SANTA BARBARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced that Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation, USA has chosen to deploy QAD Cloud QMS to streamline its supplier request for quotation (RFQ) business process at its Newnan, Georgia facility.

Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation, USA manufacturers all-terrain vehicles, golf cars, water vehicles and multi-passenger recreational off-road vehicles for sale primarily to the United States recreational sports enthusiast market. It is a subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA which is headquartered in Cypress, California and which has operations throughout North America. The company used a custom, manual RFQ solution that was not meeting its needs and wanted to replace it with a solution that would automate and standardize the entire RFQ process.

QAD Cloud QMS will help Yamaha develop a standardized RFQ process that utilizes consistent content and a consistent format. QAD Cloud QMS will reduce the administration time needed for many stages of Yamaha’s RFQ process including:

  • RFQ purchasing activities.
  • Sending RFQs to suppliers.
  • Gathering responses.
  • Summarizing response data for analysis.

“QAD Cloud QMS will greatly reduce the time and effort we spend managing the RFQ process in our Newnan facility,” said Senior Division Manager of Purchasing for YMMC, Wayne Pierce. “Our legacy system made it difficult to manage priorities and we did not have a way to generate status updates and alerts. We needed a solution that would let us associate multiple RFQs to a single project, attach drawings to RFQ records, and generate revision history and audit trails. QAD Cloud QMS meets those requirements while taking the stress of administering the system off our hands.”

By employing QAD Cloud QMS, Yamaha will:

  • Quickly scale its RFQ process to meet increases in RFQ volume.
  • Provide its suppliers with a portal through which they can electronically access and update RFQ and capacity information.
  • Archive sourcing information and approvals.
  • Add workflow, alerts and approval processes.
  • Define metrics and reports for analysis and decision-making.
  • Create award sheets to notify suppliers of their RFQ status.

“It is great to be working with a respected brand like Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation, USA,” said QAD QMS Division President, Bob Herdoiza. “Using QAD Cloud QMS, Yamaha can eliminate its use of spreadsheets and other time-consuming manual processes, reduce errors and better manage priorities and escalations. It will help improve their control over every RFQ-related document and provide much better visibility into the entire flow.”

QAD Cloud QMS is a feature-rich, fully integrated enterprise quality management solution that saves time, improves productivity and ensures quality by automating a company’s quality processes. QAD Cloud QMS automates the supplier management process, provides supplier scorecards and supplier access to corrective actions. It helps manage supplier certification and automates supplier grading based on performance.

About Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation, USA

Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation (YMMC) was formed in 1986. YMMC was the first manufacturing operation that Yamaha Motor Corporation, Japan established in a highly developed country. YMMC in Newnan, Georgia continues to enhance the enviable worldwide reputation that Yamaha has earned as a result of the quality, reliability and performance built into each of its products. These values are a long-established tradition and are a direct result of the dedication and skill of Yamaha’s employees.

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 35 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 in the cloud, on-premise 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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