Odoo SCM: Streamline Your Operations!

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First and foremost, Odoo Supply Chain Management (SCM) solution is designed to improve the efficiency of your operations, from inventory check-in and storage to distribution and transportation.

By making the processes automated, the time spent on these tasks drops considerably, which allows you to send more products out faster. The resulting efficiency reduces labor costs.

The major features are given below.

Stock and Warehouse Management

  • Decrease your process time
  • Automate transactions
  • Reduce your stock levels and get complete traceability on all operations with this double entry inventory system.

Double Entry Inventory Management: Based on the concept of double entry that revolutionized accounting, our inventory management isn't about consumption, loss or missing products; products are just moved from one location to another only; it also allows full traceability (from customer to supplier, not limited to warehouse), advanced reporting (e.g. inventory valuation on manufacturing counter-parts locations) and a very simple user interface.

Automated Transactions: It prepares all operations for you, according to your own logistic rules: routes, waves, removal/put away strategies, minimum stock rules, etc. It optimizes the planning and jobs with the scheduler to reduce your process time.

Get Full Traceability: It keeps an eye on all your stock by tracing all your past and future inventory transactions. Now track in detail all stock moves, not only in your warehouse but also in counter-parts of the double entry moves (customers, suppliers or manufacturing locations). It also enables you to browse through the upstream or downstream traceability flows to have a clear vision to what happened to a specific product or lot.

Reduce Stock Level: Reduce your stock while always staying replenished! You can setup minimum stock rules to have automatic procurement with the right quantities computed to get to the optimum level specified. Get rid of the stress of your stock and let Odoo help you with fulfillment propositions. 

Fully Integrated with Operations: Get your procurement accurate as this solution is fully integrated with sales and purchases for accurate forecasts. The accounting integration allows real time accounting valuation and deeper reporting on costs and revenues on your inventory operations.

Track Serial Numbers: Assign serial numbers at every step of your reception or delivery flow. It handles unique serial numbers, batches of identical products or packaging units.

Scale Your Warehouse Easily: Manage your own internal and external locations, customers, suppliers or manufacturing inventories with the multi-warehouse management system based on a hierarchical location structure. Customize routes and picking/packing operations to support your own customer delivery process. Define custom routes or use pre-configured routes, e.g.: pick ⇨ pack ⇨ ship.

Wave & Batch Picking: Use routes, waves and order-point rules to optimize the way you pick products in the warehouse. Odoo supports most picking methods out-of-the-box like; wave picking, batch picking and "by order" picking. Cross-Docking some products. Unload incoming materials from suppliers and route them directly to the packing or delivery zone to deliver customers, without going through the stock. Set the "Cross-Dock" route on products or per sale order lines.

Make to Order and Drop-shipping on Demand: Fulfill sales order by purchasing or manufacturing products on demand, with the "Make to Order" route. Use the drop-shipping route to deliver customers directly from your suppliers.

Advanced Removal Strategies: Setup removal strategies per location and/or categories of products. Use pre-defined strategies (e.g. FIFO, LIFO, FEFO) or easily implement your specific ones to optimize the material turnover.

Put Away Strategies: Setup put away strategies to optimize product storage and bin allocations. Just define strategies per location, product category and product to store efficiently incoming materials.

Purchase and Vendor Management

  • Automated Procurement Propositions
  • Launch Request for Quotations and Track Purchase Orders
  • Manage Vendors' Information
  • Control Products Reception and Check vendors' invoices

Automated Procurement Propositions:

  • Reduce inventory level with procurement rules.
  • Get the right purchase proposition at the right time to reduce your inventory level.
  • Improve your purchase and inventory performance with procurement rules depending on stock levels, logistic rules, sales orders, forecasted manufacturing orders, etc.

Purchase Tenders:

  • Launch purchase tenders, integrate vendor's answers in the process and compare propositions.
  • Choose the best offer and send purchase orders easily. Use reporting to analyse the quality of your vendors afterwards.

Email Integration:

  • Integrate all vendor's communications on the purchase orders (or RFQs) to get a strong traceability on the negotiation or after sales service issues.
  • Use the claim management module to track issues related to vendors.

Standard Price, Average Price, FIFO:

  • Use the costing method that reflects your business: standard price, average price, fifo or lifo.
  • Get your accounting entries and the right inventory valuation in real-time; it manages everything for you, transparently.

Import Vendor Pricelists:

  • Take smart purchase decisions using the best prices.
  • Easily import vendor's pricelists to make smarter purchase decisions based on promotions, prices
    depending on quantities and special contract conditions.
  • You can even base your sales price depending on your vendor's prices.

Control Products and Invoices:

  • No product or order is left behind, the inventory control allows you to manage back orders, refunds, product reception and quality control.
  • Choose the right control method according to your need.
  • Control vendor bills with no effort.
  • Choose the right method according to your need: pre-generate draft invoices based on purchase orders, on products receptions, create invoices manually and import lines from purchase orders etc.

Reporting and Dashboards

  • Analyse your warehouse efficiency to improve performance.
  • Get the insights you need to make smarter decisions.Design custom dashboards to get a picture of your warehouse efficiency at a glance.
  • Dig deeper with real-time reports that anyone can create and share.
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