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AIAG VIDEO INTERVIEW:  Working Together to Improve Cybersecurity

Posted by AIAG on Dec 6, 2017 9:20:25 AM

The importance of thorough cybersecurity procedures and practices grows every day as the risk from cyber attacks grows. Bill Hurles, former executive director of supply chain for General Motors, said he hoped that attendees in the discussion of cybersecurity he moderated would come away with a strong drive to help protect their organizations and the industry as a whole. “I hope they take this awareness around cybersecurity and personalize it. They should take actions to protect the information they receive and that they send to others,” he said. “Doing so can reduce the vulnerabilities that they and their company are exposed to. They can continue to educate themselves and help their peers understand that this is a real threat and that we need to work together to protect ourselves.”

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AIAG VIDEO INTERVIEW: The Automotive Industry’s Role in Refreshing NAFTA

Posted by AIAG on Dec 6, 2017 9:06:01 AM

Discussions of reopening the North American Free Trade Agreement have raised concerns for many businesses and industries, but Albert Zapanta, president and CEO of United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, urges people not to believe all the hype. “Don’t believe all the political rhetoric — from both sides,” he said. “Political rhetoric isn’t the driving factor. The discussions are much more positive as to how we can relate to each other.”

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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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Where Will Globalization Affect Tomorrow’s Auto Industry?

Posted by David Shepardson on Nov 1, 2017 11:33:44 AM

Automobile brands are among the most iconic images of their respective countries. Lamborghini is essentially Italian, for example, while Volvo is inherently Swedish and Jaguar classically British.

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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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Making Decisions That Matter

Posted by MSAE on Nov 1, 2017 10:17:58 AM

Continuing its 2017 article series on the key concepts from the book SPARK: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success, Association IMPACT connected with J. Scot Sharland, executive director of the Automotive Industry Action Group, and engaged in a frank discussion about associations that take important actions on behalf of the industries they serve.

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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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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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FTAs Change Supply Chains, but What Happens When Agreements Are Undone?

Posted by Taneli Ruda on Oct 4, 2017 4:02:15 PM

NAFTA has made car manufacturing a complex, border-jumping industry. Both NAFTA and the auto industry may soon change — but how?

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