Key Issues in Discrete Products
Managing variable demand: The ability to react to events is essential to profitability and delivery performance. Product variations and short product life cycles increase the challenge.
QAD systems support collaboration and visibility with trading partners.
Support Lean principles: Customer responsiveness is dependent on eliminating manual intervention with improved automation and integration from quote to delivery.
QAD Enterprise supports lean functionality such as Kanban, TAKT time calculations, buffer management load leveling and pull signals.
Creating innovation, new products, value-add and competitive differentiation: Discrete product manufacturers face extreme competitive pressures; introducing innovative new products quickly can mean the difference between a market leader and an unprofitable entry.
QAD offers many tools to assist in product design – from multiple cost sets that enable tracking to target costs to full ECN tracking and approval.
QAD Configurator enables a quick and effective configure-to-order process supporting complex and highly variable customer requirements.
Achieving fast implementation, low TCO for mature and emerging markets: Business moves at such a fast pace; companies cannot afford the luxury of long, drawn-out implementations.
QAD has the best record of accomplishment for fast ERP implementation. Our software and services reduce the risk of implementation.
QAD Easy On-Boarding is an innovative method that reduces the risk and cost of upgrades and implementations while allowing for short project timeframes.