Odoo Manufacturing Module consists of various features and processes that can be helpful to understand the functionalities that has been offered by the ERP software for MRP and other areas of business. In this tutorial, we will shed light on various benefits and functions offered by the Materials Requirements Planning (Manufacturing) module of Odoo Enterprise Resource Planning software.
Manufacturing ERP implementation can be tricky if not properly planned with exceptional experience Odoo Vendor who know a plethora of Odoo MRP App. Odoo ERP MRP module is the best suitable solution for small and medium-sized Manufacturing businesses the reason is simple As you have the option of both open-source which is cost-effective as well as Enterprise edition that offers you many features that a Manufacturing company would require.
Manufacturing process starts from raw materials which are processed into various bill of materials and then manufactured as a finished product. A single product can consist of various Bill of Materials that requires efficient handling. Powerful management of your manufacturing process can be handled easily. Odoo Manufacturing ERP software offers you to handle complex Production flows, BOM, Planning your MO, Tracing of Work orders and so on.. With Odoo MRP module you can create MO easily and manage them in different production stages.
Single ERP software for Manufacturing Business:
Completely integrated ERP solution with other Departments
Complex Manufacturing processes can also be handled easily, one can also customize manufacturing procedure based on company requirements or through work centers and other Odoo routing concepts that are available. Odoo manufacturing app is cost effective to afford and implement for small and Large Manufacturers. Odoo allows you with strong MRP module, Warehouse management, module with end number of features, Apart from that, there are many other Odoo Apps which a Manufacturing unit can implement as per their requirement either through simple implementation or via customization.
If you are implementing any other ERP software customizations in Manufacturing Module may require hefty investments. As alone with Manufacturing or MRP module you cannot implement the complete ERP. To Support the MRP modules you may require, MRP II, Work orders, Planning, Backward Scheduling, Repairs management, Equipment Management etc. All these modules are easily available.
Odoo Manufacturing Module Features & Functions
Let’s have a look at various Odoo MRP Module workflow diagram features and functions.
Automate Scheduling: In MRP we can schedule automatically the manufacturing order as per the following Step :
- Master Product Schedule
- Minimum Stock Rules
- Make to Order
Manage Planning: We can Plan the manufacturing Order in graphical format. Here we can see the Work Order planning in Gantt Chart, List View, Calendar View, Pivotal View, and in Graph View
- Gantt Chart
- Capacity planning and Adjustment
Master Product Schedule: We can forecast the Manufacturing Order for Respective Product and can view by day/ week /Month
Minimum Stock Rules: We can Plan Manufacture with Minimum Stock from the Forecasted count of Stock and can replenish the Product.
Make to Order: By Selecting the Manufacturing Order and Click to Action dropdown and select Plan Production Order. Selected Manufacturing Order will be displayed on MPS (Master Production Schedule)
Manage Manufacturing Planning:
Gantt Chart: In Gantt Chart Bar indicates the time interval period to complete the Manufacturing Order
Capacity Planning and Adjustment: We can Adjust the Gantt chart bar as per the capacity of the manufacturing, the factor for adjusting the bar can be the availability of Assign Worker or by the Priority of Manufacturing before the set timeline or Product Unavailability on time or for any other reason.
Manufacturing and Quality Check in Odoo
- Record Production: Maintain the record regarding Manufacturing Order like BoM, Assign Worker, Work Order, Procurement
- Display worksheet
- Time Tracking
- Barcode support
- Quality control
- Trigger Issues
On Clicking to Manufacturing App Module
At the initial state, we can see the Overview of Work Centers and indicate the efficiency of Work in % and which work center is working or Ideal by color button.
To View, the Manufacturing Order, Click to Operations >> Manufacturing Order
Initially, we see the Manufacturing Order to be Make with To-Do filter if to view all with history of Manufacturing Order we have to Remove Filter from the search box. Here we can Notice the State of the respective Manufacturing Order if it’s in Draft or Confirmed State.
Select one of the confirmed Manufacturing Order, check the availability of Manufacturing Order Product according to BoM quantity if the product stock is available then indicate as Available in green els it will indicate in Red and we have to Replenish the respective quantity.
After reserving the sufficient quantity of BoM we will Plan for Manufacturing Order and you will notice MO State on the right-hand side.
Once Manufacturing Order is Planned we move to Work Order by Clicking Operations >> Work Orders
We will view the Work Order with the respective Manufacturing Order reference, Status of Work Order and we can Start or Block the process from here. To get the Information of Work order click on the view button
We can see all the information in a ready State and in the Time Tracking tab, we can see the time duration and user.
Information about finished Product
Work Information with Diagram
After the Start button clicked and then click on the Process button
For Barcode scanning we can use IOT Device to transfer from the location or for the Input in the process.
To take a picture of the Serial Number or scan through IoT device or manually entry of a serial number and Validate.
Validate the Product with serial number
Validate the process with Tools and the instruction with Time Tracking of Manufacturing the Product.
Validate the Product with serial number
Quality Check Process to ensure the product quality by selecting the Pass or Fail button if fails it generate Back Order
Questionnaire for Quality check with a tolerance range of Data Input and validate it.
Validate the Sub Product with serial number
The installation process with Instruction
Once the Product is Done we have to Print Label of the
Respective Product by clicking Print Label.
The label will Print as per the configuration of the Printer
Quality Module in Odoo Manufacturing
- Control Points for Quality
- Quality Checks
- Quality Alerts
- Analyze root Cause
- Define Quality control Plan
n the Quality Check app Module, we can have a record of quality check to maintain the Product Quality consistency. In the initial state, we can notice the Overview of Quality with assigned team members. After the Finish Product is Manufacture we can do a quality check.
On clicking the Check Process we see the list of Quality check with respective Status and Labeling
After inspection of Product ensure the Quality of Product by selecting the Pass or Fail button.
Control Points for Quality
For Quality Control Points cleck to Quality Control >> Control Points
For Quality Checks, go to Quality Control >> Quality Checks
Here we can view all Product Quality check details and in list view we can see the status
To Create a Quality Alert, go to Quality Control >> Quality Alert
Here we can create a Quality alert to be used in in-process activity to produce materials, quality alter form is used to identify potential issues to concern of quality that directly affecting product where materials is under processes in manufacturing unit, the records are managed accordingly potential quality issues.
Analyze Root Cause
Analyze the Root Cause by selecting the dropdown, setting the priority and write the Alert Note in Description Box WordPad in Quality Alert Form .
Define Quality control Plan
We can plan the Alert in Dynamic format by drag and drop as per the Stages in Kanban View .
Product Life Cycle Management – (PLM)
- Define ECO
- Approve ECO
- Manage BoM Versions
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) harnesses the power of an enterprise social network to help communicate more efficiently across multiple departments. Everyone follows only what they need, approvals are simple, and discussions on documents are centralized in real time.
Engineering Change Orders (ECO) are the procedures carried for applying changes in the components, documents or assemblies. Changes can be a change in the processes, work instructions or changes in the specifications.
We can see the Count of ECO
Start New Revision for ECO with Short summary with responsible person and product for Engineering Department
Here we can Upload the CAD or other Document to respective ECO
The Kanban view of ECO can analyze and define the Stages by drag and Drop the ECO after Approval by assigned Administrator
Approve ECO – To Create approval user,go to configuration >> ECO Stages – Create or select any of the ECO Stage
After selecting the ECO Stage, we can assign Role to particular User with Approval Type
Manage multiple Bill of Materials (BOM) Versions
Here we can view all the Version of Bom which are Manage by Engineering department user .
The above is just the basic flow of Odoo Manufacturing Module which we have covered – There are many other advanced functions that can be performed through configurations or customizations if you are looking out for an ERP software we suggest you to go with Odoo ERP software as it is completely customizable with the processes and products your company is manufacturing.
Odoo software allows you a complete integration of your Manufacturing process including Planning, Scheduling, Process Management, Procurement of Materials, management of your BOM’s as well as other areas of your business. It further helps you to craft important decisions by fetching out necessary information easily. Henceforth ERP is considered to be a complete package rather than concentrating or serving once a single department.
Odoo consists of a variety of Modules for each and every task performed in an organization or on the shop floor. Some of the major task that ERP can handle varies from Manufacturing Management, Inventory, Warehouse & Distribution, Logistics, Shipping, Accounting, and so on… Further, you can add other modules such as Sales Management, CRM, Human Resource Management, etc. into the software for a complete business suite.
It also covers other areas such as Packaging, quotations, Quality control, stock management, and so on ERP for Manufacturing industries are specifically crafted based on the business and manufacturing processes. Some of the important processes which we know include batch processing, BOM, Batch ticket Process, etc. It helps to increase the productivity of your Manufacturing Business while reducing the cost so that you can concentrate on Growth.
Further, this Odoo software can be customized as per your business processes and requirements. One must remember that implementing Manufacturing ERP software is a tough job and cannot be done by Layman. There are professionals, project managers, Programmers involved during the implementation to make it successful for your Manufacturing business.
Benefits of Odoo Manufacturing Module for your Business
As we know that there are many advantages of Implementing Odoo software for your business and specifically for the Manufacturing industry, Odoo improvises productivity, enhances efficiencies in the department, decreases cost, and offers you proper process management. There are various phases in which manufacturing ERP implementations are done the basic phase includes – The discovery phase, Implementation & Development Phase & finally the result phase after implementation of the software.
- Improvise Manufacturing Efficiency
One of the biggest advantages of implementing Odoo software for the manufacturing industry is that ERP eliminates repetitive processes and reduce manual entries. Further, it also streamlines business processes more effectively to gather the data for each department.
MRP module offers you better forecasting to the users and managers, especially to the top management. Since all the information is sync in real-time within the ERP software, realistic estimation, and decision making for the future become easy with ERP.
- Better Collaboration
Collaboration between every department is crucial and considered as one of the most important areas for running a business. Working in silos may create borders for growth. ERP software helps in better collaboration as the data is centralized and linked with each department.
- Integrated information
Especially in Manufacturing business data needs to be integrated with other departments such as inventory warehouse, Sales, or any other department. ERP software for manufacturing business helps in keeping consistent and accurate data from each department. Further, it also helps other departments such as Sales, Purchase, and Accounting for the inputs by the Manufacturing department.
- Enhance Productivity
Manufacturing ERP software increases your company productivity levels as every process are automated and user get more time to work on another task. You can also automate redundant processes with ERP software with easy to use design for the user.
- Competitive Advantage
As Benefits comes with a cost ERP software implementation specifically for Manufacturing business needs time and investment. Competitive advantage your company gains when you introduce new technology in business that ease the working method of your employees and departments.
- Save Cost
ERP software offers real-time information therefore reduces administrative and operational costs. With all the operation information in hand, your company can prevent disruptions and delays during the manufacturing process. ERP also helps you to make a decision quickly therefore it reduce cost as well as provides a return on investment quickly.
- Business Process Management
As manufacturing business enhance or grow the operations may become complex, Manufacturing software allows you to automate a business operation with real-time information in hand this streamline your production process and other departmental processes.
Manufacturing ERP software helps you with the proper reporting of each and every department. You can easily create reports without relying on each department this helps you in enhancements and decision making for your manufacturing business.
With Odoo ERP software you have complete flexibility of a centralized database that can be accessed from anywhere. There is an application which can even be installed on mobile as an app to be up to date on the information of your manufacturing processes.
We at Globalteckz thrive to provide you with an expert level of Odoo ERP implementation for your manufacturing business ensuring all your processes and workflows diagrams are optimized. We ensure that every implementation specifically for manufacturing industries are allocated with Odoo skilled programmer & Functional consultant who maintain the implementation and roll out smoothly. Our team works closely with clients showcasing the list of work completed that allows clients and developers to be on the same page.
Globalteckz Experience with Odoo Manufacturing Implementations – Short Summary
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Furniture have a wide variety of dimensions, colors, finishes, fabrics and product options. These are placing an increased demands on the information systems to provide the functionality and flexibility required in the business. Odoo ERP for Furniture Industry is helpful in keeping track of all kinds of furniture inventory like manufacturing of office furniture, case goods, seating, commercial, upholstered and specialty furniture, irrespective of their raw material. We have a range of experience in Implementing Odoo ERP software for Furniture manufacturing handling 1000+ variants of one particular product, more than 100 + Bill of materials management, and extreme level customizations for furniture Industries
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As a manufacturers of fabricated metal products you know that success depends on tightly managing your complex supply chain – collaborating with customers to design the most effective products, while meeting quality, tolerance and material specifications. You also need to provide a full range of services from design to delivery and maintain flexibility to change capacity requirements while operating effective continuous replenishment systems. Our team have experience in implementing Odoo ERP software for Metal fabricating manufacturers – Specifically (Tin Boxes) Ireland.
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Odoo ERP for apparel industry or Garment industry is an ideal Enterprise resource planning tool. Working without an ERP solution would be a great challenge for businesses operating in the apparel industry. Our Team has multiple experiences in implementing Odoo ERP software for Jeans Manufacturers, Fashion Designers, T-shirt Manufacturers with extreme level customizations.
Apart from the above Odoo Implementation for Manufacturing industries there are other SME’s and SMB’s where our team has done end to end implementation with complex processes.
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