Odoo 14 book

Maintenance management

The key responsibility of the manufacturing department is to assure the product performance. TO bring out the best end product, the quality should be assured in each stage of manufacturing. For this it is important to manage the quality of the equipment used for production.

To ensure production quality, Odoo has introduced maintenance module. Odoo provides you with maintenance protocols like tracking equipment and maintenance request by computing standard statistics. Odoo helps you to carry out maintenance in two ways: Preventive and Corrective

Preventing Maintenance

Preventive maintenance is the routinely performed maintenance on the equipment prevents the possibility for dysfunction. It is performed when the equipment is in working condition. Preventive maintenance is carried out before the equipment notifies any fault/failure. Preventive maintenance, in short, as servicing of equipment, carried in regular intervals.

Corrective Maintenance:

Corrective maintenance, on the other hand, is a maintenance operation performed to distinguish, segregate, and redress an issue. This type of maintenance helps to correct faulty equipment and helps it to reestablish to operational condition.

Equipment maintenance aims at reducing the downtime as well as aims to make the manufacturing process more proficient. Regular servicing at fixed intervals reduces the risk of equipment failure.

To make use of Odoo Maintenance module you have to first install the App.


Using this module a user can carry out different maintenance operations.

Creating equipment

To create equipment,

Go to Equipment -> Machines and Tools -> Create.


On clicking Create button you will be taken to a new window as given below


The creation form will have the following fields:

Equipment Name: Name of the equipment.

Equipment Category: Category of the equipment.


Department: Select the department where the equipment is used

Employee: Choose employee who uses the equipment

Other: This field helps to choose an employee and the department

Maintenance team: Create/Choose the maintenance team.