Below are the steps to add a manufacturer that is not currently publishing in AQ.
1. Navigate to the Mfr Settings screen by clicking on the tab at the bottom of AQ.
2. Click on the Add Mfr button from the Edit section in the top ribbon.
3. Type in the appropriate information for the manufacturer in the Add Mfr dialog. At a minimum, the Name and Short Name fields are required.
4. Click the Check Button at the bottom right of the dialog and the Save Changes button in the top ribbon of the Mfr Settings screen to save the new manufacturer.
Click here for instructions on adding custom items to the newly created manufacturer.