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AIAG Auto Parts Purchasing Leadership and Suppliers Summit

Posted by AIAG on Sep 28, 2016 4:10:13 PM

AIAG Auto Parts Purchasing Leadership and Suppliers Summit will be held on November 30, 2016, in Shanghai, China, concurrent with 2016 Automechanika, the world’s second largest Automechanika trade fair for automotive parts, accessories, equipment, and services.

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IMDS Conference Will Provide the Latest Information on Regulations Facing the Automotive Supply Chain

Posted by AIAG on Sep 21, 2016 11:15:08 AM

One of AIAG’s most popular annual conferences returns to Suburban Collection Showplace on October 11-12, 2016.  This is an important opportunity for companies at all levels in the supply chain to stay ahead of their supply chain risk by keeping their knowledge about rapidly evolving regulations on chemicals and other substances of concern up to date.

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Ethics Requirements Included in Global Automotive Quality Standard for the First Time

Posted by AIAG on Sep 21, 2016 11:15:00 AM

October’s upcoming release of revisions to the automotive industry’s most widely used international standard for quality management will include language on corporate ethics for the first time in its history. The standard — previously named ISO/TS 16949 — is replaced by IATF 16949 and has been revised by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) with an unprecedented level of industry feedback and engagement.

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IMDS Through the Years

Posted by Chuck LePard and Marelle Fogel on Sep 21, 2016 10:57:35 AM

In 1999, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (then EDS) collaborated with European Union (EU) car manufacturers to create a material data exchange system that would penetrate throughout the supply chain. The first release of the International Material Data System (IMDS) was in 2000, and corresponded with ratification of the EU End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) directive legislation. By 2001, HPE was extending IMDS into the United States and beginning its long relationship with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG).  By 2002, IMDS was extended into Korea and Japan and was quickly adopted in Japan as one of two automotive standards. IMDS is now used worldwide, in nine languages, by virtually all global automotive OEMs and suppliers, with over 400,000 users from more than 150,000 companies.

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UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Build on Millennium Development Goals

Posted by AIAG on Sep 21, 2016 10:38:23 AM

At the Millennium Summit in September 2000, a large gathering of world leaders adopted the UN Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty. The summit established eight targets that have become known as the Millennium Development Goals. 

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2016 Corporate Responsibility Summit: A Legal Perspective on Human Trafficking

Posted by Carla Kalogeridis on Sep 21, 2016 10:06:17 AM

Moving the needle from theory to practice was at the heart of AIAG’s 2016 Corporate Responsibility Summit, held April 27-28, 2016, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. Speakers addressed a variety of CR topics, providing the latest information to help participants build a business case for sustainability.

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Why We Do What We Do: Brenda Baney

Posted by AIAG on Sep 21, 2016 9:44:39 AM

We’ve all heard it said: Volunteering for your industry is one of the most important and most needed acts a professional will ever do. But in today’s increasingly challenging global climate, finding time is harder than ever. So why do people make the extra effort required to do it?

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AIAG’s 2016 Quality Summit Focuses on the New IATF 16949, the 3D Model-Based Enterprise, and Features Keynote from Ford Quality Director

Posted by AIAG on Sep 15, 2016 10:00:21 AM

The 2016 Quality Summit, "Surviving and Thriving Through Industry Transformation,” scheduled for September 29-30, 2016, will help global OEMs, all tier suppliers, and service providers adapt their systems and prepare their personnel to not only survive but also thrive and excel during the transformation of the automotive industry.

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AIAG Offers Warranty Training: Introductory and Assessment

Posted by AIAG on Sep 14, 2016 3:15:16 PM

New! Introduction to Automotive Warranty Training
This is an introductory course designed to give the attendee a basic understanding of warranty, warranty-related terminology, and how warranty applies to the automotive industry and the supply chain.

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AIAG VIDEO INTERVIEW Dykema’s Tupper: ‘It’s Time to Get to Know Your Data’

Posted by AIAG on Sep 8, 2016 12:10:43 PM

At the recent AIAG Supply Chain Summit, privacy and e-commerce attorney Stephen Tupper cautioned an audience of supply chain professionals that auto companies need to make sure they understand the globalization of data storage and use of information laws and rules about data transfer and privacy that differ from country to country. In short, he said: “I strongly advise you to get to know your data.” The Supply Chain Summit, held June 14, 2016, in Livonia, Michigan, provides an annual overview of industry trends as well as updates on current AIAG supply chain projects and initiatives.

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