Who Is Cascade Engineering?

Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Cascade Engineering is a manufacturer specializing in large-scale plastic injection molding. They support multiple brands across eleven strategic business units serving a wide range of markets including automotive, commercial truck and bus, solid waste and recycling, furniture, material handling, renewable energy, and RFID asset management.

What Are Their Goals?

Cascade Engineering’s primary goal is maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction, but their quality management software was cumbersome and unable to support this goal effectively. Processes were slow and took too much effort — too many hours were spent doing, redoing, rechecking and locating.


Cascade examined several enterprise quality management systems (EQMS), but chose QAD QMS because of its simple interface and breadth of functionality.

What Were the Results?

“Our quality management software is now better than ever at meeting our customers’ needs,” commented Cascade Engineering Senior Corporate Quality Engineer April Dines. “We are not only more effectively managing quality, we are also more proactively managing risk, an important consideration in the auto industry.”

Read the full story on how Cascade Engineering improved their operations and saved time with QAD’s quality management system.

QAD Solutions Built for the Automotive Industry

QAD Cloud ERP for the automotive industry enables suppliers to effectively ensure quality and meeting industry standards, support lean manufacturing, optmize the supply chain, and reduce supply chain risk.