Automotive Suppliers in Russia, China, India Get Materials Management Tools

Aug. 24, 2007
The solution scores and rate suppliers' compliance levels and identify necessary actions to satisfy requirements.

In partnership with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), QAD Inc., a provider of enterprise software solutions, is offering Materials Management Operation Guideline Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) training to automotive suppliers in Russia, China and India.

The MMOG/LE guidelines are a global set of principles for materials processes that automatically score and rate suppliers' compliance levels and identify necessary actions to satisfy requirements. They incorporate AIAG's Materials Management Operations Guidelines and Odette Logistics Evaluation documents.

"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.

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. Coursework covers:

  • The requirements for completing an MMOG/LE self-assessment
  • A gap analysis identifying action items
  • Communication strategies for the MMOG/LE throughout an organization
  • MMOG/LE implementation planning guidance
  • Ideas about motivating change and dealing with resistance

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.

"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," said Pamela Lopker, QAD president and chairman of the board.

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