Discrete Products Segments
Discrete manufacturing occurs in many industries and market segments. Each segment varies – in accepted business processes, terminology and a myriad of subtle ways. Experience makes a difference in understanding the unique nuances of an industry. The list below shows some of the discrete manufacturing industry segments where QAD has extensive experience.
Computers & Related Hardware Manufacturers: QAD solutions help manufacturers efficiently and effectively balance supply and demand, and addresses mixed-mode manufacturing including repetitive, configure-to-order and assemble-to-order manufacturing in the same environment.
Consumer Electronics: QAD Enterprise Applications provides tools to address the challenges related to complex supply chains for products like cameras, PDAs, calculators, audio devices, and many other home products. QAD Supply Chain Portal, for example, allows rapid communication of demand changes between customers and suppliers.
Discrete Component Manufacturers: Discrete components, semiconductors, passive components and electro-mechanical components all have different challenges, including different quality certifications and process variability. QAD addresses the various needs by providing varying levels of quality tracking and certification support that meet these requirements.
Telecommunications Equipment Manufacturers: From broadcast equipment to cell phone base equipment, these manufacturers need configuration tools, serialization and after-sale service and support to be competitive in their market. QAD Enterprise Applications addresses these requirements with solutions that are simple to deploy and use.
Heating, Air Conditioning, & Ventilation (HVAC) Manufacturers: Companies in this industry need solutions for commissioning site projects and for providing on-site after-sale service and support. QAD Enterprise Applications includes solutions that address these needs.
Industrial Machinery & Equipment Manufacturers: Industrial machinery and equipment manufacturers sell custom products to end customers or standard products through dealer/distributor networks. QAD Enterprise Applications supports the flexible distribution channels this segment requires. QAD Configurator allows mass customization, while Service and Support addresses post-sale service and warranty tracking needs.
Valve & Pump Manufacturers: Companies in this industry face a wide variety of product requirements. Configured- or manufactured-to-order products often co-exist in the same facility with high volume products. QAD Enterprise Applications allows mixed-mode manufacturing and even allows products manufactured on shop orders or repetitive schedules on the same equipment or production line.
Test and Measurement Equipment Manufacturers: Manufacturers of test equipment often face complex calibration and repair requirements to ensure the products meet specifications. QAD EAM provides tools that track and monitor planned and unplanned maintenance as well as calibration timing and results.
Construction and Heavy Equipment Manufacturers: QAD solutions have helped manufacturers be more efficient and effective in the areas of configuration, field service support and product change management.