Correct me if I'm wrong but even the latest openerp does not allow simple product costing calculation.
When companies import a product, we issue a PO and forwarders take care of importing and clearing the products. The invoice with taxes and duties will come later, not at the same time the PO was generated since not all companies do FOB shipment. Even with FOB, it's not a door to door service so there's always a later part where an additional invoice would come in which adds to the product cost.
I have not found a proper way to get this done. How do I go about linking a set of expenses to a certain PO and calculating the average costing for that particular shipment? Then from there calculate the average cost of the product automatically using the average costing method in openerp?
There is a "landed_costing" module but this module is flawed. The module would calculate the landed costing fine BUT it simply creates a separate journal entry including the "landed cost" BUT the extra landed cost is not accounted for in the journal entry! That totally messes up the whole system.
In Version 8, you can attribute landed costs. For more information, please refer to https://www.odoo.com/forum/help-1/question/how-can-i-assign-landed-costs-to-my-cost-price-55132
You have to implement analytical accounting in OpenERP in order to perform cost accounting. You will find further information here:
Try this module:
It's "easy" to use assuming you are using Average Cost:
1. Place PO for Stockable goods and confirm it (DO NOT RECEIVE UNTIL NEXT STEPS ARE DONE)
2. Place POs for Services (Freight, Unload cost, Download costs, etc). Confirm, edit PO and "link" every services POs wit PO from last point.
3. Receive stockable goods
Give it a try and comment.
How should these scenario be setup?
#1 - Simple Purchase - Place a PO with supplier - Additional freight charges incurred - Adds freight charges to product costing (on average, based on value)
#2 - Complicated import and distribution - Place a PO with supplier - Pay in Secondary currency - Wait for product to arrive at port - Wait for product to arrive, receive freight invoice - Add in additional expenses incurred - Adds all charges above as an average to the products based on per value
These 2 can be done easily if we manually calculate the costing separately from OpenERP but we wish to implement the whole system properly.
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