Inventory : Operations: Batch Transfers


This document shows you how to process batch transfers in the Inventory application of Odoo 15. Batch Transfers group operations that may (need to) be done together in order to increase their efficiency. These are usually operations that can be completed together because they require the same actions, such as delivery orders that need to go out to customers. Other transactions that need grouping like an order that requires a bill of materials. It may also be useful to assign jobs (one person = one batch) or help the timing management of operations (tasks to be done at 1 pm).


To get started, navigate to the Inventory app.

To enable Batch Pickings go to CONFIGURATION > SETTINGS. Under the Operations section, enable Batch Transfer, then click Save. Note you also have the option to enable Wave Transfers if Batch Transfers are enabled. Wave transfers refer to completing pickings or other operations based on the zone or area of the warehouse the picker or user is in, whereas a Batch transfer refers to completing multiple transfers in a particular operation.

Once saved, go to OPERATIONS > BATCH TransfeRS

To make a new Batch Transfer, click CREATE to open the Batch Transfers form. Complete the fields as follows:

Responsible: The employee responsible for this batch transfer.

Operations Type: The type of operation carried out in your chosen warehouse. 

Scheduled Date: The date scheduled for your batch transfers.

In the Transfers tab, click  Add a Line.

This will open a modal window with all existing transfers in Draft, Ready, or Waiting status.

In our example, we've filtered to only see transfers in Ready status, then we've grouped by Operation Type. We recommend using these features to narrow down your selections, as well. 

Select the transfers to include in your batch transfer, then click Select.

This will move those transfers to the original form. To save this as a draft, click SAVE. Then, if you're ready to confirm this transfer, click CONFIRMConfirming the batch will also save the progress made on the batch transferring it from the Draft stage to In Progress

From here, the incrementing of done quantities and validation of the shipments on individual transfers can now be completed from the batch picking or from the main list of transfers. When you're ready, click validate.

Good to Know!

Immediate Transfer?

If you didn't manually enter the number of products being transferred, you will see the following modal window. To set done quantities to demand quantities, click Apply.