QAD and AIAG Team Up to Train Ford Suppliers in Mexico
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.”
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