May 2-5, 2016

Chicago, IL

Photos from QAD Explore 2015

We had a great time at QAD Explore in DC last week, and from all of the smiling faces in the photos, we think you did too! Let's take a moment to look back on the good times we shared by clicking on the album below.

In addition to viewing the photos, here are some other ways you can re-experience Explore:

See You Next Year in Chicago!

Explore 2015 was so much fun, but we’re already setting our sights on next year’s event in Chicago. Mark your calendar for May 2-5, 2016!

How did we do?
Let us know what you thought of this year’s Explore by taking the Event Survey.

Looking forward to seeing you next year in the windy city!

Breakout Session Feedback - How Did it Go?

It’s hard to believe that we’re already wrapping up QAD Explore 2015! I’m sure you’re anxious to head home or perhaps take in some more sights, but before you leave please take a few moments to rate the Breakout Sessions.

It’s so easy; all you have to do is complete the Breakout Session Survey for each session you attended, and you'll be entered to win an Xbox. The winner will be notified via email after the event.

Your feedback is incredibly valuable to us! 

Explore 2015 Was a Blast, but What’s Next?

Thank you for making this the best Explore conference yet! Here are some ways we can take Explore home with us:

Let us know how we did
As you know, we need your feedback to improve our future events, so please take a moment to complete the Explore 2015 Event Survey.

Breakout Session Feedback - We Want to Hear From You

Please take a moment to rate the Breakout SessionsAll you have to do is complete the Breakout Session Survey for each session you attended (3 total). It’s a win-win, because we get your feedback on how to improve, and you get entered for a chance to win an Xbox. Winners will be selected during general session each day of Explore, so listen for your name tomorrow!

Tonight’s Special Event at the Air and Space Museum

Each year at Explore we put a lot of time into the special off-site event, and this year is no exception. It’s our chance to relax, have some fun, and get to know each other outside of what we do from eight to five. Tonight we are so excited to have an evening at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum planned for you. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Buses begin departing from the Maryland Ballroom Bus Loop, Level 2 at 6:30 PM.
  • The last bus to the Smithsonian leaves at 7:00 PM, so don’t be late!

Breakout and training sessions end at 5:15 PM today, so that gives you just over an hour to get ready for an awesome night at the museum. Dress casual, and don’t forget your badge — see you there!

Bickford’s and CK Technologies Videos

We are so proud to have showcased two more tremendous customer success stories here at QAD Explore. In case you aren’t able to join us, or perhaps you missed their debut, here are two new customer videos for your viewing pleasure!

In 1839 Bickford’s began as an apothecary in Adelaide, Australia, and has evolved into a company with a broad range of beverage products, but with the same focus on automation and high manufacturing standards. Learn more about Bickford’s by visiting their website: www.bickfords.net.

Next time you see a big rig or bus on the road, you’re going to think of CK Technologies (CKT). Founded in 2002, they are the market leader for injection molded bumpers, grills, roof fairings, and chassis skirts. Learn more about CKT by visiting their website: www.cktech.biz.

Don’t Miss Today’s Book Signing Opportunities

Todd Hewlin
We’re excited to have our guest speaker, Todd Hewlin — author of B4B: How Technology and Big Data Are Reinventing the Customer-Supplier Relationship — signing books during the break today at 10:15 AM in the Maryland Ballroom Foyer.

James Womack
It’s with great pleasure that we have the father of lean manufacturing, James Womack, not only speaking at Explore, but also signing his books, Gemba Walks, Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, and The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production-- Toyota's Secret Weapon in the Global Car Wars That Is Now Revolutionizing World Industry. You can meet up with him following his session this afternoon in the Maryland Ballroom Foyer.

Books will be available for purchase at each signing.

Breakout Session Feedback - Let Us Know How We Did!

Your feedback from past events has shaped the current one, and we need to make sure we’re on the right track. 

Please take a moment to complete the Breakout Session Survey for every breakout session you attend at Explore. Not only do we get your valuable feedback, but you get the chance to win an Xbox. A winner will be selected during general session each day of Explore.

Haigh’s Is Becoming an Effective Enterprise

Haigh’s Chocolates was founded in 1915 in Adelaide, Australia, and it continues to be a family run business today. They are the oldest family-owned chocolate maker in Australia, and they pride themselves on the artisan craft combined with modern manufacturing to create beautiful and delicious chocolate.

Here is a video of our customer, Haigh’s Chocolates, and their journey to becoming an Effective Enterprise. Learn more about Haigh’s by visiting their website: www.haighschocolates.com.au