SANTA BARBARA, CA QAD Inc., a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies, congratulated one of its customers, Nexteer Automotive, on receiving the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Award for Enterprise Technology Leadership.

The Manufacturing Leadership Awards honor manufacturing companies’ projects and individual leaders that have demonstrated achievement across a wide variety of domains, including sustainability, operational excellence, innovation, supply chain management and others. As a recipient of the Enterprise Technology Leadership award, Nexteer is recognized for the competitive advantage and tangible enterprise performance gains achieved through its implementation of QAD Cloud ERP, the only full-strength web-based ERP solution for global manufacturing.

“We’re so pleased that Nexteer has seen such strong business results and relies on the cloud as a key foundation to support their growth. It is great to see them recognized with such a prestigious designation in leading the way for other manufacturers,” said Anton Chilton, senior vice president, global services, QAD. “When you’re operating on a global scale like Nexteer does, you need your ERP system to function with the speed and flexibility to respond and adjust to different needs anytime, anywhere in the world. I’m thrilled that QAD Cloud ERP provided this foundation for Nexteer.”

The Manufacturing Leadership Awards, now in their 11th year, honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Winning projects and individual manufacturing leaders have demonstrated achievement in their areas of expertise, and are chosen by a panel of expert judges for results that set them apart from their competitors. These winning manufacturers have delivered clear and compelling value, return on investment, and other tangible outcomes.

For more information on the Manufacturing Leadership Awards or the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, visit