The 2015 Supply Chain Summit is fast approaching! The all-day event, which will be held in Livonia, Michigan on Tuesday, June 16th, will focus on “Mitigating Risk and Managing Uncertainty” in the automotive industry.Read More
It’s another Key Term Tuesday! This time we’re focusing on terms related to Conflict Minerals.
3TG: tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold.
CFS: Conflict-Free Smelter, a smelter that has been verified by an independent third-party auditor as “conflict-free.” For more info, check out the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiatives website.
The due diligence process is often overlooked as a key piece to the reporting puzzle. Here are some quick tips for conducting due diligence before completing your Conflict Minerals Reporting Templates (CMRT).
The Conflict-free smelter program (CFS) is a program aimed to help companies identify conflict minerals in their supply chains and ensure that they are being responsibly sourced. This program was developed by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) in order to audit automotive companies and their suppliers. To ensure that the automotive industry is not sourcing from irresponsible suppliers, reporting the location of where automotive suppliers are buying minerals has become a requirement.Read More
Acronyms can look like alphabet soup, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the most commonly used acronyms to help you out.Read More
Failure is an inevitable part of life. But in the auto industry, failure needs to be assessed and addressed to avoid costly failures related to products, processes, and quality.Read More
You may think you know the what these terms mean, but in auto quality they could mean something entirely different. Test yourself with these seemingly simple terms.Read More
When working in a specialized field, it’s vital to understand the industry jargon. We decided to pull out some of the most important key terms that everyone needs to know in order to be successful in the auto-industry.Read More
Monitoring performance is essential to make sure all parts of the process are working as efficiently as possible. When selecting a sub-tier supplier OEM’s and Tier 1 suppliers will monitor key performance indicators using defined criteria for acceptable performance. These indicators will vary based on the supplier but there’s a general checklist of questions when assessing system quality. These questions fall into six categories: facilities, profile information, logistics, manufacturing, quality, and technology.