Removal strategies are used in warehouse operations to select best products based on certain criteria. There are three types of removal strategies available in Odoo. FIFO, LIFO, and FEFO. These strategies allow us to manage our stock in an efficient way.
Removal & Putaway
strategies in Odoo
• Removal strategies are used in warehouse operations to select best
products based on a certain criteria. There are three types of removal
strategies available in odoo. FIFO, LIFO and FEFO. These strategies
allows us to manage our stock in an efficient way.
From the inventory module settings, enable the lots or serial numbers option.
Under the location & warehouse section, enable Multiple locations option, Advanced routing
of products using rules and Expiration date on serial numbers option, then apply the
Now go to Inventory -> Configuration -> Warehouse Management -> Locations and
select the location to which we want to apply the rules. Under the logistics section, we
can select the removal strategy which we need to apply to this location.
FIFO ( First In First Out )
A First In First Out strategy can be used in situations where we need to remove the products
which is stocked first in our warehouse.
LIFO (Last In First Out)
In this case, the products which entered last, will move out first. It is used in case of
products which do not have a shelf life.
FEFO ( First Expiry First Out )
In FEFO strategy, products are dispatched from the warehouse based on their expiration date.
In the case of FEFO strategy, we can set best before date, end of life date, alert date and removal
date on the serial number. Go to Inventory -> Serial Numbers/Lots.
The Best before date is the date on which the goods with this serial number start deteriorating,
without being dangerous yet.
End of Life Date is the date on which the goods with this serial number may become dangerous
and must not be consumed.
Alert Date: This is the date on which an alert should be notified about the goods with this serial
Removal Date: The date on which the goods with this serial Number should be removed from the
It is also possible for us to set these details from the product form itself. We can set the time in
If we fill these details in the product form, the dates will be automatically filled when we create
lots for the product.
After setting the removal strategy, when we validate a delivery order, the products will be
removed from our warehouse based on the method which we have configured.
Putaway strategies are similar to removal strategies but affects the destination location. By
using Putaway strategies, we can move the products from the receiving location to a
particular location. It will be done automatically. We need to enable multi locations and
advanced routing from the inventory settings
Go to inventory -> Configuration -> Warehouse Management -> Locations for creating a Putaway
Click on ‘Create and Edit’ to create a new strategy and a new form will appear.
When you have entered all the necessary information, click on Save.
Now, when you purchase products with those categories, they will automatically be transferred to th
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