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Time is Running Out to Participate in the 2017 Future of Corporate Responsibility Survey

Posted by AIAG on Nov 15, 2017 2:53:35 PM

Change in the automotive industry is a given – but how do we prepare for and respond to it? The path to answering this question began with another question: Which corporate responsibility issues will the automotive industry encounter over the next decade?

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Tips for Small Companies Facing IMDS Reporting Challenges

Posted by Carla Kalogeridis on Nov 15, 2017 2:32:17 PM

Deb Reining of Luvata Ohio, Inc. offered some good advice for small companies trying to improve their management of IMDS. In her presentation, “IMDS in a Small Company: Supplier Reporting Challenges,” which took place at AIAG’s IMDS Conference on October 12, 2017, Reining covered everything from training to MDS submissions.

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New Technical Committee to Review Human Rights Standards

Posted by AIAG on Nov 15, 2017 10:58:16 AM

The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) has initiated a project to review the GRI standards that relate to the topic of human rights.

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EICC, CFSI, CFSP Rebrand to Better Reflect Expanded Reach and Influence

Posted by AIAG on Nov 15, 2017 10:18:08 AM

Three organizations have rebranded to better represent their growing organizations across multiple supply chains and help them guide companies on their corporate social responsibility paths. EICC becomes the Responsible Business Alliance and CFSI becomes the Responsible Minerals Initiative. The rebranding also extends to the Conflict Free Smelter Program (CFSP).

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GM’s Gary West: To Achieve Zero Defects, Address Your Silos

Posted by Carla Kalogeridis on Nov 9, 2017 9:09:22 AM

More than 400 automotive quality professionals attended the 2017 AIAG Quality Summit on September 19-20, 2017, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, leaving very few seats in the general addresses and standing-room only in many of the most popular breakout sessions. This level of participation — supported by over 40 exhibitors and sponsors — made this year’s Quality Summit one of the most engaging and valuable quality events in recent years.

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The New Automotive IATF 16949:2016 Memory Jogger Proves That Good Things Come In Small (Brightly Colored, Spiral-Bound) Packages

Posted by AIAG on Nov 9, 2017 8:43:18 AM

AIAG is announcing the availability of the new IATF 16949:2016 Memory Jogger. This valuable reference guide describes QMS implementation and maintenance strategies, answers background questions, and explains the Standard’s requirements. Written in clear and conversational language, the Memory Jogger was designed to be accessible to employees at all levels within an IATF 16949 certified organization.

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IATF 16949 TRANSITION TIPS SHARED AT 2017 QUALITY SUMMIT

Posted by Carla Kalogeridis on Nov 8, 2017 4:16:33 PM

At AIAG’s 2017 Quality Summit, September 19-20, 2017, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, several automakers provided updates on the IATF 16949 certification process to an audience of over 400 automotive quality processionals and answered the industry’s most common questions.

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Packaging Products Inc. (PPI) Benefits From Free AIAG Membership

Posted by AIAG on Nov 1, 2017 11:46:57 AM

For over 30 years, Packaging Products Inc. (PPI) has been the source of custom fit foam solutions for a broad variety of applications across numerous industries. To take their organization to the next level, PPI took advantage of AIAG's free, sponsored membership for small and minority suppliers, allowing them to get the training and certification needed to earn new business with Ford, Toyota, and Tier-1 suppliers.

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Where Will Globalization Affect Tomorrow’s Auto Industry?

Posted by David Shepardson on Nov 1, 2017 11:33:44 AM

Automobile brands are among the most iconic images of their respective countries. Lamborghini is essentially Italian, for example, while Volvo is inherently Swedish and Jaguar classically British.

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AIAG VIDEO INTERVIEW:  Managing Risk to Become Better, Faster, More Competitive

Posted by AIAG on Nov 1, 2017 10:30:38 AM

“We have to change the mindset of risk management. If you ask people, ‘Why do we have brakes on cars?’ most people would probably answer, ‘to slow the car down.’ For business, the answer is ‘So we can go faster,’” Gary Lynch says. “We don’t manage risk by itself; it’s part of the process. Effective risk management can make us go faster by creating competitive advantages.” 

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