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Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing V Provides Strategies, Best Practices

Posted by AIAG on Aug 24, 2016 2:39:53 PM

As demands for conflict minerals reporting on the global supply chain continue to increase, AIAG held its fifth annual briefing to help members gain insights from thought leaders, OEMs, and suppliers. Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing V — a three-hour event on August 2, 2016, that was repeated in morning and afternoon sessions at AIAG’s headquarters in Southfield, Michigan — provided attendees with an update on industry strategies and best practices, IPSA audits, and smelter engagement activities.

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AIAG ACHIEVES MEMBERSHIP MILESTONE WITH 1,500th NEW MEMBER

Posted by AIAG on Aug 24, 2016 1:50:00 PM

The Automotive Industry Action Group has hit a milestone in membership, welcoming its 1,500th new member into the AIAG community this week.

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Why We Do What We Do: Ryan Jenner

Posted by AIAG on Aug 24, 2016 1:48:02 PM

Volunteering in a leadership role for your industry is one of the most important and most needed acts of professionalism in a person’s career. But in today’s increasingly time-constrained global climate, why do people make the extra effort?

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2016 Corporate Responsibility Summit Tackles Risk, Workforce, and Reputation

Posted by Carla Kalogeridis on Aug 24, 2016 12:00:21 PM

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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AIAG’s Enhanced Website Provides New Tools and Capabilities

Posted by AIAG on Aug 24, 2016 10:40:15 AM

Many AIAG members, volunteers, and staff have enjoyed the improvements to the organization’s website over the past year, and visitors to the site continue to notice new enhancements. So in this interview, we checked back in with AIAG’s Vice President, Information Technology Russ Ortisi. A graduate of Oakland University (bachelor’s degree in accounting) and Wayne State University (MBA with a concentration in international business), Ortisi has worked in IT for the past 20 years, including stints at Chrysler, General Motors, AT&T Systems Leasing, Heller Financial, and General Electric.

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Toyota’s Dave Mimms: Take the Opportunity to Be an Influencer

Posted by Carla Kalogeridis on Aug 17, 2016 2:57:20 PM

Actively involved in AIAG’s Quality Steering Committee since its inception 18 years ago — and a continuous member for the last 14 years — Dave Mimms, general manager of Quality Strategy Management for Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., shares his thoughts about why he has stayed active in AIAG and what he thinks the industry still has to accomplish, in this exclusive interview with AIAG Quality e-News.

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Addressing ‘No Trouble Found’ via Data Analysis

Posted by Keith Thompson, Ph.D., and Nandit Soparkar, Ph.D. on Aug 17, 2016 2:41:15 PM

System-level problems are often indicated in repairs with replaced components, with failed parts tested showing No Trouble Found. Some aspects of this difficult and widespread problem are caused by system-level failures due to unexpected interactions among elements of the system (rather than component-level issues). We examine this NTF issue by the automated analysis or mining of repair and maintenance data generated by automotive service technicians.

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AIAG Expands its Global Automotive Quality Training to Ensure that Suppliers’ International Sites Receive the Same Training as North American Sites

Posted by AIAG on Aug 17, 2016 11:08:10 AM

Through collaborations with a new group of certified training and publications partners around the world, AIAG is helping international automotive companies ensure that all employees have access to the same critical content in quality.

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AIAG-KOTRA Offering Special Rate for Core Training in Korea

Posted by AIAG on Aug 17, 2016 10:43:41 AM


AIAG is working with KOTRA and the South Korean Government to provide Core Tools training in Korea at a deeply discounted fee. This five-day training program will engage participants in an in-depth review of advanced product quality planning (APQP), production part approval process (PPAP), measurement systems analysis (MSA), statistical process control (SPC), and failure mode effects analysis (FMEA).

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PwC’s Mason: ‘The Automotive Supply Chain is Going to Fundamentally Change’

Posted by AIAG on Aug 11, 2016 9:10:08 AM


PwC's Autofacts Americas leader and senior automotive analyst Brandon Mason told a packed house at the 2016 AIAG Supply Chain Summit that the emergence of alternative mobility technologies and trends is going to have an impact up and down the automotive supply chain. “The supply chain is going to fundamentally change, with completely new players entering the field,” he says.

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