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Lot Size Concepts EOQ Formula

  Presented by Don Lindsey, CFPIM, CIRM Download the EOQ Calculation spreadsheet Find out more about Reorder Point (ROP) Find out more about Safety Stock The Extraordinary Value Of MRP Webinar   Don Lindsey, CFPIM, CIRM  is a knowledgeable Implementation Project Manager, Trainer and Business Analyst for all areas of QAD.  He has been an […]

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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

If you didn’t get the opportunity to attend the Fall user group conferences, you can watch our presentations from the Fall Midwest User Group and West Coast User Group conferences here.   Understanding Production Capacity in QAD Presented by Don Lindsey Don guides 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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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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