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Josse Colpaert (jco) Belgium

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--Josse Colpaert (jco)--

R&D - Developer

Josse spent several years as a technical director in a company developing warehouse management solutions. He has a wide knowledge of both the business side as well as the core development of Odoo. After joining Odoo in 2012, he began working with the R&D team on projects including payment follow-up, FIFO, and of course warehouse management. 

Josse Colpaert (jco) Belgium
4/9/13, 7:40 PM

For starters, you could put a begin and end date on the products in your BoM. (Valid from, valid until)

Matt Taylor United States
4/8/15, 11:58 AM

For good change management, you really need both methods suggested here, and more.

  • begin / end dates on BOM components

  • revision identifier on products

We have deeply nested BOMs, up to 8 levels deep, with thousands of components.

When you revise a component, you need to make a copy of the product with a revision identifier.  Where this revised product is used in an assembly, you set an end date for the previous revision, and a start date for the new revision.

If the revised component is a subassembly, then you also need to make a copy of the BOM for that revised subassembly.  A custom module, doing all of this at once, would be convenient.

Dale Scott United States
3/31/14, 12:21 AM

I've used the approach proposed by Josse before with reasonable success, although it can be tedious reviewing each part's end-date to determine which parts were included on a product's BoM several revisions back.

Another approach I've used before is to suffix the part number (aka "Internal Reference") with the revision level. For example, part number 2100123-01 for revision 1, 2100123-02 for revision 2, etc.

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