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With the release of the industry’s quality standard IATF 16949 in 2016 and the revision of the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) manual in process, the industry is defining the new building blocks for the future of automotive quality. As a reflection of these developments, AIAG announced that the theme for its 2017 Quality Summit is "Building the Future of Automotive Quality.”

AIAG has posted the full agenda and speaker information for this year’s Quality Summit, scheduled for September 19-20, 2017, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. Registration is now underway and includes continental breakfast both days, Tuesday lunch and evening reception, networking breaks, and exhibits.

The AIAG Quality Summit attracts the automotive industry’s technical professionals and leaders from OEMs, suppliers from all Tier levels, academics, and service providers. This day-and-a-half event will feature two tracks — Quality and Product Development — and will detail how the industry is building the tools necessary for the future automotive quality.

The Quality Summit is one of AIAG’s most popular annual events because it provides unique, valuable insights from OEMs and suppliers, including advice on how to navigate quality-related business in a global environment.

Event sponsors include Continental, Dekra, Denso, FCA, General Motors, Honda, iPoint, Magna, Nissan, Bosch, Toyota, DQS Management Systems Solutions, LiveSource, CEBOS — a Division of QAD, sniX, NSF, Siemens, BSI, Paulo, RGBSI, ForceOne, and the IAOB.

Sponsors and exhibitors for the 2017 Quality Summit are encouraged to reserve space now, as last year’s exhibit hall sold out, and limited spaces remain.

Tuesday Agenda Highlights

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM — Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM — Welcome — Scott A. Gray, Director — Quality Products & Services, AIAG

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM — Industry Keynote Gary West, Global Executive Director, Supplier Quality & Development Engineer, General Motors Company

10:00 AM - 11:40 AM — IATF 16949 

  • OEM Sessions
  • Certification Status Update
  • Supplier Transition Case Study

11:40 AM - 1:00 PM   Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM — Future Automotive Quality: An Autoparts Maker Perspective — Carlos Andres Pan, Industrial Director, Industrias Guidi Sacif

1:01 PM - 2:40 PM — FMEA Workshop

1:55 PM - 2:40 PM — Voices of Quality Mike Roberts, AIAG Instructor at MR Insights LLC

3:10 PM - 3:55 PM  

  • Impact of Robust FMEA on the Heat Treat Industry — Suranjeeta Dhar, Heat Treat Specialist, and Medina Kaknjo, Heat Treat Technical Specialist, Ford Motor Company
  • Optimizing Global Quality Audits on Mobile Devices — Jonathan Brun, CEO, Nimonik

4:05 PM - 4:50 PM  

  • Core Tools Software Update — John M. Cachat, Core Tools Software Project Manager, AIAG
  • Development 2003 Mustang Bi-Fuel Muscle Car Using ISO/TS16949 — Daryl Patrishkoff, Engineer, Performance Alt Fuels 

4:50 PM - 6:30 PM — Reception

Wednesday Agenda Highlights

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM — Networking and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM — Risk Management, Executive Responsibility and IATF 16949 Tom Seadler, President, and Jeff Phillips, Vice President of Product Management, CEBOS, a Division of QAD Inc.

8:31 AM - 10:15 AM — Problem-Solving Panel Discussion

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM — The Future of Quality, Enticing Millennials Pierre Servan, CEO, Factor Quality, Inc.

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM — Closing Keynote

11:30 AM - 11:40 AM — Prize Drawing

 For more information, visit the 2017 Quality Summit page on the AIAG website.