Coronavirus Pandemic Hinders Global Automotive Supply Chains

Apr 01, 2020

With the recent passage of “phase one” of a trade agreement between the United States and China and the ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), 2020 was supposed to be a transitional year for the global auto industry. Analysts had expectations that sales in the sector had bottomed out and that growth in China would support the world market, reversing recent negative sales trends and getting back to a trajectory of growth. But the worldwide spread of the coronavirus disease has become one of the greatest tests to the complex global supply chains created by auto manufacturers over the past 30 years and could lead to another downturn in global sales.

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Sweat the Little Things to Avoid Major Compliance Risks

Apr 01, 2020

Creative problem solving is usually a good a thing, but when it comes to customs compliance, overlooking even one little detail can turn those great new solutions into great big problems.

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Judge Forces Insurer to Help Small Business to Clean Up After a Crippling Ransomware Attack

Apr 01, 2020

At least one insurance company will cover the costs from a cyberattack against one of its clients.

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Supply Chain Skills of the Future and How Organizations Can Prepare

Mar 31, 2020

A recent CEO survey by Gartner1 cited “lack of appropriate talent and capability” as the top most inhibitor to a company’s digital progress. Supply chain organizations are no exception. The gap between the skills needed to compete in an increasingly digital world and those available in the organization is widening. Rise in robotics, algorithmic intelligence, and cloud computing is making an entire generation of supply chain professionals increasingly obsolete. These technologies are hollowing out the middle of the jobs’ spectrum, pushing the humans to the edges requiring extreme physical or cognitive dexterity.

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Free Cyber Knowledge Self-Assessment Now Available!

Mar 27, 2020

Ready to check your cybersecurity knowledge? Our newest online offering – the AIAG Basic Cyber Knowledge Self-Assessment – is now available for FREE at the AIAG Store! 

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Designing Packaging for Sustainability and Circularity

Mar 18, 2020

At AIAG’s Virtual 2020 CR Summit April 28–29, sustainable packaging expert Martina Prox will provide future-forward ideas on how zero-waste methodologies can align waste elimination with circular economy principles.

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AIAG Updates in Response to COVID-19

Mar 18, 2020

AIAG and its membership are working individually and collectively to mitigate the effect of the global coronavirus contagion on our companies, customers, suppliers and employees and their families. Out of an abundance of caution, here are some specific actions taken by AIAG in the short term:

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6 Ways the Climate Changed Over the Past Decade

Mar 18, 2020

Most scientific reports on climate look at changes that have occurred since the pre-industrial era, or since record-keeping began. But even looking back at the past decade, it’s clear that our world today is very different from the world of 2010. Analyzing data on greenhouse gas (GHGs) concentrations, temperature rise, sea level rise and more reveal troubling trends.   

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Our Newest Quality Training Kicks Off in April!

Mar 13, 2020

New Training Alert! Understanding the Welding Special Process System Assessmenta workshop that helps participants learn how to internally assess the management and control of their welding processes – is now available at the AIAG Store.

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Meet Sunita Shahmehri – the New Co-Chair of AIAG’s Quality Steering Committee

Mar 12, 2020

AIAG’s new co-chair of the Quality Steering Committee – Ford Motor Company’s Sunita Shahmehri – has deep roots in automotive. Recently recognized for 15 year of service in Ford’s Supplier Technical Assistance (STA) group, Sunita’s extensive family legacy at Ford includes her grandmother, mother, and stepfather, along with her brother, sister and husband.

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