My name is Fadli, my company assigning me to set up integrated distribution system covering sales, inventory/warehouse, manufacturing (Master Production Schedule, Material requirement Planning), I think the rightness and perfectness it must be integrated with accounting too. But for now, I’ll focusing on sales, inventory/warehouse and manufacturing.
I don't know specifically and sure detailed about proper choice open source ERP that suitable for our company business process. The fast way it's absolutely hiring professional ERP consultant that can help us more accurate, fast to decide. But, the company trust me to learn and finding first, before hiring consultant. It's good for the company and me too.
From the middle December 2015, I Have 3 candidates open source ERP. Openbravo, Adempiere and Odoo. I don't have good method in deciding and comparing and have no a lot of time what the best from 3. But I spent a few days to learn from my coach, mentor, colleague and google also.
So, in the end of December 2015 I'm decided to choose odoo. The reasons is :
1. Absolutely open source and have proprietary product too.
2. Web based
3. Have all basic functionality between community and proprietary versions.
4. Have all database and all core applications.
5. The software covers all the standard warehousing, manufacturing, and sales channels
6. Powerful web interface I think
7. Better I have chosen one than no one.
8. If you asked me, is this the most suitable than Adempiere or Openbravo, I will answer "I need more time to learn 3 of that", but I have looking in mailing list, forum, community from other people experience.
I have several questions, but before that I'll illustrate my company :
1. Our company is manufacturing factory
2. From raw material until finish good, the product through many production section, its about 9 work centers production.
3. Our production method based on customer order, it seems "make to order", cmiiw. But, on production, we can't producing using fixed number or sure number of goods production, we need to defining yield percentage before production. For example if we want to produce 1000 goods, we must planning about 1100. Because we have pareto in production like defect, broken or failed goods and etc. We can take temporarily conclusion, although our method is "make to order", our production section will create some stock of goods after production, it's means, in next production, before we are planning production, we need to check last stock first.
4. We have many work center, it means, we have multilevel bill of material. For illustration, the picture below I hope can help to understand what its need.
For last two months, I've installing, try to understand odoo 9 using my existing business case in our company, I try to create sales order then automatically create manufacturing order. I have some big question.
The question is :
1. When the sales order created, can we check stock first? If the needs ready on stock, so no need to create manufacturing orders. But if the stock only have some, then then the system create automatically the rest of needs.
2. Can system automatically create multi level manufacturing orders, of course in every levels always checking the stock first? The trigger is not the minimum stock limit, but the sales orders from customer. So, if the stock has 0, if no orders from customer, no need to create stock. But, if you have stock 1500, and the orders is need 2000, so system will automatically create the rest of needs, 500. See the picture below to illustrate.
The question is :
3. Which the suitable version of odoo, 9 or 8 ? since odoo 9 still lack of documentation and forum/mailing list.
4. I'm very appreciated if somebody sharing to me link tutorial / pdf / video. How to proper setup the "setting" in each module like sales, purchase, warehouse/inventory, manufacturing, so I can learn how to setup the right setting for my business case from example.
5. I would appreciate too, if somebody wanna discussing with me using skype, email, facebook or anything.