QAD’s Shipping Groups Capabilities

Posted on: November 14, 2023 | By: Meaghan Andrews | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Distribution

In the world of modern business, efficient and streamlined processes are essential to stay competitive. One crucial aspect of this is managing the movement of inventory and creation of shipping documents. This is where QAD’s Shipping Groups capabilities come into play, allowing organizations to simplify their logistics and inventory management while optimizing their operations. This blog will cover more information about QAD’s Shipping Groups set up and functionality.

QAD’s Shipping Groups are a way to group products or items by where they are shipped from or to, or a combination of both. For example, items shipping from Site A to Customer Z Shipping Groups allow you to assign specific Master Bill Sequence Numbers, and Ship Via. This simplifies the Shipping process and ensures that the necessary rules and documentation are consistently applied to these items.


Shipping Groups alone are a valuable tool for simplifying logistics. However, the real magic happens when they are combined with Inventory Movement Codes. Inventory Movement codes are a way to define and tie movements for items to specific transaction types. When these inventory movements or transactions occur for a Shipping Group (Specific Source/Destination combination) it will create necessary documentation. For example, this can easily be used in Subcontracting processes where items are sent out for adding work so that when a transfer occurs between the plant and subcontract location the Shipping Paperwork is automatically created.

The benefits of using QAD’s Shipping Groups with Inventory Movement Codes are:

  • Efficiency: By group items and automating the generation of shipping documents, your organization can save valuable time and reduce the risk of errors.
  • Consistency: Standardized processes and documentation ensure that all shipments for the group are handled the same way.
  • Cost Savings: Efficient shipping processes can lead to reduced shipping and handling costs, which can have a significant impact on your bottom line.
  • Compliance: By integrating Inventory Movement Codes and Shipping Groups, your company can more easily adhere to industry or customer regulations.

In conclusion, QAD’s Shipping Groups capabilities, when used in conjunction with Inventory Movement Codes, offer businesses an excellent way to streamline their logistics and inventory management. This not only saves time and reduces costs but also helps ensure compliance and maintain high standards of customer service. In a fast-paced business world, these features are invaluable tools for staying competitive and meeting customer demands effectively.


Next Steps

If you are interested in learning more about QAD’s Shipping Groups capabilities, contact us here to find out how we can help you grow your business. You can also email us at or call (312) 345-8817.

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