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Suite Solution for Engineering Companies: Odoo Open ERP

USA Odoo’s Methodical Process

First, our team works to understand your engineering operations, no matter how concentrated or disparate your operational footprint. From quality checking, to strategic planning (including demand and capacity management), to tactical planning (including work order scheduling and routing), to operations dispatching (including tracking and real-time field communication), our teams work tirelessly to assure best practices and right-sized technology.

Most engineering project progress through these steps:

  1. Concept
  2. Feasibility analysis
  3. Requirements and Planning
  4. Design
  5. Execution
  6. Testing

Let’s see how this might work with USA Odoo’s solution:

Concept

Identify opportunities based on existing data and trend analysis using Odoo’s pivot analysis and reporting functions. This may include new product opportunities discovered via data analysis from integrated e-commerce sites or product improvements detected by analyzing manufacturing data in production cycles.

Feasibility Analysis

Financial analysis including profitability assessment, net present value, internal rate of return, etc. USA Odoo’s financial reporting tools allow for a feasibility analysis by evaluating the key metrics. This includes variable versus fixed cost assessment and a determination of production cost based on detailed BOMs, labor, and work center processes. Project costing is made simple by using a combination of Odoo’s integrated modules.

Requirements and Planning

Odoo includes manufacturing and project planning tools that can be used to support the planning process. USA Odoo can complement the planning process by supporting with proven methodologies for project planning and execution. We help our customers to mitigate risk with their capital investments in business automation.

Odoo Product Life Cycle Management (PLM)

Odoo PLM is used to manage the entire product engineering process. PLM helps to connect, organize, manage, trace, and centralize all information related to the product. PLM is the tool that allows all parts of the organization to effectively collaborate and exchange information. This includes stakeholders, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, sales, etc. Safety and quality management becomes an automated and predictable process using PLM.

PLM provides a solid foundation for developing the Bill of Materials (BOM) for each product or product variant. This includes involvement of Procurement for sourcing and Design documents that can be stored in Odoo’s document management repositories.

Because of increasing product complexity in today’s markets, PLM is critical to manage the entire product lifecycle. In addition it becomes increasingly important to integrate collaboration with suppliers, customers, channel partners, as well as maintenance and services groups. USA Odoo is an excellent framework for this collaboration.

Design

USA Odoo has open interfaces to integrate with CAD tools, as well as document management systems. Manufacturing processes can be planned together with supporting documents and CAD files. Integrating all documents and procedures in one Odoo system helps to streamline approval processes and ensures that all relevant review steps were taken. This process enforcement can be very helpful for auditing or certification. In Odoo, you can attach your documents directly to BoMs, routings or other elements.

Alerts on new products or changes are triggered automatically when information is passed to manufacturing. These will automatically display on worksheets or work center control panels. With Odoo, it becomes easy to manage multiple versions of product documents.

Execution

Implementing Engineering projects takes well designed process steps including a coordination of purchasing material, setting up production and implementation tasks, as well as work assignments and financial monitoring. USA Odoo includes modules for purchasing, analysis, work center material and labor assignments, as well as project management

Communication is the most critical element of managing engineering changes. With USA Odoo, you can collaborate effectively across departments and through the entire approval chain. Everyone is connected with real-time information and all discussions are accessible centrally.

Testing

Testing and QA processes can be set up as projects with clearly defined tasks and responsibilities. This may include inspections and audits.

Life Cycle Support

USA Odoo allows for tracing materials via, product revision, BOM revision, serial numbers or lot numbers. This and any certification or audit processes will provide proof that the necessary engineering diligence was adhered to and provide a standard for quality that sets the organization apart from their competition.

USA Odoo: Proudly Providing Solutions Developed from Engineering-centric Best Practices

USA Odoo is proud of our solution for Engineering companies and our pioneering work in PLM that enables a seamless transition from concept through to completion.

USA Odoo was created to provide open source accounting, CRM, e-commerce platform, and logistic integration including real-time big data and business process improvements leading the way. Our Odoo open source software consultants work personally with each of our clients to analyze the challenges facing their operations, unleash the power of their data, and achieve their specific competitive advantage and ROI business goals. From quality checking, to strategic planning (including demand and capacity management), to tactical planning (including work order scheduling and routing), to operations dispatching (including tracking and real-time field communication), our teams work tirelessly to assure best practices and right-sized technology.

The results for your engineering company are empowering. USA Odoo paves the road to future growth, thanks to our highly skilled ERP experts configure, build, train, and maintain world-class enterprise manufacturing engineering systems.

You’re in the right place to begin the journey – without further delay. Take the next step by contacting us.

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