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Solutions Built for Industrial Manufacturing

Today’s global customers are demanding more configure-to-order, make-to-order, and assemble-to-order products. The modern, agile industrial manufacturer must be responsive and able to deliver with the highest quality and timeliness. The fluctuating demand leads to significant challenges in managing the internal supply chain, coordinating the extended vendor ecosystem, controlling costs, ensuring quality, tracking production, and optimizing inventory levels.

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Industrial Sites Live on QAD
Countries with QAD Industrial Customers
$1.6 Trillion
Annual Revenue Generated by QAD Industrial Customers

QAD Cloud ERP for Industrial Products

With over 1,100 industrial manufacturing sites live in over 66 countries, QAD has a proven record of providing effective Industrial ERP solutions across the industry.

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Key Industrial Vertical Segments:

At QAD, we deliver high-quality, industry-focused ERP software to manufacturing companies. To take your business to the next level, we offer focused attention on vertical segments for each of our industry editions. We’re here to help you become an Effective Enterprise.

Flexible packaging manufacturers deal with rapidly changing product configurations and the mass customization of imagery/labeling in support of their consumer-centric customers. Operational effectiveness is an imperative to manage material costs, coordinate production schedules and exceed customer service level expectations.

Manufacturers of engineered materials transform raw materials into products adherent to strict physical characteristic specification and delivered in unprecedented diversity in terms of sizes, shapes and orientation. Operational effectiveness is an imperative to manage material costs, coordinate production schedules, align with tight quality expectations and exceed customer service levels.

Contract manufacturers deliver capacity and manufacturing acumen within aggressive project timelines that require significant system flexibility. Production must support limited prototype runs through ramping to full-scale high-volume manufacturing. Effective capacity management is essential while resolving difficult scientific and technical problems, delivering comprehensive quality and production records.

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) design/build complex aggregation of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical components. OEMs are constantly challenged to manage the complex supply chain of multitier BOMs, track genealogy of equipment models and support aftermarket requirements while exceeding their clients’ expectations of life cycle investment value.

Based on an ever-changing set of material and component, remanufacturing requires unprecedented system flexibility to adjust to dynamic production processes and coordinate a supply chain planning systems, execution systems and IT infrastructure flexibility are key contributors to successful remanufacturing and delivery of revitalized equipment.

Uniform material quality at just the right physical dimensions is critical to delivering profitability in an industry with typically very tight financial margins. Operational effectiveness is an imperative to manage material costs, coordinate production schedules, align with tight quality expectations and exceed customer service levels.

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QAD Flexible Packaging

Flexible packaging is replacing traditional box packaging due to convenience, potential cost reduction and eco-friendliness. Manufacturers must adapt to changing customer packaging requirements while delivering the same core product.

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Fictitious Duncan and the Very Real
Challenges of Flexible Packaging

Take a look at this video about the specific challenges and needs of flexible packaging manufacturers. QAD solutions can meet those challenges, foster cross-functional collaboration and help you become an Effective Enterprise.


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Enable Shop Floor Operations

QAD Automation Solutions allow for the development of real time material movement and production reporting.

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Manage and Maintain Machines Across All Plants

Find out how a company-wide EAM implementation resulted in greater visibility and coordination of maintenance practices and costs for a flexible packaging manufacturer.

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QAD Helps SOLAFT Drive Continuous Improvement

SOLAFT Filtration Solutions partners with QAD to gain valuable insights, implement leading-edge solutions and set the stage for continuous improvement.

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Utilize Your ERP Systems Based on Production Needs

Learn how Renolit utilized a new IT strategy to find the best ERP system for each business unit.

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Mauser industrial packaging

QAD Supports Global Growth

MAUSER Group, a leading producer of industrial packaging, leverages QAD to improve their global financial processes.

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ANCA is a market leader in quality CNC grinding machines and CNC systems including grinding endmills, profile cutters, burrs and punches.



The RENOLIT Group, based in Germany, is one of the leading international manufacturers of high-quality plastic films and associated products for technical applications.

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"QAD is a good fit for our industry because it allows us to be flexible and focus on our business."

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