Automotive supply chain professionals trying to make it to the AIAG Supply Chain Summit on June 14, 2016 at Laurel Manor in Livonia, Michigan, can still get in. “We can take registrations all the way up to the event,” says Lang Ware, AIAG’s director, supply chain products and services.Read More
With a significant amount of auto industry production going to Mexico — and more vehicles coming into the U.S. from Mexico — estimates are that by 2020, the volume may exceed 5 million vehicles a year.Read More
Wayne State University, in cooperation with AIAG, is offering a one-week, automotive-industry focused Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Seminar that provides purchasing and supply chain executives with the knowledge to significantly improve company supply chain management contributions to cost, financial, and overall performance.Read More
In support of automotive manufacturers’ efforts to boost minority supplier development and industry participation, the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is collaborating with the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) to prepare minority businesses for direct part sourcing. A direct part supplier is one whose component, material, or service is part of the finished vehicle.Read More
Moving the needle from theory to practice was at the heart of AIAG’s 2016 Corporate Responsibility Summit, held April 27-28, 2016, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. Speakers addressed a variety of CR topics, providing the latest information to help participants build a business case for sustainability.Read More
Most of the members of AIAG’s Greenhouse Gas Work Group manage supply chain water reporting and reduction in addition to their GHG responsibilities, so collaboration on an event to increase suppliers’ awareness of water management issues and to help support their efforts to use the CDP Water Supply Chain for water reporting was a logical first step.Read More
Material compliance regulations require companies to delve deep into their supply chains to ensure products are consumer and environmentally safe. Companies also need to ensure their products are socially responsible, avoiding child labor, “sweatshop” labor, and human rights atrocities. An action plan that includes a corroboration strategy between social and environmental responsibilities provides a key element in formulating sustainability solutions containing competitive advantages for products that align with a company's social compliance goals.
We’ve all heard it said: Volunteering for your industry is one of the most important and most needed acts a professional will ever do. But in today’s increasingly challenging global climate, finding time is harder than ever. So why do people make the extra effort required to do it?
Effective Supply Chain Management is all about effective Capacity Management. Vehicle Manufacturers are forecast to produce 5.3 million vehicles in Mexico by the year 2020.Read More
On March 22 – 23, 2016, the G7-Alliance on Resource Efficiency hosted a workshop on the use of life cycle concepts in supply chain management to achieve global resource efficiency. AIAG was represented by 12 member companies: General Motors Company; Ford Motor Company; Fiat Chrysler Automobiles; BASF Corp.; DENSO International America Inc.; Toyota Motor Corporation; Robert Bosch; Honda North America, Inc.; Cummins Inc.; ArcelorMittal; Johnson Controls, Inc.; and U.S. EPA (which hosted the event).Read More