NEW ORLEANS -- May 7, 2019 -- QAD Inc. (QADA) (QADB), a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today welcomed customers and partners from around the world to the QAD Explore 2019 customer conference at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans. QAD Explore 2019 begins today and concludes Thursday, May 9.
Explore is QAD's largest annual event where customers, partners, sponsors and QAD experts come together for a week of informative sessions, hands-on training, manufacturing industry-specific presentations and networking. The agenda provides updates on key trends in manufacturing, strategic developments in the industries QAD serves and information on new solution developments. Attendees will hear from over 60 speakers, including QAD executives and customers.
Notable presentations on the agenda include:
- Jobs to Be Done in a Changing World with Explore keynote speaker Bob Moesta, president of The ReWired Group and an adjunct fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation.
- The State of Manufacturing with QAD Chief Executive Officer Anton Chilton.
- What Drives QAD with QAD President and Founder Pam Lopker.
- New Product Innovations with QAD Senior Vice President, Research and Development Bill Keese.
- Manufacturing Industry Disruption with QAD Chief Marketing Officer Carter Lloyds.
- The QAD Enterprise Platform with QAD Chief Technology Officer Tony Winter.
To celebrate its customers, QAD will debut five new customer showcase videos at Explore 2019:
AsteelFlash Group (AFG) is a premier contract manufacturer and services provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS). It produces printed circuit boards, box-builds and full products for a variety of markets. This video highlights AFG's adoption of advanced technologies in partnership with QAD and the benefits they have begun to realize in their business.
Pulead Technology Industry Co., Ltd. is a China-based company focused on research and development, production, sales and service of lithium-ion battery materials and electric vehicle power. In this video, Pulead shares how the implementation of QAD ERP has given them better data accuracy and consistency, helping them to keep up with the speed of their industry and compete in the rapidly growing electric vehicle market.
DeBortoli Wines is one of the largest and oldest family-owned wineries in Australia. They are dedicated to the sustainability, quality and optimization of their wine as well as the winemaking process. Using QAD solutions, they have developed several processes that allow for improved traceability and scheduling from the grape to the glass.
MTF Biologics is the largest tissue bank in the world and is dedicated to providing clinically sound, safe tissue. In their highly regulated industry, quality and traceability are vital. In this video, MTF Biologics illustrates how their technology partnership with QAD enables them to maintain quality by monitoring the tissue as it moves through the process. Ultimately, this allows them to honor the donations they have received and save lives.
i2O produces smart water network solutions for communities around the world. This means reducing leakages and implementing water conservation measures in communities that are struggling with a lack of water. In this video, i2O shares the story of how they helped a major city overcome a critical water shortage through the use of their smart water solution. They also highlight the importance of data and how QAD and the new QAD User Experience enable them to access and better manage that data.
About QAD – The Effective Enterprise
QAD Inc. (QADA) (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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