Conflict Minerals: What Are YOUR Challenges?

Jun 18, 2015

In July-August, 2014, a 29-question global survey titled Conflict Minerals: Help Us Understand Your Challenges was commissioned by AIAG’s Conflict Minerals Work Group (CMWG). The goal of the survey, which was sent to automotive suppliers, was to understand the challenges of conflict minerals reporting for sub-tier suppliers through Tier N. The survey was designed to increase industry-wide understanding of the issues and determine which issues are the most important and what help is needed.

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Register for IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference

Jun 18, 2015

Registration is OPEN for the 2015 IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference, set to take place over 1-½ days at Suburban Collection Showplace. Tuesday, October 13 will focus on legislation issues and includes an evening reception. Wednesday, October 14 will concentrate on IMDS topics including IMDS 10.0, which has extensive changes designed to improve data quality and accelerate IMDS revisions.

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Conflict Minerals Reporting Template 4.01 Released

Jun 18, 2015

The Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) 4.01 is available now, with a few revisions in the checker tab expected by mid-June. Developed by the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), the CMR is a free, standardized reporting template that facilitates the transfer of information through the supply chain regarding mineral country of origin, as well as smelters and refiners being utilized.

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Aug. 4: Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing IV

Jun 18, 2015

Join us at the fourth Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing for a summary of the 2014 Conflict Minerals Reporting Year and changes affecting your company in the year ahead. You will hear best practices and reporting tools from industry leaders on data collection and analysis, as well as smelter engagement. 

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Are You Ready to Meet Supply Chain Sustainability Requirements?

Jun 18, 2015

Globalization of the automotive industry has led to the development of increasingly complex supply chains.  Decisions made by one company may affect worker safety, environmental compliance and the financial performance of their suppliers and/or customers several levels removed from them in the supply chain and in different parts of the world.

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A Step Forward on Human Rights Reporting

Jun 18, 2015

The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework, launched on in February 2015, provides new guidance for how companies can report on progress implementing their responsibility to respect human rights. This responsibility is set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which constitute the global standard in this field.

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CQI-19 Process Guideline: eLearning

Jun 18, 2015

The AIAG Sub-tier Supplier Management CQI-19 is a voluntary guideline that provides a common process for all suppliers to evaluate their supplier management. It is a three part training that includes: Online Self-Assessment, eLearning, and Classroom Training.

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Have you ever wanted to give the authors of ISO/TS16949 a piece of your mind? Well now you can!

Jun 11, 2015

The members of the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) are the authors of ISO/TS16949. The IATF has announced that they have begun the task of revising the automotive industry’s quality management system (QMS) standard to align with the High Level Structure of FDIS ISO9001:2015.

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New Automotive Study Voices the Industry’s View on Quality and a Strategic Path Forward

Jun 11, 2015

Automotive OEMs and suppliers estimate $3.5 billion in cost savings could be achieved if complexity and redundancy in Quality Management System (QMS) requirements were reduced, according to a new study and survey based on extensive interviews with the nation’s leading automakers.

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Is Your Business a Model Based Enterprise?

Jun 10, 2015

AIAG is helping to lead the way.

Almost four decades ago, the automotive industry was clearly in the lead when it came to the emerging technology we now know as CAD/CAM. Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing promised to reduce new product lead times, improve quality, and reduce cost.

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