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QAD News / January 31, 2019

Cyber Defense Will Be a Difference-Maker in 2019

News about cybersecurity attacks, which impacted many manufacturers, their trade partners and customers during 2017 and 2018, is unlikely to diminish in 2019. Many of these attacks were material, negatively impacting revenue, earnings, operations, IT and perhaps most insidiously over the long-run, reputation. read more

QAD News / January 25, 2019

In 2019, Digitizing will Reinvent the Food and Beverage Industry

Manufacturers in many industries have gained tremendous benefits with digitization and automation. The domestic food sector is starting to catch up, but worldwide, many food producers still rely on manual processes. read more

QAD News / January 23, 2019

Optimizing the Integrated Life Science Supply Chain Ecosystem with Machine Learning

For life sciences companies, machine learning will have more impact than any other advanced technology in 2019...Machine learning, using real-time data, has the potential to significantly optimize inventory management and increase the operating efficiency of many other areas across the life sciences enterprise. read more

QAD News / January 21, 2019

Three Strategies for Transforming Global Trade Operations

With a systematic global trade management approach, let’s consider three key areas that consistently provide cost savings and process improvements for global manufacturers, no matter the size of their enterprise. read more

QAD News / January 10, 2019

Q&A: QAD evolves manufacturing ERP system to minimize pain points

Cloud computing innovation is enabling unprecedented agility across businesses processes, and enterprises in every industry are eager to leverage the benefits of a streamlined solution to modernize operations. Carter Lloyds, chief marketing officer of QAD Inc., is helping to support businesses in this transformation journey with his company’s enterprise resource planning tools designed for manufacturers, called QAD Manufacturing ERP. read more

QAD News / January 09, 2019

2019 Manufacturing Outlook: Glass Full but Jobs Empty

When it comes to manufacturing in the new year, the food industry is optimistic, with many looking forward to increased hiring, output and capital expenditures. That’s the most significant takeaway from Food Processing’s 18th annual Manufacturing Survey, an online poll taken in the last quarter of 2018. read more

QAD News / January 04, 2019

ERP software solutions strive for efficiency, clarity

ERP (enterprise resource planning) software can help snack and bakery businesses see the “big picture” while constantly improving. While many ERP software choices are available, they’re constantly being improved and changing, too. read more

QAD News / January 02, 2019

QAD 2019 Predictions: Manufacturing - Industry 4.0 is Underway

I believe that the ongoing digital transformation of manufacturing and of the global economy is the biggest trend for 2019. We will see the continued adoption of a wide range of exciting new technologies across the vertical landscape, from automotive to food and beverage to life sciences. read more

QAD News / December 18, 2018

How Baked Goods Manufacturers Can Meet the Demand for Transparency

Baked goods manufacturers have long known that their products tell a story—and the trends show that consumers are increasingly interested in knowing this story themselves. This is partially due to the fact that more and more consumers are wary of food brands, which Mintel’s “Global Food & Drink Trends 2018” states has “increased the need for food and drink manufacturers to be forthcoming about their ingredients, production processes, and supply chains.” read more

QAD News / December 10, 2018

Machine Learning Will Continue to Improve Supply Chain Performance in 2019

Global supply chains provide manufacturers with an enormous amount of data. This is especially true as linear supply chains have evolved into interconnected networks of trading partners that include suppliers, customers, carriers, customs agents, supplier's suppliers, customer's customers and others. read more