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About the Feature

Bahmni uses openERP/Odoo predominantly for Sales Management, Purchase Management, and for Inventory and Accounting. openERP has also Odoo integration been adapted for healthcare management, to work seamlessly with Bahmni.

Stock/Inventory Management allows medical facilities to:

  • Procure products from a supplier, and break these up in batches using their expiry dates. 
  • Sell products from a shop which is mapped to a warehouse and stock location.
  • Move stock units between different stocking points stock locations and warehouses.
  • View the current stock levels by products across warehouses/locations.
  • Automatically reduce stock of product batch quantities when patient pays for the invoice comprising products (via the billing function)
  • Generate various reports such as:
    • Purchase Report
    • Stock Movement Report
    • Inventory Status Report

Where is it Used?

Stock/Inventory Management comes into play when a order is generated which is to be fulfilled by a pharmacy or for any consumable. It is also used when Purchase Orders and Stock Movement and Inventory Status Reports are to be generated.


  • View and keep track of inventory across different locations, manage actual stock and future stock (future stock equals actual stock when it is delivered).
  • View batch level stock of an item across various locations.
  • Tracks the inventory of stock units and the movement of stock units from a central stock room to other locations such as pharmacy, OT, laboratory, etc. This is done via Stock Movement or Internal Moves in openERP.
  • Enables inventory managers to raise appropriate purchase requests for inventory.
  • Provides a view of inventory at a location such as a particular pharmacy.
  • For each item in the quotation, the user can select the batch number from an available list of batch numbers. This ensures that invalid batch numbers are not entered.
  • For each item in the quotation, the price entered is validated against the sale price configured for the product to ensure that price more than sale price is not entered.


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Internal Stock Transfer

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Product Inventory at Stock Location

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Stock Movement

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Report analyzing

Current Inventory

at a Location

Report for a location

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Table of Contents

titleUsage Details

Stock / Inventory Management - User Guide

titleImplementation Details

Stock / Inventory Management - Implementer's Guide (OpenERP7)

Stock / Inventory Configuration - Implementer's Guide (Odoo)

titleOpenERP Session

Youtube Recording of OpenERP Session

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