QAD Supply Chain in Life Sciences
Gain ROI and improve supply chain management by increasing supplier visibility:
Supply Chain Portal: Collaborative portal communicates demand changes in real time and tracks the flow of orders and shipments using ASNs.
Purchasing: A comprehensive procurement and strategic sourcing tool, fully integrated with planning, that provides sophisticated pricing across contracts and individual and blanket orders.
Transportation Management: Provides a complete set of tools to optimize shipments by air, sea, parcel, truckload or less than truckload; provides international documentation and assists in compliance with denied party regulations.
EDI: Gateway and mapping tool to support multiple EDI documents and multiple standards (EDIFACT, ANSI .X12, etc.). Validates and monitors transactions to ensure effective collaboration.
Supplier Performance: Monitors and reports supplier performance against defined metrics and key indicators, enabling constant monitoring and dialog with suppliers about quality and performance.
Warehousing: For larger or more sophisticated warehouses, provides automated task management, RF based picking, wave management, batch picking, location find/audit, put-away, picking, cross docking, quality control, replenishment, transfers and advanced cycle counting activities, including full support for global inventory views in multiple physical warehouses across multiple domains.
Logistics Accounting: Allows users to track and monitor freight costs and financial transactions by accrual and recovery of freight charges for delayed or missing invoices, critical to costing items accurately when freight invoices may lag behind the material invoice.
Consignment: Manages and tracks consigned inventory received from suppliers in a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) model or sent to customers — from receipt to inventory to consumption — and creates triggers for payment processing.
Container Management: Tracks and invoices customers for different types of shipping containers or for extra line charges, including adding charges at the line-item level or during the shipping process.
Returned Goods Management (RMAs): Generates invoices or credits for returns and exchanged goods processing.