Discrete Products Functional Benefits
QAD is committed to developing solutions that enable our customers in discrete manufacturing to become more effective. QAD’s solution addresses many aspects of a discrete product manufacturing company’s processes, including:
The process map below reflects the breadth of QAD’s discrete products offering.
QAD Manufacturing in Discrete Products
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.
Configurator: QAD’s complete rules-based product configuration suite supports configurations from quoting and order entry all the way through production planning, shop floor control, serialization, order fulfillment and after-sale service and support.
Shop Floor Control: QAD Shop Floor Control provides a full range of tools to track production and operation completions, scrap, and rework and quality results. Flexible inputs include shop floor data collection devices such as bar code or RFID equipment or SCADA, or manually keyed entries.
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.
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.
Serialization: Supports regulatory compliance for aggregated product serialization on pallet, shipper, case and unit levels. QAD Serialization offers serial number management, packing/unpacking and full-serialized inventory management.
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).
Configured Products: The QAD Product Configuration suite allows for configuration of products at order entry or quotation, and creates bill of materials and routings for manufacturing. By linking the shop order and the sales order, the configurator reduces shipping errors and enhances customer satisfaction.
Product Change Control: Provides control and improves information audit throughout QAD Enterprise Applications.