May
10
8:30 AM08:30

Hands-on Training

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Bayside A/B/C) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Streamlined Manufacturing with Production Orders & Automation Solutions (Bayside A)
Extending Your Supply Chain with QAD Supplier Portal (Bayside B)
Personalization & Collaboration in the New QAD Web UI (Bayside C)

(All Explore Training Courses Qualify for APICS Certification Maintenance Credits)

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May
9
1:00 PM13:00

Hands-on Training

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Bayside A/B/C) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Streamlined Manufacturing with Production Orders & Automation Solutions (Bayside A)
Extending Your Supply Chain with QAD Supplier Portal (Bayside B)
Personalization & Collaboration in the New QAD Web UI (Bayside C)

(All Explore Training Courses Qualify for APICS Certification Maintenance Credits)

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May
9
11:00 AM11:00

Platform Analytics Update [QPP]

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Waterbury Ballroom) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Discover the new self-service Analytics with dynamic and interactive Action Center dashboards. Lightening fast aggregation algorithms in Apache Spark and a Cassandra Data Lake to bring big ERP data at your fingertips. With a live demo example of Overall Equipment Effectiveness analysis, the heartbeat of manufacturing performance.

(Qualifies for 1 APICS Certification Maintenance Credit)

Speaker:
Alban Bentein, QAD

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May
9
11:00 AM11:00

QAD Automation Solutions Expansion and Enhancements [QPS]

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Rhythms 2/3) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This session covers the new functionality that QAD Automation Solutions provides with a focus on business value areas. Topics range from enhancements to the core engine that provide greater control, to significant expansions covering even more business processes.

(Qualifies for 1 APICS Certification Maintenance Credit)

Speaker:
Michael Ochi, QAD

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May
9
11:00 AM11:00

Utilizing QAD Easy On Boarding Tools and Documentation [CX]

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Rhythms 1) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn how Welbilt has taken the QAD EOB documentation and made it an integral part of all aspects of their implementation plan. See how they utilized the templates from the business process workbook as the guidelines for project strategy, and have modified them to meet their customizations, and then linked and updated all process maps and work instructions to be the basis for training and implementation.

(Qualifies for 1 APICS Certification Maintenance Credit)

Speaker:
Kevin Schram, Welbilt
Peter Howes, Welbilt

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May
9
11:00 AM11:00

QAD Demo Theater

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Poydras) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Depot Repair and Quotes for Service in the Web UI

Jonathan Fitchett, QAD

Organizations are increasingly realizing that service must pull its weight in driving the bottom line and the key to this is streamlined service operations in sync with customer expectations. In this demonstration we will show how our new Customer Quotations function operates in harmony with our Web UI Depot repair function to deliver rapid service with control of your service flow from request to job completion.

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May
9
9:45 AM09:45

Core Model Planning and Preparation [QPS]

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Rhythms 1) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This session will provide an overview of what a core model is, including core model concepts, core model development steps, different levels of standardization, critical success factors, key decisions and project governance.

(Qualifies for 1 APICS Certification Maintenance Credit)

Speaker:
Elaine Marshman, QAD

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May
9
9:45 AM09:45

QAD Product Configurator Integration with OpenRules [CX]

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Rhythms 2/3) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This session provides a review and discussion of a recent project at Saint-Gobain to integrate QAD Product Configurator with an external rule engine (OpenRules). Learn how the product configurator questionnaire collects critical performance criteria from the customer and submits that data to an external rule engine. See how the rule engine then returns the product design and specifications necessary for the configurator to create the new item, product structure, BOM, routing and more.

(Qualifies for 1 APICS Certification Maintenance Credit)

Speaker:
Joe St. Clair, Saint-Gobain
Jonathan Fitchett, QAD

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May
9
9:45 AM09:45

QAD Demo Theater

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Oak Alley) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fixed Assets Web UI - Accurate Asset Life Cycle Management

Mike Lane, QAD

See how Fixed Assets Web UI manages an Asset Life cycle from acquire to retire providing leading edge flows for asset processing and accounting. The new application provides the Fixed Assets department flexible access to accurate and up to date information and facilitates global capabilities for cross-jurisdictional reporting.

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May
9
9:45 AM09:45

Procure to Pay - A Day in the Life [QPP]

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Waterbury Ballroom) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This session highlights the extensive collaborative purchasing process and supplier interactions in the Channel Islands user experience. Experience how the built-in collaboration and flexibility provide opportunities for boosting the purchasing process. We'll explore the complete flow from the variety of first steps through requisitions, purchase orders or supplier schedule releases; over the interaction with suppliers in QAD Supplier Portal through the inventory result with PO receipts. We'll also highlight the financial visibility of the inventory and cost transactions, the supplier invoice and the supplier payments approval process. Includes a demo.

(Qualifies for 1 APICS Certification Maintenance Credit)

Speakers:
Marta Losada, QAD
Eladi Minguez, QAD

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May
9
8:30 AM08:30

General Session & Breakfast

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Grand Ballroom) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear from QAD customers and executives as well as other industry experts about key trends in manufacturing, strategic developments across the industries QAD serves and information on new solution developments. Breakfast will be served.

  • Wrapping Up & Partner Awards: QAD Chief Marketing Officer Carter Lloyds will start the day with the presentation of the QAD Explore 2019 partner awards.

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May
8
4:15 PM16:15

QAD Demo Theater

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Oak Alley) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Customer Schedules, Supplier Schedules

Kelly Andrews, QAD
Marta Losada, QAD

Scheduled Order Management has its roots in practices developed by the automotive industry to support just-in-time manufacturing. Although it originated in the automotive industry, principles of Scheduled Order Management are being applied by companies in other industries such as electronics and consumer goods. During this demo, we will highlight the usability improvements in the Web UI User Experience and exception visibility in Customer and Supplier Scheduled Orders.

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May
8
4:15 PM16:15

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors' Rapid Upgrade to EE and Move to the QAD Cloud [CX]

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Rhythms 2/3) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn how Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is upgrading to QAD EE and moving to the QAD Cloud at a lightening pace of four sites per month. Join us to hear about Yanfeng’s deployment methodology utilizing the QAD implementation and services ecosystem and the benefits they received. See how QAD stacked up against the competition, and why the lower cost of ownership and the flexibility of implementing QAD were major factors in their decision to upgrade and move to the QAD Cloud.This will include a panel discussion.

(Qualifies for 1 APICS Certification Maintenance Credit)

Speakers:
Michael Silletti, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors
John Miciuda, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors
Ram Krishnamurthy, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors

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May
8
4:15 PM16:15

QAD Demo Theater

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Poydras) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

From S&OP to IBP: How to Align Operations and Financial Plans

Pierre-Julien Buard, QAD DynaSys

Positioned as a Challenger in Gartner Magic Quadrant for "S&OP systems of differentiation" and among the 10 major players in the IDC Worldwide MarketScape S&OP, QAD DynaSys has supported many companies in the deployment of their global Sales & Operations Planning processes. Discover S&OP / IBP processes, benefits and how to align your plans to success in your business strategy.

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May
8
4:15 PM16:15

QAD Enterprise Platform: How to Manage Your Extensions [QPP]

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Waterbury Ballroom) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn how you can leverage the QAD Enterprise Platform App building or App extensions capability to adapt the ERP to your specific business needs without worrying about version lock-in. Discover how the QAD Enterprise Platform can help you to extend the QAD applications to cover your specific needs. Get a feel for the ease of use of the integrated Business Component and Form builder to help you to build new functionality or extend existing functionality.

(Qualifies for 1 APICS Certification Maintenance Credit)

Speaker:
Kevin Schantz, QAD

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May
8
4:15 PM16:15

The Value of APQP [QPS]

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Rhythms 1) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn about the inherent benefits of implementing Advanced Production Quality Planning. This session covers the process framework that establishes a set of quality requirements that supports the suppliers to ensure that design criteria of a product meets the customer requirements.

(Qualifies for 1 APICS Certification Maintenance Credit)

Speakers:
Michael Mallen, QAD CEBOS

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May
8
3:00 PM15:00

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors' Implementation of QAD Automation Solutions and Integration [CX]

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Rhythms 2/3) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This session will discuss the Yanfeng Automotive Interiors experience of implementing the Integration and QAD Automation Solutions in two Greenfield automotive plants in two different countries in EMEA.

(Qualifies for 1 APICS Certification Maintenance Credit)

Speakers:
Waseemuddin Safiri, QAD
Lucian Manolache, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors

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May
8
3:00 PM15:00

QAD Demo Theater

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Oak Alley) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Closed Loop Quality

David Rendel, QAD

Quality processes can involve many different workflows and people. Automation of the workflow, and integration of your business processes and enterprise applications can help ensure that nothing gets missed, and nothing falls through the cracks. We will cover how receiving, inspections, corrective actions, and APQP can be integrated into a seamless process.

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May
8
3:00 PM15:00

The Next Generation of Demand Planning: Intelligent and Real-Time [QPS]

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Rhythms 1) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Modern day planners are bombarded with large volumes of both historical and real time data. Planning systems must rapidly identify trends, exclude outliers, and turn data exceptions into actionable insights, which is why Supply Chain Planning is a natural candidate for machine learning. Thanks to the IoT there is more real-time data providing visibility of the short-term horizon. In this presentation we will discuss how machine learning and demand sensing change the demand planning game.

(Qualifies for 1 APICS Certification Maintenance Credit)

Speaker:
Shaun Phillips, QAD DynaSys

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May
8
3:00 PM15:00

Sponsor Demo Theater

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Poydras) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Using Cyberquery to Get More from Excel and QAD

Cyberscience Corporation

This session will focus on the following:

  • Importing Excel data

  • Integrating Excel data with QAD

  • Exporting data to Excel

  • Outputting multiple worksheets to a single Excel spreadsheet

  • Using Cyberquery for Spreadsheets (aka the Excel Add-in)

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May
8
3:00 PM15:00

Drive Customer Satisfaction and Profitability through the Customer Lifecycle [QPP]

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Waterbury Ballroom) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Customers demand more and expect more than ever before. Managing all aspects of the process from sales management, discrete or scheduled order processing, pricing and promotions, to warranty and service contracts is critical to provide the best and most cost-effective customer lifecycle process for your business. Learn how you can drive customer satisfaction and profitability with QAD Customer Management solutions. Includes a demo.

(Qualifies for 1 APICS Certification Maintenance Credit)

Speakers:
Mary Ann Guthrie, QAD
Kelly Andrews, QAD
Jonathan Fitchett, QAD

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May
8
1:30 PM13:30

Sponsor Demo Theater

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Poydras) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Progress & QAD Exclusively Servicing QAD Community

Progress

The foundation of every QAD deployment is Progress technology. Our team has been developing unique solutions, upgrading, integrating, optimizing, fine-tuning and configuring QAD systems to best deliver and exceed the expectations of QAD-run companies for decades. See examples of Progress’ ongoing differentiating commitment to supporting customers running QAD.

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May
8
1:30 PM13:30

EQMS Case Study: Transformation from Manual to EQMS [QPS]

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Rhythms 2/3) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This session provides a case study of the transformation and journey from a manual, paper-based quality system to an automated Enterprise Quality Management System.

(Qualifies for 1 APICS Certification Maintenance Credit)

Speakers:
Kim Dusch, QAD CEBOS
Michael Winters, PPG Aerospace

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May
8
1:30 PM13:30

Hands-on Training

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Bayside A/B/C) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Streamlined Manufacturing with Production Orders & Automation Solutions (Bayside A)
Extending Your Supply Chain with QAD Supplier Portal (Bayside B)
Personalization & Collaboration in the New QAD Web UI (Bayside C)

(All Explore Training Courses Qualify for APICS Certification Maintenance Credits)

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May
8
1:30 PM13:30

Streamlining Finance Operations with QAD eInvoicing [QPS]

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Rhythms 1) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This session provides an overview of how QAD customers can leverage the latest trends on electronic invoicing (both with customers and suppliers) to drive operational efficiencies, reduce costs, improve process efficiency and improve customer service while staying compliant with electronic tax regulations. Learn how you can automate the processing of supplier invoices using the automated matching analysis, invoice approval workflow and automated booking capabilities provided by QAD eInvoicing.

(Qualifies for 1 APICS Certification Maintenance Credit)

Speaker:
William van Rijswijk, QAD

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