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Ray Carnes (ray)
3/15/19, 10:03 PM

In Odoo, a Warehouse is the actual building/place in which your items are stocked. You can setup multiple warehouses and create moves between warehouses.

A Location, is a specific space within your warehouse. It can be considered as a sublocation of your warehouse, as a shelf, a floor, an aisle, etc. Therefore, a location is part of one warehouse only and it is not possible to link one location to multiple warehouses. You can configure as many locations as you need under one warehouse.

Warehouses need two steps (a delivery followed by a receipt) to transfer goods between them.

Locations need one step (an internal transfer).

If you do not use the same staff and/or the same equipment, or if you have to do more than drive a forklift across the parking lot to move between your "storage room" and "separate warehouse" then it is probably better to use Warehouses instead of locations.

If it is ever possible to have an item get damaged or go missing during movement between two places (or pay a fee), then those two places are best modeled as Warehouses. 

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