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[Manufacturing in Odoo 17] Beyond Standard Functionalities – Can Customization Bridge the Gap?

Struggling to streamline production workflows in Odoo? Does your manufacturing operation have unique needs that standard functionalities just can’t cater to?  

Look no further than Odoo customization! It’s your key to unlocking a world of efficiency and optimizing your production processes for maximum output.

Even if you’re new to customization, this blog will equip you with the essential tools and technologies to navigate the exciting realm of Odoo customization specifically for manufacturing businesses.  

By the end, you’ll be brimming with ideas to transform Odoo into the perfect production management powerhouse.


Odoo provides a robust set of tools to tailor its functionalities to your specific manufacturing needs.  Here are the key weapons in your arsenal :

1) Odoo Studio

This user-friendly interface lets you design custom modules for tasks like :

  • Production tracking dashboards : Monitor real-time production progress, identify bottlenecks and optimize resource allocation.
  • Work order management tools : Streamline the creation, assignment, and tracking of work orders, ensuring a smooth flow of production activities.
  • Custom inventory reports : Generate reports tailored to your specific needs, like material requirements planning (MRP) reports for proactive inventory management.

2) Python Development 

For more complex customizations, Python development unlocks a whole new level of control.  Here are some ways you can leverage it in manufacturing :

  • Develop custom integrations : Connect Odoo seamlessly with your existing manufacturing equipment (CNC machines, 3D printers) for real-time data exchange and automated workflows.
  • Craft advanced quality control modules : Implement functionalities for automated inspections, non-conformance tracking and corrective action processes.
  • Build custom barcode scanning solutions : Enhance production traceability by integrating barcode scanning for materials and finished goods management.


Now that you’re armed with the tools, let’s explore some best practices to ensure a smooth customization journey :

1) Focus on process optimization : Identify repetitive tasks and manual processes that can be automated through customization. This not only saves time but also minimizes human error.

2) Prioritize data integration : Ensure seamless data flow between Odoo and other manufacturing software (e.g., CAD, CAM) for a holistic view of your production operations.

3) Embrace mobile capabilities : Develop mobile-friendly Odoo interfaces for shop floor personnel to access real-time production data and manage tasks on the go.


Odoo 17 introduces a treasure trove of features that further empower manufacturers to optimize their operations. Here are some key highlights :

1) Manufacturing Planning

Enhanced functionalities for production planning include multi-level BOM management and improved demand forecasting capabilities. This translates to streamlined production processes, optimized inventory levels, and better resource allocation.

2) Maintenance Management

The integrated maintenance module gets even more robust in Odoo 17. It allows for better tracking and scheduling of preventive maintenance tasks, reducing downtime and ensuring optimal equipment performance. Additionally, features like work order prioritization and integration with equipment data capture systems streamline maintenance operations on the shop floor.

3) Shop Floor Management

Odoo 17 introduces functionalities specifically designed to enhance shop floor efficiency :

  1. Kanban Manufacturing : Implement visual workflow management using digital Kanban boards. Track production progress in real-time, identify bottlenecks and optimize workflow for a smoother flow of materials and tasks.
  2. Manufacturing Apps : Enhance shop floor mobility with dedicated mobile apps for tasks like work order management, time tracking and material picking. This empowers workers with real-time information and streamlines production activities.
  3. Improved Quality Control : Leverage functionalities for defining quality control points within the production process. Integrate with quality control equipment for automated data capture and real-time defect detection, enabling immediate corrective action and minimizing production of faulty products.
  1. Advanced Reporting and Analytics

Odoo 17 boasts enhanced reporting capabilities that provide manufacturers with deeper insights into their production processes. Generate reports on key metrics like Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), production lead times, and material consumption to identify areas for improvement and make data-driven decisions.

By leveraging these latest features in Odoo 17, manufacturers can achieve significant improvements in production efficiency, quality control, and overall shop floor operations.

At Pragmatic Techsoft, we understand the unique challenges faced by manufacturers.  Our team of Odoo experts, with extensive experience in the manufacturing industry, can help you unlock the full potential of Odoo customization.  

From streamlining production workflows to implementing advanced quality control measures, we have the expertise to deliver solutions that optimize your entire manufacturing process.

Odoo customization empowers you to transform your manufacturing operations and achieve peak efficiency.   Explore the possibilities with the right tools, knowledge and a trusted partner like Pragmatic Techsoft.  

Stay tuned to our blogs for further insights on utilizing Odoo 17 for manufacturing excellence.

Want to explore how Odoo customization can revolutionize your production floor?  Contact our team today!  We can discuss your specific needs and demonstrate the power of Odoo customization for your manufacturing success.  

Let’s work together to build the perfect Odoo solution to propel your manufacturing operations to new heights!


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