Carla Kalogeridis

Carla Kalogeridis is AIAG’s e-news editor.

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OEM/Supplier Panel Says OEMs Do Check Vehicles for Prohibited Substances, But Also Trust Suppliers and Expect Them to Report Correctly

Oct 17, 2018

One of the most popular segments of AIAG’s annual IMDS Conference is the OEM/Supplier Panel discussion. On September 26, 2018, at the Suburban Collection Showcase in Novi, Michigan, a robust panel of experts took live questions in an open-mic session on data quality and other challenges the industry faces in complying with IMDS and product chemical reporting requirements.

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Tips for Small Companies Facing IMDS Reporting Challenges

Nov 15, 2017

Deb Reining of Luvata Ohio, Inc. offered some good advice for small companies trying to improve their management of IMDS. In her presentation, “IMDS in a Small Company: Supplier Reporting Challenges,” which took place at AIAG’s IMDS Conference on October 12, 2017, Reining covered everything from training to MDS submissions.

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GM’s Gary West: To Achieve Zero Defects, Address Your Silos

Nov 09, 2017

More than 400 automotive quality professionals attended the 2017 AIAG Quality Summit on September 19-20, 2017, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, leaving very few seats in the general addresses and standing-room only in many of the most popular breakout sessions. This level of participation — supported by over 40 exhibitors and sponsors — made this year’s Quality Summit one of the most engaging and valuable quality events in recent years.

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Nov 08, 2017

At AIAG’s 2017 Quality Summit, September 19-20, 2017, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, several automakers provided updates on the IATF 16949 certification process to an audience of over 400 automotive quality processionals and answered the industry’s most common questions.

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Hyundai Environmental Leader Urges Suppliers to Meet June 2018 Low-Volume Chemical Reporting Deadline

Oct 18, 2017

With a deadline fast approaching for registering low-volume chemical substances under the European Union REACH, Hyundai Motor Europe’s Timo Unger urged automotive suppliers to do what they could to meet the June 2018 deadline because without substance registration, the supplier cannot put the product on the European market.

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Developing an Anti-Human Trafficking Compliance Program

Aug 24, 2017

As the reality of human trafficking and modern slavery continues to make headlines around the world, automotive manufacturers and their supply chains are operating with heightened awareness. At AIAG’s 2017 Corporate Responsibility Summit, Michael R. Littenberg, partner in the securities and public companies practice group at Ropes & Gray, provided attendees with an overview of the challenges as well as updates on how governments and corporations are doing their part to combat the problem.

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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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AIAG VIDEO INTERVIEW: Trade Policy Expert Warns that U.S. Auto Suppliers May Not Be Ready for Wave of Change Coming Quickly Under New Administration

Jul 31, 2017

Birgit Matthiesen, director, Canada-U.S. cross border business affairs for Arent Fox LLP, says automotive parts suppliers may not be prepared for the wave of change that is coming at them quickly on the trade policy front. Her comments, made during an exclusive on-camera interview at the annual AIAG Supply Chain Summit held June 20, 2017, in Livonia, Michigan, were not critical — she simply points out that the changes are coming fast, and the industry hasn’t got much time to prepare.

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May 22, 2017
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2017 Corporate Responsibility Summit Explores Stakeholder Expectations and Solutions to Complex Issues

May 17, 2017

Helping automotive companies understand and navigate growing expectations from stakeholders on a broad range of corporate responsibility issues was the backbone of AIAG’s Corporate Responsibility Summit, held May 2-3, 2017, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. Speakers addressed a variety of CR topics, providing the latest information to help participants understand the role of collaboration in the most complex sustainability challenges.

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