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QAD closes supply chain deal

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QAD , a leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider, will replace a number of outmoded manufacturing systems for Atlantic Pacific Foods, a NSW-based maker of quality vegetable oils and margarine spreads, after winning a fiercely competitive bid.

Atlantic Pacific Foods will consolidate its finance, inventory, product planning and invoicing functions into QAD’s MFG/Pro software. The manufacturer has committed to a rapid installation period and hopes to have core modules in place before the end of the year.

“QAD had a better understanding of our requirements right from the start,” said Maxine McPhee, Atlantic Pacific Foods’ Business Systems and IT Manager.

“We asked them to provide their best price up-front and they were the only vendor to stick to that price over four proposal updates. All the other suppliers continued to scale down their pricing, which frustrated the process.”

She said QAD’s suite will help Atlantic Pacific Foods management gain ‘real time’ visibility of what’s happening within the business on a day to day basis, both financially and from a manufacturing perspective.

“We are looking for ready availability of management and performance information, better resource efficiency and more effective processes.”

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