AIAG encourages automotive executives in China to join representatives from AIAG, General Motors, and the International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB) to hear what changes in the new standard mean to suppliers and when certification needs to be completed. Register now to attend the official roll-out of IATF 16949:2016 on December 14, 2016, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Marriott Hongqiao Hotel in Shanghai.Read More
Network with and learn from international automotive experts during this popular gathering of importers, exporters, and customs service providers. Scheduled for November 15, 2016, at the Laurel Manor Banquet and Conference Center in Livonia, Michigan, participants in the AIAG Customs Town Hall will discuss new and ongoing programs that impact customs clearance and cost.
Guy F. Courtin, a featured speaker at AIAG’s recent Mexico FVL Capacity 2020 Conference in Troy, Michigan, says the biggest automotive logistics problem in Mexico right now is a huge strain on its infrastructure capacity. 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 could reach five million vehicles a year.Read More
Quality issues in the field need to be identified and resolved quickly, to contain costs and also to maintain end-consumer satisfaction. Data-driven techniques are the most effective and efficient means to identify such issues rapidly because they provide an inexpensive, centralized solution, without the need to ship physical parts or have analysts travel. Quality issues may be found and tracked semi-automatically by setting up and interpreting appropriate alerts. Early notifications involve inherently complex methods to avoid false alarms while not missing important real issues. With experience and experimentation, combined with the means to set alerts on diverse data sources, useful early quality alerts are feasible.Read More
Introduction to Automotive Warranty Training
This is an introductory course designed to give the attendee a basic understanding of warranty, warranty-related terminology, and how warranty applies to the automotive industry and the supply chain.
Join representatives from IATF members General Motors and AIAG, and a representative from the International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB) as they bring you up to date on what changes in the new standard mean to you and when certification needs to be completed.
Register by November 1, 2016, to receive Early Bird pricing on this popular annual event scheduled for November 15 at the Laurel Manor Banquet and Conference Center in Livonia, Michigan.Read More
AIAG Auto Parts Purchasing Leadership and Suppliers Summit will be held on November 30, 2016 in Shanghai, China, concurrent with 2016 Automechanika, the world’s second largest Automechanika trade fair for automotive parts, accessories, equipment, and services. The theme of this year’s Forum is “Surviving and Thriving through Industry Transformation.”
In the September 2016 AIAG eNewsletter, we looked at the evolution of IMDS up to now. This month, we focus on IMDS Release 11.0, scheduled for production release in November 2016, which includes Chemistry Manager.
Fresh from a lengthy investigative article by the Washington Post and increased international attention to cobalt, Amnesty International announced it is calling on electric car manufacturers to be more transparent about this key ingredient in their vehicles and its possible connections to modern-day slavery and child labor.Read More