Learning how to use the OdooExpress MRP application

One of the key applications many people are interested in is how OdooExpress can be used to better manage manufacturing environments. In fact, OpenERP or ERP in general is often designed specifically around how to allocate resources and manage efficiency related to manufacturing.

Real world business examples that start out simple

We begin by looking at very simple manufacturing orders using a real world example of how you may begin setting up a boat manufacturing operation using OdooExpress MRP. We create a simple set of products, you learn how to create a bill of materials and how to then create a manufacturing order that will produce finished goods. Each step is explained and you see exactly how product flows in and out of your warehouse and the use of virtual production locations.

Manufacture Resource Planning

The primary purpose of the OdooExpress (formally OpenERP) manufacturing application is to process raw good or sub-assemblies into finished products. Configuring any MRP system requires a strong understanding of current business processes and the software application.

Bill of materials and how are they used in OdooExpress Manufacturing

Any ERP system, open source or not will have a way of managing bill of materials. You can think of the bill of materials as a shopping list of what is required to build a specific product. When you create a manufacturing order to build a product, the OdooExpress MRP application looks to the bill of materials to determine what exact components are required to complete the operation. Having an accurate bill of materials is critical to having a succesfully implemented ERP manufacutring system. In this video we demonstrate how to create a bill of materials for a product and how that bill of materials is used to create a manufacturing order.

Manufacturing orders in OdooExpress

A core component of an ERP system is the processing of manufacturing orders. Once you have setup your product and have defined a bill of materials you are ready to begin creating manufacturing orders. Learn how to create a manufacturing order from a bill of materials, check product availability and handle internal transfers. We take a great deal of time in the video explaining how you can manage manufacturing orders with the inventory and either wait for available stock or if needed, force a delivery order through. See how scrap or damaged goods can be accounted for in your consumed goods while still allocating good raw material to the manufacturing order.