Powering Performance

AIAG Core Tool Software (CTS) Project Status

Jun 14, 2018

The AIAG Core Tool Software (CTS) Project is making great progress with the help of several dedicated volunteers. The project team is focused on improving the former XLS based Core Tools Software Disc with an “Excel like” front end supported by a robust database backend.

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NEW AIAG Special Process Assessment Resource Center

Jun 14, 2018

Special process components’ quality, reliability, and durability can be compromised by variation in the process itself – and since the resulting defects aren’t easily detected prior to use, faulty components can get passed on to the end user, resulting in field actions and warranty claims.

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Registration is Open for the 2018 AIAG/SCAC Supply Chain and Quality Conference

Jun 14, 2018

This September, AIAG is heading south! Join us as we co-host the second annual AIAG/South Carolina Automotive Council (SCAC) Supply Chain and Quality Conference in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. This year’s event takes place September 6-7, but we recommend registering soon to take advantage of early bird pricing!

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It’s Time to Abandon Unstructured Processes

Jun 14, 2018

If you’re one of those auto manufacturers who’s using ad hoc, spreadsheet-based collaboration, you’re not alone. According to a survey conducted by Ventana Research in November 2015, 7 out of 10 midsize companies use desktop spreadsheets for a range of business planning processes. Yet nearly half (48 percent) of those surveyed admit that spreadsheets make it difficult to manage business processes.

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Take Advantage of Early Registration for AIAG’s Annual Quality Summit!

May 10, 2018

Planning for the 2018 AIAG Quality Summit is in full swing! This one and a half day event in September (18-19th) will feature a number of case studies, a Core Tools Software update, and a major FMEA announcement.

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How Does Your Knowledge of AIAG’s Quality Core Tools Stack Up?

May 10, 2018

In 2012, AIAG introduced its free online Core Tools Self-Assessment (CTSA) as a way to measure an employee’s competency with the Automotive Core Tools and identify areas that require improvement.   Available in eight languages, the CTSA is a timed (75 minutes) open book self-assessment that covers APQP/PPAP, FMEA, MSA, and SPC. When completed, each individual receives an e-mail detailing his or her scores for each Core Tool. These results are confidential, and shared only with the participant. The CTSA can be taken every 30 days, allowing individuals time to address any knowledge gaps, and monitor their improvement in the Core Tools. 

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Call to Action for the new 3D Technical Data Package (TDP) Exchange Guideline is Open for Registration

Apr 12, 2018

AIAG proudly announces that the Call to Action for the new 3D Technical Data Package (TDP) Exchange Guideline project will occur on 9 May 2018 at 10:00 AM at AIAG in Southfield, Michigan. This project, which is a subset of the larger Model Based Enterprise (MBE) platform, will develop a guideline for the exchange of technical data that is traditionally shared on a part print (i.e. data that is not included in the math data exchange). The work group will initially focus on technical data exchanges between organizations for co-designed products, but products designed by one organization will be added if there are enough group volunteers.

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International Material Data System (IMDS) Training Now Available!

Apr 12, 2018

No department is more aware of customer requirements than the quality department. This is why quite often the quality department is tasked with International Material Data System (IMDS) reporting. For every manufactured part, a Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) must be completed. PPAP can only be completed if there has been an accepted IMDS report. 

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AIAG: Your IATF 16949:2016 Resource Center

Mar 28, 2018

Change isn’t just coming – it’s here. With fewer than six months left to complete the transition to IATF 16949:2016, now is the time to ensure your organization has the tools and training necessary to successfully implement the new standard.

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2nd Edition CQI-27: Casting System Assessment is Now Available

Mar 28, 2018

The CQI-27 Special Process: Casting System Assessment 2nd edition provides requirements for foundry suppliers of OEM automotive castings. It is a collective effort by OEM and Tier 1 customers to create common process requirements for foundries, requirements which our shared experiences tell us will benefit the foundry industry for their OEM automotive customers.  The objective is to have robust processes which minimize the risk of casting defects in automotive applications.

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