Mike Sturgeon: ‘We Need Global Standards for Global Products’

May 02, 2019

As a keynote speaker at the upcoming AIAG Supply Chain Summit on June 18, 2019, Mike Sturgeon will provide a unique perspective on the most pressing challenges related to global standards. In this exclusive sneak peek of his upcoming remarks, Sturgeon, the executive director of ECG, the Association of European Vehicle Logistics, will explain why AIAG and ECG are uniquely positioned to help the automotive industry move forward with global standards for global products.

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Free AIAG & VDA FMEA Whitepaper Now Available!

Apr 25, 2019

With the official release of the AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook just around the corner, we’ve put together a whitepaper detailing some of the most important improvements you can expect to see in the new handbook.

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The Growing Risk of Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains

Apr 24, 2019


Those of us in the business of global trade compliance are well aware of the increased attention in recent years to the issue of forced labor. This is not a new problem, but incidents in recent years with well-known brands, coupled with new legislation designed to curb behavior of this type, has increased the importance of supplier due diligence for those operating in global markets.

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Major price drop! Register now for our next Principles of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma class (5/8-5/12) and save more than 35% off the original price!

Apr 17, 2019

Designed for working professionals, this five day seminar-style course includes hands-on exercises and guest lecturers, and covers topics such as lean principles, process capability, value stream mapping, process improvement and Six Sigma implementation.

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AIAG Launches New Quality Core Tools Support Software Specially Designed For Unique Needs Of Lower-Tier Suppliers

Apr 11, 2019

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has launched a simple, time-efficient software tool to help suppliers comply with their customer’s quality requirements. While valuable to any automotive company, the AIAG Core Tools Support™ CTS) software is especially designed for parts manufacturers Tier 2 and smaller.

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Meet Caterpillar’s Matt Kerr – Co-Chair of the AIAG Quality Steering Committee

Apr 11, 2019

As engineering manager at Caterpillar and co-chair of the AIAG Quality Steering Committee, Matt Kerr understands the importance of being flexible and open to collaborating with diverse partners. Below, Matt shares his thoughts on coming together at AIAG, staying current on – and preparing for – emerging industry trends, and more!

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Hot off the Press…the Fourth version of our Finished Vehicle Transportation Damage Standards (M-22) is now available!

Apr 05, 2019

When automobiles change possession during the transportation chain, they should immediately be inspected for any damage and missing parts or options. Since accurately identifying the type and location of such damage is essential for claims administration – and helps support damage prevention efforts – this updated manual provides a standard set of codes and processes for recording vehicle exceptions for those handling vehicles during the shipping process.      

Now including new codes and an all new inspection verification section, this updated manual gives you everything you need to know for making transportation claims. Read More

Supplier Cyber Risk Concerns Auto Industry

Apr 04, 2019

The automotive supply chain is long and complex. A break in the chain at a small, tier 3, single-part producer can be disastrous.

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CBP Looks to ‘Keep Us All Safe,’ Protect Legitimate Trade

Apr 04, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection recognizes that trade supply chains are rapidly transforming themselves through the world of e-commerce and wants its regulatory oversight and technology to keep pace.

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The Future of Sustainability Reporting: Five Reporting Trends for 2019

Mar 20, 2019

Sustainability reporting and environment, social, and governance (ESG) disclosures are on the rise around the globe — we’ve seen increased regulation in Asia, it has become expected practice in Europe, and investors in the U.S. are increasingly using this information to inform their decision-making.

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