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Odoo Apps Dependencies Inventory (stock)
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Technical Name min_rules_per_category
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Odoo Online
On Premise
Odoo Apps Dependencies Inventory (stock)
Discuss (mail)
Lines of code 481
Technical Name min_rules_per_category
LicenseSee License tab
Versions 13.0 11.0 12.0
When you have a lot of products, especially generic ones, it becomes a challenge to generate and keep topical re-ordering rules. This Odoo tool solves the issue. The app let you assign minimum stock rules per product categories. Batch and accurate updates save your time and diminish risks of human factors.

Stocks by product category not per each individual item

The app introduces a new warehouse concept - a reordering rule per product categories. This rule let inventory managers configure Odoo to automatically create product variants' minimum stock rules with the same setting within a current category.
In such a way you may set up inventory levels for thousand types of screws and hundreds kinds of nails within a minute.

Categories' rules are not themselves involved in the Odoo procurement process, but they serve as a configuration object to prepare standard rules in a batch. In such a way warehouse work flows are not interrupted by extra checks.

All you need is to create a new rule for this product category, and each of its storable items would have a stock rule with the same minimum and maximum quantities, a quantity multiple factor, a warehouse and a location, a procurement group and a company. The process is the same as when you prepare standard re-ordering levels, but it is hundreds times faster from a user perspective.

Take into that rules per categories do not consider hierarchy of categories. Rules should be set up for each category to make sure that there are no conflicts between various guidelines. For example, if a chair belongs to 'All / Office Furniture' its minimum stock rule is taken from this category rule, but it is not taken from rules for the 'All' category.

Reordering rules as soon as you create or update a product

The app takes into account various scenarios depending on when a rule should be prepared or updated. It aims to simplify stock manager work by forehanded and automatic assignment of reordering rules.
  • A user creates a new product or add a new attribute. As soon as a new storable variant is generated, the tool would consider its category rules. If any of those exist, Odoo would prepare a new reordering level for this variant.
  • A user updates product category of a variant. In such a case Odoo would deactivate rules linked to a previous category, and prepare new rules based on an updated one. It is really comfortable to change minimum stock levels for all variants of this template by mere changing its category!
  • A user deactivates manual minimum stock rule. Manual rules have higher priority than categories' rules. Since manual rule does not exist any more, there is a need to switch to an auto rule. Odoo would do that without any user interaction.
  • A user prepares a new category rule for this location. Then, Odoo would update all variants within this category beside ones which have manual rules. Take into account there might be only one rule per a combination of a product category and a stock location.
  • You decide to cancel all rules for this product category. No problem! Just delete a related rule, and all items' rules would be also deactivated.

Manual re-ordering rules are still possible

Although rules per categories are really efficient, sometimes you want to manually assign a re-ordering rule per a very specific item. This tool let you achieve that goal as well.
To that end just go an item rule and unlink it from a category rule. Manual rule is prime to automatic ones, so the app would not any more update its settings.
It also relates to existing rules: no one of those would be changed after you installed the app. If you want to fully update manual rules, you should firstly delete or archive those.

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  6. Follow the guidelines on the app's page if those exist.

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on 1/18/22, 8:13 AM


does this app work with Odoo 14 and 15?


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on 1/18/22, 9:25 AM Author

Hello Marco,

the app has no version for Odoo 14&15. Due to the changed logic in the Odoo WMS modules' logic, at the moment the app is also not planned to be ported for those versions. I'm sorry.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns in our support portal: https://faotools.com/s/mg1ixo