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AIAG Announces Core Tools Forms Software Project

Posted by AIAG on Mar 15, 2017 3:02:25 PM

In December 2016, the AIAG Quality Steering Committee approved the launch of a Core Tools Forms Solution Project. The Automotive Quality Core Tools are essential building blocks in the automotive quality body of knowledge. The current Core Tools are Advanced Product Quality Planning and Control Plan (APQP/CP), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Measurement System Analysis (MSA), Statistical Process Control (SPC), and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP). The methodologies defined in the Core Tools manuals are indispensable for quality planning during new product launch and necessary for continual quality improvement during on-going manufacturing. 

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Are You Quality Core Tool Certified?

Posted by AIAG on Mar 15, 2017 3:01:20 PM

Competition is becoming increasingly fierce, and many new product launches are delayed or compromised due to quality performance shortfalls. Issues like these make the need for a work force proficient in the principles and practices of the Quality Core Tools a central concern to many automotive companies. To this end, AIAG’s Supply Chain Institute verifies that you have the knowledge to perform applicable Core Tool processes and provides formal recognition that you have proficiency within, and a comprehension of, APQP/PPAP, FMEA, MSA, and/or SPC.

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AIAG Expands Quality Training Portfolio With New Automotive SPICE®  Assessor Certification Courses

Posted by AIAG on Feb 15, 2017 2:28:53 PM

AIAG has expanded its partnership with VDA, Germany’s automotive quality standards and guidelines organization. New in the AIAG line-up is training designed to develop personnel to conduct VDA’s Automotive SPICE® assessment.

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Choose Your Ideal Date Now for AIAG Warranty Training Classes

Posted by AIAG on Feb 15, 2017 2:13:20 PM


This is an introduction course designed to give the attendee a basic understanding of warranty, warranty-related terminology, and how warranty applies to the automotive industry and the supply chain.

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What's Ahead for 2017

Posted by AIAG on Jan 26, 2017 11:20:00 AM

The New Year is here and your team is ready for a fresh start. It’s time to sharpen your knowledge about automotive quality requirements. Is this the year to become certified as a lead auditor or in any of the certifications we offer?

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New AIAG Quality Steering Committee Chair Jim Pastor Outlines Focus for 2017 and Shares Key to Maximizing Value of AIAG Membership

Posted by Carla Kalogeridis on Jan 19, 2017 9:05:58 AM

The new chair of AIAG’s Quality Steering Committee, Jim Pastor, has some specific ideas of where he’d like to see the committee focus its efforts in 2017. After eight years with Johnson Controls in positions ranging from global director of quality — GM Business Unit to group vice president — automotive quality, Pastor recently transitioned to the role as vice president — quality for the new Johnson Controls spinoff, Adient. With global responsibility for all of Adient’s manufacturing sites, including complete seat and components, Pastor is in a perfect position to lead AIAG’s quality initiatives on behalf of the industry.

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AIAG to Host Series of Global IATF 16949 Roll Outs in 2017

Posted by AIAG on Jan 19, 2017 8:15:00 AM

AIAG will host a series of roll-out events for the new IATF 16949:2016 automotive quality standard. The purpose of the events is to help AIAG members and others in attendance understand the latest edition of the standard and what it means to their organizations and the re-certification process.

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Attend the Official Southern Roll-Out of IATF 16949 at the Southern Automotive Quality Summit — March 9, 2017

Posted by AIAG on Dec 14, 2016 3:16:00 PM

Automotive professionals working in the South have an opportunity to attend a regional roll-out of the new international automotive quality standard, IATF 16949, and get their questions answered at the Southern Automotive Quality Summit on March 9, 2017.

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Continental’s Mastrangelo to Focus on Increasing Awareness of AIAG Best Practices

Posted by AIAG on Dec 14, 2016 3:07:26 PM

As one of AIAG’s recently appointed board members, Vince Mastrangelo, vice president, quality, North America region for Continental North America, will focus on increasing awareness of AIAG’s training, guidelines, and best-practice processes across the industry.

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Registration Now Open for AIAG’s 2017 Canadian Automotive Quality Summit

Posted by AIAG on Dec 14, 2016 2:44:26 PM

Registration is now open for the AIAG 2017 Canadian Automotive Quality Summit, scheduled for February 16, 2017, as part of the 2017 AutoShow — O Canada! Industry Day in Toronto.

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