QAD Offers the Right Formula for Doing Business in Today's Automotive Supply Chain

Over 800 attendees were on site recently at the 2017 QAD Explore user conference at the Detroit Marriott. With eight out of the ten top ten suppliers in global automotive supply chain leveraging QAD ERP solutions, it made sense for the company to host this year's event in Motor City. This resulted with 55% of this year's participants being new attendees, many coming from the Detroit area.

With so many QAD customers being manufacturing companies, the global event, focused on "The Future of ERP for Manufacturing." The event offered attendees the opportunity to learn about change, the hot topics in manufacturing, connect with industry professionals, engage with QAD executives and receive hands on training. 

Scott Blaska from Vit-Best, a Loftware customer, spoke at the conference and discussed their QAD Automation implementation. Loftware is integrated with QAD Automation Solutions and allows customers to easily create and modify their label templates and trigger labeling from QAD transactions. Loftware has many QAD customers including TRW, PPG, Hendrickson, Caterpillar, Nexteer and Argon Medical. Many were attending this conference.

A takeaway from this year's event is the number of customers indicating that they are moving to the QAD cloud for the new or future releases of QAD.  We discussed with many customers how they can continue to leverage Loftware whether they are on premise or moving to the cloud.  Traceability and serialization are some of the hot topics that came up many time during the conference. For more information or takeaways from this year's event go to the QAD wrap-up where you can view all of the presentations online. 

Also, for more information on labeling in the Automotive Industry you can download Loftware's recent Q&A below.

 

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Pierre Heymann

Posted By Pierre Heymann

Pierre has over 20 years of experience in the labeling and printing industry. Prior to joining Loftware, Pierre worked for software vendors specializing in Content Management, Document Composition, Transactional Printing, and Output Management and held positions in sales and partnership management. At Loftware, Pierre manages the partnerships: OEMs, resellers and distributors and helps our partners and customers solve their complex labeling challenges.

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