AIAG Achieves Membership Milestone With 1,500th New Member

Aug 24, 2016

The Automotive Industry Action Group has hit a milestone in membership, welcoming its 1,500th new member into the AIAG community this week.

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Why We Do What We Do: Ryan Jenner

Aug 24, 2016

Volunteering in a leadership role for your industry is one of the most important and most needed acts of professionalism in a person’s career. But in today’s increasingly time-constrained global climate, why do people make the extra effort?

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2016 Corporate Responsibility Summit Tackles Risk, Workforce, and Reputation

Aug 24, 2016

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.

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AIAG Website Enhancements Provide New Tools and Capabilities

Aug 24, 2016

Many AIAG members, volunteers, and staff have enjoyed the improvements to the organization’s website over the past year, and visitors to the site continue to notice new enhancements. So in this interview, we checked back in with AIAG’s Vice President, Information Technology Russ Ortisi. A graduate of Oakland University (bachelor’s degree in accounting) and Wayne State University (MBA with a concentration in international business), Ortisi has worked in IT for the past 20 years, including stints at Chrysler, General Motors, AT&T Systems Leasing, Heller Financial, and General Electric.

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Last Chance! Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing V

Jul 28, 2016

At this fifth annual briefing, you will gain insights from thought leaders, OEMs, and suppliers that will affect your company in the year ahead. This three-hour event — repeated in a morning and an afternoon session — will provide you an update on industry strategies and best practices, IPSA audits, and smelter engagement activities.

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Supply Chain Sustainability eLearning and Knowledge Assessment Tools Now Available in Japanese

Jul 28, 2016

Over the course of 2015, AIAG expanded its efforts to improve the social and environmental performance of the supply chain by making its comprehensive collection of tools and training available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Turkish, Italian, and German. Now, the knowledge assessment and e-learning are also available in Japanese — a total of eight languages.

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Action through Intelligence: A New Model for Managing Third-Party Risks in the Automotive Industry: Part I

Jul 28, 2016

The current auto production landscape is marked by high levels of production, rapid product evolution, and a record number of new launches — according to LMC automotive data, 170 new launches will occur between 2015 and 2017. However, after shedding personnel and capital during the downturn, automakers and suppliers are reluctant to revert to pre-downturn levels and LMC reports suppliers are operating at alarmingly high utilization rates of 80 percent capacity, which is 8.2 percent higher than 2007 rates. With more vehicles being produced and launched, the industry is putting severe stress on its suppliers. As a result, OEMs face high risk of supplier disruptions at a time when suppliers can least afford them (while still recovering from launch and start-up costs).

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Why We Do What We Do

Jul 28, 2016

Volunteering on an AIAG committee or work group gives your company a seat at the table and an influential voice in the discussion. The support of thousands of members and industry volunteers working together in a cooperative environment makes it possible for AIAG to create the guidelines and tools that result in streamlined processes and solutions to our industry’s pain points and challenges. But finding time is harder than ever. So why do people make the extra effort required to do it?

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The Future of Reporting Standards: A Conversation with SASB

Jul 28, 2016

Reporting standards are changing, and they will continue to evolve over the next 18 months. To help companies interpret the need for their reporting strategies, BSR has conducted interviews with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).

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Unilever: A Successful Business Case for Sustainability

Jul 28, 2016

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.

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