Using Supplier Schedules to Reduce Purchase Order Volumes

Posted on: January 13, 2022 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

Supplier Schedules give QAD users an easy and effective way to communicate repetitive orders with suppliers without creating multiple purchase orders or purchase order lines. Supplier Schedules allow the user to do a one-time purchase order header and trailer set up and allow MRP functionality to automatically create releases that can be distributed to the supplier. Supplier Schedules are cumulative-quantity driven and allow the purchase order to remain open for...


Linked Site Costing in QAD

Posted on: January 13, 2022 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Financials, QAD Business Process

Linked-site costing lets you specify default cost source sites for items held at multiple sites in one database, which is especially useful when items are held in inventory or manufactured at one primary site, but are also held or manufactured at secondary sites. You can also assign different primary sites for different product lines, item types, or Purchase/Manufacture code designations. The use of linked-site costing reduces the number of item...


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...


Splitting Production Orders in QAD to Cope with Supply Chain Shortages

Posted on: November 10, 2021 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause unforeseen disruptions to the United States' supply chain, which have been further complicated by recent shipping delays and truck driver shortages. As a result, various goods and input materials have become scarce and their prices have risen. Luckily, QAD's Production Orders capabilities can help to alleviate the impact the supply chain crisis may have had on your business's production processes. The Production Orders module...


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...


Setting Up QAD’s Product Change Control Module

Posted on: November 4, 2021 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Business Process

QAD's Product Change Control (PCC) module allows users to compile, organize and store information on product changes and monitor their implementation into the manufacturing process. The module also provides the capability to design an approval process for product changes and add approved changes to product definition database. PCC handles two types of documents: Product change requests (PCRs) are records of requests for product changes, while product change orders (PCOs) record...


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...


Creating Customer Profiles in QAD

Posted on: October 26, 2021 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Financials, QAD Business Process

Establishing customer profiles is an essential prerequisite step in leveraging many helpful tools and functionalities within the QAD system. This blog will walk through the set-up of a customer record and other relevant fields. Step 1: Use Customer Create to setup new customers within your QAD system. Create an 8-character customer code and business relation code (note that this cannot be changed later), enter a Bill-To Customer code (if another...


Leveraging Customer Sequence Schedules in QAD

Posted on: October 26, 2021 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Does your internal or external customer require material to arrive sequenced to their production line manufacturing schedule? If so, your business would benefit from utilizing QAD’s Customer Sequence Schedules. Customer Sequence Schedules ensure that the correct material ships and arrives in a specific order to the specified place and time to maximize the efficiency of a manufacturing process. For example, say a company needed five parts of different colors at...