What you don’t know can hurt you – especially when it comes to identifying suppliers in areas where natural disasters, geopolitical unrest and other disruptive factors have the potential to impact your business. In light of this, AIAG has created a valuable new member benefit: a global supplier site map designed to facilitate greater visibility of information, and help companies identify and manage risk in their extended supply chains.
Free for AIAG members, the Global Supplier Visibility Map (GSVM)* is the newest addition to AIAG’s Supply Safe®, a strategic repository of tools, guidelines, best practices and standards developed by the industry, for the industry. This innovative offering speaks to AIAG’s ongoing commitment to provide its member companies with the tools and resources necessary to manage risk and uncertainty.
The map allows users to easily search for their suppliers by simply keying in a city, state, zip code or country, and specifying the search radius, up to 100 miles. Results appear as points on the map, or – in areas with dense supplier populations – as brightly colored circles with numbers in the middle indicating the quantity of supplier sites in the area.
In addition to the visual representation of search results on the map itself, a scrolling side panel allows users to see more detail for each supplier location. While all entries show address information and distance from the search location, three additional icons also appear in results (when applicable): a globe, which serves as a link to the company’s website; a curved road indicating AIAG membership; and a bold “IATF” to show IATF certified suppliers. Most entries also feature Google Maps’ icon indicating Street View capabilities, which provides the user with an interactive image of the facility’s exterior as well as the surrounding buildings, streets, and other points of interest.
Take advantage of this unique member benefit today! Click here to begin viewing the Global Supplier Visibility Map.
*Please note that you must be an AIAG member, and sign in to AIAG.org, to view the Global Supplier Visibility Map.