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Posted by AIAG on Mar 2, 2018 12:49:03 PM


Planning to take the Core Tools Self-Assessment? AIAG's free Core Tools Key Terms will help fill your Core Tools knowledge gaps.

The Core Tools Self-Assessment was created by AIAG to better prepare automakers and suppliers to use the Core Tools processes (i.e. SPC, FMEA, MSA, APQP/PPAP). Understanding these processes is becoming a requirement for the industry and AIAG wants to make sure that you are prepared.

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New AIAG-VDA FMEA Handbook Draft Available for Review and Comments

Posted by AIAG on Dec 8, 2017 12:31:06 PM


Don’t miss this unprecedented opportunity to provide your feedback!

As of November 27, 2017, a free draft of the new co-copyrighted AIAG-VDA FMEA Handbook is available for a ninety (90) day stakeholder review and commenting period. 

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Posted by AIAG on Jul 31, 2017 8:46:00 AM

In acknowledgment of the need to consistently maintain standardized processes across global supply chains, the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has updated an essential quality resource to be more internationally inclusive.

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Posted by AIAG on May 19, 2017 10:34:49 AM

AIAG recently announced the creation of a Core Tools Forms Software project. The second Voice of the Customer Survey was sent out, and the results show a strong international interest in a cloud-based application to complete several very technical forms related to product and process development (FMEA, Control Plan), measurement system capability evaluation (MSA), and product release (PPAP) that are part of the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process.

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Key Term Tuesday: SPC

Posted by AIAG on Apr 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM

We’ve all heard of the basic statistical terms: mean, median, and mode, but when it comes to Statistical Process Control things get a bit more complicated. This “Key Term Tuesday” we’re focusing on SPC.

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Effective Risk Management Starts with FMEA

Posted by AIAG on Feb 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

All new product development projects involve risk. A properly implemented FMEA will help ensure that potential failures have been considered and addressed during the product and process development cycle.

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Taking Your SPC Certification Further

Posted by AIAG on Jun 2, 2015 9:34:00 AM

Improving your professional life with AIAG doesn’t stop with gaining necessary Core Tool certifications. We offer continuing courses and additional reading to teach you how to use your skills with even more proficiency and know-how. If you have finished your Statistical Process Control (SPC) certification, AIAG’s classes and training modules can further enhance your understanding.

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Key Term Tuesday: Quality Acronyms

Posted by AIAG on Mar 24, 2015 9:41:00 AM

Acronyms can look like alphabet soup, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the most commonly used acronyms to help you out.

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Key Term Tuesday: Failure Mode

Posted by AIAG on Mar 17, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Failure is an inevitable part of life. But in the auto industry, failure needs to be assessed and addressed to avoid costly failures related to products, processes, and quality.

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Key Term Tuesday: Common Terms

Posted by AIAG on Mar 3, 2015 8:30:00 AM

You may think you know the what these terms mean, but in auto quality they could mean something entirely different. Test yourself with these seemingly simple terms.

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