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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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Make-To-Order: The Future of Supply Chain

  Many organizations find that their customers want more than just off-the-shelf products. Customers are asking for the ability to order products that are customized for their needs. This customer demand coupled with supply chain disruptions and a need to drive down costs has prompted many manufacturers to consider a make-to-order (MTO) production strategy. The MTO […]

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Are You Ready for a Recall?

  Thousands of products are recalled every year, and they impact every industry. They are a fact of life that manufacturing companies continually face. The chance that a recall will hit your company is high. How do you reduce your risk? Continual process improvement is a significant way a company can reduce its recall risk. […]

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Data Loaders not affected by Log4j Vulnerabilities

  A flaw in the Apache Log4j, a Java library for error messages logging in many applications, has a severity score of 10 out of 10. It is the highest-profile vulnerability on the internet right now. Any device running Apache Log4J, versions 2.0 to 2.14.1., is at risk if exposed to the internet. NCSC notes […]

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New Data Loader for QAD: DO Workbench

Expected Release Date: February 2022 If your company has multiple distribution centers and is using or planning to use QAD Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP), you’ll be happy to know we’re currently developing the Distribution Order (DO) Workbench Data Loader (12.17.21). Our DO Workbench helps you manage distribution orders to multiple manufacturing facilities more efficiently, enabling […]

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Turn Supply Chain Shortages into Strengths

  Due to a number of circumstances, the weaknesses and fragility of our supply chain have been exposed in 2020, and American automakers have certainly borne the impact. Notably, the semiconductor chip shortage has the auto industry spinning. Vanessa Miller, a partner with Foley & Lardner in Detroit, explains the shortage to MH&L’s chief editor […]

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WECUG Presentation: Achieving Successful Sales & Operation Planning

It was great to connect in-person at the QAD West Coast User Group Fall 2021 Conference. Thanks to all who stopped by our booth and attended Don Lindsey’s presentation, Achieving Successful Sales & Operation Planning (see below for a video of the presentation). Don also attended the QAD Reconnect event at the conference and can be […]

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Webinars for You in 2022!

  We’ve been busy planning webinar topics for 2022 and have a great line-up for you! We’ve not yet firmed updates and times but will be doing so as time grows nearer. Watch your inbox for timing. If you’re not signed up to receive webinar invitations from us, you can join our mailing list below. Make-To-Order: […]

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QAD ranked #2 manufacturing ERP for 2021

Here’s an interesting video from Eric Kimberling of Third Stage Consulting Group that ranks the Top 10 Manufacturing ERP systems for 2021. QAD has ranked #2! Find out why.   We Also Recommend: Has Cloud ERP Reached Its Peak? PO Workbench Saves 1000’s Hours a Year How to Build Achievable Production Plan

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