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AIAG LAUNCHES COST-EFFECTIVE NEW MATERIALS MANAGEMENT E-LEARNING

by Greg Creason, AIAG | Apr 20, 2016

This online course helps improve materials management efficiency and effectiveness in an organization’s supply chain.

SOUTHFIELD, Michigan, April 14, 2016 — AIAG has developed and launched a new online e-learning platform for the Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE). The e-learning is available now in English and priced affordably for any size supplier. The course will be available in other languages in the near future.

MMOG/LE is the global standard for supply chain management processes that reduces costs from errors, waste, and workload for suppliers and customers. It provides automakers and their suppliers with a single-assessment tool for a comprehensive evaluation of a supplier’s performance.

Likewise, it helps automakers evaluate the strength and capability of their supply chain. The tool can be used throughout the entire product life cycle, from early product development and pre-production through post-production and aftermarket phases.

“MMOG/LE is a great supply chain resource that can be used not only to assess an organization’s supply chain capabilities, but also to train on the importance of key supply chain processes,” says Daniel Howe, global supply chain manager and manager of business operations for General Motors Company and an executive on loan to AIAG.

This e-learning course is designed to improve materials management efficiency and effectiveness in an organization’s supply chain. Delivered by AIAG volunteer and multiple winner of the AIAG Outstanding Achievement Award, Terry Onica, the course includes best practices to complete the MMOG/LE assessment tool, identify business integrity gaps, and prepare action plans. It takes approximately three hours to complete. There is a knowledge test after each module. The successful participant will receive a Certificate of Completion via email.

“The new e-learning course provides a great opportunity for those who support their company’s materials management team to gain an understanding of MMOG/LE without having to come on-site for the class,” says Onica, director, automotive, QAD. “While the materials managers really need to attend the on-site class, those in a supporting role or who simply cannot get to AIAG headquarters now have the e-learning class as a viable tool to build their knowledge of MMOG/LE.”

“The course includes testing that allows users to assess their proficiency in MMMOG/LE,” says Lang Ware, director of supply chain products and services for AIAG. “It is directed toward the individual who is exposed to MMOG/LE on the job and needs to know the how and why of it.”

All AIAG e-learning courses can be accessed from www.aiag.org or by calling AIAG Customer Service at (248) 358-3003.

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The Automotive Industry Action Group is a unique not-for-profit organization where OEMs, suppliers, service providers, government entities, and individuals in academia have worked collaboratively for more than 30 years to drive down costs and complexity from the supply chain. AIAG membership includes preeminent manufacturers and many of their parts suppliers and service providers. For more information, visit www.aiag.org.

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