AIAG Names QAD as the Designated Provider of MMOG/LE Training for Fast Growing Automotive Industry i


AIAG Names QAD as the Designated Provider of MMOG/LE Training for Fast Growing Automotive Industry in Mexico

Global ERP Leader and MMOG/LE Expert QAD to Train Manufacturers on Industry Best Practices for Achieving World-class Delivery Status

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- QAD Inc. (NAS: QADA) (NAS: QADB) , a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, announced it has been selected by the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to provide Materials Management Operations Guidelines/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) training in Spanish to suppliers in Mexico.

Designated by AIAG as the authorized training provider, QAD will deliver the course, "Global MMOG/LE Implementation Training: Level 1" at QAD headquarters in Mexico City in Spanish on October 14 and December 2, 2013. The course assists suppliers in preparing to effectively implement a world-class materials plan and logistics management system. Suppliers will learn how to complete an MMOG/LE supplier self-assessment, identify gaps and establish a continuous improvement plan. Suppliers can register for the course on the AIAG website in the training section on international events here.

QAD - Global Automotive ERP Leadership

"QAD is globally recognized for its ERP leadership, industry expertise and MMOG/LE training engagements with auto suppliers around the world," said David Lalain, vice president at AIAG. "We are pleased to authorize QAD as the designated provider of MMOG/LE training for suppliers based in the rapidly growing automotive industry in Mexico."

First introduced in 2002 by AIAG and its European counterpart Odette, MMOG/LE guides suppliers in assessing, improving, and benchmarking materials management and logistics processes. Global automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers that embrace the implementation of MMOG/LE have reduced costs from errors, waste and workload for both suppliers and customers.

"QAD is committed to ensuring global suppliers are armed with the best tools and training to meet MMOG/LE requirements," said Eugenio Riveroll, senior vice president of Latin America. "Together with AIAG and sister organization ODETTE, we share a vision to prepare automotive suppliers to become world-class manufacturers -- to perform at their best and become more Effective Enterprises."

QAD also serves as the AIAG designated training provider for MMOG/LE in Canada, the United States and throughout Asia Pacific. In addition, QAD is designated by Odette to train in Central and Eastern Europe.

To find out more about QAD tools to support the MMOG/LE process, contact:

About AIAG

AIAG is a unique not-for-profit organization where, for more than 30 years, OEMs, suppliers, service providers, government entities and individuals in academia have worked collaboratively to drive down costs and complexity from the supply chain via global standards development and harmonized business practices. AIAG membership has grown to more than 960 members and includes renowned global manufacturers and many of their parts suppliers and service providers. For more information, visit

About QAD

QAD Inc. (NAS: QADA) (NAS: 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 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 offers flexible deployment options like QAD On Premise software and QAD On Demand software-as-a-service. Customers can operate in a blended environment where some users can be deployed On Premise and some users deployed via On Demand while offering the same end-user experience. 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, telephone +1 805-566-6000, visit

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