Multiple Warehouse Routing & Automated Procurement in Odoo
Often in warehouse management you may need to source products from multiple warehouses. In this video we look at some advanced Odoo warehouse management features that demonstrate how to create automatic procurement moves to streamline stock management.
What is the purpose of Multiple Warehouse Routing
Why would I automate procurement in Odoo?
Learn more about advanced warehouse routing configurations
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What are the pre-requisites for this video?
This is a fairly advanced video that requires you understand the basics of warehouse management and purchasing. Consider the associated videos listed below as more basic material you should watch if you are not familiar with the basics of Odoo warehouse management and purchasing.
What are push & pull rules in Odoo?
Odoo push and pull rules are the mechansims you use to configure movements of products and sub-assemblies through a warehouse for either deliverying product to customers or to supply warehouses or perhaps to supply a manufacturing line with raw product. In this video we see how push & pull rules are automatically created by Odoo to handle some of the more basic transfers between warehouses.
Once you learn how to do basic routing and transfers you are on your way to building complex solutions
Typically many beginning Odoo users and integrators struggle setting up the workflow and processes of their business to map to an ERP system. This video provides an example that shows the basic framework for handling multiple warehouses and how to create the automated moves and purchase orders requirement to move product along through the system. While the example in this video is relatively straight forward with a little creativity the example can be applied to far more complex process flows.
I'm trying to move product automatically in Odoo but I never get any purchase orders or delivery orders
Part of the purpose of this video is because it can take a little research and practiice to properly configure Odoo to manage your specific business scenerio. Expect to spend some time trying out various configurations and routings to find the solution that works best for you. While it is impossible to know for sure what is wrong without looking at your configuration specfically, there are a few common mistakes people make when setting up multiple locations and warehouses in Odoo.
- Make sure you run the schedulers. By default Odoo doesn't create any procurements until the scheduler is run. So for example, if you enter a sales order in Odoo and confirm no process is performed to generate any purchase orders or manufacturing orders that are needed to fill that order. Those are created only after the schedulers are run.
- Double check your reorder rules. If you are not getting a purchase order or a delivery order as expected double check the reorder rules to make sure they are appropriate for what you are trying to accomplish.
- If you are working with purchase orders make sure you have assigned a supplier to the product. Without a supplier, Odoo will not know how to create a draft purchase order.