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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 is hosting 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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AIAG VIDEO INTERVIEW - Ford’s Alisa Clemons: ‘Suppliers Need to be Prepared for Everything’

Posted by AIAG on Jan 11, 2017 3:06:31 PM

Ford Motor Company’s Alisa Clemons says that with supply chains more affected by political issues, threats of war, and terrorism in recent years, it’s crucial that suppliers put plans in place to not only handle risk, but also alert their automotive customers of it much earlier.

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Year in Review and What’s Ahead for AIAG’s Corporate Responsibility Team

Posted by Tanya Bolden on Dec 19, 2016 1:49:31 PM

This year we continued to build on our foundation to be a leading industry resource and convener of topics addressing sustainability – both social and environmental—that are impacting the automotive industry.

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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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AIAG VIDEO INTERVIEW - QAD’s Onica: ‘Supply Chain Risk is at the Top of the Bubbling Stage’

Posted by AIAG on Dec 7, 2016 2:09:07 PM

QAD’s Terry Onica says that with the new IATF 16949 automotive quality standard, supplier leadership must demonstrate a stronger commitment to risk-based thinking “and show that they are taking actions proportionate to the potential risk.” In an exclusive video interview at AIAG’s 2016 Supply Chain Summit, Onica notes: “When I go out and look at suppliers’ contingency plans, I’m not seeing that today.”

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PACCAR’S Debra Poppas Will Help AIAG Develop Initiatives to Better Serve the Commercial Vehicle Industry and Improve Supplier Processes

Posted by Carla Kalogeridis on Dec 7, 2016 11:12:33 AM

As one of AIAG’s recently appointed board members, Debra Poppas, vice president, global quality for PACCAR, plans to help AIAG better serve the commercial vehicle industry and work to improve overall supplier processes. More than 20 executives from the automotive and transportation OEM and supplier community currently serve on the AIAG board, representing a cross-section of its member companies.

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Delphi’s Jeffrey Richards Will Work on Developing Standards to Improve Supply Chain Processes

Posted by Carla Kalogeridis on Dec 7, 2016 11:04:36 AM

As one of AIAG’s recently appointed board members, Dr. Jeffrey Richards, global director production control, logistics, and supplier quality for Delphi, says he will work on developing standards to improve the quality and performance of supply chain processes.

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