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Will Odoo 17’s Supply Chain Features Overcome Distribution Hurdles in Food and Beverage Manufacturing?

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The food and beverage industry is rapidly evolving, demanding more efficient and transparent supply chain management. 

Odoo 17 promises to reshape this sector with its advanced manufacturing module. This blog offers an in-depth analysis of how Odoo 17 is tailored to address the specific distribution challenges faced by food industry manufacturers. 

We will explore the transformative features of Odoo 17’s odoo manufacturing software, demonstrating its potential to not only streamline operations but also revolutionize the entire food and beverage manufacturing landscape.

Prepare to discover the impact of Odoo 17 and why it stands as a critical tool for industry advancement.



Odoo 17’s supply chain management features are designed to tackle the unique challenges of the food and beverage industry. 

The upgraded odoo manufacturing module integrates seamlessly with inventory and purchasing modules, ensuring real-time tracking and management of resources. This integration is crucial in maintaining product freshness, a critical aspect of the food industry.


Odoo 17 introduces a range of supply chain features that are specifically designed to address the unique challenges faced by the food and beverage manufacturing industry. 

These features encompass various aspects of production, resource allocation and efficiency, which are particularly critical in overcoming distribution hurdles in this sector. Here’s a detailed look at these features :

1) Enhanced Manufacturing Order Overview : Odoo 17 centralizes all relevant data for manufacturing orders, including component status and reordering options. This centralized view simplifies replenishment and allows for direct comparison of vendors from dynamic reports.

2) New Shop Floor App : Replacing the Tablet View, this app is crucial for work center operators. It displays confirmed Manufacturing Orders on the Shop Floor, enabling operators to follow work instructions easily and update data with minimal effort​.

3) Barcode Scanner Integration for Manufacturing Orders : Odoo 17 introduces the ability to handle manufacturing orders using barcode scanners or mobile devices, simplifying the updating of used components and enabling automatic printing upon barcode scanning​.

4) Improved Inventory App : The Inventory app in Odoo 17 has been revamped to provide instant quantities per location as products are reserved, streamlining the picking flow​.

5) Work Centre Planning : The Work Centre Planning View in Odoo 17 aggregates workload data from multiple work centers, aiding in better resource allocation and production planning, especially beneficial in complex manufacturing environments​.

6) Components Demand Propagation : This feature automatically transmits changes in demand for specific components or materials to the pre-production pickings phase, ensuring accurate reflection of changes in manufacturing orders and helping prevent material over-aging and shortages​.

7) Manufacturing Lead Times Integration : Lead times are now integrated into the bill of materials, providing insights into production time needed and enhancing planning efficiency​.

8) Revamped Work Orders List View : The new Work Orders List View is more user-friendly, simplifying the management of manufacturing tasks and streamlining operations​.

9) Streamlined Bill of Materials (BOM) Management :BOMs can now be efficiently created, updated, and adapted from manufacturing orders, ensuring agile and responsive manufacturing processes​.

10) Sustainable Supply Chain Practices : Odoo 17 supports eco-friendly practices, minimizing waste, optimizing resource utilization, and reducing environmental footprints of manufacturing operations​.

11) Operational Tools for Stability in Production : Odoo 17 offers solutions to enhance stability and efficiency, particularly addressing staffing and ingredient availability challenges. This includes integrated AI solutions for predictive analysis and a focus on both front-end and back-end user interaction efficiency​.

​Odoo 17 helps in assessing and redistributing workloads, managing production orders, tracking inventory, generating custom reports  and monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) and Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) for process optimization​.

These features collectively demonstrate Odoo 17’s robust capability to address and potentially overcome distribution hurdles in food and beverage manufacturing. 

The focus on integrated data management, AI-driven predictive analytics, and efficient resource allocation plays a significant role in streamlining operations and enhancing overall supply chain efficiency.

At Pragmatic Techsoft, we understand the nuances of migrating to newer Odoo versions. Our track record of successful migrations speaks to our deep expertise in the field. 

Trust us to seamlessly transition your operations to Odoo 17, unlocking new levels of efficiency and productivity in your manufacturing processes.

Stay tuned to our blogs for more insights into Odoo 17 and how it’s reshaping the landscape of food and beverage manufacturing. 

Remember, for customized Odoo solutions that cater specifically to your unique business needs, reach out to our Odoo experts at Pragmatic Techsoft

We are here to elevate your business with tailored, efficient and innovative Odoo solutions.


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