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The same question was posted yesterday on the old forum, I'm reposting here as OpenERP encourage to use the new QA site.
When defining a warehouse using the standard form you can assign it to just one company. Is it possible to define a warehouse that belongs to 2 companies so shops of whatever company can be supplied from the same warehouse?
There is already an answer on the forum:
No - when the stock move happens which company gets the move journal?
We are newbies using OpenERP so terminology can be somewhat confusing for us. Talking to our manager he recommends to maybe have two companies that address their orders to a third company. This 3rd company will be the one directly managing the warehose. Can this be done? When creating a location input it is possible to use a location type Transit Location for Inter-Companies Transfers. Can be this used for this purpose?
Any other approach and/or advice on how to approach this situation will be welcomed.
You cannot have Company A / Shop A and Company B / Shop B share the same Warehouse. Think of it from an accounting point of view: how could you tell to which company a given product belongs to?
We are speaking of "logical" warehouses here. From the ERP's point of view, you can have two warehouses corresponding to one physical building, and each company / shop using it's part of the warehouse. You will just have to teach your employees which receive and ship goods to be extra careful and to pick from the correct side of the inventory.
On the other hand, what you can have, is one Company with 2 shops and one warehouse. This works very well, both from a logistics and accounting point of view.