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Is the improved work order planning in the Gantt view of Odoo 17.1 beneficial for project scheduling?

In today’s fiercely competitive manufacturing landscape, streamlining work order scheduling is no longer a luxury; it’s a necessity. 

Missed deadlines, production bottlenecks and inefficient resource allocation can erode profitability and customer satisfaction. 

Odoo 17.1, an Open-Source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system equipped with a powerful and enhanced Gantt view specifically designed to revolutionize manufacturing work order scheduling.

This blog delves deeper than a basic overview. We’ll dissect the functionalities of Odoo 17.1’s Gantt view, explore its impact on project scheduling, and showcase how it empowers manufacturers to achieve greater efficiency and control.


While traditional Gantt charts offer a visual representation of project timelines, Odoo 17.1 takes it a step further by incorporating functionalities specifically tailored to address manufacturing challenges :

1) Finite Scheduling : Grounding Plans in Reality

Traditional scheduling often overlooks resource limitations. Odoo 17.1’s Gantt view tackles this head-on by allowing you to define finite scheduling. This means directly incorporating capacity constraints for machines and personnel within the chart.

Imagine visualizing available machine hours and employee workloads directly on the Gantt view. This ensures realistic scheduling that reflects your actual production capabilities, eliminating the frustration of unrealistic timelines exceeding machine capacity or underestimating labor requirements.

2) Multi-Level Bill of Materials (BOM) Visualization : Clarity Amidst Complexity

Complex manufacturing projects often involve intricate BOMs with multi-tiered structures, making traditional Gantt charts cluttered and challenging to decipher. Odoo 17.1’s improved view addresses this by allowing clear visualization of these BOMs directly within the chart.

You can see how raw materials translate into sub-assemblies and finished products, gaining a holistic view of the production flow. This transparency empowers proactive planning and identification of dependencies between work orders. You can ensure a smooth flow of materials from procurement to finished goods, minimizing production delays.

3) Work Order Scheduling Based on Lead Times : Accuracy Breeds Predictability

Lead times play a crucial role in manufacturing project scheduling. Odoo 17.1 seamlessly integrates lead times for procurement, manufacturing processes and assembly into the scheduling process.

Define lead times for each stage, and the system automatically schedules work orders factoring in these time constraints. This eliminates the risk of scheduling work orders reliant on materials or processes that haven’t yet been completed. The result? Predictable production cycles and on-time deliveries, boosting customer satisfaction.


By leveraging Odoo 17.1’s enhanced Gantt view, manufacturers can experience a multitude of benefits :

  1. Reduced Lead Times : Finite scheduling and lead time integration ensure realistic timeframes for work order completion. This translates to faster production cycles, potentially leading to quicker product delivery and a competitive edge.
  2. Minimized Production Bottlenecks : Visualizing resource constraints and BOM dependencies within the Gantt view empowers proactive identification of potential bottlenecks before they occur. Adjustments to the schedule can be made to optimize production flow, preventing costly delays and production stoppages.
  3. Improved Material Management : BOM visualization and lead time integration enable the accurate calculation of material requirements. This reduces the risk of stock-outs and optimizes inventory management, leading to cost savings and efficient resource utilization.

A study by the Aberdeen Group found that manufacturers who adopted advanced scheduling tools experienced a 17% reduction in lead times and an 11% decrease in production costs. 

Odoo 17.1’s Gantt view can be a key driver in achieving similar results, propelling your manufacturing operation towards greater efficiency and profitability.


While Odoo 17.1’s Gantt view is a powerful tool, remember it’s part of a comprehensive project scheduling strategy. Here’s how to create a well-rounded approach :

  1. Master Data Management : Ensure accurate product data, material specifications and machine capabilities are entered into Odoo for optimal scheduling.
  2. Quality Control Integration : Integrate quality control procedures into the work order schedule to identify and address potential issues early on, preventing delays and rework. This ensures consistent product quality and on-time delivery.
  3. Real-time Shop Floor Monitoring : Utilize Odoo’s shop floor tracking features to monitor production progress in real-time. Identify deviations from the schedule and make adjustments as needed. This proactive approach minimizes disruptions and ensures adherence to deadlines.

At Pragmatic Techsoft, we are Odoo implementation specialists with a deep understanding of manufacturing processes. We can help you configure Odoo 17.1’s Gantt view to perfectly align with your specific production workflows. 

Our team will guide you through :

  • Mapping Work Centers and Machines : Define resource capacities (machine hours, labor availability) within the Gantt view to ensure finite scheduling reflects your production floor reality.
  • Configuring Lead Times : Accurately set lead times for procurement, manufacturing processes and assembly for realistic work order scheduling.
  • Integrating BOMs : Visualize Bill of Materials structures within the Gantt view to gain a comprehensive understanding of production flows and dependencies.
  • Customizing Workflows : Leverage Odoo’s customization capabilities to tailor the scheduling process to your unique manufacturing needs.

Contact Pragmatic Techsoft today! Our team of experts is here to help you implement and configure Odoo 17.1 to streamline your work order scheduling, optimize production workflows and achieve greater efficiency and profitability.

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We’ll continue to share valuable information on Odoo 17 and its functionalities through our blog. Stay updated on the latest trends and best practices for optimizing your business operations with Odoo.


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