Supplier Performance in QAD

Posted on: March 27, 2019 | By: William Scheetz | QAD Business Process, QAD Manufacturing

One major factor in a manufacturer’s success is the dependability of their suppliers.  Are your raw materials being delivered on time? Are you receiving the actual quantity that you ordered?  In many cases, not knowing the answers to these questions can become a detriment to your manufacturing business.  When it comes to the performance of your suppliers, ignorance is NOT bliss.  Tools that allow you to compile data and statistics...


Effective Development Planning for ERP Implementations

Posted on: March 26, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | ERP Selection, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Practice News, Uncategorized

Many ERP implementations involve development as part of the project. Development in this context can mean any or all of the following: Development of new functionality to address a functional gap in the softwareDevelopment of customer or supplier facing forms such as a Packing Slip, Shipper, Sales Order Acknowledgement, or Purchase OrderDevelopment of internal or customer facing labelsDevelopment of new reports, inquiries, or browses that present system data in more...


MSW/PSW – Scheduling Workbenches

Posted on: March 24, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Practice News

They are still out there! Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets used for planning and scheduling. Many QAD clients continue to utilize them because they are not aware of alternatives or simply have always done it that way. They often spend hours each week re-keying inventory, planning and scheduling data from their QAD ERP application. During a recent QAD EE upgrade Scoping and Planning project, Logan Consulting inquired about the use of MRP...


Improved Security Controls in QAD’s Enterprise Edition

Posted on: March 23, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

As we have discussed in the past, QAD’s Enterprise Edition adds more structure and controls to its user security model. The added benefits of the new model continue for our QAD EE clients, with the three high level improvement areas previously noted: Role Based SecuritySegregation of DutiesTransactional Restrictions and Blocking User Roles can be defined by a given company, with users added to Roles and menu level permissions added to...


QAD Knowledgebase an Effective Tool for Users and Support Team

Posted on: March 22, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Practice News, Uncategorized

QAD Inc. has provided best in class Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions for many years to its global manufacturing customer base. QAD also provides excellent support resources for its customers and partners. One of the most utilized and effective support resources is the QAD Knowledgebase. Found via www.QAD.com, users can select the Support option and Knowledgebase. Simple search and filter functionality allow a user to easily find functional and technical support...


QAD DynaSys Demand and Supply Chain Planning

Posted on: March 19, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Practice News, Uncategorized

QAD’s DynaSys Demand and Supply Chain Planning (DCSP) solution was named as a Challenger by Gartner’s August 2018 Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Systems. DSCP focuses on allowing its users to optimize, analyze, simulate, collaborate and efficiently plan their supply chain activities, with integration to QAD’s ERP applications. Gartner’s Challenger designation indicates a High Ability to Execute and very Completeness of Vision. QAD offers the DynaSys solution as a...


QAD Configurator: The Solution to Customized Products

Posted on: November 16, 2018 | By: William Scheetz | QAD Business Process, QAD Manufacturing

In today’s markets, pressure is constantly being placed on manufacturers to provide their customers with increasingly complex products.  Many customers are demanding detailed, customized products and sometimes this demand can be difficult to fulfill, especially in a timely manner.  Additionally, in some instances a disconnect can occur between the product idea sold by the salesperson and the actual manufacturing feasibility of the product, creating costly issues.  For manufacturers experiencing this...


3 Ways QAD Cloud ERP Benefits the Food and Beverage Manufacturing Industry

Posted on: October 22, 2018 | By: Sarah Hoagland | QAD Manufacturing

With new manufacturing technology, the food and beverage industry can produce more product in less time, but how will they keep track of their supply chain and organize inventory? Producing multiple products and delivering to many consumers takes time and money and is difficult to maintain. There are many product lines and manufacturing processes within the food and beverage industry, therefore making it difficult for manufacturers to keep up with...


Formal ERP Go-Live Approval and Tools

Posted on: September 25, 2018 | By: Tim Lovely | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, Microsoft Dynamics Business Central, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

In prior articles, Logan Consulting discussed its focus on data approvals by the business prior to go-live events. It is also important to follow a formal standard of seeking approval from a project Steering Committee for the Go-Live. Logan Consulting recommends a minimum of two formal meetings with the Steering Committee prior to Go-Live. The first meeting should be held after the final Conference Room Pilot (CRP) and the second...


Reminder for Better QAD Intercompany In-Transit Management

Posted on: September 24, 2018 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

Time and again we see QAD clients struggle with the management of in-transit shipments and quantities, especially for movement of product between divisions internationally. Where possible, we encourage the use of EDI to support this process, utilizing the following basic approach to allow the business to gain visibility and control of in-transit. Sales Order Shipper created for shipment Sales Order Shipper confirmed Shipment ASN Export creates an ASN Document Import...