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Changing Vantage Points

The way people interpret life experiences depends on the vantage point. This goes for both personal and business experiences. Take a trip to New Orleans, Louisiana as an example. You can experience this interesting city in a number of different ways and from a number of different vantage points. For example, you can be the saxophone player at a jazz club, or you can be the jazz club patron. Depending on which you choose, your experience can be quite different!

Let’s use the New Orleans analogy for QAD Explore 2019, May 6-9, as this is where this year’s customer conference will be held. For the last three years, I have experienced Explore from the customer’s vantage point. As an employee of Canon BioMedical, I attended Explore and spoke with many of my peers to understand how QAD was helping them run their business. I attended breakout sessions and learned from customer stories. I also collaborated with subject matter experts and those people who helped develop and shape the various QAD solutions.

This year, my vantage point has changed. I am now QAD’s industry lead for Life Sciences and my Explore experience will be focused on making sure that our customers have information on how the Life Sciences industry is evolving and the tools their businesses need to keep up with change. QAD ERP is helping Life Sciences organizations across the globe, from Pharmaceutical and Biotech to Medical Device, Contract Manufacturing and everything in between. Each of our customers and their experiences are helping to build a community with a focus on making life better for people globally. As the industry lead, I want to help our customers realize the advantages Explore has to offer.

Recommended Life Sciences Sessions

There are plenty of great vertical-specific breakout sessions to attend. However, from a Life Sciences standpoint, I recommend checking out these notable presentations:

Life Sciences Vertical Update
This kickoff session will be focused on the latest trends, and in particular, on the impact of disruptions on the key segments in Life Sciences manufacturing with respect to Anything as a Service (XaaS), Make-to-Order at Scale and Digital Transformation. QAD customer Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma will share their story of how they prepared to meet the latest regulatory and compliance challenges involving serialization and track and trace.

A Case for Quality
You know quality; we know Enterprise Quality Management solutions. This presentation will show the tangible impact from the implementation of an Enterprise Quality Management System on manufacturing margins and reducing the cost of quality.

eQMS Case Study: Transformation from Manual to eQMS
This session will provide a case study of the transformation and journey from a manual, paper-based quality system to an automated Enterprise Quality Management System.

The Value of APQP
Learn about the inherent benefits of implementing Advanced Production Quality Planning. This session will cover the process framework that establishes a set of quality requirements that supports the suppliers to ensure the design criteria of a product meets the customer requirements.

See you in New Orleans!

QAD Explore is a great opportunity to hear from industry experts, collaborate with your peers, and learn about all that QAD has to offer. Come to the “Big Easy” and enjoy the sights, smells and music of this historic city. Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces (and new ones, too) at Explore 2019!