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Water Usage Benchmark Survey Now Available

Posted by AIAG on May 17, 2017 2:06:52 PM

Recognizing the importance of water in the automotive industry and the growing global water challenges, AIAG worked with six OEMs to complete a comprehensive North American benchmarking survey.

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2017 Quality Summit Registration is Open

Posted by AIAG on Apr 27, 2017 9:08:50 AM

The theme of this year's Quality Summit is "Building the Future of Automotive Quality." With the release of the industry’s quality standard IATF 16949 in 2016, and the revision of the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) manual in 2017, our volunteers and partners are working today defining the new building blocks for the future of automotive quality.

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2017 Supply Chain Summit Registration is Open

Posted by AIAG on Apr 27, 2017 8:54:24 AM

Join like-minded automotive professionals at the 2017 AIAG Supply Chain Summit on June 20, 2017, at Laurel Manor Banquet and Conference Center in Livonia, Michigan, from 8:30am to 6:30pm.

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Posted by AIAG on Apr 21, 2017 9:42:38 AM

Last August, the Automotive Industry Action Group hit a milestone in membership, welcoming its 1,500th new member into the AIAG community. Today, just seven months later, the association celebrates another accomplishment: surpassing the 2,000 member mark.

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Why We Do What We Do: Ashley Frye, TAMA

Posted by AIAG on Apr 20, 2017 9:38:56 AM

As an extension of our long-running popular series of “Why We Do What We Do” articles, this month we tracked down TAMA Executive Director Ashley Frye to get a perspective from outside Michigan — and even the Midwest. We’re still in the automotive industry, however, as Frye has more than 34 years of history in automobile manufacturing.

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Register Now for Building Blocks of Sustainability

Posted by AIAG on Apr 20, 2017 9:25:20 AM

AIAG’s Corporate Responsibility Summit is the leading event for manufacturing professionals to increase their knowledge of emerging sustainability issues and best practices on topics ranging from worker rights and environmental management to innovation. Scheduled for May 02 - 03, 2017, at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, the two-day event convenes practitioners from the automotive, heavy equipment, and technology industries representing OEMs, suppliers, and professional firms to examine organizational risk and the strategic integration needed to build sustainable foundations for the future.  

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Conflict Minerals Reporting: More Valuable than We Originally Thought?

Posted by Chuck LePard, DXC Technology on Apr 20, 2017 9:14:34 AM

In mid-February, the press reported a leaked draft Presidential memorandum proposing to suspend the Conflict Minerals Rule. On April 3, the Court of Appeals rendered final judgement upholding the First Amendment verdict on the Conflict Minerals Rule. On April 7, SEC Acting Chairman Michael Piwowar issued a statement regarding the enforcement of specific sections of the rule. The Conflict Minerals Rule has been in the news more in past weeks than at any time since its enactment.

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2017 Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing: Tailored to Meet Your Needs

Posted by AIAG on Apr 19, 2017 4:39:00 PM

Conflict Minerals Reporting remains a topic of discussion for those addressing corporate compliance, both nationally and internationally. Potential changes to U.S. legislation, new European directives, and increasing customer requirements demand that you stay informed.

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Can Menial Be Meaningful?

Posted by Bea Boccalandro on Apr 19, 2017 2:34:33 PM

“You can’t help me. I manage mostly wait staff who only work for the paycheck.” Ron, the owner of several restaurants, tells me this upon hearing that I help companies expand the societal impact of jobs, a practice called job purposing.

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Building a Common Framework for Reducing Emissions in the Automotive Supply Chain

Posted by AIAG on Apr 19, 2017 12:56:13 PM

Tracking GHG emissions is a challenge in the auto industry. But for component suppliers, reporting emissions may be an even bigger issue. These businesses work with a multitude of OEMs, each one asking for Scope 3 GHG emissions data. Meeting different reporting requirements is a burden and, as a result, the automotive supply chain risks missing opportunities to define its carbon footprint.

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