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...


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...


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...


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....


Five Advantages of Using QAD’s Configurator

Posted on: July 21, 2021 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

QAD’s Configurator allows users to configure a custom product in any way they desire while still ensuring that it is a valid and feasible combination. It is a great solution to the ever-rising demand of customizable and complex products, and it reduces the risk of lapses in communication between Salespeople and Engineers that may lead to sales you cannot fulfill. Once you create a set of defined rules and dependencies...


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...