Dana Launches Internal Quality Certification for Personnel Based on AIAG’s Core Tools Self-Assessment

Feb 24, 2016

David Kneisler, vice president, global quality for Dana Holding Corporation, provided a snapshot into his company’s personnel development journey at the recent Southern Automotive Quality Summit, sponsored by AIAG and the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association. Held January 28, 2016 in Birmingham, Alabama, the one-day event showcased the Southern automotive industry’s commitment to world-class quality.

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Build a Business Case for Sustainability at the 2016 Corporate Responsibility Summit

Feb 17, 2016

AIAG’s 2016 CR Summit is a unique opportunity to stay informed on the issues confronting your company, including strategies to identify risk and better manage the outcome. Scheduled for April 27 – 28, 2016, at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, this event is tailored to those working on all aspects of corporate responsibility and sustainability management at companies in the automotive and heavy equipment industry and technology sectors.

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Understanding Your Organization’s Requirements under Hazcom 2012

Feb 17, 2016

Hazcom 2012 is OSHA’s way of applying the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in the U.S. with a few tweaks to make it unique. Directive CPL 02-02-079, Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012), effective July 9, 2015, is how OSHA is going to enforce these requirements. This document is a must-have for every organization.  

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DOJ Names Full-Time Compliance Expert

Feb 16, 2016

The Fraud Section of the Department of Justice (DOJ) recently hired Hui Chen as its full-time compliance expert — the first position of its kind within the DOJ. Chen brings a wealth of compliance counseling experience to the role, having held ethics and compliance positions in the technology, banking, and pharmaceutical sectors. She had most recently served as the global head for anti-bribery and corruption at Standard Chartered Bank in the U.K.

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COP21 Paris Agreement: GRI Witnesses Historic Landmark

Feb 16, 2016

GRI was present in Paris to witness the intense negotiations leading up to what is now being hailed as the most historic agreement for the future of our planet. For the first time, every nation on Earth has committed to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions, to keep warming well below 2-degrees Celsius, and to pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5-degrees Celsius.

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AIAG QUALITY INITIATIVES YEAR IN REVIEW — AND AN ADVANCE LOOK AT 2016

Feb 15, 2016

Composed of a notable group of industry subject matter experts, AIAG’s Quality Steering Committee, Product Development Oversight Group, and project work groups “have really delivered for the industry in 2015,” notes Scott Gray, AIAG’s director, quality products and services. Here is a look back at the highlights of 2015’s accomplishments — and a look forward at what will be their focus in 2016.

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New Casting System Assessment CQI-27: Voice of the Customer

Feb 15, 2016

The CQI-27 Special Process: Casting System Assessment provides requirements for foundry suppliers of OEM automotive castings. It is not a detailed description of the entire foundry process. Rather, the focus is on common failure modes that cause OEM customers to receive non-conforming castings from foundries. It is written from an OEM and Tier One perspective. It is the voice of the customer and includes specific activities that the foundry industry needs to improve upon. 

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One-Day Casting System and Molding System Assessment Workshops — Now Available

Feb 15, 2016

AIAG is offering a one-day workshop overview course that will help you understand and learn how to use the Special Process Casting System Assessment as a foundation to assure control of these special processes and deliver quality parts and materials.

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Water Issues Bubble Up in Automotive Supply Chains

Feb 15, 2016

The World Economic Forum now ranks water issues as #1 on their list of worldwide risks. The nonprofit CDP recently highlighted how large-scale investors are moving money away from “traditional” investments and into equities that are meeting the global water scarcity challenge. Water-related risks abound for business. But what’s specifically at issue in the automotive supply chain? What are the main challenges? And are there opportunities in addition to risks?

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Workforce Collaboration Takes Off in 2016

Feb 04, 2016

AIAG knows how to work together to fix the problems of tomorrow. That’s why we assemble over 600 industry volunteers, from OEMs to suppliers, to collaborate and create common solutions for their manufacturing and supply chain issues.

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