Integrate your Logistic Processes with OpenERP

Integrate your Logistic Processes with OpenERP

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The OpenERP Solution OpenERP can build a new breed of business applications, more modular, more customer-friendly, fully web-based, which others cannot due to the heritage of their legacy systems. OpenERP is a comprehensive suite of business applications including Sales, CRM, Project management, Warehouse management, Manufacturing, Financial management, and Human Resources, just to name a few. More than 1000 OpenERP modules are available from the OpenERP Apps market place ( The key to continued logistics success is effective Purchase, Sales a Warehouse Management, and these are precisely the main topics of the book you are reading. OpenERPa€™s Purchase, Sales and Warehouse features are flexible and highly developed to assist you in managing all aspects of logistics, also in a multicompany environment. OpenERP allows you to set up advanced push and pull rules to manage complex routes in your warehouses. Purchase proposals and sales forecasts can easily be created from OpenERP. In a few clicks, your sales person can transfer necessary information to the customer about the current and virtual stock. Accountants can have real-time stock valuation for all or selected products. Structure of this book In part One, Configuring your OpenERP (page 3) we will show you how to set up an OpenERP database. A step-by-step approach will guide you through a complete workflow to discover OpenERPa€™s features. Part Two, Advanced Features in Sales Quotation Management (page 43), guides you from quotation to sales order, explaining several advanced sales features. In part Three, Advanced Features in Purchase Quotation Management (page 77), you will learn more about price requests, purchase proposals and goods receipt. Several advanced purchase features will also be explained. Part Four, Managing your Warehouse (page 99), explains the principles of OpenERPa€™s double-entry stock management. The book will provide you with ways to manage inventories, both on a physical and a financial level. Upstream and Downstream traceability and extensive reporting will be discussed as well. You will also learn more about how to manage push and pull locations in a multicompany environment. Part Five, On Site Installation (page 179), explains the basic steps to install OpenERP on site. Both Linux and Windows installations will be described. To manage your logistics, you do not need all the elements described in this book. But we find it very important to include an integrated flow, from the first quotation to the final billing of the customers including all the steps: quotation, order, receiving goods, inventory, shipping and billing.136 6.3.7 Packaging with Various Logistics Units of Measure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 6.4 SchedulingProcurements . ... 159 6.14 Import/Export . ... 163 7 Multi- Company Environment 167 7.1 LogisticsinaMulti-CompanyEnvironment . . . . . . . . viii.

Title:Integrate your Logistic Processes with OpenERP
Author:Els Van Vossel, Fabien Pinckaers
Publisher:OpenERP SA - 2011-07-01


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