QAD & Supply Chain Education

Supply Chain Certification and Training

Editor’s Note: If you plan to attend the Fall 2022 MWUG or WECUG conferences, Don will be giving a presentation, Get Educated About Supply Chain, at both conferences. He will provide an overview of the concepts that are applicable in a modern ERP system and discuss the history of the development of MRP in ERP, […]

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Test Your Manufacturing Knowledge

How good is your manufacturing knowledge? Take a little break with this brief quiz from Industry Week and find out. Just 10 questions, so shouldn’t take long.

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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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Transaction Dates in QAD

Don Lindsey Keeping transaction dates accurate in QAD is critical to the operation of your ERP System. Dates play an enormous role in ensuring on-time delivery of material from suppliers, a smooth-running production schedule, and a timely delivery of your product to your customer. Dates are also instrumental in keeping your system SOX compliant and […]

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Simplify with QAD’s Production Orders – 32 Soft Webinar

Production Orders combine Discreet Work Orders, Repetitive Cumulative Orders, Flow Scheduling, and Master Schedule Work Orders into an all-in-one set of functions. If you are in a multi-mode manufacturing environment, Production Orders will simplify your process. Don Lindsey will be covering Setup, Control and Maintenance, Serialization and Packing, Calendars, Item Master, BOMs and Formulas, Departments, […]

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QAD Production Orders Simplify Your Process

  by Don Lindsey Production Orders, introduced to QAD in the 2016 EE version, take on the functionality of Work Orders, Advanced Repetitive, Flow Scheduling, and Master Schedule Work Orders and combines these into a new set of functions that simplify and enhance the process of manufacturing. QAD’s primary object for introducing the Production Order […]

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FREE Utilities & Guides for QAD!

These utilities and guides for QAD will make your life easier—and, they’re FREE!   DIY: Build the Best BI Tool for Your QAD Environment Find out how a fellow QAD user built an outstanding enterprise-wide performance indicator system using MS Power BI. Watch the video   Auto-Populate Pivot Tables from QAD—FREE Our Pivot Populator automatically […]

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Item Master Data Management

The item maser is the bedrock of any ERP system . It contains all the information that identifies, describes, categorizes, and controls the defined item or service in ERP. Here is what you should know about item or part numbers: The item data is stored in a master record. It may be physically distributed across many locations, but […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Forecasting

Recently, MRP specialist Don Lindsey presented a webinar, Forecasting—What Does the Future Hold?  This infographic was inspired by Don’s presentation. You can watch the webinar replay here. Related resources: Using Simulation Forecasts in QAD Summary and Simulated Forecast Data Loaders for QAD  

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