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...


Enterprise Material Transfer Set-Up in QAD

Posted on: August 23, 2021 | By: David Kwo | 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 -...


Leveraging the Versatility of Supplier Payments in QAD

Posted on: August 23, 2021 | By: David Kwo | QAD Financials, QAD Practice News, QAD Business Process

The fundamental ability to organize and keep track of supplier payments is a crucial characteristic of a successful company, and one that QAD makes accessible with its array of tools and flexibility that accommodate a wide range of complex needs. QAD offers two main tools to leverage for supplier payments: Supplier Payment Create (used for manual AP payments) and Supplier Payment Selection Create (used for electronic AP payments). Within both...


3 Cost Reduction Approaches for QAD EDI Support

Posted on: June 17, 2021 | By: Andrew Logan | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Picking the wrong approach to EDI support for your business can mean endless log jams of projects or pouring too much money into third-party resources that don't support your needs. Looking to avoid these issues? This article will discuss three cost reduction approaches to EDI support—the outsourced approach, the in-house approach, and the hybrid approach—and the potential benefits and risks involved with each.     Approach 1: Outsource In this...


Assessing the Impact of Process Improvements with QAD Variance Reporting

Posted on: May 20, 2021 | By: Andrew Logan | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Automotive manufacturing companies typically desire to continuously improve their business processes to maximize revenue. This is often done by generating ideas and forecasting the expected impact to the organization. Understanding how QAD generates variances, and the significance of them, can allow automotive manufacturers to assess the impact of process improvements. This article will review several of the common variances that QAD may generate. We will focus on Purchase Price Variance...


What Should You Consider When Planning to Implement QAD EE ERP?

Posted on: December 20, 2018 | By: Guy Logan | QAD Business Process

Consider planning a birthday party for friends or family. Without careful planning of guests, caterers, party decor, etc., your fancy get together may not be as successful as you had once hoped. Beginning a QAD EE ERP project is a task that your organization should strategically plan and carry out. With ERP planning comes significant consideration which can make or break the success of your implementation. At Logan Consulting, we...


Increase Supply Chain Efficiency and Execution with QAD ERP

Posted on: November 5, 2018 | By: Guy Logan | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Implementing an ERP system that complements your organizations supply chain while improving efficiency is crucial for success. Customer satisfaction can make or break the customer’s idea of the company and with a successful supply chain, delivery will leave the customer satisfied. With QAD ERP, your organization will have visibility of your supply chain and the ability to manage procurement, distribution, and production planning. With mobile approvals, you can manage your...