The future of reporting is almost here! Mark the date in your calendar: GRI Standards will officially launch on October 19, 2016. This follows the approval of the draft GRI Standards by the Global Sustainability Standards Board in late August, and the recent confirmation by the Due Process Oversight Committee (DPOC) that due process for developing the GRI Standards was followed.Read More
One of AIAG’s most popular annual conferences returns to Suburban Collection Showplace on October 11-12, 2016. This is an important opportunity for companies at all levels in the supply chain to stay ahead of their supply chain risk by keeping their knowledge about rapidly evolving regulations on chemicals and other substances of concern up to date.Read More
October’s upcoming release of revisions to the automotive industry’s most widely used international standard for quality management will include language on corporate ethics for the first time in its history. The standard — previously named ISO/TS 16949 — is replaced by IATF 16949 and has been revised by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) with an unprecedented level of industry feedback and engagement.Read More
At the recent AIAG Supply Chain Summit, privacy and e-commerce attorney Stephen Tupper cautioned an audience of supply chain professionals that auto companies need to make sure they understand the globalization of data storage and use of information laws and rules about data transfer and privacy that differ from country to country. In short, he said: “I strongly advise you to get to know your data.” The Supply Chain Summit, held June 14, 2016, in Livonia, Michigan, provides an annual overview of industry trends as well as updates on current AIAG supply chain projects and initiatives.Read More
Supply chain professionals are encouraged to participate in a one-week, automotive-industry focused, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Seminar, October 31-November 4, 2016, at The Renaissance Center in Detroit. This professional development opportunity is sponsored collaboratively by AIAG and Wayne State University. Space is limited.Read More
AIAG has announced the appointment of Cesar D. Pucci, director, corporate quality, Eaton Corporation, to its board of directors. More than 20 executives from the automotive and transportation OEM and supplier community currently serve on the AIAG board, representing a cross-section of its member companies.Read More
The Automotive Industry Action Group has hit a milestone in membership, welcoming its 1,500th new member into the AIAG community this week.Read More
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.Read More
Actively involved in AIAG’s Quality Steering Committee since its inception 18 years ago — and a continuous member for the last 14 years — Dave Mimms, general manager of Quality Strategy Management for Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., shares his thoughts about why he has stayed active in AIAG and what he thinks the industry still has to accomplish, in this exclusive interview with AIAG Quality e-News.
AIAG is working with KOTRA and the South Korean Government to provide Core Tools training in Korea at a deeply discounted fee. This five-day training program will engage participants in an in-depth review of advanced product quality planning (APQP), production part approval process (PPAP), measurement systems analysis (MSA), statistical process control (SPC), and failure mode effects analysis (FMEA).