Variants BOM Management

Odoo allows you to use one bill of materials for multiple variants of the same product. To activate variants, simply go to Configuration ‣ Settings ‣ Variants.


You will then be able to specify which BOM component lines are to be used in the manufacture of each product variant. You may specify multiple variants for each line. If no variant is specified on a component line, then this component will be used in the BOM of all variants.

When defining variant BoMs on a line-item-basis, the Product Variant field in the main section of the BoM should be left blank as shown below. This field is used when creating a BoM for one specific variant of a product only.


Note that the same principle applies for the configuration of operations.


And for the production of by-products.