QAD Planning Schedule and Shipping Schedule
Connect the scheduling in your information systems with your customers and suppliers to reduce average lead times without increasing inventory. Just-In-Time (JIT) supply chain is primarily used in the automotive industry but is also making its way into other consumer products and other sectors.
With QAD Planning Schedule and Shipping Schedule, you get:
- Compliance with automotive standards for communication between suppliers and customers
- Time saved by sales officers recording schedules and call-offs and submitting the information to production and shipping
- Time saved in purchasing and warehouse personnel ordering and receiving materials
- Reduced procurement costs by reducing the purchase price and shortening delivery times
- Flexible and fast response to customer requirements
- Increased speed and flexibility in supplier response to changes in your material requests
- Records of general contracts for product deliveries to customers, including all financial and logistic parameters
- Continuous records of customer product delivery outlooks (schedules, forecasts) and final Shipping Schedule (orders of specific quantities for a particular date or even time) in the format sent by the customer, including previous message history complete with revisions
- Automatic generation of resulting shipping schedules from forecasts and call-offs according to rules set in the general contract. The final schedule can be modified before being submitted for production planning and shipping management
- Shipping management, including barcode and QR code supported packaging complete with printing of internal and external identification labels in a customer specific format
- Billing as per shipped quantities and data in agreements
- Support for single shift, double shift, triple shift and continuous operations, in any combination
- Special payroll calculation algorithms, including bonuses, extra pay and deductions
- Electronic communication with public authorities and insurance companies.
- Multiple suppliers that can be managed, active and capable of replacing each other
- QAD uses the purchasing plan to generate orders (final Shipping Schedule) as well as purchasing outlooks (forecasts, schedules) to send them to suppliers so that they can prepare for future deliveries on time
- Schedules and call-offs can be sent directly to supplier systems via QAD EDI eCommerce, shown in the m.b2b online portal, or sent by e-mail.