Challenges within the supply chain?
Within Odoo, each process step can be set up for proper continuation of the entire supply chain, also known as the production chain. It includes, among other things, the timely execution of purchases, increasing delivery times, taking into account internal production time and, of course, delivery to the customer. If there is a delay within one of these steps, this can have a direct impact on the supply chain, everything is connected. By properly setting up data fields and safety margins, disappointments are a thing of the past and promises to the customer are kept.
Odoo works with different data fields. Filling in these data fields realistically is of great importance for a smooth supply chain. If unrealistic data fields are entered, the chain will quickly fill up and the work will pile up.
If a delay occurs at the supplier, the customer must be informed immediately. If security margins have been set, it is important to inform the customer if they are overwritten. Understanding is created with timely information, and friction can arise in the case of delays that have not been announced. With Odoo you can get ahead of this.
Date fields in Odoo
Different safety margins can be increased in Odoo so that the supply chain remains intact, without congestion. These margins can be set within the Odoo configuration, under inventory and advanced planning.
Take, for example, the "safety delivery time before sale". Here you can enter the number of days that serve as a margin of error on the promised delivery date to the customer. Should a delay arise, this margin of error will compensate for the delay, without direct consequences for the "chain" and promises to the customer.
In addition, there is also a margin to be entered for the days to purchase parts. Depending on the capacity in the relevant purchasing department, a purchase order is confirmed within a certain time frame. Allow enough margin for this. If a company works with minimal stock and purchases are made on a weekly basis, enter this margin as realistically as possible for the continuity of the chain.
There may also be a "safety margin for the delivery time of the purchases". In doing so, receipts are planned earlier to avoid possible delays. Any delay of the supplier is taken care of so that there will be no consequences for the further course of the shipment.