Russia Automotive Parts Manufacturer Selects QAD Enterprise Applications to Support Preferred Suppli

Russia Automotive Parts Manufacturer Selects QAD Enterprise Applications to Support Preferred Supplier Status

MMOG/LE Process Maps in QAD Enterprise Applications Support Saturno-TP Preferred Supplier Status for Business with Renault and Other Top Auto Makers

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- QAD Inc., (NAS: QADA) (NAS: QADB) , leading provider of enterprise business software and services, today announced Saturno-TP, a manufacturer of interior auto parts, selected QAD Enterprise Applications to support its manufacturing operations. QAD Enterprise Applications delivers the processes and controls that allow suppliers, like Saturno-TP, to meet the stringent requirements of their automotive manufacturing customers.

QAD Process Maps Help Customers to Achieve Preferred Supplier Status

Based in Togliatti, Russia — home to a global automotive cluster including Renault, General Motors and Ford — Saturno-TP is deploying QAD Enterprise Applications to optimize operations, improve supply-chain efficiency and comply with vendor performance mandates. Using QAD Enterprise Applications, Saturno-TP has a powerful yet easy-to-use system that supports audit-ready, workflow and business process best-practices — factors that lead to achieving preferred supplier status.

Saturno-TP will benefit from features built into the Automotive Edition of QAD Enterprise Applications including automotive process maps based on Materials Management Operations Guidelines/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE). QAD automotive process maps will enable Saturno-TP users to navigate through graphical views of the company's business processes before drilling down into specific workflows, as well as accessing relevant operational metrics, compliance checkpoints, training materials and work instructions.

Josef Dyntar, director at Minerva IS, a QAD Partner that provided local Russia expertise on the QAD implementation stated: "Saturno-TP appreciates the value of implementing QAD Enterprise Applications to achieve MMOG/LE Level A Status. Achieving Level A Status is a clear indicator of best-in-class performance. As a result, Saturno-TP can focus on growing their business and develop value-added activities that further improve customer satisfaction."

"In today's global automotive environment, our valued customers, like Saturno-TP must prove they can compete anywhere in the world with their quality and delivery capabilities in order to grow," said Terry Onica, director of Automotive Vertical at QAD. "Auto makers and suppliers want to do business with effective organizations that can rapidly scale business processes anywhere in the world. QAD is dedicated to delivering the solutions that enable our customers to become more Effective Enterprises."

About Saturno-TP

Saturno-TP is an automotive parts supplier focused on the development and production of interior parts such as: interior trims: door panels, parcel shelves, pillars and other injection-molded and thermoformed parts, luggage compartment components and sun visors.

About Minerva

Ltd. "Minerva IP" is a leader in the market of information technologies. The company specializes in the development, implementation and support of integrated information systems for manufacturing companies. The company helps manufacturers to achieve greater efficiency, management control and a higher level of performance.

For more information, please contact "Minerva IP", tel. (499) 250-8425,

About QAD

QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life sciences products. QAD applications provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise, enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time. For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805-566-6000, or visit the QAD web site at

"QAD" is a registered trademark of QAD Inc. All other products or company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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