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QAD Shares New Automotive Standards From AIAG/Odette

08 May 2014

QAD Shares New Automotive Standards from AIAG/Odette at Explore 2014 Customer Conference

Version 4 of Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) released this week

NEW ORLEANS — May 8, 2014 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions and services for global manufacturers, today announced that the fourth version of the AIAG/Odette Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE), a tool to improve the performance for the global automotive supply chain, has been published. Automotive suppliers are encouraged to download and review the new version at www.aiag.org or www.odette.org.

The MMOG/LE tool enables organizations in the global automotive supply chain to conduct a  comprehensive evaluation of its supply chain capability and performance. Members of the MMOG/LE Global Workgroup include the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), Odette, OEMs, suppliers and service providers such as QAD.  This committee developed the updated standards that are now available.

 QAD Automotive Director Terry Onica briefed QAD customers on the latest revision at QAD Customer Conference Explore in New Orleans. As a MMOG/LE Workgroup member, Onica was able to provide insight on the changes as well as provide consultation on the steps automotive organizations should take to implement the new version and meet global customer requirements for OEMs such as Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, and others in 2014 and beyond.

“The new standards will start to be required by OEMs as early as August 2014, which makes it  imperative that automotive suppliers review the newest guidelines with Version 4 and begin the planning process to integrate these new standards into their materials management processes,” stated Dan Howe, AIAG GM management loan.

“MMOG/LE Version 4 is one of the most advanced prescriptive protocols for the supply chain that can be used by manufacturers and provides a roadmap for improved efficiency in the global automotive supply chain,” said John Canvin, Managing Director, Odette. “Adopting MMOG/LE Version 4 ensures that manufacturers and their suppliers are adhering to the best industry standards and operating at the highest level.”

“It has been an honor to contribute to defining the evolving content of MMOG/LE to improve the performance of all tiers within the global automotive supply chain,” said Terry Onica. “I’m proud to work closely with the AIAG and Odette on behalf of QAD to provide training in North America, Eastern Europe and in the Asia-Pacific regions. It’s extremely gratifying to help elevate the efficiency of manufacturers and the quality of their delivery performance to the auto industry.”

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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 30 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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QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life sciences products. QAD ERP solutions provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise, enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time. For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805-566-6000, or visit the QAD web site at www.qad.com.