SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- June 7, 2018 -- QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB), a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced that it will exhibit at the AIAG 2018 Supply Chain Summit June 19. QAD will demonstrate QAD Cloud ERP Automotive Edition at booth #2. In addition, QAD Automotive Director Terry Onica will be part of a panel titled SCM Succession Planning and Mentorship Best Practices which will discuss effective mentorship models and succession-planning best practices.
AIAG will host this year's summit, titled "Is Your Supply Chain Ready?" at the Laurel Manor Banquet and Conference Center in Livonia, Michigan. The agenda features sessions focused on a variety of automotive supply chain-focused issues including:
- The current status of the Third Party Information Security Committee's project to develop a consistent set of cybersecurity guidelines for the supply chain
- The need to attract and retain the next generation of industry professionals
- Using big data and analytics to improve projects and streamline processes
- The concept of "Industry 4.0" in relation to this new era of manufacturing characterized by the physical and digital technologies driving significant changes in manufacturing
"The AIAG Supply Chain Summit is an extremely important event and I look forward to participating," said Onica. "One of QAD's unique strengths is that that we work with industry groups like AIAG to help refine industry processes via global standards development and best practices. AIAG brings together an important collection of industry experts and there is no better place than an AIAG event to meet with your peers, discuss ideas and learn the latest trends."
QAD Cloud ERP Automotive Edition is a solution that effectively addresses automotive industry requirements. Its automotive-specific processes and built-in industry best practices help automotive suppliers reduce costs, mitigate supply chain risk and improve supply chain planning and visibility. In addition, it helps automotive manufacturers comply with the automotive industry standard ISO/TS 16949 on the quality front, Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) on the delivery side, and electronic data interchange (EDI) for transacting and communicating across the supply chain.
Established in 1982, AIAG is a not-for-profit association where professionals from a diverse group of stakeholders - including retailers, suppliers of all sizes, automakers, manufacturers, service providers, academia and government - work collaboratively to streamline industry processes via global standards development and harmonized business practices. To learn more about AIAG, visit www.aiag.org.
About QAD – The Effective Enterprise
QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB) is a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies. QAD Cloud ERP for manufacturing supports operational requirements in the areas of financials, customer management, supply chain, manufacturing, service and support, analytics, business process management and integration. QAD's portfolio includes related solutions for quality management software, supply chain management software, transportation management software and B2B interoperability. Since 1979, QAD solutions have enabled customers in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high tech, industrial manufacturing and life sciences industries to better align operations with their strategic goals to become Effective Enterprises.
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