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Dr. James P. Womack, Father of Lean Manufacturing, to Address Manufacturers at QAD Explore 2015

By Business Wire News   


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.

Go to the Explore 2015 website for more information or to register for the event.

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

For more information about QAD, call +1 805-566-6000, visit

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Note to Investors: This press release contains certain forward-looking statements made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements regarding projections of revenue, income and loss, capital expenditures, plans and objectives of management regarding the Company’s business, future economic performance or any of the assumptions underlying or relating to any of the foregoing. Forward-looking statements are based on the company’s current expectations. Words such as “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “could,” “will likely result,” “estimates,” “intends,” “may,” “projects,” “should,” “would,” “might,” “plan” and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward looking statements. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to: evolving demand for the company’s products and companion products; the ability to sustain license and service demand; fluctuation in revenue and earnings in the software industry; the ability to leverage changes in technology; the ability to sustain customer renewal rates at current levels; third party opinions about the company; the reliability of estimates of transaction and integration costs and benefits; competition in our industry; delays in localizing the company’s products for new or existing markets; the ability to recruit and retain key personnel; delays in sales; changes in operating expenses, pricing, timing of new product releases, the method of product distribution or product mix; timely and effective integration of newly acquired businesses; general economic conditions; exchange rate fluctuations; and, the global political environment. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with the company, please refer to the company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated January 6, 2015 and the periodic reports the company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission thereafter. Management does not undertake to update these forward-looking statements except as required by law.

Markit Strategies
Patrick McLaughlin, 734.255.6466
QAD Inc.
Evan Quinn
Analyst Relations


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