In almost everything in quality there are multiple facets of responsibility. The same applies when we talk about cyber security and threat assessment. So how do we protect those who depend on the products and services we provide?Read More
The 2016 Quality Summit, "Surviving and Thriving Through Industry Transformation", will be focused on helping organizations - from global OEM's, to mega-sized system suppliers, to smaller parts suppliers, materials, and service providers - adapt their systems and prepare their personnel to not only survive, but thrive and excel, during the transformation of the automotive industry.Read More
As a member, you have much to contribute, and volunteering on an AIAG committee, advisory group, or work group gives your company a seat at the table and an influential voice in the discussion. It’s through the support of thousands of members and industry volunteers working together in a cooperative environment that AIAG is able to create the guidelines and tools that result in streamlined processes and solutions to the automotive industry’s pain-points and challenges.Read More
The IATF completed a Stakeholder Conference in Rome, Italy, on April 12-13, 2016. The conference was attended by 200 representatives of 44 IATF-recognized certification bodies (including auditors), 41 global supplier companies, IATF member organizations, and witness auditors.Read More
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