May
7
1:30 PM13:30

Consumer Products / Food & Beverage Vertical Update [QPP]

The Consumer Products and Food & Beverage vertical kickoff focuses on the latest trends and disruptions in key segments of those industries. The kickoff will include a drill-down into demand and supply chain planning for those industries, and a customer case study by Oras Group.

Speakers:
Steve Dombroski, QAD
Shaun Phillips, QAD DynaSys
Heidi Evilampi, Oras Group

Room:
Rhythms 1

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May
7
1:30 PM13:30

Industrial and High Tech Vertical Update [QPP]

Industrial and High Tech vertical kickoff focused on the latest trends and in particular on the impact of disruptions on the key segments in Industrial and High Tech manufacturing with respect to Anything as a Service (XaaS), Make-to-Order at Scale and Digital Transformation.

Speakers:
Glenn Graney, QAD
Charles Wierzbicki, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

Room:
Grand Ballroom

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May
7
1:30 PM13:30

Life Sciences Vertical Update [QPP]

Life Sciences vertical kickoff focused on the latest trends and in particular on the impact of disruptions on the key segments in Life Sciences manufacturing with respect to Anything as a Service (XaaS), Make-to-Order at Scale and Digital Transformation.

Speakers:
Mike Kolias, QAD
Matthew Hinchman, Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services

Room:
Waterbury Ballroom

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May
7
3:00 PM15:00

A Hands-on Digital Transformation Journey: Moving at the Speed of the Business [CX]

Learn about Visteon’s digital transformation journey in an industry undergoing major disruption. This hands-on journey will be narrated with a three step process of being “Energized”, “Engaged” and “Innovative”. See how some of the foundational infrastructure improvements such as global network transformation, service management modernization and cloud ERP with standardized processes are paving the way for innovations. The session will discuss a blueprint of how IT can be successful by speaking the language of the business and becoming an innovation partner by leveraging emerging trends such as AI and edge computing.

Speaker:
Raman Mehta, Visteon

Room:
Rhythms 2/3

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May
7
3:00 PM15:00

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

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.

Speaker:
Kevin Schantz, QAD

Room:
Waterbury Ballroom

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May
7
4:15 PM16:15

Welcome to “Supply Chain Planning 2020” [QPS]

Manufacturing companies today are operating in a new world dealing with challenges of constant changes in geopolitics, exponential speed of innovation and the digitization of everything, more demanding and less committed customers, and ever changing supply chains that are no longer chains but a network of opportunistic demand, supply, and capacity entities. How does a company make their supply chain ready for 2020? In this presentation we will discuss current major events impacting global supply networks and the strategies and technologies that may be adopted to not just survive, but thrive in 2020.

Speaker:
Shaun Phillips, QAD DynaSys

Room:
Rhythms 1

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May
7
4:15 PM16:15

ERP Moves to Real Time via Integrated Production Execution [QPP]

Traditionally ERP is a planning and business function that executes on weekly or even monthly cycles. The integration of Production Execution capability enables a more responsive ERP system, improved service levels and improved operational effectiveness.

Speaker:
Glenn Graney, QAD

Room:
Waterbury Ballroom

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May
8
11:00 AM11:00

Global Trade Management and Best Practices [QPS]

From its origins in the 1990s as part of early supply chain integration projects, "Global Trade Management" (GTM) has since evolved into a refined discipline that links people, processes and enabling technology into a seamless cohesive solution for managing an international transaction. For trade-dependent companies, understanding and implementing GTM is now a critical component for maintaining a competitive edge in today's global market. In this session, you will learn about the true definition of GTM and identifying your weak links, how to turn regulatory trade compliance into a competitive advantage, trade optimization strategies and best practices, and free trade agreements and whether you are leaving money on the table.

Speaker:
Wm. “Jerry” Peck, QAD Precision

Room:
Rhythms 1

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May
8
11:00 AM11:00

Customer Case Study: QAD EE Deployment to Caterpillar Foundry [CX]

Learn about Caterpillar's journey to implement QAD EE Cloud Channel Islands 2018 for the Caterpillar Foundry in Hodges, SC, including QAD QMS, QAD Automation Solutions, QAD Supplier Portal and machine (IoT) integration.

Speakers:
Henry Laprun, Caterpillar
James Shaw, Caterpillar
Tony Nicholson, Caterpillar

Room:
Rhythms 2/3

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May
8
11:00 AM11:00

How to Accelerate the Digital Transformation Using QAD Manufacturing [QPP]

Are your manufacturing operations up to the challenge? Day-to-day production is challenged with the need to improve overall equipment effectiveness, increase manufacturing flexibility, capture massive amounts of data and communicate in a new digital world. In this session we'll explore how the latest evolutions in QAD Manufacturing support your successful transformation. You'll see how to gain manufacturing flexibility with the new Production Orders functionality, understand how QAD Automation Solutions and Production Execution provide real-time and mass interaction between the shop floor and the ERP, and how the Channel Islands user experience, Action Centers and Dashboards boost the collaboration and insight in daily manufacturing operations. Includes a demo.

Speakers:
Guido VanDenBroeck, QAD
Brent Shooltz, QAD

Room:
Waterbury Ballroom

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May
8
1:30 PM13:30

Streamlining Finance Operations with QAD eInvoicing [QPS]

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.

Speaker:
Carlos Garcia, QAD

Room:
Rhythms 1

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May
8
3:00 PM15:00

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

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.

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

Room:
Waterbury Ballroom

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May
8
3:00 PM15:00

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

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.

Speaker:
Shaun Phillips, QAD DynaSys

Room:
Rhythms 1

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May
8
3:00 PM15:00

Customer Case Study: Yanfeng's Implementation of QAD Automation Solutions and Integration. Are they Flexible and Scalable? [CX]

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.

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

Room:
Rhythms 2/3

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May
8
4:15 PM16:15

The Value of APQP [QPS]

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.

Speakers:
Michael Mallen, QAD CEBOS
Brian Brooks, QAD CEBOS

Room:
Rhythms 1

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May
8
4:15 PM16:15

Manage Your Enterprise Assets from Cradle to Grave - A Day in the Life [QPP]

Join us for a full flow overview of a fixed assets life cycle in the Channel Islands user experience. Learn how assets are built up and capitalized with QAD Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Capital Projects, turning them into fixed assets in the Financials Fixed Asset (FA) App. Explore the different financial activities and operational maintenance interventions on the asset through its life-cycle and the impact on its valuation and operational cost analysis. Includes a demo.

Speakers:
Nancy Majure, QAD
Jon Edwards, QAD
Mike Lane, QAD

Room:
Waterbury Ballroom

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May
9
9:45 AM09:45

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

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.

Speakers:
Marta Losada, QAD
Eladi Minguez, QAD

Room:
Waterbury Room

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May
9
9:45 AM09:45

QAD Product Configurator Integration with OpenRules [CX]

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.

Speaker:
Joe St. Clair, Saint-Gobain

Room:
Rhythms 2/3

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May
9
11:00 AM11:00

Utilizing QAD Easy On Boarding Tools and Documentation [CX]

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.

Speaker:
Kevin Schram, Welbilt

Room:
Rhythms 1

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May
9
11:00 AM11:00

Platform Analytics Update [QPP]

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.

Speaker:
Alban Bentein, QAD

Room:
Waterbury Ballroom

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