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Managing the Storage

In our configuration, we have to define the way in which we will store the products.

The stock will be managed by OpenERP Belgium that will share the products with the other companies. OpenERP France will manage the sales part for these products.

OpenERP France will "transfer" the sales order to OpenERP Belgium that will ship the goods to the customer.

By default, OpenERP creates some locations and warehouses for the first company. As a consequence, we have to create the other warehouses and locations for our child companies. We will start by creating the warehouses, then we will define specific locations and we will finish by setting up the of shops.


In OpenERP, a warehouse represents your places of physical stock. A warehouse can be structured into several locations at multiple levels.

We have to create three new warehouses. One for OpenERP, one for OpenERP Belgium and one for OpenERP France.



Go to Warehouse ‣ Configuration ‣ Warehouses and create the different warehouses according to the parameters shown in picture Warehouse Parameters.


Warehouse Parameters


Locations are used to manage all types of storage places, such as at the customer and production counterparts.

In order to store products, we will create one location for the two child companies. It will support the flow of goods between those companies.



Go to Warehouse ‣ Configuration ‣ Locations and create the different locations with the parameters defined in the picture Location Parameters.


Location Parameters


OpenERP France needs a shop. The objective of this shop is to allow OpenERP France to receive orders from customers and then send it to OpenERP Belgium for the delivery of the products.


Defining a Shop

Go to Sales ‣ Configuration ‣ Shop to define a shop for OpenERP France.