How to Build a Stronger Industry — One Member at a Time

Jan 21, 2016

In his first interview of 2016, AIAG’s executive director J. Scot Sharland shares specific ideas on how an individual company’s focus on corporate responsibility mitigates risk and manages uncertainty, thereby strengthening the industry as a whole.

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2016 CR Summit "Building a Business Case for Sustainability: Theory vs. Practice"

Jan 20, 2016

Effective corporate responsibility practices require companies to stay informed on the issues confronting them, as well as strategies for economically viable business cases, technical approaches for integration, and insight on how leading companies tackle similar issues, and you can stay ahead of the CR curve by engaging with forward-thinking leaders in the field at this year’s CR Summit.

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Survey Coming to Help AIAG Clarify Problem-Solving Issues that Impact Quality

Jan 14, 2016

According to AIAG’s 2015 Quality 2020 study, OEMs and suppliers rank problem solving as the most critical issue impacting quality. Now, AIAG is asking industry professionals to respond to a follow-up survey to help determine an actionable path forward. AIAG says the survey invitation will arrive in inboxes late January.

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U.S. Government may be Harsh on Companies that Don’t Adequately Manage Risk

Jan 07, 2016

At AIAG’s Customs Town Hall event in Livonia, Michigan, on November 17, 2015, Greg Husisian, a partner with the law firm Foley & Lardner LLP, noted that “key U.S. sanctions are not going away” for non-U.S. subsidiaries and joint ventures.

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Interested In Joining the GHS Work Group?

Nov 18, 2015

Recently, the GHS Work Group, chaired by Deb Reining, quality engineer at Luvata Ohio, completed a guidance document entitled “The ABCs of GHS Compliant Safety Data Sheets & Labels.”

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AIAG CEO Scot Sharland Will Update Key Initiatives on December 2 in Shanghai!

Nov 18, 2015

At the upcoming annual AIAG & AASA Automotive OEM & Suppliers Purchasing Leadership Summit (Dec 2, 2015, Shanghai), Mr. J. Scot Sharland, CEO of AIAG, will update AIAG Key Initiatives on Quality, Supply Chain and CSR for China Automotive OEMs and Suppliers.

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Dept. of State’s Eileen Kane: What You Need to Know to Manage Conflict Minerals Reporting

Nov 12, 2015

On August 4, 2015, AIAG’s Conflict Minerals Briefing IV provided a greater understanding of the drivers that shape the automotive industry's due diligence for compliance with conflict minerals reporting requirements, including updates on U.S. and European legislation. A presentation titled “The Future of Global Conflict Minerals Reporting” featured Eileen H. Kane, U.S. Department of State; Michael Rohwer, CFSI; and Jennifer Guest, TetraTech. The trio shared global updates on conflict minerals requirements in Europe and China with an attentive audience.

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A Look Back at 2015

Nov 12, 2015

AIAG’s CR advisory committees and working groups are composed of members and subject matter experts who remain committed to building a corporate responsibility portfolio that addresses the sustainability issues — both social and environmental — that are impacting the automotive industry, and they have been exceptionally busy in 2015. Here is a look back at some of this year’s accomplishments.

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New Study: Redundant QMS Requirements Affect Supplier Efficiencies and Ability to Respond to Quality-Related Events

Nov 04, 2015

AIAG’s new Quality 2020 study reveals that OEMs and suppliers rank complex and redundant quality management system requirements among the top three most critical issues impacting quality. (The other two top concerns are problem solving and customer service requirements — see reports, “Inadequate Problem Solving Tops the List of Automakers’ Quality Concerns,” and “Standardizing Customer Specific Requirements Represents an Opportunity for Industry-Wide Collaboration.”)

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AIAG’s First-Ever 2016 Southern Automotive Quality Summit Reveals Speaker Line-Up

Nov 04, 2015


The first-ever Southern Automotive Quality Summit  — scheduled for January 28, 2016 at the Birmingham/Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Alabama — has announced its speaker line-up.

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