Operating Unit in Purchase Orders

Adds the concecpt of operating unit (OU) in purchase order management

Technical Name:
Eficent, Serpent Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd.
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Operating Unit in Purchase Orders

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This module introduces the following features:

  • It introduces the operating unit to the purchase order.
  • The operating unit is copied to the invoice.
  • The operating unit is copied to the stock picking.
  • It implements user's security rules.

Table of contents


  1. Create a PO: the Default Operating Unit is assigned to the PO. If you want, you can change to another Operating Unit.
  2. Validate the PO: the Operating Unit is propagated to the Pickings and Invoices.
  3. From the invoice, it is not possible to change the Operating Unit, it has to be the same as the one of the PO.

Known issues / Roadmap

Procurement Orders were removed. Procurement Operating Unit module is deprecated. Stock Operating Unit ensures consistency between the operating unit from different models.

Bug Tracker

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  • Eficent
  • Serpent Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd.



This module is maintained by the OCA.

Odoo Community Association

OCA, or the Odoo Community Association, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the collaborative development of Odoo features and promote its widespread use.

This module is part of the OCA/operating-unit project on GitHub.

You are welcome to contribute. To learn how please visit https://odoo-community.org/page/Contribute.