Learn to use Complex Unit of Measures in Odoo Purchasing and Manufacturing
Often in manufacturing and distribution operations you may purchase a product in one unit of measure... for example you may purchase something by the case but then sell that product in single units.This video explores handling complex unit of measure requirements in Odoo with a real world example.
Learn how to manage multiple Unit of Measure (UOM) in Odoo
Using a business example to make it easy to understand
Builds on what was learned in Purchasing and Manufacturing
Tips and typical questions on handling multiple unit of measures in Odoo
Why would I need to use multiple units of measure?
One very popular real business occurance is that a company purchases something in one unit of measure it maybe different than the unity of measure they sell that product in. For example a company may purchase cans of dog food by the case, yet sell individual units in their store. In this example the unit of measure for sales would be each while you would purchase in cases.
Does Odoo handle multiple unit of measures automatically?
Odoo makes it relatively easy to manage multiple unit of meaures. Once properly configured, Odoo will automatically do the calculations necessary to convert unit of measure appropriately depending on the transaction. Expect however to spend some time working with unit of measures to get everything configure correctly.
What are ratios and how do they apply to units of measure in Odoo?
While Odoo will do conversions for you automatically you still need to tell Odoo exactly how to do the conversion when it occurs. You only have to set it up one time and then after that, Odoo will do the translations automatically. Ratios are how you tell Odoo how many units are in a case. Perhaps for our example would set that ratio to 24. Then we configure Odoo to use the 'each' unit of measure for stock inventory. When we purchase a case and receive into inventory, we end up with 24 cans in inventory.