(AIAG: Southfield, MI) -- The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), developer and promoter of solutions to help manufacturers, service providers, and OEM suppliers operate at peak performance, has launched a new training program for Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE). The training, developed under the leadership of volunteers from the software developer, QAD Inc., and General Motors, and vetted by GM, Ford, and Chrysler, will help suppliers better understand and implement MMOG/LE to improve supply chain management.
“In light of the challenges of globalization, speed of innovation, and fluctuation in vehicle demand, it is imperative that the industry takes its supply-chain management capabilities to the next level,” says J. Scot Sharland, executive director of AIAG. “AIAG is committed to providing the tools, including best practices, guidelines, and self-assessments, to help companies of all sizes develop a comprehensive ‘go forward’ plan that will positively impact their ability to deliver the right products to the right places in the right quantities at the right time.”
MMOG/LE is the global standard for supply-chain management processes that reduces costs from errors, waste, and workload for suppliers and customers. It includes customer requirements, capacity constraints, contingency planning, subtier capability, resource allocation, and employee skills. The AIAG training program teaches MMOG/LE best practices so companies can complete the assessment tool. Additionally, the training shares methods for materials management efficiency and effectiveness in the supply chain.
The course is designed for all levels of an organization that want to better understand MMOG/LE and benefit from its implementation. It is offered as a single full-day session for both members and nonmembers of AIAG, with six offerings scheduled in 2012 through November.