Enterprise Material Transfer Set-Up in QAD

Posted on: August 23, 2021 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

QAD's Enterprise Material Transfer creates an easy and automated process for intercompany orders and transactions, but there are a few necessary elements that must be in place before this functionality can be leveraged. This blog walks through the set-up of the mandatory aspects of the EMT tool. Step 1: Set Up Supplier Profiles In Supplier Maintenance, make the desired to adjustments to the following fields: Send SO Price Yes -...


Supplier Schedules: Planning Parameters and Their Impacts

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

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,...


Downloading New Templates in QAD’s Excelerator

Posted on: August 8, 2021 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

QAD’s Excelerator allows users to easily and efficiently load data from Excel into QAD. It can be particularly helpful when data needs to be transferred between QAD applications. However, in order to leverage these benefits, users must be able to load Excelerator sets, or templates, into Excel. This blog will walk step-by-step through that process. Step 1: Selecting Template a. Go to Inbound menu b. Enter username and password c....


Leveraging Enterprise Material Transfer in QAD

Posted on: July 12, 2021 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

In this fast-paced, largely computerized world, breaches of cybersecurity can have serious impacts on businesses. Automating intercompany material transfers and transactions both increases efficiency and reduces manual errors. The benefits of such automation include: Increased efficiency due to automation of processes Reduced user errors Immediate data synchronization between business units Elimination of double entries Real-time updates of order status The advantages of automation are easy to realize when using QAD’s...


MES Integration to QAD EE using QXtend

Posted on: June 30, 2021 | By: Tim Lovely | Uncategorized, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Logan Consulting continues to work with some of its manufacturing clients to integrate its QAD EE with MES systems.  Although many API’s and integration options exist, Logan Consulting continues to recommend QXtend as the most effective way to integrate these systems. The QXtend integration framework is available from QAD Inc. and specifically designed to work with QAD EE. One recent approach used by Logan Consulting was to use QXtend Inbound...


Going Through Acquisition? How a Process-Based Approach to ERP Integration Can Accelerate Your ROI

Posted on: June 29, 2021 | By: Ethan Naegele | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, M&A

Over 70% of acquisitions fail to meet their business objectives. If you’re looking for ways to avoid the pitfalls of the 70%, then read on. This article will discuss why the acquisition failure rate is so high, including some of the challenges of ERP integration during an acquisition, and we will cover how a process-based approach to ERP integration can alleviate these difficulties. Why Most Acquisitions Fail The hard truth...


Equipment and Infrastructure Management for Large QAD EE Implementations

Posted on: June 28, 2021 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

A large-scale implementation to a new ERP system such as QAD often means additional technical infrastructure and equipment within the plants to support purchase order receiving, production reporting, truck loading, labeling, and shipping. Depending on the scope and size of the implementation, it may be necessary to identify a separate project workstream and workstream manager to ensure accountability for all related data collection and equipment tasks. Examples of potential areas...


How QAD’s MSW/PSW can help your company manage a materials shortage

Posted on: June 25, 2021 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

A plastics shortage has persisted in the United States since the Texas Freeze in February. One of the largest exporters of plastics and petrochemicals, Texas faced mass blackouts during Winter Storm Uri this year, forcing the shutdown of many chemical plants. Though the weather has warmed, the plants have been slow to reopen, as the process of restarting a chemical plant is tedious and dangerous and thus cannot be rushed....


3 Cost Reduction Approaches for QAD EDI Support

Posted on: June 17, 2021 | By: Ethan Naegele | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Picking the wrong approach to EDI support for your business can mean endless log jams of projects or pouring too much money into third-party resources that don't support your needs. Looking to avoid these issues? This article will discuss three cost reduction approaches to EDI support—the outsourced approach, the in-house approach, and the hybrid approach—and the potential benefits and risks involved with each.     Approach 1: Outsource In this...


Reducing Cyber and Data Security Risks for Industrial Manufacturers

Posted on: June 9, 2021 | By: Ethan Naegele | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

The hard truth is that a cyber and/or data security event can happen to any industrial manufacturer. However, there are practices and tools that can allow companies to reduce their cyber and data security risks. This article will discuss some of these safeguards. We’ll discuss the potential consequences that cybersecurity events can have for industrial manufacturers, solutions to prevent possible security breaches, and we’ll cover some different forms of high-profile...