 'Efficient' work center that has upgraded production capabilities and can produce boats at a greater speed than the standard line. We observe the different in hours and production capacity as work orders flow through Odoo's production system.
Introduction to sub-assemblies
Finally we conclude this 1 1/2 hour video with an introduction to using sub-assemblies in Odoo. We deside to add a dashboard to our boat example in which several more product are required including one that requires multiple quantities. This sub-assembly is then added to our primary bill of materials, demonstrating how you can continue to add more complexity and modify bill of materials for future manufacturing orders.