We already experienced implementing GS1 barcodes in Ventor (Odoo Inventory mobile app) for some of our customers and were going to release this feature in our generic app. And the Odoo v15 release forced us to do it now 🙂
Now, using Ventor, you can read GS1 barcodes in Odoo v11 and higher (Community and Enterprise). This function works in the Warehouse operations, Instant inventory, Quick info and Internal transfers menus (by Nov. 2021). Support of the other menus will be added in next releases.
You can instantly read the following information coded in a single GS1 barcode (GS1 identifiers in parentheses):
- Product barcode (01) (02 + 37) – Global Trade Item Number
- Quantity (37)
- Variable count (30)
- Weight (310)
- Length (311)
- Lot number (10)
- Serial number (21)
- Best before date (15)
- Sell by date (16)
- Expiration date (17)
- Package / Pallet (00) – Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC)
- Product owner (401)
For example, if you scan this GS1 128 barcode,
The app will recognize the item, qty (packaging), expiration date, lot number.
And will send the information to related fields in your Odoo.
The same for internal moves; you don’t need to separately scan the item, Lot / SN, package, QTY, and more. Just scan a GS1 barcode and destination location. Any inventory adjustments: just scan, scan, scan, and that’s it.
The app also works with SSCC barcodes. You can put items on a pallet by scanning SSCC, and then move whole pallets from one warehouse location to another.
Activate a setting in the app to scan GS1 barcodes. GS1 activation in Odoo (v15e and higher) is not required; Ventor allows working with GS1 barcodes independently from Odoo, and works with v11 and higher.
Release notes for version 2.3.1
- Support of GS1 barcodes in the Warehouse operations, the Quick info, the Instant inventory and the Internal transfers menus (beta)
- Improved work with Lot in the Internal transfers menu
- Improved Putaway menu
- Added Expiration Date for Lots in the Quick info menu
- Now user can see the content of the package on the Done tab in the Warehouse operations menu
- General bugfix and improvement
As it’s a new feature in the app, we will need your feedback. If you find a bug or have a suggestion, please contact us.
If you haven’t tried Ventor yet, get it for free for the first two weeks and test it with your Odoo in a real warehouse!