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QAD Automotive Director Terry Onica Will Discuss Risk Assessment Requirements at the 2016 Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Supply Chain Summit June 14, 2016 in Livonia, MI

June 13, 2016
By Business Wire News


QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB) a leading provider of enterprise business software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced that QAD Automotive Director Terry Onica will lead a session titled Insight Into Automotive Risk Assessment Requirements at the 2016 Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Supply Chain Summit. QAD is also a Platinum sponsor of the event which takes place June 14, 2016, at the Laurel Manor Banquet and Conference Center in Livonia, MI.

Founded in 1982, AIAG is a not-for-profit association whose members work together to streamline automotive industry processes via global standards development and harmonized business practices. The theme of this year’s AIAG Supply Chain Summit is Automotive Supply Chain Risk Management Tools and Best Practices. Attendees will learn about the latest automotive trends and have the opportunity to network with OEMs and suppliers. QAD representatives will be on hand at booth #6 to answer questions about QAD Cloud ERP, QAD Enterprise Applications, and other QAD solutions.

During Insight Into Automotive Risk Assessment Requirements, Onicawill provide an overview of the steps organizations should take to meet MMOG/LE v4 and ISO/TS 16949 (due out at the end of this year) compliance requirements. Onica is an active member of the AIAG Supply Chain Steering Committee and co-chair Pro tem of the AIAG/Odette MMOG/LE Work Group. She has been recognized by AIAG and its European counterpart Odette International with awards for driving the development and global adoption of MMOG/LE.

“Global events such as earthquakes, strikes, material shortages and fires continue to cause major supply chain disruptions,” says Onica. “With supply chains becoming longer, global and more complex, the industry must take steps to be more proactive and prepared. Current and upcoming industry requirements for managing quality and delivery can provide guidance to ensure the supply chain has the proper plans in place to actively avoid or minimize risk.”

In addition to Onica, the 2016 AIAG Supply Chain Summit agenda features speakers from leading companies including PwC, General Motors Company, and Ford Motor Company. Presentations will explore topics including privacy, data security, risk requirements and cyber security. April Dines, Corporate Senior Quality Engineer at QAD customer Cascade Engineering, will present during the Expectations for Assessing Risk Between Tier 1 and Sub Tiers session. Dines will share a case study showing how Cascade Engineering manages risk in the lower tiers.

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 in the cloud, on-premise, 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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About AIAG

The Automotive Industry Action Group is a unique not-for-profit organization where OEMs, suppliers, service providers, government entities, and individuals in academia have worked collaboratively for more than 30 years to drive down costs and complexity from the supply chain. AIAG membership includes preeminent manufacturers and many of their parts suppliers and service providers. Visit

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