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Communication with a customer to a supplier authorizing them to fabricate items through a specified time period. Acts as the customer’s agreement to pay for all items fabricated within the authorization horizon.
The time period or authorization horizon during which the customer authorizes a supplier to fabricate items.
The maximum quantity of this item that the customer authorizes you to produce in anticipation of the customer’s scheduled demand.
The initial settings of all browses and lookups in the application.
A group of end items whose similarity of design and manufacture facilitates aggregate planning and evaluation of sales performance and/or cost.
A record defining the nature of demand relationships for a product family. Defines end items and subfamilies, and percentage of total family sales forecast contributed by each. Also identifies marketing sites that generate sales forecasts. Resembles product structures (bills of material).
A planning item used with family-level operations. Identifies groups of similar items differentiated only by size, color, packaging, or other minor characteristics. Has an item Purchase/Manufacture code of F.
Operations planning for family items. Typically performed in the long- to medium-term horizon (six months to three years). Used to project long-term labor, equipment, and financial commitments, and to develop long-term material procurement plans for negotiations with strategic suppliers.
Ford-specific requirement. Ford wants the same BOL number for all the suppliers and shipments made in a day. The BOL contains the Julian date and either a route number (fixed or per day) or the last two digits of a trailer number.
A characteristic of a particular product. In QAD Configurator, a feature is a variable linked to a configurable item. For example, if you link the variable color to the cloth used in manufacturing an item, you have a feature color.
An operation plan showing a family item’s sales forecasts, target inventory levels, and production demands for a planning horizon. Can be viewed from global and site levels.
In configured products, a way of organizing a set of related options and accessories.
A possible value of a feature; for example, the cloth color blue.
A single piece of electronic information such as a quantity or item number. One or more fields make up a record.
The alerting of end users to a product defect. SSM provides a number of related utilities for use in managing product recalls.
A unit or component that can be replaced during a service visit. Useful to a dispatcher or service engineer in helping to determine how a service call is to be handled.
The organization providing service at end-user sites, in contrast to service centers that repair products from their own facilities. Also called field operations.
Context-specific references to fields consisting of the Progress field name.
A lean manufacturing inventory management technique used to move items between processes when a supermarket buffer is not necessary, but continuous flow is not practical. Items are used by the consuming process on a first-in, first-out basis, and the supplying process can produce material only when authorized by the downstream process.
An organized set of data records in a computer system.
A method for narrowing the data to be displayed in browses. For example, you want to display item records in product line 1500 only. A filter lets you do this by entering selection criteria.
A conditional clause in a synchronization profile that determines which records from a table to synchronize.
A schedule used in assemble-to-order environments. The master production schedule (MPS) schedules options, models, and accessories. The FAS schedules product assembly. Quantities on the FAS cannot exceed quantities on the MPS. In an FAS system, order entry must be fully integrated.
Action the shipper makes that prevents any changes being made to a shipment and triggers the AR, inventory, and ASN processes.
Organization that establishes standards of financial accounting and reporting for the private sector.
Automatic crosschecks that verify the integrity of related data elements in your database. The most common relationship checked is between total and detail amounts, where the sum of the details should equal the total amount.
Any transaction posted to the general ledger that affects ending account balances.
An item that is a final product in itself, for which an order or independent requirement exists. Can be a component of a different end item. Also called a parent item. In the item master table, designated by Purchase/Manufacture codes blank, M, P, D, L, and W.
Items for which all manufacturing operations, including final tests, are complete. Available for shipment to customers as either end items or repair parts.
A scheduling technique used by advanced planning and scheduling (APS) systems. FCS simultaneously takes into account material and capacity constraints when generating a supply schedule. This is in contrast with standard material requirements planning (MRP) scheduling techniques, which assume infinite capacity for all resources when scheduling orders.
A set of related programs at a network gateway server that protects the resources of a private network from users of other networks. The term also implies the security policy that is used within the programs.
The number of days in a schedule firm interval. The schedule firm interval begins with the first day of a schedule release.
A planned order frozen in quantity and time that cannot be changed by MRP. Can only be changed by the planner.
(1) An accounting method of inventory valuation that assumes inventory received first is used first. Actual physical movements of items or materials are not necessary. (2) A method that assumes that goods in stock the longest are delivered or consumed first.
Tangible item of value used by a business to produce income.
An exchange rate that cannot be changed between the time an order is negotiated and the time its invoice is paid.
An extent with a fixed size. Fixed-length extents let you control the size of the extents within a storage area and to plan and manage hardware resources such as disk space.
A demand rate lot sizing rule where a fixed quantity must be ordered. Although order quantity is predetermined, the time period is variable. For example, the fixed order quantity for the item is 250, but the items can be ordered once a week or once a month.
(1) In SSM, a field used to denote an item repaired or serviced with a preset price, regardless of costs involved. (2) In other order functions such as sales and purchases, a field that specifies whether prices are fixed or subject to update due to inflation or commodity pricing. Prices not fixed are subject to batch update based on changes in price lists.
Any printable character (except commas) used as part of an NRM sequence; for example, NY. Remains unchanged once established.
A depreciation method that calculates depreciation by using a constant percentage. It multiplies the percentage by the depreciable basis over the asset’s service life until the sum of the depreciation is greater than the basis amount. At this time, the final year of depreciation is adjusted so that the total of depreciation equals the basis amount.
A code that you set up in Generalized Codes Maintenance that defines the style and format of screens that display warehouse information other than in the standard application screens. For example, you define one flavor for fork-lift truck screens and another for radio frequency screens.
In flow scheduling, a percentage of the current schedule used as a tolerance to determine whether future schedule requirements are within a reasonable range of the current schedule.
The QAD Business Intelligence suite supports flexible financial reporting and analytics and augments the standard reporting within the QAD system.
Inexpensive, easily replenished components such as screws, typically stocked on a factory floor and used as needed, without requisitions.
A manufacturing production methodology whose goal is to have production flow continuously all the way from raw material to the customer.
In lean manufacturing, a time-phased statement of item production requirements for a specific flow production line at a given site, which can be associated with existing work orders and demand orders.
A plant that produces a limited number of products and/or employs a limited number of processes.
Monitoring of a work order’s progress to see if operations are performed and materials are received on schedule.
An estimate of future demand for an item at a particular site, stated in terms of quantity per week. Enables you to purchase or manufacture necessary products in appropriate quantities in advance. Created by mathematical means using historical data.
Reducing the forecast quantities by the confirmed sales order quantities.
The time period covered by a forecast.
A business function that attempts to predict sales and use of products so they can be purchased or manufactured in appropriate quantities in advance.
The time unit for forecasts, typically weeks, months, quarters, or years.
A statistical technique used to calculate forecast. Identified by a two-digit number. Methods 01-06 are predefined by the system.
The time unit for forecasts, typically weeks, months, quarters, or years.
The year for which a forecast is calculated.
Any currency other than the domain base currency used by an entity in a transaction.
A GL account denominated in a foreign currency. Transaction currency amounts are held in the foreign currency specified.
Any transaction denominated in a currency other than the base currency.
The headings for displaying and totaling groups of related accounts on income statements and balance sheets. Also determine the order in which GL accounts appear. Associated with either an income statement or a balance sheet, but not both.
Expression of ingredient usage as a quantity per batch or percent of batch. Can also include processing instructions and ingredient sequencing directions.
A technique for scheduling work order operations forward from an order release date to a date when more capacity is available.
Location within a QAD Enterprise Applications site representing the external warehouse. See also External Warehouse.
An area of a QAD Enterprise Applications screen containing fields and surrounded by a border. Data is grouped within frames; usually fields in a frame are for similar data. Highlighted fields are filled in with a different color (lighter, darker), reverse video, or underlined, depending on the type of terminal you are using.
The terms of sale that identify when title passes from the seller to the buyer and who pays shipping.
The status indicating that additional changes are not allowed; for example, picking is not allowed from a particular shelf.
Ganging of smaller shipments to cut costs, often according to the commands of a system or via pooling with a third party.
Another term for the reserve area of a warehouse.
A method of picking larger quantities, such as for distribution orders. Staff pick full pallets from the reserve area and move them to the picking area or directly to the shipping lanes, bypassing the picking area.
The ability of a system to automatically trace requirements for a given component all the way up to its ultimate end item, customer, or contract number.
Depreciation convention in which a full-period depreciation is calculated for the first period of the asset’s life. No depreciation is calculated for the last period of the asset’s life. Depreciation is calculated as if the asset was put into and taken out of service the first day of the month.
Depreciation convention in which a full-quarter depreciation is calculated for the first quarter of the asset’s life. No depreciation is calculated for the last quarter of the asset’s life.
Depreciation convention in which a full-year depreciation is taken regardless of the period that the asset was put into service. No depreciation is calculated for the last year of the asset’s life.
A key located above the alphabetic keyboard to which functions can be assigned. For example, in QAD Enterprise Applications for .NET UI, F1 invokes online help.
Areas that have a particular warehousing function such as receipt or dispatch.