Automotive Functional Benefits
QAD’s automotive edition provides global suppliers with the right solution to balance demand and supply while reducing inventory, meeting demanding delivery schedules and stringent quality and delivery requirements.
QAD’s solution addresses most automotive industry business processes, including:
The process map below demonstrates the breadth of QAD’s automotive industry offering.
QAD Manufacturing in Automotive
Reduce costs and increase throughput using QAD Enterprise Applications to plan, schedule and track products:
Master and Production Scheduling Workbenches: Provides simple, visual manipulation of the master schedule and planned production. Planners can schedule production to meet demand more effectively and take action when problems are imminent.
Manufacturing Planning: Includes fully integrated MPS and MRP and supports all production control methods such as repetitive, discrete and mixed-mode environments. Allows for simple adoption of tactical plans to meet and exceed customer expectations and changing demands.
Repetitive Manufacturing: Provides high-volume, repetitive scheduling across multiple production lines, even sharing the same resources used by discrete items controlled with work orders, including full support of serialization.
Lean Manufacturing: Supports companies adopting lean principles; QAD’s integrated Lean Manufacturing supports Kanban, TAKT time calculations and visual control methods.
Quality Management: Supports product quality, including inspection and testing, incoming inspection of purchased items and inventory sampling. This includes definitions of standard testing procedures and manages inventory sampling plans and quality work orders, and includes support for APQP/PPAP, critical to Tier 1 automotive parts suppliers.
Capital Projects: Supports the financial aspects of project management, including reporting throughout the process and capitalization on completions.
Full Lot Traceability: Provides history from finished goods back to the supplier’s lot. Adds extensive lot/serial trace and reporting functions to work-in-process (WIP) and generates tracing information at the operation level whenever the company uses registered resources.
Outsourcing/Subcontracting: Tracks financial obligations and the flow of materials, allowing seamless control of outsourced production as though it were a part of one production schedule.
Data Capture: Provides integration to various data capture technologies, including RFID and bar coding for real-time transaction capture and validation of scanned data, eliminating manual data entry.
Enterprise Asset Management: Supports all plant maintenance activities, including preventive maintenance and predictive management, work orders and service requests to ensure equipment is reliable and ready to go at all times, and compliance with regulatory mandates regarding product safety and cleanliness standards.
Master Data Management: Provides capabilities for tracking part numbers, bill of materials (BOM), routings and work centers, and integrates to Product Change Control (PCC) or Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).
Product Change Control: Provides control and improves information audit throughout QAD Enterprise Applications.