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MMOG/LE Automotive Process Maps

To instill individual and departmental understanding of the key self-assessment points of MMOG/LE, QAD has developed MMOG/LE Automotive Process Maps.

The process maps provide a visual, interactive learning aid that our customers use in many different ways, including:

  • Documenting processes in the plant for customer audit reviews
  • Explaining processes and expectations to employees and validating their understanding
  • Documenting procedures and contingency plans for plant processes
  • Developing a corporate standard or core model to manage global facilities
  • Using a single internal map that highlights plant issues and supports interdepartmental collaboration on continuous improvement efforts

Suppliers can easily customize these process maps to document key processes within their plants.

The process maps provide an interactive tool that can contain up to three levels. The first level of the process maps describes the overall MMOG/LE process as well as the descriptions of the MMOG/LE self-assessment points located at the top of the process map. The first level of the process map is shown below in Figure 1:

 
Figure 1

At this level, it is used as an overall map of the materials management and logistics process. The first level of the process map is a great tool from which MMOG/LE discussions on best practices can begin between departments such as materials, purchasing, IT, quality and engineering.

In the example below, if the user clicked "Shipping and Packing" at the first level, it would take them to the next level of the map located in Figure 2. At the second level, the maps can be used to further define an individual process. In Figure 2, the details of how shipping and packaging should occur in the plant is displayed. In the second level of the map, other items can be displayed besides the actual process. In the Figure 2 example, a best practice case study, customer returnable container procedures and links to industry standards for best practices for returnable containers are displayed.


Figure 2

At the third level, the actual best practice case study and links to industry documentation, plant procedures, or actual customer or supplier documents are displayed. In addition, the map can take the plant personnel directly into the plant enterprise application or system. In this example, the screen used to input EDI ASN data for customers has been placed on the process map. Clicking on the EDI Advanced Shipping Notice graphic would take the user directly into the screen to input the ASN information for the shipment. In the example in Figure 2, the process map shows a picture of the customer's shipping label, which is depicted in Figure 3 below.


Figure 3

Suppliers can use the process maps as-is to train personnel on MMOG/LE best practices, or as a template that can be customized for specific needs.

OEMs and mature and emerging market suppliers around the world use QAD's MMOG/LE Automotive Process Maps to educate employees, streamline processes, implement best practices, and ensure that key processes with their plants are clearly documented.

To get your copy of the MMOG/LE Automotive Process Maps in Microsoft PowerPoint format. or to learn how you can customize the process maps for your plant, contact mmogle@qad.com.