In the 10 years Layered Process Audits (LPA) have been in use by the OEMs to their suppliers, a lot of things have been learned and best practices have emerged. These best practices are now available to you in AIAG’s CQI-8, “Layered Process Audits Guideline”, 2nd edition, and through 2 newly developed companion training courses.Read More
The 2015 Supply Chain Summit is approaching quickly. With updates from AIAG industry experts, member companies and invited technical experts, the summit provides an excellent opportunity for OEM’s and suppliers of all sizes to mitigate risk, manage uncertainty and realize more predictable outcomes in the Supply Chain space. Regular registration closes June 2, 2015, so be sure to register now to get the best rates available.Read More
The 2015 Supply Chain Summit is fast approaching! The all-day event, which will be held in Livonia, Michigan on Tuesday, June 16th, will focus on “Mitigating Risk and Managing Uncertainty” in the automotive industry.Read More
It’s another Key Term Tuesday! This time we’re focusing on terms related to Conflict Minerals.
3TG: tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold.
CFS: Conflict-Free Smelter, a smelter that has been verified by an independent third-party auditor as “conflict-free.” For more info, check out the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiatives website.
The due diligence process is often overlooked as a key piece to the reporting puzzle. Here are some quick tips for conducting due diligence before completing your Conflict Minerals Reporting Templates (CMRT).
The Conflict-free smelter program (CFS) is a program aimed to help companies identify conflict minerals in their supply chains and ensure that they are being responsibly sourced. This program was developed by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) in order to audit automotive companies and their suppliers. To ensure that the automotive industry is not sourcing from irresponsible suppliers, reporting the location of where automotive suppliers are buying minerals has become a requirement.Read More
Acronyms can look like alphabet soup, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the most commonly used acronyms to help you out.Read More
Failure is an inevitable part of life. But in the auto industry, failure needs to be assessed and addressed to avoid costly failures related to products, processes, and quality.Read More