QAD EQMS for Manufacturing

Posted on: January 30, 2023 | By: Emily Aro | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

In this blog, part two of the QAD EQMS series, we will cover what features in QAD EQMS benefit the manufacturing department of a company. If you are interested in an overview of EQMS or how it benefits the Engineering or Sales departments click here for part one of the series. Manufacturers face pressure to improve initial quality. This results in faster product life cycles, increased dependence on suppliers and...


Browse Link Maintenance in QAD

Posted on: January 19, 2023 | By: Emily Aro | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

QAD Browse Link Maintenance is an efficient way to customize your QAD system to benefit your needs. Browse Link Maintenance users can create hyperlinks from data in order to easily navigate to other QAD screens, Network Paths, and to external websites through existing data, item numbers, etc. With technical help, your company can create dynamic links that allow for quick navigation to an array of sites and QAD Screens.  Below...


QAD PE: Benefits and Key Features

Posted on: January 19, 2023 | By: Emily Aro | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

In this blog we will cover the benefits and key features of QAD Production Execution (QAD PE). QAD PE helps increase efficiency during the production process along with utilizing technology for a shop floor setting.  Additionally, QAD PE provides production insights that are necessary to respond quickly to inventory shortages, equipment failures, and other unplanned production slowdowns. HMI Touch Screen Technology The Human Machine Interface (HMI) touch screen technology included...


Production Execution in QAD

Posted on: April 11, 2022 | By: David Kwo | 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 Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

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: David Kwo | 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: David Kwo | 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: David Kwo | 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: David Kwo | 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: David Kwo | 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...