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I am a happy new user of Odoo v8 and my company is using a lot products variants (multivariants actually - clothing industry).
The new way to define product variants is ok for me however I am surprise of something: if I prepare a SO with differents variants of one single product, it creates as many Manufacturing Orders as variants I have on the Sales Order. In the real world it is actually only one MO for my supplier (BoM is the same for every variants).
Therefore if I want to launch the manufacturing I have to get inside every MO and do "Produce -> Confirm -> Next". I often have 40 variants per product so it means 40 times the same process...
The other downside is that I have very little visibility in terms of raw materials requirements as I need to check every MO to know how much I need.
I guess it is not a bug but rather a functional downside of product variants in v8.
Any clue about how to deal with this ?
Thanks a lot,
if what you report is true that would be really a pretty severe downside of the built-in v8 product variants. I couldn't think of any good reason to design them like that. In your example of garments where you have variants in colours and sizes such a logic of MO (one product in one variant per MO) comes very unhandy. For example you have a shirt in 3 colours and 2 different sizes you would cut all similar colours of one size in one single process (and if you didn't you'd loose a lot of ecomony of scale).
Do you have any experience with the 7.0 product_custom_attributes Module from the OCA? Do they deal with this issue better? If yes and this is doeable it would be an idea to get them ported to 8.0. I could imagine they might conflict with the new built-in functionality and therefore this maybe is not so easy to achive?
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