Production Execution in QAD

Posted on: April 11, 2022 | By: Chloe Cope | 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 Distribution, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

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: Chloe Cope | 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....


The Latest in QAD’s Production Orders Module

Posted on: March 16, 2022 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Practice News, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

QAD's newest iteration of the production orders module combines the best of both worlds when it comes to production orders processing: discrete work orders and advanced repetitive processing.  The discrete work order process is a finite production run that may be seen in a job shop or make-to-order environment. The advanced repetitive functionality is applicable when you are producing the same items over and over. Whereas before QAD had supported...


Supplier Consignment in QAD’s Adaptive ERP

Posted on: March 11, 2022 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

Summary QAD provides out-of-the-box functionality to manage Supplier consignment inventory that integrates all aspects of the process including Purchase Orders, receiving, tracking consigned inventory, usage reporting, and deferred voucher and payment until usage. Supplier Consignment Setups The following setup is required when using the Supplier Consignment module 1. Enable the module through the Supplier Consignment Control file. You can also set the default settings for Consignment Orders, Aging Days, and...


Specific Features of the Latest QAD Production Orders Module

Posted on: March 7, 2022 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Practice News, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

Since 2017, QAD has taken the Advanced Repetitive and the discrete Work Order modules and merged them together into one streamlined model, called Production Orders. The Production Orders module provides a single set of programs for setup and transaction processing. All of the features of the older modules exist within the new module but the single transaction set makes user training and adoption much easier. Additionally, you can still run...


Customer Consignment in QAD’s Adaptive ERP

Posted on: March 3, 2022 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

Summary QAD provides out-of-the-box functionality to manage Customer consignment inventory that integrates all aspects of the process including shipping, tracking consigned inventory, usage reporting, and deferred billing until usage. This blog discusses the setups of the Customer Consignment module and subsequent transaction processing. Customer Consignment Setups The following setup is required when using the Customer Consignment module Enable the module through the Customer Consignment Control file. You can also set...


Serialization in QAD

Posted on: February 17, 2022 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

QAD's serialization functionality allows companies to build an embedded inventory structure so that product can be moved, shipped, received, and consumed in a consolidated fashion. Serial ID numbers (also called license plates) are created and applied to units so that they can be tracked and moved efficiently. The functionality provides the ability to create inventory records and packaged inventory that show the breakdown and organization of boxes, cartons, pallets, and...


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...


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...