The SCM assessment tool from Odette and AIAG
The global standard for automotive supply chain management
Ford Europe: MMOG vital to ensure a robust and reliable supply chain
21 May 2021
Ford Europe recently held a ‘Special Attention’ meeting for their suppliers to emphasise the importance of using MMOG/LE throughout their supply chain operations.
MMOG/LE (Materials Management Operational Guidelines/Logistics Evaluation), developed by Odette and AIAG, is a tool used to assess the Supply Chain Management expertise and capability of automotive manufacturing and logistics sites throughout the world. It is aligned with the goals of the global quality standard IATF 16949 and uses numbers and terminology consistent with that standard.
Since its introduction in 2004, MMOG/LE has become the industry standard tool for assessing the SCM processes of OEMs and thousands of Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers against what is considered to be best practice, making it much easier to explain supply chain operations and demonstrate continuous improvement to both external customers and internal management
MMOG/LE helps organisations to:
- Determine the robustness of existing internal processes
- Benchmark supply chain operations
- Facilitate continuous improvement
- Increase customer satisfaction
- Mitigate risk throughout the tiers of automotive suppliers
MMOG/LE is available in 10 languages and has two assessment profiles – the Full assessment and a Basic subset. In general, the Full assessment is used by OEMs and Tier suppliers whose main business is automotive, while the Basic subset is used by suppliers in the lower tiers of the automotive supply chain. The Basic subset includes the most important criteria of the Full assessment and gives lower-tier suppliers, who have ambitions to increase their automotive business, the opportunity to take the first steps towards reaching world-class status.
Achieving multi-tier supply chain resilience
All automotive companies, especially OEMs, are facing unprecedented disruption of their operations, due to shortage of components, shortage of staff or political changes. All are realising that Tier n sub-suppliers are just as important as their Tier 1 suppliers in keeping their factories supplied and are looking for ways to increase the performance, security and visibility of their total supply chain.
Customers will increasingly require their Tier 1 suppliers to deploy MMOG/LE with their own suppliers and so on down the tiers, so you need to be ready in good time!
To create and manage MMOG assessments you need to have an account on the Odette/AIAG MMOG platform (www.mmogle.com). This cloud platform supports the assessment and submission requirements of automotive customers and suppliers across the world and incorporates the latest security features to protect your data from unauthorised access, whether internal or external.
Automotive companies world-wide have already completed more than 30,000 site assessments using the MMOG platform.
To set-up an account on the MMOG platform you will need to obtain a licence. Licences are available via the Odette website (see below).
Platform features at a glance
- Multiple MMOG versions and profiles
- Multi-site capability
- Unlimited number of users with controlled access and privileges
- Use of previous assessments as templates
- Internal email system to submit assessments and receive customer feedback
- Analytics to provide a deeper understanding of your overall SCM capability
The price of a MMOG licence is a one-off cost (no annual renewal) covering the use of MMOG/LE v5 and is based on the number of sites you want to include in your MMOG ecosystem.
To purchase a licence you must have an account on this website and be logged in. If you do not yet have an account, register here
Note: This is the new website for Odette International. Details of accounts created prior to 9 October 2021 on the previous website have not been transferred to this website.
To obtain a licence follow the steps below:
- Make sure that you have an account on this website and you are logged in
- Enter the number of sites you want to include in your MMOG ecosystem
- Select payment method at check-out (credit card or bank transfer)
- Pay the appropriate fee and receive instructions by email on how to proceed
What is included in an MMOG licence
Use of assessment catalogues in English and nine other languages
Use of assessment catalogues for the complete life of the current version
Ability to make assessments for your customers and receive assessments from your suppliers
Unlimited number of partners (customers and/or suppliers)
Unlimited number of users with specific rights and roles
Use of Full and Basic MMOG profiles
Licencing multi-site companies
You can either include any number of your company sites (plant locations) in a multi-site account or you can choose to have a separate account for each site.
- Multi-site account
You buy a single licence covering the number of sites you wish to include in the account (this number can be increased later, if necessary). You are then able to set up and manage the ecosystem for all these sites centrally. You may choose to include all company sites in a single account, or you may choose to set up several multi-site accounts with sites grouped by country, by division, by product type or whatever grouping logic you prefer.
A multi-site account allows you to get an overview of all assessments submitted to all customers by all sites in a single ecosystem. You are also able to run analytics at ecosystem level to analyse and compare the performance of all sites in the account.
- Single-site account
You buy a separate licence for each site. Each site is responsible to set up and manage its own ecosystem.
The price per site remains the same whichever option you select.
Training & Support
Odette and AIAG have agreements with training providers around the world who offer MMOG/LE training courses based on a standardised core content. Training covers both the completion of MMOG/LE assessments and the use of the MMOG platform.