Tool Enables Global Automotive Supply Chain to Assess Performance
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — March 18, 2014 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions and services for global manufacturers, today announced that the fourth version of the AIAG/Odette Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) tool for the global automotive supply chain will be featured at the AIAG Supply Chain Summit in Livonia, Michigan on March 18. MMOG/LE Version 4 is scheduled for release in April.
QAD Automotive Director Terry Onica will provide an overview of the revisions to MMOG/LE Version 4 and lead a panel discussing the implementation and assessment processes which will include representatives from Ford, Chrysler and General Motors.
The MMOG/LE tool enables organizations in the global automotive supply chain to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of its Materials Management and Logistics capability and performance. Members of the MMOG/LE Global Workgroup include the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), Odette, OEMs, suppliers and service providers.
Created as a best practices tool assessment for vehicle manufacturers, it is reviewed every three years to ensure it continues to meet best practices in the automotive industry. In addition to the full 197 criteria assessment for OEMs, MMOG/LE Version 4 also includes a basic version with 106 criteria for suppliers. Both versions are based on rigorous, commonly agreed criteria and provide a meaningful road map for continuous improvement opportunities.
MMOG/LE Basic is designed to:
Enable lower tier suppliers to compare its processes with world-class best practices
Assist in the development of a continuous improvement plan
Identify critical areas for improvement
Provide a starting point for eventually completing a full MMOG/LE assessment and achieving world-class best practices status
“QAD is honored to contribute to defining the evolving content of MMOG/LE to improve the performance of all tiers within the global automotive supply chain,” said Terry Onica, director, Automotive, QAD. “As we partner with AIAG and Odette to provide training in North America, Eastern Europe and in the Asia-Pacific regions, we’re gratified to help elevate the efficiency of manufacturers and the quality of their product.”
About QAD – The Effective Enterprise
QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB) is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 30 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with QAD Enterprise Applications, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports operational requirements; including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD Enterprise Applications is offered in flexible deployment models as on-premise software, in the cloud with QAD Cloud ERP or in a blended environment. With QAD, customers and partners in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industries can better align daily operations with their strategic goals to meet their vision of becoming more Effective Enterprises.
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