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AIAG Designates QAD As Authorised MMOG/LE Training Provider For North America
QAD to Train Suppliers to Implement MMOG/LE & Achieve World-class/Level-A Status
QAD has begun delivering the course “Global MMOG/LE Implementation Training: Level 1” on a monthly basis at the AIAG headquarters in Southfield, MI as of September 26, 2011. QAD will also deliver the course at its offices in Mexico.
“As an ERP provider specializing in manufacturing business processes and systems, and as a contributing MMOG/LE author that’s been preparing suppliers directly for OEM audits for years, QAD was the clear choice to be our official MMOG/LE training provider for North America,” explained Dave Lalain, director of Business Development, AIAG.
MMOG/LE was first introduced in 2002 by AIAG and its European counterpart Odette to improve global supply chains in the areas of materials management and logistics performance, and provide a self-assessment process for evaluating supplier performance. The MMOG/LE assessment automatically scores a supplier’s capabilities and identifies necessary actions for continuous improvement.
The course will prepare suppliers to effectively implement a world-class materials plan and logistics management system. Suppliers will learn how to complete an MMOG/LE supplier self-assessment, identify gaps in the assessment, and establish a continuous improvement plan to rectify any shortfalls.
“In light of the current economic climate and the ongoing effect of events like the natural disaster in Japan, it is more important now than ever to focus on issues like capacity constraints, fluctuating customer schedules, management of sub suppliers and contingency planning,” said Terry Onica, director of Automotive at QAD. “We are proud to support AIAG and serve as a member of the MMOG/LE standards committee. QAD also serves as the AIAG and Odette designated training provider for MMOG/LE in more than 20 countries throughout Asia Pacific and Central and Eastern Europe.”.
MMOG/LE was developed by the automotive industry and most OEMs today promote and recommend the training to their suppliers to help them achieve preferred supplier status and improve performance. Yet, AIAG and Odette report growing interest in and use of MMOG/LE in hospitals, construction, aerospace, chemistry, electronics, industrial and retail, positioning MMOG/LE as a benchmark and development tool for other manufacturing industries.
AIAG was founded in 1982 by General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Corporation to develop and share best practices to create a leaner, more efficient supply base. Since then, AIAG has grown and evolved to address increasingly complex global supply chain, manufacturing and quality issues, and now has tools and processes that can help diverse industries improve their performance by protecting and enhancing corporate reputations, rooting out waste and inefficiency, uncovering cost savings and improving quality.
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