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QAD Joins with AIAG and Pro Mexico to Deliver Training to Automotive Supply Chain Manufacturers in Mexico

New standard promotes greater efficiency for global manufacturers

SANTA BARBARA — July 16, 2014 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services, today announced that in conjunction with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Pro Mexico they will be leading training sessions in Mexico for the new Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) tool.

The MMOG/LE Version 4 tool enables organizations in the global automotive supply chain to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of its supply chain capability and performance. The Mexican government is providing funding for this training as it seeks to maintain its status as a key, high quality, lean manufacturing center for the global automotive industry.

“We are eager to partner with AIAG and Pro Mexico to introduce new protocols and processes which will ensure manufacturers in Mexico are among the best in the world,” said QAD senior vice president, Latin America, Eugenio Riveroll. “It’s critical that manufacturers contributing to the automotive supply chain adhere to evolving standards which improve the quality of the finished product, protect the consumer and equip manufacturers with the tools to succeed.”

“Accelerating the growth of the Mexican supply base and increased local sourcing is mission critical to AIAG and our member companies,” stated executive director J. Scot Sharland, Automotive Industry Action Group. “With the support of ProMexico and QAD, we can now drive more pervasive access and utilization of the MMOG/LE tool and provide suppliers with a proven industry best practice to ensure they are globally competitive in materials management & logistics.”

On-site training will be delivered by participants from QAD, AIAG and Pro Mexico. Specific dates will be announced in the coming weeks and details will be made available on QAD's event page.

About QAD – The Effective Enterprise

QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB) is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 30 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with QAD Enterprise Applications, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports operational requirements, including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD Enterprise Applications is offered in flexible deployment models as on-premise software, in the cloud with QAD Cloud ERP or in a blended environment. With QAD, customers and partners in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industries can better align daily operations with their strategic goals to meet their vision of becoming more Effective Enterprises.

For more information about QAD, call +1 805-566-6000 or visit www.qad.com.

“QAD” is a registered trademark of QAD Inc. All other products or company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

For additional information, contact:

Patrick McLaughlin
Markit Strategies
734.255.6466
patrickm@markitstrategies.com

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