MRO Magazine

QAD and AIAG Team Up to Train Ford Suppliers in Mexico


May 28, 2015
By Business Wire News

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.

QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies, today announced that it has recently held an event, in collaboration with Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), for Ford automotive suppliers in Mexico.

Mexico’s automotive market has been bolstered by a recovering North American market. According to the Wall Street Journal, analysts expect Mexico’s car and light-truck production to rise to about 4 million vehicles a year by the end of the decade. Suppliers are working hard to comply with OEM requirements.

Some 48 attendees representing 25 companies attended the event, held in Mexico City. The first session was designed to prepare the companies to meet stringent Ford Q1 requirements. As the regional trainer in Mexico for Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE), QAD shared global perspectives and outlined benefits of evaluating supply chain capability and performance. Presenters from Ford identified their specific requirements and expectations for completing the MMOG/LE v4 assessment.

“The event was a great opportunity to understand the enhancements made to MMOG/LE Version 4, the benefits of the basic and full assessments and Ford´s specific requirements to obtain the Q1 certification,” stated Juana Mejía, Customer Service Coordinator at Federal-Mogul.

“AIAG is pleased to collaborate with partners and suppliers in order to ensure the highest quality of products in the global automotive supply chain,” remarked Víctor Sordo, AIAG business development manager, Mexico. “MMOG/LE Version 4 provides suppliers with a prescriptive roadmap and library of best practices that improve materials management efficiency and effectiveness.”

“QAD is eager to work with Ford suppliers to evaluate and improve the supply chain and respond to the demands of the growing Mexican automotive industry,” said QAD Automotive Director Terry Onica. “MMOG/LE provides an ideal roadmap to ensure that suppliers meet the industry best practice guidelines required by manufacturers in the global automotive supply chain.”

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 35 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.

For more information about QAD, call +1 805-566-6000, visit www.qad.com.

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