Is Your Business a Model Based Enterprise?

Jun 10, 2015

AIAG is helping to lead the way.

Almost four decades ago, the automotive industry was clearly in the lead when it came to the emerging technology we now know as CAD/CAM. Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing promised to reduce new product lead times, improve quality, and reduce cost.

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Why Join AIAG?

Jun 10, 2015
It’s time to think ahead. Putting out fires every day is noble work — if you’re a firefighter. But if you’re an automotive professional trying to secure the future of your business, you’ve got to look beyond what’s demanding your attention today and plan for what’s coming up ahead.
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The Next Step in Automotive Warranty Management

Jun 10, 2015

Does your organization have an effective process for managing warranty? Here’s a free pre-assessment to help you evaluate where you are, plus training to get you to the next level.

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AIAG Simplifies Layered Process Audits

Jun 01, 2015

In the 10 years Layered Process Audits (LPA) have been in use by the OEMs to their suppliers, a lot of things have been learned and best practices have emerged. These best practices are now available to you in AIAG’s CQI-8, “Layered Process Audits Guideline”, 2nd edition, and through 2 newly developed companion training courses.

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6 Tips for Conflict Minerals Reporting Due Diligence

Apr 28, 2015

The due diligence process is often overlooked as a key piece to the reporting puzzle. Here are some quick tips for conducting due diligence before completing your Conflict Minerals Reporting Templates (CMRT).

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What is a Conflict-Free Smelter?

Apr 22, 2015

The Conflict-free smelter program (CFS) is a program aimed to help companies identify conflict minerals in their supply chains and ensure that they are being responsibly sourced. This program was developed by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) in order to audit automotive companies and their suppliers. To ensure that the automotive industry is not sourcing from irresponsible suppliers, reporting the location of where automotive suppliers are buying minerals has become a requirement.

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Key Term Tuesday: Quality Acronyms

Mar 24, 2015

Acronyms can look like alphabet soup, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the most commonly used acronyms to help you out.

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Key Term Tuesday: Quality Processes

Feb 24, 2015

When working in a specialized field, it’s vital to understand the industry jargon. We decided to pull out some of the most important key terms that everyone needs to know in order to be successful in the auto-industry.

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6 Pillars Of Supplier Quality Assessments

Oct 21, 2014

Monitoring performance is essential to make sure all parts of the process are working as efficiently as possible. When selecting a sub-tier supplier OEM’s and Tier 1 suppliers will monitor key performance indicators using defined criteria for acceptable performance. These indicators will vary based on the supplier but there’s a general checklist of questions when assessing system quality. These questions fall into six categories: facilities, profile information, logistics, manufacturing, quality, and technology.

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Helpful Documents in the APQP Process

Oct 14, 2014

Once a supplier is awarded business, it is time for the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) phase to begin between the supplier and customer. Typical parts of this process are definition of scope, feasibility, process design and development, product and process validation, feedback and assessment, and control plan methodology. These aspects are pulled from the AIAG Advanced Product Quality Control Plan reference manual. This manual also identifies which pieces of APQP applies to the different types of suppliers and gives plan templates.

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