Inventory : Operations: Batch Transfers


This section will cover the creation and management of batch picking in the Odoo Inventory app. 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).

The purpose of this document is to show you how to process batch transfers in the Inventory application of Odoo 13.


To get started, navigate to the Inventory App. 

Once there, go to OPERATIONS > BATCH TransfeRS

Good to Know!

If you do not see this option in your menu, Batch Pickings will need to be enabled from the  CONFIGURATION > Settings menu. 

To make a new Batch Transfer, click CREATE to open the New Batch Transfers form.

Responsible: The employee responsible for this batch transfer.

Transfers: To add an existing transfer, 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 transfer. The batch will move to the Running stage, and the status will be 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 Done.

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.