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Safety Stock Calculation

Mastering the art of safety stock is your guard against uncertainty. When safety stock levels aren’t optimal, you could be tying up cash flow or threaten your ability to adequately serve your customers. Determining the most efficient inventory levels is one of the most important components of your company’s operations. Safety stock describes a level of […]

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Item Numbers—The Bedrock of the QAD System

Introduction to QAD–Item Numbers Item numbers are the bedrock of the QAD system. In general terminology, the item number is the identification number assigned to an item. Also called a part number, SKU number, or SKU (Stock Keeping Unit), an item number can represent a service as well as a physical item. It is good practice […]

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Production Planning without ERP

Do You Need to Plan Production Without ERP System? If you don’t have ERP System and still need to plan production effectively our MS Excel based tools allow you to manage Products, Components, Bills of Materials and Production Schedule itself. Interested? Contact us for more information.

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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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