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Monday

3 pm
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5 pm
6 pm
7 pm
8 pm
Registration
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8th Street Registration Desk

Check in for the event and grab your badge before heading to the Welcome Reception at 5:00 P.M.

Welcome Reception
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Catch up with colleagues and make new connections during the Welcome Reception. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers to kick-off Explore 2016.

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Tuesday

7:30 am
8:00 am
8:30 am
9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
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11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
Solutions Expo
12:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Salon D, Stevens Meeting Center

The Solutions Expo is a great time to learn more about our sponsors' products and services and how they can enhance your results with QAD.

QAD in the Consumer Products and Food & Beverage Industries Today
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Waldorf Room

CP and F&B Industry Kickoff
Join us for an informative session on QAD in the Consumer Products and Food & Beverage industries today. First, Bickford’s Australia will discuss their plans to implement Trade Activity Management TAM and their EE upgrade. Then we will have an interactive panel to discuss current trends and issues in the Consumer Products and Food & Beverage industries.

Speakers:
Steve Dombroski, QAD
Greg Brown, Bickford's
Kimberly Knickle, IDC Manufacturing Insights
Michael Amaladhas, Scosche Industries
Andy Schmidt, Sun-Maid Growers of California

Hands On Training
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Boulevard A, B, C and Pullman Boardroom

Explore Training is an opportunity to work together with QAD experts in a hands-on environment. Explore 2016 training is geared toward a range of customer roles, from finance managers and end users to IT business analysts and developers. You will walk away with new ideas on how to optimize your QAD ERP solutions to better meet your business needs.

QAD Enterprise Edition Upgrade Workshop - Boulevard B
QAD QMS System Overview - Boulevard A
EAM – Leap Forward Training at Explore - Pullman Boardroom
QAD Packaged Inventory & Item Serialization - Boulevard C
For a full description of each training course, please see the Training page

ERP and MES
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Continental Ballroom C

Industrial & High Tech: ERP & MES
ERP and MES – apples and oranges in the same fruit salad. Join us for this interactive panel with useful information regarding best practices and trends in MES.

Speakers:
Glenn Graney, QAD
Bob Engelmann, US Tsubaki Holdings
Charles E. Wierzbicki, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
Gary Mintchell, Manufacturing Connection

*QAD Automotive: Securing the Supply Chain
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Continental Ballroom, B

AUTO: Securing the Supply Chain
General Motors, an affiliate of the US Government, and QAD will discuss supply chain transparency and cyber security which are viewed as two of the most pressing risks. The session will conclude with a panel discussion.

Speaker:
Terry Onica, QAD
Kevin Schantz, QAD
Dan Howe, General Motors
Chris Buthe, CMTC

QAD QMS Rollout at CoorsTek
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Continental Ballroom C

Join us to hear directly from CoorsTek about their exciting implementation of QAD QMS. Learn about the challenges that made them decide to implement this enterprise quality management system, their implementation approach and integration with ERP and the lessons they learned during their implementation.

Speakers:
Tim Burke, CEBOS
Shibu Korula, CoorsTek Medical

Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Automation Solutions Demo
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Williford B

Automation Solutions Demo

Progress Demo
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Williford A

Progress – Technology that empowers the Effective Enterprise

Is your database administration good enough when it comes to protecting your QAD and OpenEdge mission critical production data? We know a lot of QAD and Progress clients may have “good” database staff admins and contractors providing managed services but will that be enough when there is a critical crash or security breech? This is certainly not the time for "on the job training". Originally founded in 2005 and the first to offer the service, Progress MDBA is universally recognized as the best in the business. We have received numerous awards like Progress Software's Collaboration Partner of the Year and the QAD Consulting Partner of the Year. Why not leverage the expertise of the best Progress DBA's in the business? Come see how we can manage your QAD environment for the fraction of the cost of an on-site DBA. We’ll show you why our team is trusted to manage over 1800 databases, 65 TBs of data and over 128,000 users.

Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:45 am
Grand Ballroom

General Session
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
International Ballroom

Welcome to Explore 2016 — hear from our keynote speakers on the state of the business and manufacturing trends.

Channel Islands: Actionable Insights
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Continental Ballroom A

As a business decision maker you want to have real-time insight in the state of the business, analyze your area of responsibility, be proactively informed by the system about things that need your attention.   Learn how the new Channel Islands Action Centers provide insight and empower you to actively collaborate and make informed decisions.  With Channel Islands you can get insight everywhere, at any moment and immediately act on it! This session includes a demo of Channel Islands.

Speakers:
Luc Janssen, QAD
Alban Bentein, QAD

*QAD Life Sciences: Insights and Innovation
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Continental Ballroom A

LS: Insights and Innovation -
Join us for this interactive customer panel of Life Sciences professionals from QAD, Exactech and Axendia. The panelists will be discussing how innovation is impacting manufacturers, suppliers and regulators as well as exchanging insights about the challenges and transformations in the dynamic and evolving Life Sciences industry.

Speaker:
Bart Reitter, QAD
Dan Matlis, Axendia
Randy Buckner, Exactech, Inc.

Cyberscience Demo
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Willford A

Exploring Cyberquery - Powerful and easy-to-use Reporting and Data Visualization for your QAD system

Discover why most QAD customers are already using Cyberquery for their Business Intelligence and reporting needs. In this session you will see a live demonstration of the Cyberquery suite of products, including areas such as report development, web based reporting and dashboards.

Preparing for Project Success
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Continental Ballroom B

Join us as we share the common factors we see in successful customer projects. Ranging from strong executive sponsorship and clear KPIs, to understanding the reality of ERP upgrades and implementations. The talk will be based upon information and experience gathered from many QAD projects.

Speakers:
Robin Riordan, QAD

Solutions Expo Reception
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Salon D, Stevens Meeting Center

The Solutions Expo is a great time to learn more about our sponsors' products and services and how they can enhance your results with QAD.

Channel Islands - The Effective User
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Continental Ballroom A

Learn how Channel Islands gives your users a jumpstart in effectivity. Understand how the Channel Islands enables users to be much more responsive and react more quickly to customer requests. See why Channel Islands is all about being more effective. Includes a demo of Channel Islands.

Speakers:
Mary Ann Guthrie, QAD
Frank Feustel, QAD

Planning Your Upgrade
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Continental Ballroom B

Planning an upgrade to a new version of QAD Enterprise Applications? Learn about the reasons to upgrade, things to consider, potential benefits and decisions to be made. These things will help in determining the proper approach to your upgrade. In addition, you will learn about QAD's methodologies and tools that can be applied to make your transition smooth.

Speaker:
Carol Cvitkovich, QAD

*Benefits of Demand & Supply Chain Planning
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Continental Ballroom C

Benefits of DSCP
Creating value is every company’s objective and even more so today with open and globalized markets where competition is ever more intense. One of the most important predictors of a manufacturing company’s success is its supply chain because customer satisfaction hinges on delivery performance. In this session, we will discuss how Demand & Supply Chain Planning solutions integrated to your ERP will increase your supply chain visibility and how an effective planning solution allows manufacturers to increase operational margin and revenue, reduce lead time and become an Effective Enterprise.

Speaker:
Pascal Garsmeur, QAD
Steve Banker, ARC Advisory Group
Michael Bowen, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
Luc Janssen, QAD

ACOM Solutions Demo
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Williford A

The Benefits and Value of Transitioning to a Paperless Payments System

The majority of QAD users are still paying most of their vendors with paper checks. Given that the average costs to process, print, and mail a check is around $5.96 and involves many manual steps. Many are interested in ways to do more with electronic payments but struggle with the efforts and costs required to get their vendors to change.
Please join us for this informative session with ACOM Solutions for a discussion on the current payment processing market and the move to electronic payments. We’ll also go over the challenges with transitioning vendors to ePayments and what the advantages can bring in productivity and cost savings.
We will also introduce the ACOM Paperless Pay offering: the first “Zero Cost”, “Zero Risk” QAD payment program that is guaranteed to eliminate 100% of your AP checks saving your company money, time, and resources.

Operational Metrics
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Williford B

QAD Operational Metrics provides a dashboard of the company’s vital signs, helping you make decisions for leaner and more efficient operations. It provides a way to review performance and data quality, allowing you to see problems in any number of key areas and trace them back to root causes.

Product Genealogy
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Williford B

Tracking and tracing product genealogy through operations is critical in many industries (UDI, DCCSA,Honda)​
Learn how to gain full visibility into the detailed genealogy of each product, from capturing inspection results during receipts of materials, stock movements in warehouse using Unique Pack ID’s, capturing, tracking & tracing critical specifics of lot characteristics which help to control conformance of materials used in production as conformance of products compliant with special customer specifications.

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Wednesday

7:30 am
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IoT Big Data and Manufacturing
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Continental Ballroom B

Learn about the Internet of Things (IoT) from two industry powerhouses discussing the coming changes and how the IoT will affect the future of manufacturing. Let us guide you on your journey to the new world of connected devices.

Speaker:
Peggy Smedley, Star of the Peggy Smedley Show and Editor in Chief of Connected World Magazine
Tony Winter, QAD

*Dude – Where’s My Stuff? Key Inventory Success Factors
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Continental Ballroom C

Harris Corporation’s Analytical Instrumentation business took on the big challenge of getting inventory under control upon completion of a facility move and keeping it that way. They will discuss how to run a physical inventory effort from the QAD steps to the time frame. Once their Inventory was in sync, both physically and in QAD, they implemented the QAD formal cycle counting. They are currently maintaining cycle counting at >98% accuracy, which has eliminated the need for annual physical inventories to ensure accuracy. They will also discuss the QAD inventory reports that are keeping inventory in control.

Speaker:
Jason Herbst, Harris Corporation
Joan Profetta, Harris Corporation

Eagle Consulting & Development Demo
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Williford A

Deploying Eagle's Automated Data Collection Solution in a QAD Cloud Environment

Eagle is QAD’s strategic partner in Automated Data Collection and bar coding. Eagle's product, RF Express™ for QAD, has been deployed around the world in both on-premise and QAD Cloud environments. Eagle's proven ability to provide fault-proof, real-time data to its customers makes it easy to move to the cloud with confidence. All standard Eagle software modules are available in the cloud as well as on premise. All current hardware is supported by Eagle, and all label printing is maintained. Learn how it all fits together in a QAD Cloud environment.

Progress Demo
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Williford A

Progress® OpenEdge® Analytics360™ - The Complete BI and Analytics Solution

Progress® OpenEdge® Analytics360™ isn't your ordinary business intelligence tool. Not by a long shot. It’s the one tool that provides your manufacturing organization with a truly complete business intelligence SOLUTION. Our session will highlight why Analytics360 is the leading business intelligence tools on the market focused on QAD. In this session we will:
• Review what is included with Analytics360 and explore a few sample applications.
• Discuss how OpenEdge Analytics360 will reduce the risk from a BI project.
• Demonstrate how data can be extracted from any number of operational data sources, cleansed, transformed, and then loaded into the data warehouse for cross-organizational views.
• Share our product roadmap and new features.

Solutions Expo
11:45 am - 5:00 pm
Salon D, Stevens Event Center

*A Lean Perspective: The Future of Manufacturing
10:45 am - 11:45 am
International Ballroom

The IoT, additive manufacturing and the connected supply chain are all touted as technologies that will completely change manufacturing. Hear from the world's foremost expert on lean about how these new technologies may--or may not--change manufacturing as we know it.

Speaker:
Dr. James P. Womack

Getting the Most Out of QAD Learning Resources
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Continental Ballroom C

Do you know what you don’t know? Join us for a guided exploration of all the resources available to you to learn more about QAD Enterprise Applications. You’ll discover how to enroll in classroom training, locate online training by product or role, access virtual learning environments for hands-on practice and become your own Learning Center administrator. In this session you’ll discover how to navigate our extensive Document Library where you’ll find the latest product release notes, user guides, training guides, and technical documentation from eB9 to 2016.

Speakers:
Bernadette Bagley, QAD
Dr. Thomas Blumer, QAD

Synergy for Successful Projects
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Continental Ballroom B

Learn how Nexteer acheived success with flexibility and synergy in project management, establishing "one voice" for the project.

Speaker:
John Polich, QAD
Dave Mitchell, Nexteer

Weakest Link: Threats & Cloud Solutions
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Continental Ballroom A

Cyber Security

From the smoky ruins of the past, the mainframe returns. Dr. Doug White of Roger Williams University talks about weak links (that would be you); how cloud based security emulates the dark/great days of evil mainframe sysops controlling your every move; and how much fun it is to use semicolons. This session shares stories from companies corrupted, empires fallen, and well, you know, cyber scams.

Speaker:
Dr. Doug White, Security Consultant

Lunch
11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Explore Night Out
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
House of Blues Chicago

Transportation will be provided from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:45 am
Grand Ballroom

General Session
9:00 am - 10:15 am
International Ballroom

Hear from our keynote speakers on the state of the business and manufacturing trends.

*Operations Management: Calm Your Nervous MRP System
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Continental Ballroom A

Are your planners overwhelmed by thousands of action messages from each material requirements planning (MRP) system regeneration? Do they manually sort the significant messages from the trivial ones before taking action? If the answer is “yes,” then you have a nervous MRP system—and it’s probably preventing you from effectively executing business plans. This educational session will explore the root causes of these problems, their impact on performance, the costs and benefits of regaining stability and proven strategies for achieving lasting calm.

Speaker:
Dave Turbide, Consultant

Leveraging Technology, Together: QAD & Progress – Direction For the Future
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Continental Ballroom B

Technology and applications must work in alignment to get maximum value from your IT investment. Join QAD and Progress as they jointly share how these respective solutions are addressing such timely issues as digital transformation, cloud computing and business intelligence.

Speakers:
Kevin Schantz, QAD
Colleen Smith, Progress

Upgrading to QAD Enterprise Edition
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Continental Ballroom C

Second Sight Medical, a manufacturer of retinal prosthesis that restores vision to subjects blinded from outer retinal degenerations, completed a very successful upgrade of their QAD system in 2015, moving from from SE to EE in 6 weeks including FDA validation. We will share the timeline, methodology and lessons learned.

Speaker:
Walter Little, Second Sight Medical

Hands On Training
1:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Boulevard A, B, C and Pullman Boardroom

Explore Training is an opportunity to work together with QAD experts in a hands-on environment. Explore 2016 training is geared toward a range of customer roles, from finance managers and end users to IT business analysts and developers. You will walk away with new ideas on how to optimize your QAD ERP solutions to better meet your business needs.

QAD Enterprise Edition Upgrade Workshop - Boulevard B
QAD QMS System Overview - Boulevard A
EAM – Leap Forward Training at Explore - Pullman Boardroom
QAD Packaged Inventory & Item Serialization - Boulevard C

For a full description of each training course, please see the Training page

Fast Implementation
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Continental Ballroom A

Learn how CoorsTek managed the implementation of 14 medical device sites in a short time.

Speaker:
Helmut Oehring, CoorsTek

QAD Cloud EDI & 3PL Global Rollout at FEI
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Continental Ballroom A

Join us to hear directly from FEI about their successful global implementation of QAD Cloud EDI and the 3 PL solution. Learn about the different QAD Interoperability solution elements and how they work together.

Speakers:
Carlos Garcia, QAD
Mark Farley, FEI

Effective Compliance with QAD Financials, Including New Revenue Recognition Rules (ASC 606)
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Continental Ballroom B

Learn about global compliance initiatives and regulatory changes that can affect your day-to-day operations, including the new converged revenue recognition standard (ASC 606/IFRS 15) released by the FASB and IASB, and the potential business implications for manufacturing companies. We will also share other planned developments in QAD Financials.

Speakers:
René Bergkamp, QAD
Ian Hornabrook, QAD

ProStar Software Demo
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Williford A

How to Move Mountains: Successful Modernization and Customization for Your Systems

"Our business would benefit if our QAD could ____.” Want your QAD applications working smoothly with other processes, including mobile? Get this inside look at fast, non-invasive development in action.
Real-time special presentation: Five solutions made DURING Explore from YOUR requests at ProStar’s Expo booth. After attending, participants will be able to:

- Identify 5 ways to modernize a system and maintain critical operations.
- Describe the path to success for eliminating costly work-arounds.

First 5 at the door given Mountain Top gifts! Especially encourage participants from Finance, Ops, IT and Sales. Geared for management as well as technical teams.

Trade Activity Management Demo
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Williford B

Trade Activity Management (TAM) Overview Demonstration and Development Status

Please stop by to see a live demonstration of Trade Activity Management and learn about the current development status.
Session will include brief TAM walkthroughs of:
- Promotional areas such as Bill-backs, Rebates, Lump Sum, Free/Bonus Goods deals
- TAM Contract areas such as maintaining Group Membership, Indirect Sales Upload, Contract Pricing, Chargebacks, and Admin Fees.

Channel Islands Santa Cruz Demo
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Williford B

QAD Demand & Supply Chain Planning
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Williford B

Financial S&OP and Collaboration with QAD Demand and Supply Chain Planning Solutions

Every decision made by a corporation in the Sales and Operations Planning process has financial impacts and require participation and agreement of cross-functional departments. Best-in-Class organizations understand the importance of collaborative processes and how one decision impacts almost all other departments in the chain of operations as well as profitability. See how you can visualize the possible outcomes of your decisions and keep track of your financial goals with QAD's Demand and Supply Chain Planning Solution.

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Thursday

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5:00 pm
Lunch for Training
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

General Session & Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:30 am
International Ballroom

Hands On Training
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Boulevard A, B, and C

Explore Training is an opportunity to work together with QAD experts in a hands-on environment. Explore 2016 training is geared toward a range of customer roles, from finance managers and end users to IT business analysts and developers. You will walk away with new ideas on how to optimize your QAD ERP solutions to better meet your business needs.

QAD QMS System Overview - Boulevard A
QAD Enterprise Edition Upgrade Workshop - Boulevard B
QAD Automation Solutions - Boulevard C (Thursday & Friday only)

For a full description of each training course, please see the Training page

Implementation Success
9:45 am - 10:45 am
Continental Ballroom B

Learn how Entellus Medical went live on QAD Cloud ERP last year in a fully validated and qualified environment in just six months, bringing the project in on time and on budget.

Speaker:
Robert Straub, Entellus Medical

Enabling Effective Operations using QAD Automation Solutions
9:45 am - 10:45 am
Continental Ballroom A

Learn from a real life company about operational improvements in accuracy, efficiency and reliability achieved after implementing a new data collection system. See and hear about the latest capabilities and functions for data collection and label printing in QAD Automation Solutions, and understand the real world experience and solid implementation methodology behind the improvements.

Speakers:
Astrid Rommens, QAD
Brent Shooltz, QAD
Bobby Yeomans, Facet Technologies

The Skills Gap and the Gig Economy
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Continental Ballroom B

Join us for an overview of the looming skills gap and discussion of innovative ways to overcome it and attract people to careers in manufacturing.

Speakers:
Kaye Swanson, QAD
Sharon Ward, QAD
Bob Ferrari, Supply Chain Matters
Nick Castellina, Aberdeen Group

The Evolution of a Customer: Comvita
9:45 am - 10:45 am
Continental Ballroom C

Join us for an interactive Q&A discussion with Comvita and hear first hand about their exciting journey to the cloud. Learn why they decided to upgrade to Enterprise Edition and become an Early Adopter of Channel Islands and how cloud, Enterprise Edition and Channel Islands are changing the way they expect to leverage technology to meet their strategic goals.

Speakers:
Frank Feustel, QAD
Dan Waugh, Comvita
Rob Jeremiassen, QAD

Apollo Project at JCI
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Continental Ballroom C

JCI has implemented a logistics solution involving automated/manual Pick Up Sheets. This application, code-named Apollo, has consistently provided multi-million dollar annualized savings. Apollo now allows for streaming consumption and other QAD transactions to the same process, eliminating the need for manual/operator intervention to the process of collecting consumption signals, and providing self-regulation of the same. This Consumption Based Pick Up Sheets solution provides substantal annualized savings involving operator, freight, inventory and floor space reductions.

Speaker:
David McCarthy, JCI

Modernizing Manufacturing Operations
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Continental Ballroom A

Learn how to employ, adjust and easily use QAD solutions tailored to your evolving and specific business needs to simplify, automate and continuously improve your daily supply chain and manufacturing operations while ensuring compliance with local governments, industrial regulators and specific customer mandates.

Speakers:
Nicole Groves, QAD
Guido Van den Broeck, QAD

Broom Street Software Demo
9:45 am - 10:45 am
Williford B

Mobile Solutions for QAD

See why Broom Street Software was the QAD 2015 Solution Partner of the year for its mobile technology Mobile Desk. Watch in real time how Mobile Desk will allow you to update and retrieve your QAD data anytime/anywhere using any mobile device. www.broomstreet.com

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Friday

8:00 am
8:30 am
9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
Breakfast for Training

Hands On Training
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Boulevard A, B, and C

Explore Training is an opportunity to work together with QAD experts in a hands-on environment. Explore 2016 training is geared toward a range of customer roles, from finance managers and end users to IT business analysts and developers. You will walk away with new ideas on how to optimize your QAD ERP solutions to better meet your business needs.

QAD QMS System Overview - Boulevard A
QAD Enterprise Edition Upgrade Workshop - Boulevard B
QAD Automation Solutions - Boulevard C

For a full description of each training course, please see the Training page

*APICS CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
If you are APICS certified, you need continuing education credits to keep your certification. Explore offers an excellent opportunity to attend select sessions that provide APICS credit. View the agenda to find out which sessions are eligible for APICS credit.