What are QAD Configured Products?

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QAD Explore 2012
QAD Solutions for Configurable Products
Frank Feustel, Director, Product Management, QAD Inc.
Jim Smith, QAD Improvement Leader, R. W. Beckett Corporation
QAD Solutions for Configurable Products
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Agenda
• Business Drivers and Challenges
• QAD Solutions for Configurable Products
- Overview
- Demo
- Availability
• Customer Success Story – R. W. Beckett
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Business Drivers and Challenges
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Business Drivers
High order
handling
costs
24/7 self
service
New sales
channels
Lower
margins
Customer
service as
competitive
advantage
Customized
products
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Manufacturers’ Challenges
• The need to be agile in delivering complex
products is growing in many markets
• Manufacturers have the challenge to
address demand for mass customization
• At the same time, customers also expect to
be served via all channels, including 7x24
eCommerce
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What are QAD Configured Products?
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Enables global manufacturers to configure
products of low complexity
- Higher customer service levels
- Lower inventory costs
- Commonly known as “Features and Options”
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What is QAD Configurator?
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Enables global manufacturers to configure
products of medium to high complexity
- Full implementation of mass customization
- Higher customer service levels
- Lower inventory costs
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Configured Products Versus Configurator
• Configurator
- Creates new items, BOM, routing
- Standard Work Orders
- Rules-based
• Configured Products
- Keeps item and creates SO BOM
- Final Assembly Work Orders
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What is QAD Customer Self Service (CSS)?
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Enables global manufacturers to offer easy
to use self-service
- 24 / 7 access via web browser
- Optimized end-to-end fulfilment
- Improved customer responsiveness
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Whole Product Integration
Sept 2011 (CSS 5.1.3)
Full QAD Configured
Products support
QAD
CSS
March 2012 (CSS 5.2)
Support of QAD
Configurator 5.3
QAD
QAD
Configured
Configurator
Products
QAD
Enterprise
Applications
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Supports the Effective Enterprise
• Delivering an integrated suite for complex
configured products
• Improving customer service
• Streamlining order and quotation process
- Reduced error rates
- Reduces lead time to fulfill orders
• Allowing for B2B customer self service
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CSS and Configurable Products Integration
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Design Concepts
• Integration is not a separate module
• Usability
- Simplicity, visibility, performance
• Business functions
- Simple “Features and Options” capabilities in CSS
- Full product configuration capabilities in CSS
- Visibility of configurations
• High value to customers
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Product Configuration
• Upload of configurable products to CSS
• Configurable products in the catalog
- New Configured Products entry screens
- Integration of existing Configurator Questionnaire
- New Standard configurations maintenance
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Shopping Cart with configured items
Order templates
Check out
Finish order with configured items
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Demo
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Demo
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Availability
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Availability
• Solution Components
- Enterprise Applications, incl. Configured Products
- Configurator
- CSS
• CSS Integration
- Availability March 2012
- Support of eB2.1 SP4 and higher, including EE
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Customer Success Story – R. W. Beckett
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History of R. W. Beckett
• Founded in 1937
• Privately held family business
• Core Values:
- Integrity
- Excellence
- Profound Respect for the Individual
• QAD Customer Since 2007
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Our Facility
• North Ridgeville, Ohio
• Outstanding Safety Record
• World Class Manufacturing
Operation
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Our Products
• Fuel oil combustion products
• Electronic safety controls
• HVAC related products.
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Our Customers
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Project Goals
• Eliminate spreadsheets and MS Access
databases
• Move tribal knowledge into common
repository
• Be adaptable to change
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Project Team
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IT
Sales/Marketing
Manufacturing
Engineering
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Project Scope
• Implement all major product lines
- New specifications
- Changes
- Quotes
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Implementation
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Preliminary Questionnaire
Features
Sales Rules
Product Structure and Rules
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Major Project Hurdles
• Redevelopment of Product Structures
• Limit Questions
• Pricing
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Major Achievements
• Standardization
• Stored Configuration Details
• Improved Pricing
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Summary
• QAD supports various scenarios for complex
configurable products
- Customer Service and Engineering
- Customer Self Service
• Beckett is a great customer success story –
but not the only one
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Questions & Answers
Jim Smith
QAD Improvement Leader
R. W. Beckett Corporation
[email protected]
Frank Feustel
Director, Product Management
QAD Inc.
[email protected]
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Next Steps
• Register for Webinar (opening soon)
QAD CSS for Configurable Products
http://www.qad.com/erp/Webinars/
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