QAD EQMS for Manufacturing

Posted on: January 30, 2023 | By: Emily Aro | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

In this blog, part two of the QAD EQMS series, we will cover what features in QAD EQMS benefit the manufacturing department of a company. If you are interested in an overview of EQMS or how it benefits the Engineering or Sales departments click here for part one of the series. Manufacturers face pressure to improve initial quality. This results in faster product life cycles, increased dependence on suppliers and...


QAD EQMS for Engineering and Sales

Posted on: January 30, 2023 | By: Emily Aro | QAD Business Process

Overview QAD EQMS is a fully integrated enterprise quality management system. It includes a preventative approach that aims to build quality into the process rather than trying to implement it separately or after the fact.  This preventative approach builds quality into the process from the beginning. We will break QAD EQMS into four parts based on how it is used in different departments: Engineering and Sales, Manufacturing, Quality and Inventory,...


Browse Link Maintenance in QAD

Posted on: January 19, 2023 | By: Emily Aro | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

QAD Browse Link Maintenance is an efficient way to customize your QAD system to benefit your needs. Browse Link Maintenance users can create hyperlinks from data in order to easily navigate to other QAD screens, Network Paths, and to external websites through existing data, item numbers, etc. With technical help, your company can create dynamic links that allow for quick navigation to an array of sites and QAD Screens.  Below...


QAD PE: Benefits and Key Features

Posted on: January 19, 2023 | By: Emily Aro | QAD Distribution, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

In this blog we will cover the benefits and key features of QAD Production Execution (QAD PE). QAD PE helps increase efficiency during the production process along with utilizing technology for a shop floor setting.  Additionally, QAD PE provides production insights that are necessary to respond quickly to inventory shortages, equipment failures, and other unplanned production slowdowns. HMI Touch Screen Technology The Human Machine Interface (HMI) touch screen technology included...


QAD Adaptive UX: Overview

Posted on: January 18, 2023 | By: Emily Aro | 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 make onboarding and training much more efficient and intuitive than other interfaces. This blog discusses an overview of QAD Adaptive UX, including its benefits and select features. Benefits Users and administrators can personalize the UX based on specific roles and/or preferences...


Translating Inbound/Outbound EDI Documents in QAD

Posted on: April 15, 2022 | By: David Kwo | QAD Business Process

When companies receive EDI documents to their QAD system, it is often in a format that QAD cannot read. Additionally, many companies have different EDI standards that complicate outbound documents. This blog discusses the importance of translating inbound/outbound EDI documents so that companies can leverage this standard form of document communication compatibly with their ERP system.  Electronic Data Interchange, or EDI, documents is a standard way of electronically sending documents...


Automation Solutions in QAD: Lessons Learned

Posted on: April 13, 2022 | By: David Kwo | QAD Business Process

QAD's Automation Solutions Module enables users to barcode inventory and then perform transactions using barcode data collection. This aids the organization in the efficient identification of the product and its movement. Prior to the introduction of this module, users had to use third party applications to accomplish barcode label generation and barcode data collection. This blog details the lessons Logan Consulting's team has learned during their implementation experiences leveraging the...


Production Execution in QAD

Posted on: April 11, 2022 | By: David Kwo | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Production Execution (PE) is a new QAD functionality that enables collaboration and communication between production planning and operations, ultimately offering benefits that increase production flexibility and operational capabilities. It offers a convenient solution to production management software within the QAD system, eliminating the need for paper waste or custom software.   By using a touch screen interface at the shop floor, PE creates the opportunity within the QAD system to...


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...


Service and Support Management (SSM) in QAD

Posted on: March 17, 2022 | By: David Kwo | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

QAD Service and Support Management (SSM) provides a comprehensive suite of functionality to support a manufacturer’s efforts to service products sold to their customers and ensure customer satisfaction. Determining what SSM functionality to implement is based on the services that you provide to the customer now and those you intend to provide in the future. Among the many decisions that need to be made, determining what SSM functionality to implement is key....