Putaway Rules in Odoo 16

The Odoo Inventory module provides the ability to define putaway rules, which are crucial for efficient warehouse management. Putaway rules determine the location where incoming goods should be placed based on various criteria such as product category, storage zone, weight, or any other attributes. By implementing putaway rules, the risk of storing products inaccurately can be mitigated. For instance, in a warehouse that stores explosive substances, it is essential to prevent reactive products from being stored close to each other. Therefore, the Putaway rules feature in Odoo plays a vital role in maintaining product freshness, safety, and accurate inventory quantities.

To access the Putaway rule in Odoo, navigate to the Configuration tab within the Odoo Inventory module.

Inventory => Configuration => Putaway Rules

In Odoo, you can create custom putaway rules that facilitate the automatic allocation of specific products to their designated destination locations upon receipt.

To create a new putaway rule click on the New button.

Putaway Rules in Odoo 16

After defining the conditions, save the putaway rule.

Putaway Rules in Odoo 16

Configuration => Locations

The Putaway rule can be configured directly from the Storage Locations in Odoo. By accessing the smart button within the Storage Locations.

Putaway Rules in Odoo 16

With the putaway rules, incoming products will be automatically assigned to the appropriate locations based on the defined rules.

Purchase order

Let’s create a purchase order for a product that has specific Putaway rules assigned to it.

Putaway Rules in Odoo 16

After receiving the product, it will be stored in the sublocation that was mentioned in the putaway rule.

Putaway Rules in Odoo 16

From the receipts, you can access detailed information regarding the product, including its storage location and the quantity received during the operation.

Inventory => Locations

Open the inventory and navigate to the location specified in the putaway rule. From there, you will be able to observe that the products are stored in the corresponding sublocation as defined by the rule.

Inventory => Reporting => Moves History

By accessing the moves history, you can easily track all the relevant moves associated with the products. This includes information on where the products are originating from and where they have been stored within the warehouse.

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