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Fixed Assets: Tracking What You Own & Where It Is

The Fixed Asset module in QAD allows you to document, track, value, and report the status of various assets in your organization. Land, buildings, office equipment (sometimes referred to as PPE – Property, Plant, and Equipment), machinery, tools, and IT appliances are all types of assets purchased for long-term use. This module helps you record […]

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Developing High-Performing Suppliers

Do you trust your suppliers? Do they consistently deliver on time and in the quantity you order? Is their quality acceptable? How can you measure this accurately and fairly? QAD’s Supplier Performance module gives you the tools to measure and monitor supplier performance. Join us as Don Lindsey uncovers the design, setup, operation, and benefits […]

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DIY: Build the Best Business Intelligence Tool for Your QAD Environment

Find out how a fellow QAD user built an outstanding enterprise-wide performance indicator system using MS Power BI—without help from his IT or any outside consultants. It took only 20 days from the start to the launch. Cost nothing to implement and has an extremely low total cost of ownership. You can do it too. […]

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Case Study: Real-Time Machine Downtime Capture Tool

In this informative webinar, Robert Cohen of Dynacast and our own Cristian Manga team up to talk about a web-based tool that captures machine status and keeps it in QAD. Dynacast, with the goal of improving OEE and Operational Excellence, created a tool to capture real-time machine status. They asked 32 Soft to develop a […]

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AI In Action: Real-World Examples of How Manufacturers Use AI for Results

  Artificial intelligence projects range from large and complex projects that overhaul production with robotics to smaller projects that solve targeted challenges and deliver big results. Many of the smaller, more manageable, targeted AI solutions are the more successful ones. They are often pilot programs to test the waters, develop a base for further digital […]

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A Powerful Production Planner for Any ERP System (even Homegrown)

Production planners rely heavily on their previous experience when planning out how to move orders through the system without missing a beat: no bottlenecks, no inefficiencies, no stops, and starts. However, today’s supply chain disruptions, labor force issues, wild market demand fluctuations, inflation, and other new challenges brought on by Covid-19 have changed the game. […]

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32 Soft Presents at Spring 2022 User Groups

It was great to attend the Spring Midwest User Group and West Coast User Group conferences. Thanks to all who visited with us and attended our presentations. And, thanks to those who worked hard to organize the events. If you didn’t get the opportunity to attend the Spring user group conferences, you can watch our […]

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We have too many part numbers! SKU Rationalization to the rescue.

by Don Lindsey After an organization has been doing business for several years, it tends to multiply things in its ERP framework. As raw materials and intermediate subassemblies expand, there is also a duplication of item numbers that creep into the system. Mergers and acquisitions can also contribute to this SKU (stock-keeping units) glut. It […]

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How Much Does your Product’s Quality Cost?

by Don Lindsey In the processing of modern supply chains, your organization must pay particular attention to the cost of ensuring the quality of its products. Revenue will suffer if poor product quality damages your organization’s reputation. The Cost of Quality Cost of Quality (CoQ) is a robust way to quantify the total cost of […]

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Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing

  Artificial intelligence (AI) has the power to transform manufacturing. It is still early in its implementation and particularly in scaled deployment. Still, more and more manufacturers are discovering that they can plan, manage, and improve processes and productivity throughout their enterprise by leveraging artificial intelligence. A recent MIT survey revealed that 62% of manufacturers […]

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