If you would like to provide ideas to help the auto industry improve its problem solving, here’s your chance.Read More
Sometimes people think that the layered process audit is just another quality method, but it’s much more than that. LPA is a tool to take an organization to the next level of performance.Read More
The AIAG MBE Wall Chart provides companies a visual means to assess their current capabilities and measure their progress from a Level 1 to 2D drawing-centric environment toward a comprehensive Level 4 Model-Based Enterprise. The MBE Wall Chart identifies the key aspects of drawing/model usage to determine a company’s current MBE level and highlights where to focus to make the transition to the next level.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
The automotive industry continues to operate under a number of different standards, with respect to managing the Quality Management System (QMS) requirements at the Tier One and sub-tier supply chain levels. While ISO/TS 16949 and VDA 6.3 are the most common and most recognized standards, many other global OEMs do not subscribe to either of these two major standards; instead, they manage their supply chain according to internal standards and requirements. Although a number of OEMs recognize and operate to the ISO/TS or VDA standards, each manufacturer also mandates a plethora of additional Customer-Specific Requirements (CSR) to their supply chain.Read More
Wondering where to start on your company’s road to standards compliance success?
Let’s say you’re a newer supplier to the auto industry and you’re eager to make sure your company and employees meet and exceed supply chain quality standards.
Or you’re an experienced supplier but realize that your team members could be a little stronger when it comes to knowledge of corporate responsibility compliance standards in such areas as environmental compliance, conflict minerals reporting, or supply chain sustainability.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
We’ve all heard of the basic statistical terms: mean, median, and mode, but when it comes to Statistical Process Control things get a bit more complicated. This “Key Term Tuesday” we’re focusing on SPC.Read More
The International Automotive Task Force has approved the first draft of the new ISO/TS 16949 automotive quality standard to include additional stakeholder feedback. The revision work team is preparing for an April 2016 conference to obtain further stakeholder input. The IATF intends to release the transition strategy from ISO/TS 16949:2009 to the new automotive quality standard in April 2016.Read More