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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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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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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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AIAG VIDEO INTERVIEW:  Understanding, Planning for Risk is Crucial in Uncertain Times

Posted by AIAG on Nov 1, 2017 9:52:27 AM

The best way to mitigate risk is to prepare for all uncertainties, says Gladyne Wiley Lynch, supplier performance specialist for Ford Motor Company. “With so much economic change in the industry, especially under the Trump administration, you need to have plans in place for uncertainty.”

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Don’t Miss the 2017 Customs Town Hall

Posted by AIAG on Oct 25, 2017 12:43:39 PM

The AIAG 2017 Customs Town Hall on November 9 is an annual gathering where importers, exporters, and associated service providers gather to discuss new and ongoing programs that impact customs clearance, compliance programs, and cost. Regular registration  runs until October 26; late registration begins October 27.

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AIAG Corporate Responsibility Survey Still Open…and We Want to Hear from YOU!

Posted by AIAG on Oct 25, 2017 12:00:22 PM

The CR survey is an opportunity to make your voice heard — to take part in an ongoing conversation on industry issues and to impact the actions we take at AIAG and within the automotive community.

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2017 AIAG Auto Parts Purchasing Leadership & Supplier Summit

Posted by AIAG on Oct 25, 2017 11:05:25 AM

AIAG’s Auto Parts Purchasing Leadership and Suppliers Summit will be held on November 29, 2017, in Shanghai, China, concurrent with 2017 Automechanika (the world’s second largest Automechanika trade fair for automotive parts, accessories, equipment, and services).

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Higher Quality Disclosures Directly Linked to GRI Reporting Framework

Posted by AIAG on Oct 18, 2017 11:36:29 AM

Companies that follow GRI’s sustainability reporting framework provide higher quality disclosures than those that do not, according to a recent study by U.S.-based consulting firm, the Governance and Accountability Institute Inc. 

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The AIAG Traceability Work Group Needs Your Feedback

Posted by AIAG on Sep 27, 2017 2:36:09 PM

In response to the additional traceability requirements introduced in IATF 16949:2016, as well as the need for a single reference manual on the subject, the AIAG Traceability Work Group is drafting a document highlighting traceability best practices for the industry — and we need your help. These guidelines will support the entire supply chain in implementing improved traceability tools and systems that best fit their individual products and services.

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Why Do We Use IMDS and How Will it Impact You?

Posted by AIAG on Sep 20, 2017 4:20:28 PM

This year’s IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference addresses those questions and many more, with a focus on the evolution of the International Material Data System (IMDS), and the specific reasons we use this global reporting tool. A member of the IMDS Steering Committee will be onsite to share further information on new enhancements for IMDS.

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