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QAD Announces Partnership Agreement With Tugboat Software
QAD Enterprise Applications and Tugboat’s Labor Scheduling Solution Together Help Global Manufacturing Companies Optimize their Production Planning Process
Global manufacturing companies have workforces with complex and highly functioning skill sets. Matching the right worker to the right job at the right time - every shift, everyday – is mission critical. Yet, for companies relying on legacy workforce scheduling methods such as spreadsheets, this task can be cumbersome and prone to human-error. Moreover, workforce scheduling rules, policies and regulations can vary from one facility to the next, even within the same company.
By integrating Tugboat’s Scheduling Optimization Software (SOS) with QAD Enterprise Applications, QAD customers now can automate workforce scheduling and ensure that work orders are executed at peak efficiency and use only the least required and most appropriately matched human resources for the job.
“It’s important that labor scheduling and its associated, time-sensitive challenges, such as worker availability, are addressed during the planning process to avoid production schedule changes or disruptions,”
Tugboat’s labor scheduling solution fills a labor roster that begins as a QAD work order. These work orders are converted into a Labor Demand, including jobs with start and run times over shifts and days. Then, depending on the available human resources, and rules, the SOS fills the roster with optimized job assignments, providing companies increased visibility and control of their planning cycle.
“We’re very pleased about this partnership,”
About Tugboat Software
Tugboat Software Inc., headquartered in Newport Beach Calif., is a provider of workforce scheduling solutions that lower operating costs, streamline human capital management and improve employee satisfaction. Products include Schedule Optimizing Software and Vacation Scheduling. Established in 2000, Tugboat Software delivers products and support to industry-leading customers worldwide in manufacturing, including General Mills, Pinnacle Foods, Progresso, ConAgra, Moen and Bemis.
QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life science products. QAD applications provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise, enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time. For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805-566-6000, or visit the QAD web site at www.qad.com.
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Founded in 1979, QAD has been recognized as a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software applications for global manufacturing companies. Today, QAD enterprise applications leverage advances in Internet and enabling technologies to provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise, enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time.
QAD enterprise applications are focused and optimized for select manufacturing industry segments: automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life sciences.