How to "make to order" with stock management?
Hi, Is there any module / configuration which give the possibility to check the stock when the procurement method is "make to order"?
Details: REAL Current process of my customer working with make to order (what they do in real life): 1) Record customer order. 2) Check the stock in case there is some stock. 3) Make a purchase order with the required quantity (sales order quantity - available stock quantity).
"Make to order" means that only sales order will launch purchase order. However, customer can have some stock due to different reasons (MOQ. return products, canceled customer order). For all these reasons, the purchasers need to double check the stock before issuing the purchase order.
OPENERP Process: Make to order: do not check the stock at all. Make to stock: some configuration could be done with stock orderpoint = 0... However, it's not make to order and so you loose the important info related to the sales order (source document). Moreover, it's not intuitive for customer because they are working on make to order.
Another process should be a 3rd solution: make to order with stock checking. 1) Record a sales order. 2) Check the stock for related product. 3) Make a draft purchase order with the quantity = sales order quantity - stock available quantity. 4) Get a message on the purchase order that one part of the order come from the stock (customized view with order level).
Is anyone who worked / developed module / configuration for such a process?