In an effort to help automotive suppliers assess and improve materials management, QAD , a provider of enterprise software solutions for global manufacturers, is offering Materials Management Operation Guideline Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) training to automotive suppliers in Russia, China and India – the top emerging markets in the automotive industry today.
QAD is offering this important training through a partnership with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG).
Issued by the AIAG in North America and Odette International in Europe, the MMOG/LE guidelines are a global set of principals for materials processes, incorporating AIAG's Materials Management Operations Guidelines (MMOG) and Odette Logistics Evaluation (OLE) documents.
The MMOG/LE guidelines automatically score and rate suppliers’ compliance levels and identifies necessary actions to satisfy requirements.
“The real challenge in making global sourcing work is developing a world-class materials management plan and logistics management system. The MMOG/LE guidelines and complementary training are effective tools to help suppliers get there faster,” said J. Scot Sharland, executive director of AIAG.
“We chose QAD as a partner for this training because of their longstanding commitment and support of AIAG’s efforts to reduce cost and complexity via global standards development and harmonised business practices; especially in emerging markets.”
The MMOG/LE training provides a series of exercises and electronic resources that enable trainees to assemble a team and acquire the tools necessary to effectively implement the Global MMOG/LE standards when they return to their facility.
- The requirements for completing an MMOG/LE self-assessment
- A gap analysis identifying action items
- Communication strategies for the MMOG/LE throughout an organisation
- MMOG/LE implementation planning guidance
- Ideas about motivating change and dealing with resistance.
“After completing the MMOG/LE training, I now fully understand how to meet the requirements of global OEMs, and what we have to change in order for our company to meet their export and sequencing requirements,” said Sobolev Roman, Director of Logistic Department, Standartplast, Ivanovo, Russia.
QAD has trained 140 people in Shanghai, Beijing and Chongqing to date, and plans to train another 180 people in China by the end of this year. Training in Russia was started in late spring, and will begin in India in the fall.
“Providing MMOG/LE training in these emerging markets further reflects our commitment to the automotive sector and improving global supply chain performance through what we call the ‘Perfect Lean Market,’” said Pamela Lopker, QAD president and chairman of the board.
“This training will help automotive suppliers in Russia, China and India better meet requirements of their OEM customer by teaching them to proactively review their materials practices, ensure compliancy to the industry standard and attain the support needed for a first-rate materials management system.”