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Re: How to deal with product brands in BoM?

VCloud9 LLC, Peter J Blok
- 29.08.2017 08:39:44
The first question to ask is, are the 2 brands of rice functionally identical. That is, are you using the same recipe (Bill of material quantities) and manufacturing process when you use Brand A or Brand B of rice.  If so then this is just an issue of creating a common ingredient "Rice" and having 2 suppliers.  

If the BOM changes with brand, such as Brand B requires 30% more water,  then you have little choice but the have 2 BOM's.  Odoo does not currently support substitutions in their BOM's or Alternate BOMs for products.   To get the 2 BOM method to work you need to alternately archive one version or the other.  The only catch with this approach is the situation when you have manufacturing orders for making batches with both Brand A and Brand B on the shop floor at the same time.  Theoretically, this should work since the BOM version should be attached to the manufacturing order at the time of MO release but I have not tested this. 

Peter J Blok, PhD

Chief Operating Officer - Partner
VCloud9, LLC
Mobile: 1-609-937-8433

On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 11:40 AM, Gustavo Valverde <> wrote:
Hi all, 

What's the best way to deal with brands in Production?

For example:
I have to produce Rice, I commonly use Brand A for production; but I'd like to use Brand B if Brand A is not available.

Is there a way that I can tell Odoo to use Product B instead of Product A if A is not available?


Gustavo A. Valverde
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