Organisation: VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Odoo Functional Consultants:
Jorn De Keersmaecker (Business Partnership Consultant)
Julian Leonard (Business Analyst)
Catherine Vieslet (Head of Business Services)
Apps Implemented: Invoicing, Inventory, Manufacturing, Purchase, PLM, Rental
Organisation size: 3900
Number of Odoo users: 10
Hosting Type: Odoo Online
VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) is a research university located in Brussels Belgium. With four campuses, it’s one of the biggest universities in Belgium. In the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, the university decided to team up with Flanders Make and Audi Brussels to begin the R&D project BREATHNEY. The goal of the project is to replicate the full functionality of a respiratory machine for mass manufacturing and distribution to hospitals worldwide.
Having seen Odoo’s offer to associations on the front line of the Covid-19 fight, VUB approached Odoo for help with the manufacturing orders for the respiratory machines. Prior to implementing Odoo, the BREATHNEY project team did not have an overview of which specific parts were placed in a specific respiratory machine. Excel sheets were used for the bill of material and provided a limited overview.
Odoo’s role in the project has been to implement an integrated ERP system to digitize and provide a clear overview of the spare parts ordered for the manufacturing of the medical ventilators. For this project, the following Odoo apps were implemented; Inventory, Manufacturing, Purchase, Invoicing, PLM and Rental. Odoo Inventory, Manufacturing and Purchasing app has optimized stock levels and project engineers can now register incoming spare parts. With the Rental app, the project team now has a clear overview of all the respiratory machines delivered to specific hospitals and how long they have been in use.
The Odoo implementation went smooth and within 4 days the solution was live. The project implementation took place fast thanks to the application of the Odoo methodology and a clear focus on the real need of BREATHNEY. This allowed the project scope to stay simple and therefore quickly deployed.
- Jorn De Keersmaecker, Business Partnership Consultant at Odoo