AIAG Problem Solving Work Group Now Open to New Participants

Jun 16, 2016

If you would like to provide ideas to help the auto industry improve its problem solving, here’s your chance.

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Don’t Miss Upcoming Training Courses to Get More Out of Layered Process Audits

Jun 16, 2016

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.

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Model-Based Enterprise Wall Chart Now Available

Jun 16, 2016

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.

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Industry Precedent: Suppliers invited to give feedback on upcoming ISO/TS 16949 Standard Revision

May 16, 2016

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.

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AIAG’S TIER ONE CSR TASK TEAM TACKLES NEED TO SIMPLIFY COMPLEXITY IN SUB-TIER SUPPLY CHAIN

May 11, 2016

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.

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Where to Begin Your Automotive Training

Apr 29, 2016

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.

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AIAG’S NEW PROBLEM SOLVING SURVEY RESULTS LIGHT PATH FOR FUTURE PROJECTS

Apr 21, 2016

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.

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AIAG Releases CQI-26 SPC Supplement to Address Unique Needs of Short Run Production

Apr 14, 2016


The SPC Short Run Supplement is a guideline developed to address short run production, which is identified by processes that do not have the production volume to readily apply the approaches identified in the SPC Reference Manual, 2nd Edition.

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Key Term Tuesday: SPC

Apr 05, 2016

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.

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IATF Updates Timeline for New ISO/TS 16949 Automotive Quality Standard Revision

Mar 16, 2016

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.

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