No more lot/serial number in POS
I'm facing a stupid functional issue. We, at our company, manufacture products and track them by lots. We sale these products mostly as B2B (reason why with use lot numbers) but also as B2C. For this second option, we have our own shops with there own warehouses and plan to use the POS module in Odoo is shops.
As our products are tracked by lots, the main issue we have with the POS module is we have to type-in a lot number for each item we want to sale to our end users. However, as soon as our products are transferred from our main warehouse to our shops warehouses, we do not need to track them anymore. So, we would like to get ride of this annoying intermediate screen asking for lot/serial number each time a item is added to the basket.
I thought about creating retail products without lot number and add a bill of materials in order to consume products with lot number to "make" the same product without lot number. Problem is the product remains the same object for real and both products with and without lot number woudl share the same unique bar-code. Rightly, Odoo does not allow to use the same bar-code for two different products.
I also tried to find something like letting the POS module pick items from the first lot available until it's entirely empty but there seems not to exist such an option in the POS module as far as I know.
Do you know a solution to achieve this? Help would be much appreciated.