Dr. James P. Womack, Father of Lean Manufacturing, to Address Manufacturers at QAD Explore 2015
By Business Wire News
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.
QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies, today announced that Dr. James P. Womack, co-author of The Machine that Changed the World, will be a featured presenter at Explore 2015, QAD’s annual user conference.
QAD customers will learn about the trials that manufacturing enterprises face and how to overcome them in the presentation titled: The Challenge of the Lean Enterprise. Womack will describe how organizations align goals across the entire enterprise to optimize company performance. He maintains that any organization that aspires to be lean and effective must create an environment that focuses the entire company on the same objectives.
Womack encouraged U.S. manufacturers to transition from the “just-in-case” inventory management model to the more efficient “just-in-time” approach, which led to significant inventory reductions and made the lean enterprise the goal for manufacturers around the world.
“We are fortunate to have a visionary of the stature of James P. Womack joining our customers and partners at Explore 2015,” said QAD Chief Marketing Officer Carter Lloyds. “Dr. Womack, who introduced manufacturers to now familiar industry concepts such as continuous improvement, is the rare intellectual who recognized an industry that could be transformed for the better and provided the roadmap and tools for achieving it.”
Explore 2015 is QAD’s annual conference which brings together approximately 800 attendees and 35 speakers to gain insight and expertise in using QAD and partner solutions. Located near Washington, D.C. in Maryland at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center, the conference takes place from May 3 – 6. Early Bird pricing is in effect until April 3.
About QAD – The Effective Enterprise
QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB) is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 35 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with QAD Enterprise Applications, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports operational requirements; including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD Enterprise Applications is offered in flexible deployment models as on-premise software, in the cloud with QAD Cloud ERP or in a blended environment. With QAD, customers and partners in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industries can better align daily operations with their strategic goals to meet their vision of becoming more Effective Enterprises
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