QAD and Lear Corporation Share Success of 20-Year Partnership

Lear first deployed QAD enterprise resource planning in 1994; currently, 100 locations run QAD Enterprise Applications

Santa Barbara, Calif.Nov. 7, 2014QAD Inc., a provider of enterprise software and services, is pleased to share the success of its longstanding relationship with Lear Corporation, a global supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems. As a company, Lear grew almost 13 percent in revenue from 2009 to 2013 and became the 10th largest automotive parts supplier in the world based on revenue. Deploying QAD solutions helped the company realize progress in achieving this goal and making global production more efficient.

Lear Corporation first implemented QAD software in 1994 and expanded to include 100 global locations across 30 countries using QAD solutions. In its 20th year of partnering with QAD, Lear Corporation remains committed to staying current with QAD Enterprise Applications.

As a large manufacturer with business divisions spanning all continents, one of Lear Corporation’s key challenges is to standardize its lean manufacturing model. Lear Corporation implemented QAD Enterprise Applications to standardize processes and ensure its global supply chains operate at maximum efficiency.

“We want to be quick, on time, right the first time and right every time,” said Rob Rinnan, vice president of information technology for Lear Corporation. “Our partnership with QAD helped us realize huge efficiencies in our manufacturing across our global locations.”

“We designed QAD Enterprise Applications to help manufacturers achieve the highest levels of efficiencies and become effective enterprises,” said Allen Patrick, vice president of automotive global strategic accounts, QAD. “We will continue providing solutions that can assist Lear Corporation and our other customers achieve their manufacturing goals.”

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