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Key features of odoo manufacturing in 2023

A company that runs manufacturing processes to convert raw materials or components into finished goods need an effective, reliable and robust manufacturing MRP/ERP system.

Open ERP/Odoo includes a number of features that help manufacturers manage their businesses more effectively and efficiently. The Odoo Manufacturing ERP Software helps the end-user in managing the complexity of production, such as managing bills of materials, planning manufacturing orders, and tracking work orders, among other things.

Odoo manufacturing has a very simple working methodology. It enables end users to create a manufacturing order for a product, pass it through various stages of a production line, and complete production. Using WorkCentre and other routing concepts, Odoo Manufacturing can also customise manufacturing procedures to match your company’s process. You can easily manage ‘Scraps’ at any stage of the manufacturing process and, if necessary, ‘Unbuild’ a manufactured product. For effective process management, an organisation may assign different level users to oversee the entire manufacturing procedure.

When we compare the Odoo manufacturing module to other ERP solutions, we can see that it has a lot of unique features that only Odoo has. For example, SAP ERP does not support byproducts, routing, a single BOM for multiple product variants, MRP II scheduler, Master production scheduler, Kanban Planning, Production calendar, Backward scheduling, Work orders, Repair, and so on, whereas Odoo does. In addition, when compared to Microsoft Dynamics, Odoo has features such as Equipment / Machine Management, Work Instructions on Work Orders, Maintenance Requests from Shop Floor Terminal, Production Calendar, and so on.

Let’s take a look at each of the features in Odoo Manufacturing one by one.


1.Manufacturing orders:

Organise your products into assembly lines or manual assembly.

2.Work orders:

Begin production of items required for final assembly of your products.


Barcodes can be used to speed up manufacturing operations such as lot or serial number scanning, starting/stopping a stopwatch, triggering a maintenance request, moving to the next step, and so on.

4.Repair orders:

Manage the repair of items covered by warranty or as a service.

5.Editable MOs:

You can now consume other products in addition to what was originally planned and edit MOs once they are completed.

6.Unbilled orders:

Disassemble a completed product and recover its components.

Schedule & Plan:

1.Plan manufacturing:

Have a clear picture of your entire planning process and easily reschedule manufacturing.

2.Organize work orders:

Make use of all available resources and plan ahead of time for your production.

3.Manage Bill of Materials:

Take account of the availability of items in stock as well as the production time.

4.Workcenter Capacity:

Schedule your work at each workcenter using the MRP Scheduler, taking into account their OEE and capacity.

Flexible Master Data:

1.Make multi-tiered Bills of Materials:

Set one Bill of Materials within another in order to manufacture product components in another Bill of Materials.

2.Optional routing:

Create new work order routings to sequence your production based on the routing used.

3.Version changes:

Enable your products to transform and add configurable options when generating orders.


Your salesperson will be able to sell products that will be delivered as a set of components to assemble using the Kit feature.



Track changes by easily obtaining differences between versions.


Track the versions of products and ECOs, as well as the documents that go with them. Merge multiple ECOs that correlate to the same BoM.

3.Engineering Changes:

ECOs can keep track of changes with a great kanban process.

4.Document Management:

Plans and worksheets should be stored directly on the bill of materials and routings.


1.Control Points:

Trigger quality checks for the manufacturing department automatically.

2.Quality Checks:

Using checks, you can easily deploy statistical process control.

3.Quality Alerts:

Using the kanban view of quality alerts, organise your work.


1.Preventive Maintenance:

Automatically trigger maintenance requests based on KPIs.

2.Corrective Maintenance:

Corrective maintenance can be triggered directly from the control centre panel.


Using a calendar, schedule maintenance operations.


Have all maintenance statistics estimated for you, including MTBF.

Workcenter Control Panel:


Set up tablets at each workstation to help employees organise their tasks.

2.Record production:

Register productions, scan products, lots, or serial numbers.


Display worksheets with instructions for the operator directly on the work centre.

4.Misc Operations:

Scrap products, generate quality alerts, and run checks all from the work centre.


Utilise alerts to notify the operator of changes or quality checks.

6.Work order steps:

Categorise multiple steps in a work order and link them to worksheet pages: scan a product, take a picture, quality control, and so on.



Create a complete upstream traceability report on the components used in the manufacturing process.

2.Cost analysis:

Keep track of the cost of each manufacturing order in relation to the cost of the components and the cost of your operations (labor or material).

3.Overall Equipment Effectiveness:

Evaluate your work centre loads, productivity losses, and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)

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