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QAD Pulling through, Patiently but Passionately Part Six: User Recommendations
While hardly any vendor is safe these days including QAD, the gloomy past seems to be far behind. The company has notably broadened its offering and seems to at

jit distributing  develop a next-generation Just-In-Time (JIT) Sequencing software module for MFG/PRO Announcement of Kanban Visualization, which enhances QAD's existing Supply Visualization (SV) solution More than two dozen important new functions and enhancements to MFG/PRO eB2 , specifically designed in collaboration with QAD's manufacturing customers to help address their specific needs Announcement of healthy sales momentum in Asia, with the MFG/PRO suite becoming a platform of choice for automotive manufacturers in Read More...
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QAD Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately Part Four: Market Impact Continued
QAD has long shifted its focus from being a mere ERP vendor dedicated to the industrial mid-market to fully leveraging the Internet in the applications it

jit distributing  Strategy for Lean and JIT Manufacturing While MFG/PRO eB2 supports traditional manufacturing (MRP-based) methods of planning, it also incorporates many enhancements in support of lean and JIT manufacturing. Traditional manufacturing methods rely on the movement of materials through functionally-oriented work centers or production lines, and are designed to maximize efficiencies and lower unit cost by producing products in large lots. Production is planned, scheduled, and managed to meet a combination of Read More...
QAD Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately
QAD has been pulling through the downturn with a real strength (especially in terms of new licenses, and with a strong balance sheet and declining debt), a

jit distributing  knowledge and expertise on JIT Sequencing, and this approach should allow QAD to take advantage of its strong partnership with Johnson Controls to reduce the time-to-market for this functionality and improve the software product design using best-of-breed knowledge and advice from Johnson Controls. The QAD Just-In-Time Sequencing module for MFG/PRO is planned to be available before the end of 2003. On its hand, Johnson Controls has standardized its worldwide manufacturing operations on QAD MFG/PRO, and Read More...
A Drop-ship Enablement Pioneer Leads the Way
By providing a single plug-and-play connection to multiple trading partners, CommerceHub strives to enable basically any retailer to electronically integrate

jit distributing  primarily uses the just-in-time (JIT) inventory model, and operates four warehouses throughout the US: QVC orders a relatively large quantity of each product into its warehouses, and features each one on TV until it inevitably sells out. It only sells the quantities it has on hand (this figure can be seen in real time on the TV screen, and is not necessarily a subtle pressure gimmick) and ships the products directly to its customers. On the other hand, iQVC does not operate its own warehouses, but works Read More...
QAD Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately Part Five: Challenges
QAD still has to create greater market recognition and additional revenue. QAD admits it has been struggling to offer complete

jit distributing  be delivered, such as JIT sequencing and payment and invoicing automation via e.g., Citibank , within the manufacturing community portal environment. The vendor is also contemplating a deeper involvement in the radio frequency identification (RFID) supply chain initiative. QAD has also been somewhat quiet about its product lifecycle management (PLM) strategy. The announcement of the alliance with Arena Solutions (formerly bom.com ) of several months ago has all but stopped short at only that. There are Read More...
PipeChain Adds Pragmatism Onto Simplicity
By being able to address the needs of all stakeholders across the tiers of the supply chain network, and with the marketplace/private trading exchange (PTX

jit distributing  warm up to the JIT concepts and ideas. Also, while PipeChain can be implemented in various modes for different customer tastes (readiness), from manually without interface (which can be used as a proof of concept first), semi-automatically with Excel/Access interfaces, to full-scale implementation with PipeChain Converter Plug-Ins, the true integration of financial transactions to the back-end, in addition to inventory status and any other information visibility, would help users' acceptance Read More...
Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing
Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global's solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP

jit distributing  planning process) lean or JIT manufacturing approaches, enable all sorts of manufacturers to handle configured items in batches as small as one. However, the vendor says that about 85 percent of its customers adopting lean practices come from the automotive industry. See table 2 to view Glovia's modules and capabilities mapped against several lean tools. Certain readers may note that, as with Intentia, some of Glovia's modules are retrofitted ERP or SCM ones. For more information on the vendor, see Read More...
QAD Seemingly Nearing The Corner
Recently reported financial results for fiscal 2002 might indicate QAD is nearing the turnaround point, with improved value proposition and cash situation to

jit distributing  Seemingly Nearing The Corner Event Summary On March 7, QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADI), a global provider of collaborative enterprise applications for manufacturing and distributing organizations, reported improved operating results for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2002 year ended January 31, 2002. For Q4 2001, revenues amounted to $53.5 million, up 8% from $49.6 million reported in the preceding Q3 2002, but 10% down compared to $59.2 million a year ago. Likewise, the license revenues of $19.6 million for Q4 Read More...
Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain
When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of

jit distributing  further enable build-to-order and JIT manufacturing and allow changes in customer demand to be quickly communicated through supply chains. THE PRESSURES ON SUPPLIERS Changes in the automotive industry are rapidly raising the competitive bar for automotive suppliers. In a tightening economy, pressured by OEMs to reduce costs, expand responsibilities and speed up operations, suppliers face tough challenges. Despite the recent period of unprecedented volume expansion and the fact that suppliers now provide Read More...
Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge
The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software

jit distributing  supply chains,supply chain analysis,supply chain automation,supply chain benchmarking,supply chain best practices,supply chain certification,supply chain collaboration,supply chain companies Read More...
Interview with Louis Suárez-Potts of OpenOffice.org and CollabNet
Louis Suárez-Potts speaks about the political and social architecture of open source communities as well as practices for successful oversight of a project. He

jit distributing  with Louis Suárez-Potts of OpenOffice.org and CollabNet Introduction Louis Surez-Potts is the Chair and Secretary of the OpenOffice.org Community Council. He plays a community manager role for the OpenOffice.org project, communicating important issues between Sun Microsystems, CollabNet, and the OpenOffice.org community. Louis's insight on keeping the different entities collaborating well, within a large-scale open source project, extend from the political and social architecture to the Read More...
Kawasaki Plant Switches to Electronic Kanban System Using LANSA's Technology
There was a new LANSA case study released yesterday that really grabbed my attention. LANSA is a Chicago-based developer and IT services provider that is

jit distributing  operates using a just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing environment in their assembly plant in Lincoln, Nebraska, where a paper card-based Kanban inventory method has been successfully used for a long time. However, according to the manufacturer, this system has its own issues related to the cards themselves and employee discipline issues. So a decision was made to develop a new electronic Kanban system in-house using the existing IBM i LANSA ERP and its brand new development tool. As a result, a team of Read More...
How Bad Can It Get? Challenges in the Distribution Industry
Manufacturers serving such retail giants as Wal-Mart or Costco are exposed to severe challenges—not only because of the economies of scale these outlets demand,

jit distributing  more efficiently via just-in-time (JIT) practices. Software systems that can help: warehouse management systems (WMS), advanced planning and scheduling tools , manufacturing execution systems (MES), and supply chain optimization tools. Your turn now. If you're a manufacturer and already struggling to find ways to survive during this economic downturn, we invite you to weigh in and let us know of your concerns. Comment below, or vote, or both! {democracy:24} Read More...
Plex Systems Partners with Insequence Corporation
Plex Systems, the enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider of the Plex Manufacturing Cloud (formerly Plex Online), has announced its collaboration with

jit distributing  use of Insequence, since JIT sequencing is an incredibly sensitive aspect of their business. A great deal of manufacturers (automotive, electronics, aerospace and defense) benefit from proper sequencing. The partnership arrangement means that a connector to the Insequence product will be using Web services rather than the traditional inflexible flat file transfer. Read More...

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