Managing your product’s life cycle with Odoo PLM
One of the most important functionalities for a manufacturing business is to manage the lifecycle of a product from its inception to the delivery or disposal. By recording all their product related data in a unified system like Odoo – manufacturers have access to the different versions of their products at any point in time. This data can also be shared with different departments to facilitate accurate financial planning. With Odoo PLM you can maintain BOM & track product life cycle based on engineering change orders.
The Odoo PLM feature can be used to manage entire product data, maintain bill of materials (BOM) revisions and track product lifecycle based on engineering change orders, and product files.
Odoo PLM optimizes enterprise social networks to help you communicate efficiently with various departments of your organization. It enables easy approvals and real-time discussions on documents.
Odoo PLM also helps to create ECO (Engineering Change Orders) to do the following:
- Make BoM revisions.
- Make MO route revisions.
- Update BOM component attachment.
- Generate multi-level approvals from higher authorities for any revision (BoM or Route) before making changes in MO
- Manage BoM and routing versions.
- Configured ECO Type
- Configured ECO Stages
These are the four stages that you can use to configure multiple approvals.
New: For creating new engineering change orders.
In progress: For the ECOs which are in progress.
Validate: As per configured the stages this will be the final stage to apply changes based on ECO apply on selection.
Effective: This stage is used for confirmed ECOs. Here one can apply changes and this stage will be marked as the final stage in the stage settings, also select allow to apply changes for applying ECO changes in odoo plm app
- Generate Engineering Change Order(ECO)
You can select ECO type and apply based on that column. Once the record is generated click on the “Start New Revision” button for further process.
- Update BOM
You can even update your BOM using the Update BOM button. Once saved, it will reflect on the ECO form.
The effective stage is the final stage. After getting the approval, you can drag the ECO to the final stage and apply the corresponding changes.
Companies with an ERP system usually need to find ways to organize their most important business unit – the product record. When aligned, ERP and PLM systems can give business leaders complete control over their manufacturing processes.
Building your manufacturing process with an effective PLM system like Odoo PLM will minimize organizational inefficiencies and transition costs. It can also drastically help to optimize the capabilities of each system across the entire business. There are few odoo apps available for manufacturing business like Odoo PLM, Odoo MRP, Odoo Quality management etc.