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 extended periods of time depending on contractual agreements with your supplier(s).

Supplier Schedules carry many parameters that allow users to define very specifically how release dates and quantities are calculated when releases from the schedule are created. Also, after the release is created, there are maintenance functions that allow the user to modify both planning schedules and shipping schedules.

The parameters set in the supplier schedule and the requirements created in the planning and shipping schedules will generate the Supplier’s schedule output. This output can be sent manually to the supplier or automatically sent to suppliers using EDI.

The use of Supplier Schedules, either sent manually or via EDI, automates a repetitive process which allows those in Material Planning and Purchasing to focus on higher value-added activities.

Next Steps

If you are interested in learning more about supplier scheduling in QAD and/or maximizing the use of your QAD system, contact us here to find out how we can help you grow your business. You can also email us at info@loganconsulting.com or call (312) 345-8810.



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