Purchase packed products.
I am trying to implement Odoo (11 & 12) for a small business (grocery store) and I am facing some issues illustrated below:
Product A - Chocolate bar:
Sale's price: $2
Stock location: WH/Shelf-01
Minimum qty: 10 Units
Can be Sold, Cannot be purchased.
I buy Product A from wholesaler in a package of 50 units (50 chocolate bars). This is a separate product with its own information:
Product B - Family Pack Chocolate box
Purchase Price: $50
Stock location: WH/Stock/location-01
Minimum qty: 1 Units
Maximum qty: 3 Units
Cannot be Sold, Can be purchased.
I would like to be able to buy Product B and sell Product A with above workflow:
1) Buy product B from supplier.
2) Stock product B in WH/Stock/location-01
3) Unpack Product B (-> Product A) and move it to sale location (WH/Shelf-01)
4) Sale Product A through PoS sale channel.
My main issue is with step 3, how do I create a product that can be bought then unpacked, with the product and the package having different UPC bar-code, thus considered different products.
I tried using the Manufacturing module to create Product B then create BoM (Bill of Material) containing Product A, but it is sloppy and not representative of my operation: I am not manufacturing any product, barely buying in packs and selling in units.
One of my objectives behind this is being able to scan products (wholesale packages) while I am at the supplier and create a purchase order on-the-fly, or even process products pick-ups and stock transfer with my phone without having to type anything.
Thank you for taking the time to read.