The Enough Project on Conflict Minerals in Africa

Nov 12, 2015

AIAG’s Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing IV on August 4th featured the latest updates from OEMs, suppliers, the U.S. State Department, and the Enough Project on key conflict minerals issues. The event provided a greater understanding of the drivers that shape the automotive industry's due diligence for compliance with conflict minerals reporting requirements, including updates on U.S. and European legislation.

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A Look Back at 2015

Nov 12, 2015

AIAG’s CR advisory committees and working groups are composed of members and subject matter experts who remain committed to building a corporate responsibility portfolio that addresses the sustainability issues — both social and environmental — that are impacting the automotive industry, and they have been exceptionally busy in 2015. Here is a look back at some of this year’s accomplishments.

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New Study: Redundant QMS Requirements Affect Supplier Efficiencies and Ability to Respond to Quality-Related Events

Nov 04, 2015

AIAG’s new Quality 2020 study reveals that OEMs and suppliers rank complex and redundant quality management system requirements among the top three most critical issues impacting quality. (The other two top concerns are problem solving and customer service requirements — see reports, “Inadequate Problem Solving Tops the List of Automakers’ Quality Concerns,” and “Standardizing Customer Specific Requirements Represents an Opportunity for Industry-Wide Collaboration.”)

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AIAG’s First-Ever 2016 Southern Automotive Quality Summit Reveals Speaker Line-Up

Nov 04, 2015


The first-ever Southern Automotive Quality Summit  — scheduled for January 28, 2016 at the Birmingham/Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Alabama — has announced its speaker line-up.

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Cross-Plant Connectivity: A Reality with an Enterprise Quality Hub

Nov 04, 2015

Automotive manufacturers have long been pioneers when it comes to introducing new technologies, tools, and devices in their processes. As vehicles become more complex and are equipped with more bells and whistles, technology is playing a more important role than ever on the assembly line.

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How to Justify a Software Purchase — Step by Step

Nov 04, 2015

I recently participated in a discussion panel that was part of the AIAG Quality Summit in Novi, Michigan, September 22-23, 2015. The topic focused on software for quality in manufacturing. The panel included vendors offering software for quality improvement and quality management systems.

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FVL Experts Say Advance Planning and Accurate Forecasting Needed to Reduce Outbound Waste

Oct 29, 2015

Delegates at the September 2015 Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit had a healthy discussion about where waste lies in the finished vehicle logistics supply chain and what possible steps can be taken to reduce it. According to a report by Rachael Hogg in Automotive Logistics e-newsletter, Marc Brazeau, Chrysler’s head of NAFTA vehicle transportation, said it takes discipline to figure out where the actual waste is. “This can save cost and improve margins, not just for us, but for service providers,” he said.

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Leveraging Risk Assessment in the Automotive Supply Chain

Oct 29, 2015

A wide range of business-critical risks face today’s automotive supplier. Typical risks include material shortages, catastrophic property losses, supply chain interruptions, IT failures, and more. For Tier One suppliers, the lack of transparency and control among sub-suppliers adds to their risk equation. Smart planning is imperative, especially as the globalization of automotive supply processes increases.

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Join Us for the New AIAG Governance & Ethics Professional Series

Oct 25, 2015

Given the recent attention to NHTSA recalls, Department of Justice litigations, and privacy issues within the automotive industry, you won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to hear perspectives from legal professionals with extensive experience working with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the US National Security Agency (NSA), and the US Department of Justice (DoJ).

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AIAG’s Tanya Bolden Presents at 2015 Southern Automotive Conference

Oct 21, 2015

The southeast United States, already known for its world-class automotive production and sound business environment, continues to boast the fastest growing automotive industry in North America as global sales increase and OEMs and major suppliers continue to invest.

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