Demand & Supply Chain

Visibility into Your Global Supply Chain

One of the most important predictors of a manufacturing company’s success is its supply chain, since customer satisfaction hinges on delivery performance. QAD demand and supply chain apps offer real-time decision support, letting you view, analyze and simulate supply chain data with fast calculations. With sophisticated forecast modeling and Single Click Collaboration with stakeholders, it’s faster and easier to plan, manage and control global supply chains, optimizing supply chain performance from raw materials to the end customer.

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QAD Demand & Supply Chain allows you to:
  • Analyze, simulate and understand the supply chain

  • Balance demand and supply

  • Improve product forecasts

  • Shape demand to optimize inventory usage

  • Leverage inventory at distribution centers

  • Reduce freight and logistics costs

  • Gain visibility into your global supply chain

  • Improve on-time delivery performance

  • Manage consignment inventory and trigger payment when used

  • Support VMI

  • Manage export paperwork

  • Monitor supplier performance


Drive margin, lower cost, and reduce lead times with supply chain visibility.

Demand & Supply Chain Planning
  • Demand Planning
  • Using Single-Click Collaboration, all stakeholders have access to a suite of tools that enables effective collaboration and simplifies analysis.
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Optimize total business performance by ensuring decisions are informed by what is best for the business rather than focusing on individual functional targets.

  • Distribution Planning
  • Improve decision-making and optimize flows of finished goods and components between different sites.
  • Procurement Planning
  • Calculate order and delivery schedules based on forecast requirements, inventory policies and logistics constraints.

  • Production Planning
  • Visualize analysis, simulate and understand the requirements and capacities of your organization's manufacturing processes.
Supply Chain Execution
  • Distribution Requirements Planning
  • Easily plan, manage, track and record costs associated with the transfer of items between sites.
  • Purchasing
  • Have visibility into future purchasing requirements, helping suppliers be better prepared to accommodate changes in demand and keeping on-time delivery levels high.

  • Supplier Performance
  • Monitor and report supplier performance against defined metrics and key indicators, enabling constant monitoring and dialog with suppliers about quality and performance.
  • Supplier Portal
  • Share information about inventory, scheduling, purchase orders, shipments, kanbans, invoices, and bills of material with suppliers.

  • Release Management
  • Use contractual controls to interpret customer demand and cumulative accounting for supplier-scheduled orders.
  • Mobile Approvals
  • Review, approve, disapprove and route pending requisitions, all from your mobile device.

  • Package Exception Management
  • Access a single location for visibility to all shipments to and from your customers from carrier pick-up through delivery.
  • Freight Management
  • Manage both inbound and outbound shipments and have centralized control and visibility throughout the shipment execution process.

  • Consignment Inventory
  • Simplify your consignment by accurately tracking both types of consignment inventory in non-consigned quantities and locations.
  • Transportation Management System
  • Manage planning and shipment execution, including automated rating and routing, carrier compliant labels, and complete management of multi-modal shipping.

  • Warehousing
  • Manage complex warehouses, high volume picking and fulfillment, and complex space management.
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Exceed Customer Expectations with Faster Deliveries

QAD Transportation Management coordinates shipments, calculating best carriers and routing to minimize cost while meeting delivery and handling requirements. It aligns export paperwork, including pro forma invoices and denied party management lists, and enhances customer satisfaction through faster deliveries and better visibility into shipment status.

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Share Information with Customers and Suppliers

Learn how Freudenberg-NOK built deep customer and supplier relationships based on realistic expectations, using collaborative demand planning tools and real-time information exchange with QAD Supplier Portal.

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Streamline Demand and Supply Chain Planning

Supply chain speed matters. You can reduce planning cycle time, create accurate plans, simplify complex calculations and plan material and capacity simultaneously across multiple distribution and manufacturing facilities.

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