Powering Performance

Making Decisions That Matter

Nov 01, 2017

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

Nov 01, 2017

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

Oct 25, 2017

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

Oct 25, 2017

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?

Oct 04, 2017

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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AIAG VIDEO INTERVIEW:  A Future of Secure Data Requires Collaboration and Understanding

Sep 13, 2017

David Chang, IT director for General Motors Company, hopes more accessible and better implemented cybersecurity processes will lead to a more secure industry. During an exclusive on-camera interview  at the annual AIAG Supply Chain Summit held June 20, 2017, in Livonia, Michigan, Chang discussed the goals of his presentation on cybersecurity at the conference.

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AIAG VIDEO INTERVIEW: Making Supply Chain Risk Management Part of Your Culture

Sep 08, 2017

Greater awareness of supply chain risk is needed among manufacturing facilities at the supply chain level, says Terry Onica, director of automotive at QAD. “When I go out in the industry to do my work, I see that many plants are really not prepared for any type of disruption at their facility,” she says. 

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Inaugural SCAC/AIAG Conference Expands AIAG Reach in South

Sep 07, 2017

The South Carolina Automotive Council (SCAC) and AIAG Supply Chain and Quality Conference was a success! This 1-½ day event at the end of August took place in historic Charleston, South Carolina, after months of planning and collaborating between the organizing parties. 

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Why Do We Use IMDS? How Will it Impact You?

Aug 24, 2017

This year’s IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference addresses those questions and many more, with a focus on the evolution of the International Material Data System (IMDS), and the specific reasons we use this global reporting tool. A member of the IMDS Steering Committee will be onsite to share further information on new enhancements for IMDS.

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AIAG VIDEO INTERVIEW: Honda’s Thomas Crawford Encourages Suppliers to Weigh in on New OEM Intellectual Property Security Requirements

Aug 21, 2017

Thomas Crawford, regional data chief for Honda North America, is encouraging automotive industry suppliers and service providers to look at a list of intellectual property security requirements that OEMs have been working on and provide feedback on what should be focused and strengthened.

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