QAD Midwest User Group Spring Conference

March 19 – 21, Marriott Key Center

The QAD Midwest User Group (MWUG) is hosting its Spring conference on March 19-21 at the Marriott Key Center in Cleveland, Ohio. This conference will feature concurrent track sessions and a variety of opportunities to allow attendees to interact and network.

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Logan Consulting Speaker Sessions at MWUG

Training Session: How-To – Financial Customizations in QAD Enterprise Edition

Speaker: James Blankenship, Principal | Logan Consulting

Are you looking at making customizations to the Enterprise Edition (EE) version of the QAD application?

If so, you may have noticed that the internal architecture is different than Standard Edition (SE) versions of QAD. This session will provide participants with a ‘how to’ on developing customizations in the EE Financial module, using available API’s. Topics will include:

  • Adding a custom field
  • Adding validation to a custom field
  • Extracting/querying data from the Financial database tables
  • Updating data in the Financial module

Panel Discussion: IT Project Selection and Execution in a Challenging Environment

Speakers: Cliff Oman | Logan Consulting, Andrew Hall | Logan Consulting, TBD

Moderator: David Kwo | Logan Consulting

Developing an IT Roadmap that supports your business strategy can be challenging. In today’s uncertain economic and geopolitical world more flexibility is required when accounting for the additional risks. This panel discussion will provide participants with insights into the various ways companies maximize their ERP investment while at the same time minimizing risk.

  • What technology projects offer the biggest opportunity to increase cash flow/EBITDA?
  • What are the stumbling blocks and obstacles that can cause these projects to fail?
  • What options do companies have to flex technology investments up or down, based on economic conditions?
  • What can you do to help ensure that that your IT investments continue to pay dividends, after implementation?

 Please join us for this interactive session where you will get insights and advice you can begin using immediately.

Case Study: Picking and Shipping Project Success Story | Valmont North American Irrigation

Speakers: Josh Encarnation | Valmont Industries & Shelton King | Logan Consulting

Valmont North American Irrigation, about 6-12 months after an upgrade to QAD EE 2018, was experiencing some post-upgrade challenges primarily around their picking and shipping functions. These challenges included system performance of transactions, an inefficient picking process, and supply chain inventory challenges that had a negative effect on on-time delivery performance and capacity. With a distribution network stretching across the country and on average 300 lines per sales order to pick, the impact was felt by all sites, employees, and most importantly the customers.

Join us for this case study as we tell the story of how the Valmont Irrigation business leadership began a cycle of continuous improvement activities to increase operational efficiencies.  Through a series of cross functional, business led, IT supported value stream mapping and Kaizen events, the results four months later are across-the-board improved KPI metrics, more responsive end point technologies, and teams built to adapt more efficiently to external factors such as supply chain, customer demands and labor constraints.

Join the Midwest User Group!

The Midwest User Group (MWUG) is an organization for QAD’s manufacturing management and Enterprise Application software, connecting industry professionals from manufacturing companies and QAD partners in the Midwestern U.S.

For more information and to explore the benefits, visit MWUG’s Membership website.

Learn more about Logan Consulting at the MWUG Spring Conference 2023. Check out our speaker sessions to find out more!