MWUGSpring2017
March 19-21, 2017

The Henry Hotel  •  
Dearborn, MI
 SUNDAY  •  March 19
5:00 pm

Registration Opens / Vendor Fair Set-Up                

     
5:30 pm            Pre-Conference Bonus Session                                                       
 

50 Ways To Dig Your Data

  

SCOTT DULECKI - Progress

Data Digger is an open-source tool that allows you to look inside your database to see exactly what your data looks like and find precisely where things are being placed. But that’s just scratching the surface of what this free tool can do. In this session, Scott Dulecki will examine 50 (or more!) ways to dig your data through Data Digger, showing how it complements and supports your daily life on its way to becoming indispensable.

   

 MONDAY  •  March 20
  8:30 am

Registration / Vendor Fair Opens  / Buffet Breakfast              

   

   9:30 am          General Session                                                          

                             Welcome & Program Overview:  JOHN PEARSON, MWUG President                        

   

 9:45am Sponsor Introductions
10:00 am

  WELCOME KEYNOTE ADDRESS:       
Curves in the Road Ahead:
The U.S. Economic & Automotive Outlook

CHARLES CHESBROUGH
Executive Director & Senior Economist
Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA)

Charlie will talk about key issues facing the US economy and the automotive industry. In this presentation he will discuss the potential impact of the Trump presidency, the threat of rising interest rates, and concerns about vehicle demand in the near and long term.
11:00 am Break

  Concurrent Track Sessions                                                         

  
MANUFACTURING

FINANCIAL

TECHNICAL

BUSINESS
PROCESS

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Ford Material Planning & Logisitics Requirements

  

GLADYNE WILEY-LYNCH
Ford Motor Co.

In this session Ford will provide an overview of supplier requirements for Global MMOG/LE and evidence submission in obtaining MP&L endorsement:

· Training
· Q1 Pre-screening
· Q1 Readiness Submission · · Outline of evidence
· Best practices for doing
   business as Tier-1
   partners.
   
This session will benefit Ford suppliers who are required to submit their Global MMOG/LE annually for capability compliance and/or who need to understand changes to the Q1 process.

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

QAD Enterprise Edition Financials

  

PATRICK GRACE
QAD, Inc.


More customers are now moving to QAD's Enterprise Edition Financials. Come see why. Come see what's new, what's different from SE and discuss why it would benefit your company to begin planning your upgrade today. Understand the power of the latest financial version of 2016 EE. View a live session of some of the key areas such GL, Financial Reporting, A/P, and A/R transactions.


For QAD Version: EE
Level: General

 

DBA Best Practices

  

PAUL KOUFALIS
White Star Software

Are you new to the Progress DB? Or have you been doing the exact same thing since version 6? Don't you wish someone would just tell you all the super-secret-startup-parameters? Well you're in luck! Come and find out what the veteran DBAs in the consulting world are doing and how it's changed over 20 years. You'll learn about structuring, starting and stopping, managing, monitoring and maintaining availability of your database environments.

 

For QAD Version:
Level:

 

Speed Up QAD Requisition Creation Routing & Approval

  

DON LINDSEY
CESI, Inc.

NANCY McCRIMMON
32 Soft Inc.


This session will offer a case study on how CESI addressed challenges for a medical device company in the area of purchasing approvals. CESI will share their experience of implementing 32 Soft Requisition Plus system and the results it has yielded.

 

For QAD Version: Any
Level: Intermediate


  12:30 pm    LUNCHEON
1:30 pm     Vendor Introductions  
   
2:00 pm      Break / Visit the Exhibits

  Concurrent Track Sessions                                                            

  
         

MANUFACTURING

FINANCIAL

TECHNICAL

BUSINESS
PROCESS

2:30 - 3:30 pm

QAD Quality Management System

  

CRIS ANDERSON
QAD, Inc.

Quality Management supports the recording, tracking, reporting and analysis of all parts in the quality process. In this session, Cris will cover a basic overview of the QMS software as well as demonstrate the seamless integration with QAD ERP. He will look at Inspections, Corrective Action Preventative Actions, Nonconformance Reports, and Document Control modules and how ERP can feed information/trigger events in QMS as well as vice versa.

For QAD Version:
Level:

 

 

Implementing Configure Price Quote in QAD: Learnings & Guidance  

SRI SRINIVASAN
Thirdware Solution Ltd.


Well-defined CPQ (Configure Price Quote) processes enable organizations to increase sales quote efficiency and increase sales growth by 10%. Implementing successful CPQ process involves implementing and integrating rule-based configurator into engineering, pricing and costing processes. The objective of this session is to share our experience and learnings of CPQ implementations for our customers.

 

For QAD Version: Any
Level: Intermediate

Beyond Basic Browses: Trying Some Hidden Stuff!

  

ROBERT COHEN
Dynacast Ltd.


Browses are very powerful and most users can create a browse and put together some extended logic but QAD does some other things as well. This session will look at some of the things Robert has found in QAD browses, looking at browses that seem to do lots of hidden stuff or things not normally done in browses. You will see a live demonstration in which we will look at some browses and views that are doing things in the background and not so easily seen but very useful. While this session will have a technical focus, functional users will also gain insight on how browses may be extended in their environments.

 

For QAD Version: SE / EE
Level: Intermediate

How RFID Is Changing EDI

  

MARK STEWART
Radley Corporation

Equipping containers with RFID tags allows a matching of the containers content for traceability purposes while allowing EDI ASN’s to be updated with accurate container serial shipping container code (SSCC) information. This is beneficial to organizations responding to customer demand or internally supporting GS1 standards as these same RFID tags can be used to generate Electronic Product Information Code Services (EPCIS) events. This session will review current trends, enhancements and the utilization of RFID data to enhance legacy technologies such as EDI as well as newer initiatives like GS1 EPCIS to increase operational performance.

For QAD Version:
Level:

 

  3:30 pm           Break / Visit the Exhibits                                  

  
MANUFACTURING

FINANCIAL

TECHNICAL

BUSINESS
 PROCESS

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Getting Started With Sales & Operations Planning

  

JEFF LIVINGSTON
QAD, Inc.


S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning) has been a popular and impactful business topic for many years, but S&OP means a variety of different things to many people, and many businesses are still trying to figure out how to make S&OP work in their organizations. This session is designed to help provide guidance on how to get a successful S&OP process started, as well as some ideas and concepts for helping your business to continue to improves its S&OP processes and mature into a best-in-class S&OP organization.

 

For QAD Version: Any
Level: Intermediate

Managing Complex Sales Transactions  

JUDY GARDNER
Walbro Engine Management

OLENA STEPOVYK
32 Soft Inc.


Serving customers from multiple business units can be a challenge. Companies who do are always looking for ways to improve the complex inter-company sales transaction process inQAD. Judy Gardner of Walbro Engine Management and Olena Stepovyk will show you how Walbro has gained tremendous efficiency in managing inter-company orders and eliminated double-entry, inaccuracies and errors.

 

For QAD Version:
Level:

 

Make QAD Bulletproof

  

MIKE FURGAL
Progress

 

Security breaches and hacking seem to be the new frontier for people looking to steal information. Don’t put your job on the line by not taking care to lock down your critical data. The OpenEdge database has all the tools necessary to keep you data secure. Come see what is available and what you need to do to protect both your data and your job.

 

 

For QAD Version: Any
Level: Intermediate

Data Collection Replacement Case Study

  

JIM SCHROFF
Shield Restraint Systems
  
How do you proceed when you push up against the limits of your current data collection system? Learn how Shield Restraint Systems seamlessly replaced a legacy data collection system at sites in Indiana and China. Jim will discuss the decision process, considerations, and implementation experience.

  
F
or QAD Version: Any
Level: Intermediate

      

5:00 - 6:30pm            Vendor Hall Reception
                


 TUESDAY  •  March 21
7:30 am               Vendor Fair Opens / Buffet Breakfast          
       
  Concurrent Track Sessions                                                            

  
MANUFACTURING

CASE STUDY

TECHNICAL

BUSINESS
PROCESS

8:30 - 9:30 am

Browses in Action: Real-Life Use at American Trim

PAUL PELLEGRINI
American Trim
   

American Trim attempts to leverage QAD Browses to our advantage. This session will review the various capabilities in Browses, such as linking browse to browse, browse to maintenance screens – including prefilling data, and leveraging Lookup Browses. We will review how Browse Links and Browse Collections can streamline work. We will also look at additional tips that we use at American Trim to improve the QAD experience.

For QAD Version: All
  (.Net 2.9.4 and higher)
Level: Intermediate

QXtend / Dell Boomi MES Integration
Case Study

  

LUKE LALIBERTE
The Tech Group

GARY YANG
Roundview Technologies


This joint presentation will showcase the implementation of QXtend / Boomi solutions to integrate QAD ERP systems with MES systems at Tech Group. The solution provides robustness and transparency that allows the business user to monitor and trouble-shoot integration data issues.

 

For QAD Version: SE / EE
Level: Intermediate

 

.Net UI: Learning To Speak Error

  

NECTAR DALOGLOU
White Star Software


Ever see error messages like these and wonder if you've accidentally switched to Greek: "Object reference not set to an instance of an object", "Some applications could not process...", "Check Engine", etc..  You're not alone!  In this session, we will look at various .NET UI messages, how to decode, troubleshoot and finally how to help prevent them from occurring. 

 

For QAD Version: EE / SE
Level: Intermediate

Item Substitution, Cross-Sell and Upsell Functionality

  

ANDREW HALL
Logan Consulting


This session will focus on introducing the Item Replacement, Cross-Sell and Upsell functionality that was introduced in EE. Each option will be described in detail, including relative scenarios and use cases for each.

For QAD Version: EE
Level:
Intermeidate

 

 9:30 am           Break / Visit the Exhibits                    

  
MANUFACTURING

CASE STUDY

TECHNICAL

BUSINESS
PROCESS

10:00 - 11:00 am

EAM's Latest Addition: Tool Management Plus New Tips & Tricks

  

NANCY MAJURE
QAD, Inc.

Come see the latest advancements in QAD's Enterprise Asset Management! In this session we will explore the new Tool Management module that combines features of Inventory and Equipment to allow you to manage your specialized tools and enforce their calibration for use. Nancy will come armed with the latest tips & tricks to help you make the most of your solution. Y'all come!

For QAD Version:
Level:

 

 

Visteon / CyberQuery Case Study

  

VIJAY VENBAKKAM
Visteon Corp.

BRENT BECKER
Cyberscience Corp.

This case study presentation will show how Cyberquery has been deployed globally at Visteon and will specifically demonstrate the product’s consolidated reporting capability. It will give an overview of how Visteon has implemented Cyberquery with QAD EB2.1 (SE), for multiple levels of QAD reporting, enabling consolidated reporting (globally or regionally) and localized reporting to a specific plant QAD database. The overview will cover the methodology adopted and a vision as the usage and adoption of Cyberquery evolves within the organization. Pending network connectivity, a live demo of a few sample Visteon reports will also be included.

For QAD Version: SE 2007, eB2 and EE 2010
Level: Intermediate

 

Implementing EMT

  

CARLOS COLMENARES
Sungate Solutions

This presentation will discuss how to use the Enterprise Material Transfer to manage the supply and demand of parts across multiple business units. The review will include business processes and how QAD’s functionality supports them.

 

For QAD Version:
Level:

 

Processing Inter-Company Orders in Enterprise Edition

  

BRIAN CLARK
Logan Consulting


This session will focus on processing Intercompany orders for those clients that would benefit from a true buy/sell relationship between their QAD facilities. The session will focus on the utilization of Release Management, eCommerce and automation opportunities in EE Financials to process orders from forecast to intercompany payment.

 

For QAD Version: SE / EE
Level: Intermediate

 11:00 am           Break / Visit the Exhibits                    

  
MANUFACTURING

CASE STUDY

TECHNICAL

BUSINESS
PROCESS

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

The Ins & Outs of Price Lists

  

SCOTT DULECKI
Progress


Pricing is easy! Right… except Banana Corp gets special discounts, and ACME has special bulk pricing, and sales wants to run a special promotion… and QAD can handle it all. In this session, Scott will show how to use price lists from simple list prices to complex multi-part pricing structures. He’ll also show how to figure out just where that stinking number came from and other ways to make pricing as straightforward or complex as you’d like and show you where to go if you’re one of the companies that has really unique and specific pricing requirements.

 

For QAD Version:
Level:

 

Case Study: Using Browse Collections in .Net UI

  

CAROLYN JOHNSON
IAC Group

STEVE WU
Roundview Technologies


When IAC built a consolidated AR processing system on QAD 2016EE, it faced a challenge in providing a user interface using traditional QAD screen for data visibility and maintenance. QAD’s Browse Collection feature allowed us to build such user interface to satisfy the user requirements.

 

For QAD Version:
All versions that support .
Net UI
Level: Intermediate

 

 

QXtend Excelerator

  

JAMES BLANKENSHIP
Logan Consulting


This session will demonstrate how to use QAD’s QXtend Excelerator tool. The Excelerator tool allows users to query data from the QAD application, import the data into Microsoft Excel, make changes, and post the changes back to QAD. This session will provide attendees with a live demonstration in which we will do some basic configuration of QXtend, build an Excelerator template, query data, load data, and build QXtend Business Objects to support Excelerator. While this session will have a technical focus, functional users will also gain insight on how Excelerator may be used in their environments.

 

For QAD Version: SE / EE
Level: Intermediate

How to Reduce Costs and Increase Producitivity With MDBA

  

MIKE FURGAL
Progress

The QAD and OpenEdge database has added many new features over the past decade. These features can have a dramatic affect on the performance of your QAD system. Finding a qualified DBA to work in this ever changing environment can be expensive and challenging. The Progress MDBA program has hundreds of customers and manages thousands of databases providing stability and performance with a worldwide team of experts. Come see what Progress MDBA can do for you.

For QAD Version: Any
Level: Intermediate

 

12:30pm           Closing Luncheon / Conference Wrap-Up & Giveaways
                                                                                    
 

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The Henry Hotel

300 Town Center Drive
Fairlane Plaza
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 441-2000


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Named in honor of the U.S. veteran Henry Dearborn, The Henry possesses a spirit of independence that is reinventing the art of hospitality for the sophisticated modern traveler. Graced with splendid contemporary art on nearly every elegantly paneled wall, the luxurious interior is punctuated with dazzling chandeliers and boldly imagined color accents. The lobby, restaurant, and art gallery have set a new standard for Detroit hotels in creating an unmatched atmosphere of modern luxury which extends to our attentive service, stylish accommodations, and contemporary amenities.

HOTEL AMENITIES:              

  • Luxurious feather bedding
    and marble baths
  • Twice-daily maid service
  • Fee WiFi in public areas
  • Fine dining at TRIA Restaurant
    & Lounge
  • Fitness center with indoor pool and Jacuzzi
  • Full-service Business Center


NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:         

  • Henry Ford Museum/
    Greenfield Village
  • Automotive Hall of Fame
  • Detroit Science Center
  • Fairlane Town Center

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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 Midwest User Group when making your reservations.

MWUG Conference Rate:
$149/night (sgl/dbl)

Reservations:
(313) 441-2000

www.behenry.com


    
TRANSPORTATION:
The Henry Hotel is approximately 20 minutes from Detroit Metro Airport. Cab fare (via Metro Cab Service or Town Car) is a flat fee of $42 each-way. The hotel offers a complimentary car service to attractions within a 3-mile radius of the hotel. For information and reservations, please call the hotel directly: (313) 441-2000. Complimentary self-parking is available at the hotel for all registered guests. Valet parking is available at $25/overnight with unlimited in and out privileges. For additional information on the hotel and available amenities, please visit: www.behenry.com.



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Management
continuing education credits!


    

Contact SCOTT DULECKI for more information: sdulecki@progress.com

 

 

 

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