Serialization in QAD

Posted on: April 1, 2022 | By: Andrew Hall | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Summary QAD's Serialization provides out-of-the-box functionality to create and transact containerized inventory throughout the receiving, production, and shipping processes. QAD uses the term “Serialization” to represent the container serial number or “license plate." QAD Serialization supports multiple levels of containerization (e.g., items in boxes, boxes on pallets, etc.). Once inventory is Serialized, the Serialized container can be transacted throughout QAD by simply scanning the single Serialized number, which speeds processing...

Using QAD to Manage Customer Forecast

Posted on: November 22, 2021 | By: Andrew Hall | QAD Business Process

Customer demand is what drives the supply chain. With today’s disruptive supply chain, it is important to plan for future customer demand. QAD allows entry of customer forecast far enough out into the future to drive the supply chain, along with planning for seasonal builds, holidays, and other manufacturing downtime. The forecast maintenance screen allows users to add weekly or monthly forecast by item number, site, and year. Users can...

Benefits of the QAD AUX (WebUI)

Posted on: November 10, 2021 | By: Andrew Hall | QAD Practice News, QAD Business Process

QAD offers the “newish” Adaptive UX, which is built on HTML and leverages mobile user interfaces for iOS and Android devices, that provides a rich user experience that also makes onboarding and training much more efficient and intuitive than other interfaces. This blog discusses some of the key benefits and select features of the Adaptive UX. Benefits Users and administrators can personalize the UX based on specific roles and/or preferences...

Do Not Underestimate the Power of a Browse

Posted on: November 4, 2021 | By: Andrew Hall | QAD Business Process

Browses, drill-downs, and browse collections are a powerful tool in QAD. Are you leveraging them appropriately? QAD provides simple yet powerful tools in the form of browses that should be exploited by all customers that are running the more recent versions of the .NET interface. These tools provide quick access to data, which can be filtered, sorted, and formatted in ways that allow for transformation into actionable information on which...

Leveraging Material Requirement Planning in QAD

Posted on: October 26, 2021 | By: Andrew Hall | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

MRP is a powerful QAD tool to ensure that supply and demand is properly balanced for all materials in your supply chain, including raw materials, components, in-process inventory, and finished goods. It can automate the purchase order and production planning processes while also providing plain-English (or other local language) recommendations on exception handling. However, to get the most out of this functionality, it is important to understand how to setup...

Supplier Schedules: Planning Parameters and Their Impacts

Posted on: August 8, 2021 | By: Andrew Hall | QAD Distribution, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

In QAD, Supplier Schedules are a powerful and efficient method of communicating demand and purchasing requirements to suppliers in an automated fashion. However, to get the most out of this functionality, it is important to understand how to setup the planning parameters such that the Supplier Schedule releases align with the desired inbound material flow. This blog will address the key fields in the Supplier Schedule that impact the status,...

COVID & Change Management: How Global Supply Chains are changing in the Medical Industry

Posted on: April 7, 2021 | By: Andrew Hall | ERP Selection, Wholesale Distribution

One of the medical industry’s greatest challenges during the pandemic was the production and distribution of medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE). Medical device and product companies were thoroughly unprepared. The closing of national borders, operations, plants, and enforcement of new restrictions led to hundreds of supply chain links breaking, causing shortages in medical supplies and prices to soar. This pandemic has revealed the fragility of global supply chains...

COVID-19 & Change Management: What Makes Strong Executive Leadership?

Posted on: February 28, 2021 | By: Andrew Hall | Professional Services

The pandemic caused a sudden call for business leaders to adapt, transition, and readjust to new short-term and longer-term challenges. During the initial period of uncertainty and anxiety, business leaders were mostly in a reactive, tactical mode, navigating the chaos by prioritizing tasks and executing well.  After the initial chaos, some businesses were able to proactively identify new opportunities and assess longer-term threats.  All of this resulted in organizational change,...

3 Ways Upgrading to Microsoft 365FO Mitigates Cybersecurity Risk in the Automotive and Transportation Industry

Posted on: November 30, 2020 | By: Andrew Hall | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365

The Automotive and Transportation Industry rely on many internal microchips and external sensors, potentially jeopardizing the security of data communicating across networked transportation systems and monitoring networks. The inability for isolation creates 3 cybersecurity risks that can be mitigated through upgrading to Microsoft 365FO. 1. The primary risk is the power of cyber-attacks to take control of modes of transportation. This is a risk because of the threat to customer...

Tired of Unexpected Change Orders?

Posted on: March 17, 2020 | By: Andrew Hall | Logan Consulting News

A message from one of our partners, David shares insights on why we get blindsided with unexpected change orders and provides some practical steps you can take to minimize, if not eliminate them. Check out the video below: