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...


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...


Serialization in QAD

Posted on: February 17, 2022 | By: David Kwo | 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: David Kwo | 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...


Leveraging Customer Sequence Schedules in QAD

Posted on: October 26, 2021 | By: David Kwo | 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-Wide Global Standards

Posted on: September 26, 2019 | By: Cliff Oman | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, Professional Services, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing, M&A, QAD Financials, QAD Practice News, Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, ERP Selection

Enterprise-Wide Standards - (Business Systems Solution and the ERP Core) Most companies strive for a standardized Enterprise-Wide Business Solution, including a standardized ERP Enterprise software package as the core of the Enterprise-Wide Business Systems Solution. This can be accomplished by standards or through transformations. As part of the integration/migration; certain coding and configuration standards for a variety of configurations and/or fields should be established and followed globally. When establishing these...


Manufacturing Variances Defined & Explained

Posted on: September 25, 2019 | By: Cliff Oman | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Financials

Manufacturing companies usually have a business goal of increasing the company’s revenue and improving profit margins. To accomplish this a company needs to understand their manufacturing costs and how to manage and improve costs. The cause and effect of costing and manufacturing related processes usually will cause variances. Understanding these variances really starts with understanding what are the variances that are created and the cause of these variances. If your...


MSW/PSW – Scheduling Workbenches

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

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...