Working with Odoo Warehouse

March 20, 2018 · 3 minutes read

Odoo warehouse (Odoo Inventory Management) has a set of useful features that effectively reduces the management efforts of a warehouse. This blog is an attempt to explain those features its uses and configurations. The blog is divided into two part and the second part will follow soon.

Warehouse Configuration

First, you have to configure the warehouses of your company.You can add any number of warehouses under your company.

  • Inventory > Configuration > Warehouse Management >Warehouses -> Create

There is a number of fields you have to fill in the form and most of them are self-explanatory.  Choose Incoming Shipment and Outgoing Shipment settings. In the Resupply field, you can choose any of your existing warehouses. <Save> and <Activate> the warehouse.


Locations are different places in your warehouse. Or these are the different sections in your warehouse were different types of actions are done. You can add single or multiple locations. A location means a space in the warehouse, a shelf, a floor, etc. A location is part of one warehouse and it is not possible to link to another warehouse. Actually all In and Out transactions are carried out and Recorded through Locations. (If you look into the Purchase order, you can see Deliver to option, which essentially indicate a location)

There are three types of location

  • Physical Location

These are Locations in your warehouse

  • Partner Location

This location not under your warehouse

  • Virtual Location

This is a virtual location which is not available physically

You can view all the locations available under your company from

  • Inventory -> Configurations -> Locations

For creating a new location go to

  • Inventory > Configurations > Locations > Create

  • Parent location: – in case you are creating a location under another location (location hierarchy)
  • Owner: – Choose a user to manage it

Fill all other necessary fields and click <Active> and <Save>

Inventory Operations

The operation means, different operations carried out in your warehouse like Receipts, Internal Transfer, and Delivery Order. These are the three basic operations carried out in a warehouse. However, you can add more custom operations from

  • Inventory -> Configuration -> warehouse management -> Operation Types -> Create


  • Fill the fields save and Activate to use the custom operation in your warehouse.

Hope this piece of information was useful. The next blog will cover topics like Routes, Reordering Rules and Unit of Measure.


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