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QAD is a Good Choice for Life Science Companies

17 Reasons Why QAD is a Good Choice for Life Science Companies by Don Lindsey Several years ago at a conference, I was talking to a colleague who was in the process of choosing the right ERP system for his life science company. He asked me to list the reasons why the life science company […]

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You Can Win! in our 50th Webinar Celebration

Wow! Can you believe we’ll host our 50th Webinar in September 2018?   Since November 2013, 32 Soft has been hosting engaging webinars about how to improve your QAD data management! Throughout these 5 years of webinars, we’ve enjoyed being able to connect with you regularly to learn about your challenges, share with you our expertise and demonstrate […]

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How Much Does a Data Breach Cost?

In a recent survey, 74% of manufacturing companies have identified cybersecurity as their #1 focus. Given the cost of the average data breach incident, its no wonder. The chart below, courtesy of StatistaCharts, reflects the average monetary cost by country You will find more infographics at Statista

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Renewed Optimism for Manufacturing

Survey reveals a renewed optimism among manufacturing firms! The 2018 National Manufacturing Outlook and Insights survey shows a bright forecast for the manufacturing sector. A whopping 81% expect revenue growth in their business this year. Most foresee the additional revenue to come from organic growth in domestic markets (72%) and new product and service development […]

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Inside the Lab: Two New Applications!

Replenishment Pick List & SO Entry Date Capacity Warning At 32 Soft, we’re developing and testing two new apps that just might be the very thing you need. Warehouse Pick Replenishment Call List identifies the pick location minimum requirements and presents a callout for replenishment of any location/item that falls below that minimum amount. Once you […]

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Production Variance Analysis

Why it is essential for your enterprise and how to make it easier Once production is complete, it is a common cost accounting practice to analyze the production variances to identify materials or areas that are over or under the plan—as well as investigate the reasons for the variances. Understanding these differences of actual to […]

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32 Soft Presents at Fall User Groups

Don’t miss these learning opportunities at the the Fall Midwest User Group or West Coast User Group conferences. MWUG Fall 2018 Sep 16-18, 2018 Cleveland, OH Understanding Production Capacity in QAD Monday, Sep 17, 4:00 pm Presented by Don Lindsey Don will guide your understanding of capacity planning from its interaction with SIOP through production […]

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Support the #Pelotonia Bicycle Tour 2018

Lance McKeown is a man who pushes his limits. At 66, he will soon participate in his 7th Pelotonia Bike Tour to raise funds for the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. The Tour is on August 3-5, 2018. Lance is the IS […]

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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

The Safety Stock Calculation Formula 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 […]

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