Press release

From The Hearth Goes Live with QAD Adaptive ERP and Trade Activity Management

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QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB), a leading provider of next-generation manufacturing and supply chain solutions in the cloud, today announced that baked goods manufacturer From The Hearth, LLC (FTH) has gone live with QAD Adaptive ERP. FTH also implemented QAD Trade Activity Management.

From The Hearth is a family-owned business with operations in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. It offers bread and bread products through the brand names Furlani, Joseph Campione and Mercato Bakery as well as through private label, to leading retailers and foodservice distributors across North America.

From The Hearth has two divisions, Furlani Foods Corporation and Joseph Campione LLC. Furlani Foods is a longtime QAD customer. FTH saw strategic value to upgrade and move its existing on-premise QAD environment to the cloud with QAD Adaptive ERP and to integrate its entire business on that platform. Management wanted to standardize business processes across both divisions while working within a single version of the truth. It also wanted its ERP system to provide dashboards and reports with real-time data and analytics that management could use to make decisions. After a review, From The Hearth decided to extend its QAD implementation across the entire enterprise. By implementing QAD Adaptive ERP across its business, From The Hearth aims to achieve a variety of benefits, including:

  • The ability to support company growth and changing demands from both internal and external customers
  • Increased financial capabilities to streamline its financial operations
  • A new, systematic approach to trade activity management which was largely done manually, outside the system in the previous environment
  • Easy and consistent updates to the latest available functionality
  • The replacement of existing manual workarounds with industry best practices
  • The ability to maintain quality while controlling and reducing operational costs
  • Fewer software customizations
  • Reduction of the need for third-party applications by leveraging the QAD Enterprise Platform

“QAD is focused on helping fresh and frozen food companies innovate and adapt their business models to remain industry leaders and we are excited to work with From The Hearth,” said QAD Senior Vice President, North America, Mike Brunnick. “The food and beverage industry is experiencing challenging and exciting times and manufacturers today need to be agile. From The Hearth is an exciting company whose roots are rich in tradition. Now in partnership with QAD, it is implementing systems and processes that will help it to rapidly plan for and respond to opportunities and market dynamics.”

FTH was supported in the project by its key implementation partner QSTRAT.

About QAD – Enabling the Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprise

QAD Inc. is a leading provider of next-generation manufacturing and supply chain solutions in the cloud. Global manufacturers face ever-increasing disruption caused by technology-driven innovation and changing consumer preferences. In order to survive and thrive, manufacturers must be able to innovate and change business models at unprecedented rates of speed. QAD calls these companies Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprises. QAD solutions help customers in the automotive, life sciences, consumer products, food and beverage, high tech and industrial manufacturing industries rapidly adapt to change and innovate for competitive advantage.

Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, QAD has 30 offices globally. Over 2,000 manufacturing companies have deployed QAD solutions, including enterprise resource planning (ERP), digital supply chain planning (DSCP), global trade and transportation execution (GTTE), quality management system (QMS) and strategic sourcing and supplier management, to become an Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprise. To learn more, visit or call +1 805-566-6100. Find us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

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