QAD Executive Earns 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award from AIAG
QAD Executive Earns 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award from AIAG
QAD Senior Director ofAutomotiveTerry Onica Honored Again this Year for Her Industry Leadership and Expert Contribution to Global MMOG/LE Advancement
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At the 2013 AIAG Awards ceremony, Terry Onica, senior director of automotive for QAD Inc. (NAS: QADA) (NAS: QADB) , was honored again this year for her industry leadership, expertise and contribution to the advancement of global Materials Management Operations Guidelines/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE).
Morris Brown, AIAG Executive Loan, Chrysler and Dan Howe, AIAG Executive Loan, General Motors present AIAG Award to Terry Onica, QAD (Photo: Business Wire)
"Terry Onica, as a key leader of our industry, in the MMOG/LE workgroup and as an executive of QAD, demonstrates the knowledge and leadership skills that the industry respects across the automotive supply chain community -- at national, regional, and global industry levels," said Nancy Malo, program manager at AIAG. "As a proponent of MMOG/LE, QAD's Terry Onica is lauded for advancing the MMOG/LE assessment tool throughout the supply chain community."
MMOG/LE is a self-assessment which was introduced by AIAG and Odette to improve global supply chains in the area of materials management and logistics performance. After completing the assessment, MMOG/LE automatically scores a supplier's capabilities and provides a gap analysis for suppliers to identify actions for continuous improvement.
Onica serves as a representative for AIAG's global MMOG/LE project, and has championed incorporating MMOG/LE tools and best practices into QAD tools. QAD's consulting practice helps automotive suppliers to implement the required business systems and prepare for internal reviews and customer MMOG/LE audits. Onica has helped AIAG to develop training aimed at educating suppliers around the world.
"Ever since we began collaborating with AIAG and Odette about ten years ago, QAD has focused on supporting OEMs and their suppliers globally by providing training and education through AIAG," said Onica. "It's gratifying to be recognized by AIAG. We look forward to working together to support AIAG goals and to help streamline industry processes and business practices globally in order to help our customers become more Effective Enterprises."
To find out more about QAD tools to support the MMOG/LE process, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.AIAG.org.
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