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Plan

QAD Enterprise Applications offers planning tools that can help companies become a more effective enterprise. From distribution resource planning to rationalize inventory across plants, to planner workbenches to optimize the shop floor, to service part optimization, QAD Enterprise Applications offers a planning tool for every phase of the operation.

Align strategic objectives with operations execution: Ensure forecasts and master schedules meet the company’s objectives for service levels, inventory balances and resource consumption.

Balance supply and demand: Forecast algorithms coupled with collaborative input ensure demand forecasts are as accurate as possible; supplier portal ensures supply chain issues are visible in time to take action to prevent disrupting production.

Make confident decisions: Dashboards and browses provide information fast — whenever you need it — so you base decisions based on facts, not guesswork.

Effective Enterprise Best practices

  • Visibility across supply chain
  • Collaborative forecasting with multiple stakeholders
  • Optimized order quantities based on order multiples such as case quantities and EOQ
  • Use sales and operations planning to align supply and demand
  • Multiple statistical forecasting methods and cross-validation using causal factors
  • Multi-entity, multi-enterprise planning
  • Inventory stocked at the “feature” level, to enhance flexibility

Effective Enterprise Metrics

  • Order fill rates
  • Forecast cycle time
  • Planning cycle
  • Premium freight charges
  • Equipment capacity utilization equipment
  • Cost of WIP in queue at work centers
  • Perfect order fills
  • Unplanned overtime