Collaboration: How Business Must Lead to Achieve Sustainable Development

Jul 25, 2018

How does business lead?

When we think of leadership, we often think of a single, iconic leader. We celebrate leading companies for their bold actions on sustainability risks and opportunities; yet one of the most important ways business leads is through collaboration.

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Wayne State's supply chain program ranked among top 25 in the country

Jul 24, 2018

Congratulations, Wayne State! Gartner recently ranked the university's global supply chain management degree program among the top 25 in the nation -- a testament to the exceptional work they've been doing to educate and train the next generation of supply chain management professionals. 

AIAG is proud to support WSU's achievements in this area, and plans to continue to partner with the university to offer the WSU/AIAG Auto Industry Certificate in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, and to conduct research as part of the Global Automotive Purchasing and Supply Chain Partnership (GAPSCN). 

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Returnable Container Data Mapping Project Update

Jul 12, 2018

The automotive supply chain has been steadily plagued by the issue of effectively tracking and mitigating loss on returnable transport items (i.e. returnable racks and containers). While this is certainly not a new pain point, multiple AIAG member companies – including a number of OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, and logistics service providers – have assembled to tackle this issue in new ways, utilizing cutting edge RFID technology and standardized process flows! 

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AIAG is Moving!

Jun 27, 2018

If you haven’t heard the news yet, the title says it all: we’re moving!

As of Monday, July 9, 2018, we will be fully operational in our new building, just down the road from current AIAG headquarters.

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AIAG Core Tool Software (CTS) Project Status

Jun 14, 2018

The AIAG Core Tool Software (CTS) Project is making great progress with the help of several dedicated volunteers. The project team is focused on improving the former XLS based Core Tools Software Disc with an “Excel like” front end supported by a robust database backend.

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NEW AIAG Special Process Assessment Resource Center

Jun 14, 2018

Special process components’ quality, reliability, and durability can be compromised by variation in the process itself – and since the resulting defects aren’t easily detected prior to use, faulty components can get passed on to the end user, resulting in field actions and warranty claims.

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It’s Time to Abandon Unstructured Processes

Jun 14, 2018

If you’re one of those auto manufacturers who’s using ad hoc, spreadsheet-based collaboration, you’re not alone. According to a survey conducted by Ventana Research in November 2015, 7 out of 10 midsize companies use desktop spreadsheets for a range of business planning processes. Yet nearly half (48 percent) of those surveyed admit that spreadsheets make it difficult to manage business processes.

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Secure Shared Data With AIAG’s Cyber Security 3rd Party Information Security Guidelines

May 24, 2018

In today’s increasingly technology driven and connected world, protecting data is more challenging – and more critical – than ever before. In fact, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF), a significant portion of cybercrime goes undetected, which only underscores the difficulty of securing sensitive information.

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CMRT 5.11 Available for Download

May 16, 2018

CMRT 5.11 is available for download here.

In addition, a downloadable version of the most up-to-date Smelter Reference List is available here, and you can see the revision history here. You can also access the completion guide in English, Chinese, German, and Japanese here.

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How Does Your Knowledge of AIAG’s Quality Core Tools Stack Up?

May 10, 2018

In 2012, AIAG introduced its free online Core Tools Self-Assessment (CTSA) as a way to measure an employee’s competency with the Automotive Core Tools and identify areas that require improvement.   Available in eight languages, the CTSA is a timed (75 minutes) open book self-assessment that covers APQP/PPAP, FMEA, MSA, and SPC. When completed, each individual receives an e-mail detailing his or her scores for each Core Tool. These results are confidential, and shared only with the participant. The CTSA can be taken every 30 days, allowing individuals time to address any knowledge gaps, and monitor their improvement in the Core Tools. 

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