QAD, a provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, today announced a strategic alliance relationship with Plante & Moran PLLC, a certified public accounting and management consulting firm specialising in the automotive and medical device industries.
The relationship will expand QAD’s reach into these industries in the United States offering local customers additional support and specialised services in these manufacturing sectors.
Plante & Moran is happy to form this alliance relationship with QAD as it believes QAD’s solutions are truly impacting the supply chain and helping to improve business processes around the globe.
QAD’s deep industry and vertical focus will benefit Plante’s customers as they strive to streamline their operations.
Under the alliance agreement Plante & Moran will provide consulting services in support of QAD’s software solutions to companies looking both to gain deeper insight into their existing supply chain and to better manage global networks.
Plante & Moran, which is already consulting with several QAD clients, will help implement QAD where they are needed in the automotive and medical device industries. Specifically, the alliance will focus on helping Japanese suppliers open and manage operations in North America as well as helping companies manage merger, acquisition and divestiture activities.
Many manufacturing companies in the automotive industry today are striving to lower production costs, yet speed up their supply chain.
QAD and Plante & Moran stand to offer such companies innovative solutions that can lead to great realisation of savings.
Additionally companies in the medical device industry need help tracking and accounting for each shipment and product produced. QAD solutions are an ideal way to meet stringent compliance requirements effectively and efficiently.
QAD’s full line of technology solutions including QAD Enterprise Applications 2007 help companies in the automotive, food and beverage, consumer products, electronics, industrial products and life sciences streamline their supply chain and integrate closely with their suppliers and distributors. This partnership will further help companies solve their complex technology challenges while strengthening their communication and raising visibility into the full supply chain.