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Understanding packaging: what is the actual use of "Palletization" when a Packaging configuration is used?

on 6/11/15, 3:35 AM 2,980 views

If I sell items in 100 units boxes -charged by unitary item price-, my understanding is that a new packaging configuration is needed with:

Quantity by package: 100

Package Logistic Unit: Box

That will display an alert while preparing a quotation if you try to sell 50.  So far, so good.

But, in the same packaging configuration form there is also "Palletization", which we may agree it could be something like this to reflect the fact that these items are organized as 27 boxes per pallet:

Package by layer: 9

Number of Layers: 3

Pallet Logistic Unit: PALLET

From a functional point of view, I still do not understand which is the value of "Palletization", if the item has to be sold also in "Pallets", is it still needed to create a new Packaging configuration for 2700 items using PALLET as logistic unit?

If so, what is "Palletization" used for, then? -It is still needed to create the "Pallet" configuration.-


Ermin Trevisan

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Ermin Trevisan
On 6/23/15, 2:52 AM

Logistic Units are for logistics handling, not for selling purposes. Logistic units can be packed hierarchically, so you don't need a direct relation between units and pallets. But if you want to sell in different packages, you have to define different UoMs, such as unit, box and also pallet, if you are selling complete pallets, each of them based on the UoM unit.

Jeroen Vet
On 10/23/15, 8:52 PM

This question has also puzzled me for a long time. Ultimately you are free to interpret the three fields "The number of packages by layer" (ul_qty), "Pallet Logistic Unit" (ul_container "') and "Number of Layers" (rows) as you like because they are not used anywhere else in the system (the terms between brackets are attribute names in the code). To me, the most sensible would be that they refer to the type of packages of the level immediately below in the packaging hierarchy, rather than to of a type a level up, as the data filled in should say something about this packaging configuration rather than some next level. So ul_qty is the number of packages of the configuration of the level immediately below that fit in a layer within this packaging configuration, ul_container (a better name would then be "ul_contained") is the logistic unit of those contained packages and rows is how many layers of those packages go in this packaging configuration.

By the way, the fields are dropped in Odoo 9.0 so this is only applicable to Odoo 8 and below.

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Asked: 6/11/15, 3:35 AM
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