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Reorder Point—When should I order inventory?

by Don Lindsey Balancing inventory is essential for your business. If you order too early, you’ll tie up cash and spend needlessly on storage of excess items. Order too late and you’ll face disappointed customers. Knowing your reorder point (ROP) is an important step in adequately managing your replenishment process. The ROP is the level of inventory […]

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Safety Stock—Your Guard Against Uncertainty

by Don Lindsey Determining the most efficient inventory levels is one of the most important components of your company’s operations. Safety stock describes a level of extra inventory that your company maintains to mitigate the risk of stockouts or shortfalls in the raw materials due to uncertainties in the supply and demand. When your safety […]

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2018 Looks Rosy for IT

  These are some of the critical findings of the 2018 STATE OF IT Report from Spiceworks. It looks like it will be a pivotal growth year for technology. Budget Growth Budget growth will lead to additional staffing over the next 12 months. Almost half (44%) of the companies surveyed expect their IT budgets to […]

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QAD and Supply Chain Training & Improvement

We are excited and pleased to announce that we have partnered with long-time friend and colleague, Don Lindsey, to offer you a new service: QAD and Supply Chain Training & Improvement. This service can help you integrate and implement significant improvements in your QAD data management and your supply chain processes! Don is both a […]

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Inside the Lab: AI!

We’re teaming up with AI experts to find ways to bring artificial intelligence to our products and the QAD environment! Right now we’re specifically working on ways to use customer order history to verify entered order details. This will catch any errors or anomalies and send a notification to QAD users alerting them to check […]

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Get Results from Your Cycle Count Program

At the heart of any inventory counting process is the need to maintain a high level of inventory accuracy. Most experts agree that a sound cycle count process should deliver specific results. First, it should help you unearth inventory discrepancies and their causes before they impact your operations. You can then take corrective action, which expands […]

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#WECUG Bay Area User Day 2018 Presentation

WECUG Bay Area User Day 2018 Conference 3:30 pm, April 5, 2018 PRESENTED BY Don Lindsey CESI Alex Kim 32 Soft Don Lindsey at CESI knows that today’s best enterprises respond quickly and operate efficiently. He also knows how much companies depend on their ERP data for smooth operation and effective decision-making. All that data […]

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2018: A Good Year for Manufacturing!

If the 4th quarter 2017 National Association of Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey is any indication, it looks like there is a lot to be optimistic about. This survey of NAM’s membership has been conducted quarterly since 1997. The fourth quarter 2017 survey included 662 manufacturers from all parts of the U.S., in a wide variety of […]

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32 Soft Associates

From time to time we work with or meet individuals and companies who offer products or services that our clients may need.  Here are two to share with you. White Star Software White Star Software is the oldest and most respected independent OpenEdge DBA consulting firm in the world. Our expert DBAs have 20+ years […]

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Peek Inside the Lab: Cycle Count Compliance

We’re making the Cycle Count Data Loader even better with a new log designed to build an audit trail for SOX compliance! At 32 Soft, we’re working with one of our clients to add a log of each cycle count that is stored in QAD. It is accessible at any time and can be printed […]

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