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
Demands for conflict minerals reporting on the global supply chain are increasing. In addition to existing U.S. legislation and customer requirements, legislation in Europe and China is pending.Read More
The 2016 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 learn about privacy, data security, risk requirements, cyber security, and risk assessment in the Supply Chain space. Registration closes May 31, 2016, so be sure to register now.Read More
Four years ago, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) set out to identify the sustainability disclosure topics and metrics that are material, decision-useful, and cost-effective for companies. In early April 2016, the SASB completed provisional sustainability accounting standards for 79 industries in 10 sectors by issuing provisional standards for Infrastructure.Read More