MWUGSpring2013
March 17-19, 2013

Cleveland Marriott Downtown *
Cleveland, OH
 SUNDAY  *  March 17
5:00 pm      Registration Opens / Vendor Fair Set-Up                   A/V sponsored by: 

5:30 pm      Pre-Conference Bonus Session                                                       
 

Useful Free Tools

SCOTT DULECKI - Pridgeon & Clay

Budgets are going down, demands on your time are going up, and before you can document how you handled one issue, three more pop up to take its place.  If only you could solve problems more quickly… well, with these tools, you just might.  In this session, Scott Dulecki will review several free tools that he has been using to resolve issues, develop code, and get to the bottom of user problems.


   

 MONDAY  *  March 18
8:00am

Registration / Vendor Fair Opens          Breakfast sponsored by:  

     

   

 9:30 am              General Session                                                          

                           Welcome & Program Overview:  RANDY WHITEHAIR, MWUG President                        

  10:00 am       Sponsor Introductions
10:30 am       Break

 Concurrent Track Sessions                                                      

  
         

         
MANUFACTURING

FINANCIAL

TECHNICAL

BUSINESS
PROCESS

10:45 - 11:45am

QAD Planning & Scheduling Workbenches

 

BRENT SHOOLTZ
QAD, Inc.  
ERIC WOLFROM  
Freudenberg-NOK

 

Come see a demonstration of key Planning & Scheduling Workbench solution features, and how they translate into direct operational cost – time – efficiency benefits across production, purchasing, materials management. Freudenberg will present how they installed, trained and went live in three weeks, along with initial operational benefits realized to date.

2013 EE Financials
Overview

  

LANCE LaCROSS
QAD, Inc.

   

With the upcoming 2013 EE release, this session will explore the Updated Financial Roadmap.  Review your current options of extracting, inputting and developing various financial analysis solutions.  Along with understanding where QAD is going with the new browses and reporting cube analysis of Group Reporting, you will also be updated the net change notes from last year’s version.

Process Maps 101

  

STACY GREEN
BravePoint

    

This session will cover the basics of using, editing and creating QAD Process Maps in .NET UI, as well as some tips for best practices. A live demo will also beincluded.

Ideas in Action: Stuff I Learned at MWUG

  

GREG SEVISON
AmSafe

   

Are you new to QAD?  Is this your first MWUG conference? This session will not only provide an idea of what to expect at the MWUG conference, but will also offer a look at what one attendee has been able to achieve by attending and how the things he has learned have helped him to customize the QAD environment, from forms management, report writer, and Loftware labeling and more. Learn how his experience can benefit you as you navigate your way through the conference.


  12:00pm
12:30pm
LUNCHEON                                   
Vendor Introductions          Luncheon sponsored by:  
  1:00 pm

Anton Chilton   LUNCHEON KEYNOTE ADDRESS:       
Upgrading to Enterprise Edition:
The Process, Challenges, and Benefits

       

ANTON CHILTON
SVP, Global Services
QAD, Inc.

Anton Chilton, QAD's Senior VP of Global Services, will speak about upgrading to the Enterprise Edition of QAD. Specifically, he will look at the challenges and potential barriers to performing an upgrade; the real and tangible benefits customers who have upgraded have received and a look at the tools and processes QAD has been working on to help customers deal with the challenges as well as simplify the changes and the upgrade process itself.


QAD Demo Center                                                                                                             
Come to the Product Demo room and experience live product demonstrations. QAD Consultants will be available for
on-demand demos of scheduled products. The informal setting allows for you to ask product questions specific to your needs.

  

Master Scheduling & Production Scheduling Workbenches (10:30am - 12:00pm / 2:30 - 5:30pm )

Join us for a live demo and Q&A session of the Master Scheduling and Production Scheduling  Workbenches! 

  • Master Scheduling (balance supply, demand, capacity by exception)
  • Production Scheduling (schedule to constraints - materials, capacity, labor)
  • Component Checking (validate materials are available with CAC simulation)

 Concurrent Track Sessions                                                         

  
         

         
MANUFACTURING

FINANCIAL

TECHNICAL

BUSINESS
PROCESS

2:30 - 3:30pm

MES/QAD Integration

 

PAUL PELLEGRINI
American Trim

 

American Trim has expanded the use of its production floor MES technology at six production facilities.  Recording uptime/downtime on the machines and work centers along with tracking labor productivity and WIP transactions are all integrated with QAD.  Come hear the history of this installation including their use of Advance Dispatch Scheduling, production reporting “Earn-a-Label” and use of Web functionality to enhance the visibility and control of QAD information at the factory floor level.

MICR Laser Check Printing and ACH Payments With QAD

  

DAVID ADAMS
ACOM Solutions
ANDY McDONALD 
Capital Safety

    

This will be a joint presentation with ACOM Solutions and Capital Safety.  The presentation will consist of a software demonstration of the ACOM EZPaySuite software, a talk by the end user customer how they use it with QAD and then open Q&A.

Performance Tuning in a .Net Environment

  

SCOTT DULECKI
Pridgeon & Clay
DAN FOREMAN 
BravePoint

    

This presentation will focus mainly on the Progress related pieces as well as tips on improving performance in the other parts of the .Net "supply chain".  This case study session will review Pridgeon & Clay’s adoption of the .Net UI, the challenges they faced, and what they had to adjust to bring performance back under control.

Trade Promotions Management

     

HANK CANITZ

QAD, Inc.
  

Come hear about QAD’s new Trade Promotions Management (TPM) solution that will be available for early adopters starting with the March 2013 EE release.

  3:30 pm           Break / Visit the Exhibits              Breaks sponsored by:

  
         

         
MANUFACTURING

FINANCIAL

TECHNICAL

BUSINESS
PROCESS

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Integrating Demand Planning Into Your Forecasing Process

 

MARK WILLIAMS
QAD, Inc.

 

Do you wish there was an easier way for your sales people to let you know what they are hearing during customer visits? Demand Planning 7.0 (DP 7.0) will permit your sales people to provide you with information that are getting from customers, handle promotions and use advance statistical methods to improve your forecast accuracy. This presentation will show you how to integrate DP 7.0 into your forecasting process. 

GL Financials Report Writer and Demo

  

LANCE LaCROSS
QAD, Inc.

   

With QAD 2013 EE current release explore the new General Ledger Financial Reporter. Review your new reporting financial reporting options in live code.  Come see how the new 2013 EE financial report writer system will provide you with not only simple management reporting but also more sophisticated consolidated and statutory reporting.

QXtend & Open Source ESB

  

GARY YANG
Roundview Technologies

 

QXtend is the integration framework that allows sending/receiving data to or from QAD in the form of web services. However, in order to build a robust enterprise SOA solution, an ESB (Enterprise Service Bus)
is essential to work along with QXtend. In this session we will introduce the use of the market leading OpenSource ESB from MuleSoft in building QAD centric enterprise application integration solutions.
A live demo will be available.

Upgrade Panel

  

JOHN GRAHAM
Strategic Information Group
STEVE LAMB  
QAD, Inc.

   

This will be an in-depth panel discussion on the planning and execution process for upgrading QAD to the latest SE or EE version.  Submit your own questions in advance or bring them along to the session.

      

5:00pm          Vendor Hall Reception
                                   sponsored by:


 TUESDAY  *  March 19
7:30am                  Registration / Vendor Fair Opens
                                                      Continental Breakfast sponsored by:   

QAD Demo Center                                                                                                             
Come to the Product Demo room and experience live product demos. QAD Consultants will be available for
on hand for demos of scheduled products. The informal setting allows for you to ask product questions specific to your needs.

  

QAD Demand Planning 7.0 (8:30 - 11:30am)

During this demonstration, we will explore some of the key features of QAD Demand Planning 7.0.

  • Identifying and correcting items with poor forecast performance
  • How to collaborate with major stakeholders and customers
  • Identifying and managing outliers
  • Including promotional intelligence from the field
  • Determining ABC Classifications
  • Setting Safety Stock levels

 Concurrent Track Sessions                                                         

  
         

         
MANUFACTURING

CASE STUDY

TECHNICAL

BUSINESS
PROCESS

8:30 - 9:30 am

QAD March 2013 Launch Highlights

     

CARIANNE NIEUWSTRATEN
QAD, Inc.

 

If you are interested in learning about the new and enhanced solutions QAD is intro-ducing in March 2013 then this session is for you! We will review new capabilities to track attributes at the item, lot and sub-lot levels, QAD’s improved quality solution, new and improved capabilities to track and trace your items and inventory (serialization), QAD’s new SSM web warranty function, QAD’s Configurator/ CSS integration, and much more!

Production Scheduling:
What Tool is Right For You?

STEVE DOMBROSKI
QAD, Inc.
JASON SCOTT 
MPS Associates

   

This presentation will clarify the approved options available in the QAD space for production scheduling.  We will review the standard QAD Forecasting and MRP tools then increase in complexity through QAD’s Master Scheduling and Production Scheduling Workbenches.  We will then move on to Preactor’s Finite Scheduling Tool and then wrap up with Preactor’s Advanced Planning and Scheduling Tool.

Pro2 Enterprise & Progress Data Replication Strategies

DANIEL DIMM
BravePoint

JOHN PAUKOVITS 
Laird Technologies

Learn how to replicate Progress data for use in external applications (not disaster recovery). Methods on how to get data out of your Progress database for use in external applications across your global organization will be covered. This session also includes a case study by Laird Corporation.

Business Process Management Implementation

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CHUCK MACKE
Ralcorp Frozen
Bakery Products

 

Have you ever considered leveraging QAD’s BPM (Business Process Management)?  Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products participated in QAD’s Early Adopter program for BPM and has implemented it to workflow-enable their finished goods item setup process.  This session will review Ralcorp’s experiences implementing and using BPM to replace a homegrown, SQL-based process.

 9:30 am           Break / Visit the Exhibits                    Breaks sponsored by:

  
         

         
MANUFACTURING

CASE STUDY

TECHNICAL

BUSINESS
PROCESS

10:00 - 11:00 am

Reporting Framework:
Reports With a Purpose

   

STACY GREEN
BravePoint
   
 

This session will cover some of the basics of using the reporting framework to create reports you can actually use on the shop floor or even in the back office.  We will include a preview of some of QAD's 'sample' reports, as well as creating a brand new one. .

Dyanamic Batch Processor

DAVID STEGER
TRW Engine Comp.

  

Learn how TRW uses an automated batch processing solution for QAD. The system utilizes templates and date formulas to define the parameters for batch run programs and routes while routing report output to the originating user. Batches are defined as normal in QAD -- and then edited to create dynamic batches. Batch control and scheduling is handled with processing through multiple batch queues, all combining to make month end/period/daily batch reporting highly automated.

iPhone and Droid Apps For QAD

STEVE McHUGH
Broom Street Software

Learn about the new iPhone and Droid apps available exclusively for QAD ERP System users. Features include: App UI tailored to your company requirements, Progress data display and retrieval, secure and fast data retrieval, utilize existing licensed QAD software and technology (Progress Web Services and Tomcat)

Disaster Recovery Planning

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JOHN GRAHAM
Strategic Information Group
STEVE LAMB  
QAD, Inc.

 

8 out of 10 businesses suffering a compu-ter disaster with no disaster recovery plan go out of business within 13 months of the disaster.  Twenty percent of all companies will experience some level of disaster - either from fire, theft, storm, power, terror-ism, or hardware. This session will cover the basics for developing a DR plan for your IT infrastructure.

11:00 am           Break / Visit the Exhibits    

  

  
         

         
MANUFACTURING

CASE STUDY

TECHNICAL

BUSINESS
PROCESS

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Setting Up and Using Locations in QAD

 

PHILL NORREY
AmSafe

 
A seasoned QAD user will discuss how locations should be set up in QAD. Discussion will include: how to use Inventory Status Codes, Zero Quantities-Why do they sometimes stay and other time go? Picking Logic, and Allocations.

Using CyberQuery to Augment Your QAD EAM Implementations

 

SCOTT NIGH

Tower Automotive 

This session will begin with an overview of Tower's QAD/EAM setups and CyberQuery linkage and then delve into specific topic areas on its functionality such as: Automatic Generation of Customer Statements / Invoices, Account Reconciliation between QAD and EAM, and Global Inventory Monitoring.

Paging Dr. Frankenstein:
Security Changes in EE

   

SCOTT DULECKI
Pridgeon & Clay

 

Security in QAD’s Enterprise Edition has been completely ripped apart and reassembled. No more is everything nicely encapsulated in mnd_det… it’s in several different places, and the opportunity to completely destroy security is only a mouseclick away.  In this session, Scott Dulecki will review Pridgeon & Clay’s experiences with implementing security as part of their EE Implementation, focusing on how things are different and how to minimize the number of problems you’ll have.

New Customer Self-Service Capabilities

  

HANK CANITZ
QAD, Inc.

   

Come hear about the new configured product customer self service capabilities that are available through the merger of the QAD Configurator and the QAD Customer Self Service Portal.  This capability now allows customers to order and pay for configure products through the web.

 

12:30pm           Closing Luncheon / Conference Wrap-Up & Giveaways
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Cleveland Marriott Downtown
127 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44114

(216) 696-9200


 

Experience ultimate style and sophistication at the revitalized Cleveland Marriott Downtown, an urban retreat ranked #2 hotel in Cleveland and a top 25 US hotel by Trip Advisor. Offering stunning views of Lake Erie and the city skyline, this 25-story Cleveland hotel boasts 400 rooms with sleek furnishings and upgraded bathrooms fresh off a $10 million renovation. Explore exciting attractions within a short walk such as the new Horseshoe Casino, Browns Stadium, Progressive Field and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame .



HOTEL AMENITIES:              

  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor pool & whirlpool
  • Wi-Fi in all guest rooms
  • Full-service Business Center

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:     

  • Rock n Roll Hall of Fame
  • Tower City Center
  • Playhouse Square
  • Great Lakes Science Center



    
ROOM RESERVATIONS:
Sleeping Rooms have been blocked at the hotel and are available to conference attendees at a discounted group rate.  Please be sure to reference the MFG/PRO Midwest User Group when making your reservations.

        

MWUG Conference Rate:
$119/night (sgl/dbl)
 
Reservations:
(216) 696-9200

www.marriott.com

 


    
TRANSPORTATION:

The Cleveland Marriott Key Center is approximately 25 minutes from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Cab fare ranges from $35-40 one-way. Self-parking is available at the hotel for $20/day for registered guests & Valet Parking (with in & out privileges) for $25/day.  For additional information on the hotel and available amenities, please click HERE

 

 

 

10 Reasons To
Attend MWUG


Peer Contacts

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Networking

Product Demos

Peer Knowledge

3rd Party Solutions

Interactive Discussions

Vertical Market Tracks

End-User Education

QAD/User Interaction

 

 

 

Continuing Education
Credits


MWUG conference sessions
now count towards APICS
and Institute of Supply Management continuing education credits!






Contact SCOTT DULECKI
sdulecki@pridgeonandclay.com
for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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