In support of automotive manufacturers’ efforts to boost minority supplier development and industry participation, the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is collaborating with the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) to prepare minority businesses for direct part sourcing. A direct part supplier is one whose component, material, or service is part of the finished vehicle.Read More
Most of the members of AIAG’s Greenhouse Gas Work Group manage supply chain water reporting and reduction in addition to their GHG responsibilities, so collaboration on an event to increase suppliers’ awareness of water management issues and to help support their efforts to use the CDP Water Supply Chain for water reporting was a logical first step.Read More
We’ve all heard it said: Volunteering for your industry is one of the most important and most needed acts a professional will ever do. But in today’s increasingly challenging global climate, finding time is harder than ever. So why do people make the extra effort required to do it?
Demands for conflict minerals reporting on the global supply chain are increasing. In addition to existing U.S. legislation and customer requirements, legislation in Europe and China is pending.Read More
In a historic move by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), automotive suppliers were invited to a recent international stakeholder conference to give feedback and make suggestions on what changes should be included in the revision of the international automotive quality standard to be released in December 2016.Read More
AIAG’s Supply Safe program —a common system to help automotive importers and their suppliers comply with the federal government’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) — has debuted a new tiered pricing structure to make the program affordable to virtually any company in the industry.Read More
AIAG’s 2015 Quality 2020 study found that OEMs and suppliers both rank problem solving as one of the most critical issues impacting quality. AIAG has formed a team of industry volunteers serving on a Problem Solving Ad Hoc Committee to study the situation and propose future projects to help improve problem solving effectiveness.Read More
AIAG's Greenhouse Gas Workgroup has developed a complimentary training session to increase suppliers’ awareness of water management and how to report via the CDP Water Supply Chain.
AIAG has created a new online portal to help connect OEMs and suppliers who have lost returnable transport items (RTIs) with those who have found them. The AIAG RTI Portal facilitates the process of locating lost RTIs (called orphans) as well as clearing them from the factory floor or warehouse where they were left. The goal is to save the industry time and money by facilitating the search-and-recovery process.
AIAG has developed and launched a new online e-learning platform for the Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE). The e-learning is available now in English and priced affordably for any size supplier. The course will be available in other languages in the near future.