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Attend the 2015 Supply Chain Summit

May 13, 2015

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.

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Key Term Tuesday: Conflict Minerals Reporting

May 05, 2015

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.

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Conflict Minerals Reporting Resources and Tools

Apr 30, 2015

May 31, 2015 is just around the corner, and you can feel the pressure to complete your Conflict Minerals reporting is heavier than ever. Don’t sweat, because AIAG has the tools you need to deliver a clean report.

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6 Tips for Conflict Minerals Reporting Due Diligence

Apr 28, 2015

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).

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What is a Conflict-Free Smelter?

Apr 22, 2015

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.

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Key Term Tuesday: Quality Acronyms

Mar 24, 2015

Acronyms can look like alphabet soup, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the most commonly used acronyms to help you out.

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Key Term Tuesday: Failure Mode

Mar 17, 2015

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.

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Key Term Tuesday: Common Terms

Mar 03, 2015

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.

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Key Term Tuesday: Quality Processes

Feb 24, 2015

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.

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6 Pillars Of Supplier Quality Assessments

Oct 21, 2014

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.

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