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Is it possible to have non-inventoried products?

Jeff Beidler
on 8/20/14, 2:59 PM 1,580 views

We give part numbers to our assembly instruction manuals so that we can keep track of the current revision, add them to BoMs, etc.  However, we don't want to keep track of inventory levels for these items.  We just want to have the part number for the correct manual be included on the BoM for an item, and only one (1) manual should be included with a kit of parts for a manufacturing order, regardless of the quantity of items to be assembled.  For example, if we have two manufacturing orders open for ThingA, with quantities of 50 and 100, we'd still include only one manual with each order.  How should this type of arrangement be set up in OpenERP?

E.R. Spada II
On 8/30/14, 1:40 AM

Setting as a consumable still will track inventory but will not trigger any procurment (Make to Order, Make to Stock) etc. So you could use mrp_byproduct and add the manual as fixed qty byproduct of 1 for each MO. You would need to add the byproduct to the MO order report. But it would work.

If you do not want to see any inventory you could change the type to service, but you may want to make sure you have manuals on hand, but maybe not.

Setting the type to "service" seems to work. Now to get it added to the printed BoM...

Jeff Beidler
on 9/9/14, 1:26 PM
Yves Goldberg
On 8/21/14, 6:09 AM

Setting your product with the type "Consumable" should do it

I created a couple of fake parts to test with. "NON-TEST" is set to "consumable", and is listed as a component on the BoM for "FOO" at 1 per assembly. When I create a manufacturing order for 10 "FOOs", the system uses 10 "NON-TESTs" and shows a negative on-hand quantity. :(

Jeff Beidler
on 8/21/14, 11:32 AM

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