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Shop Floor Headaches – Can Odoo bridge the gap between production planning and execution?

For manufacturers, a well-oiled shop floor operation is the lifeblood of success. 

It’s where raw materials are transformed into finished goods, meeting deadlines and customer expectations. 

But all too often, this vital area is plagued by headaches that disrupt production flow and erode profitability.

In this blog post, we at Pragmatic Techsoft, a leading Odoo solutions provider with deep expertise in Odoo 17 implementation and customization, will delve into the common challenges faced on the shop floor and explore how Odoo for manufacturing can bridge the critical gap between production planning and execution.


1) Communication Silos : Disjointed communication between production planning and the shop floor leads to errors, delays and rework. Production staff may not be aware of updated plans or changes in material availability.

2) Real-Time Visibility Issues : Lack of real-time visibility into shop floor activities makes it difficult to identify bottlenecks, track progress and adjust plans accordingly. This can result in missed deadlines, production slowdowns and increased costs.

3) Data Inaccuracy : Manual data entry on the shop floor is prone to errors, leading to inaccurate inventory levels, production forecasts and reporting.

4) Inefficient Inventory Management : Poor inventory management on the shop floor can lead to stockouts, production delays and increased carrying costs.

5) Quality Control Issues : Inconsistent quality control practices can result in defective products, rework and customer dissatisfaction.


Odoo 17, the latest version of this powerful open-source ERP system, offers a comprehensive suite of features designed to streamline shop floor operations and bridge the gap between planning and execution. Here’s how :

  1. Centralized Platform : Odoo provides a central platform that integrates all aspects of manufacturing, from production planning and inventory management to scheduling, shop floor control and quality control. This eliminates communication silos and ensures everyone is working from the same data set.
  2. Real-Time Visibility : With Odoo, production managers gain real-time visibility into shop floor activities through a user-friendly dashboard. They can track machine performance, monitor progress against plans and identify potential bottlenecks for proactive intervention.
  3. Improved Data Accuracy : Odoo eliminates the need for manual data entry on the shop floor by providing mobile apps for production staff to capture data in real-time. This reduces errors and ensures data accuracy across the entire manufacturing process.
  4. Inventory Management : Odoo offers robust inventory management features, including real-time stock levels, automatic reorder points and lot traceability. This helps manufacturers maintain optimal inventory levels, minimize stockouts and reduce carrying costs.
  5. Enhanced Quality Control : Odoo facilitates the implementation of a comprehensive quality control program. Users can define quality control points throughout the production process, record inspection results and generate non-conformance reports. This helps identify and address quality issues early on, preventing defective products from reaching customers.


  1. Predict It Before It Breaks : Odoo 17 uses smarts (machine learning) to analyze data from your machines, like a fortune teller predicting problems before they cause delays. This means you can fix things before they break, keeping your production running smoothly.
  2. Barcode Magic : Scan materials and products with barcodes using Odoo. It’s like having a super-powered tracking system that tells you exactly where everything is. This keeps your inventory organized, production flowing and helps with quality control.
  3. Shop Floor Command Center : Imagine big screens displaying real-time production data – that’s what Odoo’s interactive shop floor displays do. Everyone on the shop floor can see how things are going at a glance, helping them make better decisions and improve together.
  4. Ditch the Paper, Go Digital : Tired of paper cuts and outdated information? Odoo lets you ditch paper on the shop floor. Work instructions, schedules, and quality control checklists become digital and accessible on mobile apps. This saves waste, keeps everyone informed and reduces errors.

At Pragmatic Techsoft, we understand the unique challenges faced by manufacturers on the shop floor. Our team of Odoo experts possesses in-depth knowledge of Odoo 17 functionalities and extensive experience in implementing and customizing the system for manufacturing businesses. 

We can help you configure Odoo to meet your specific needs, bridge the gap between production planning and execution and achieve greater efficiency and profitability on the shop floor.

Stay Tuned for more insights on how Odoo 17 can transform your manufacturing operations.

If you’re ready to take the next step and explore how Odoo for manufacturing can bridge the gap between production planning and execution on your shop floor, contact our team at Pragmatic Techsoft today. 

We’ll be happy to discuss your specific needs and provide a customized Odoo solution that helps you achieve your manufacturing goals.


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