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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Dana Launches Internal Quality Certification for Personnel Based on AIAG’s Core Tools Self-Assessment

Feb 24, 2016

David Kneisler, vice president, global quality for Dana Holding Corporation, provided a snapshot into his company’s personnel development journey at the recent Southern Automotive Quality Summit, sponsored by AIAG and the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association. Held January 28, 2016 in Birmingham, Alabama, the one-day event showcased the Southern automotive industry’s commitment to world-class quality.

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AIAG QUALITY INITIATIVES YEAR IN REVIEW — AND AN ADVANCE LOOK AT 2016

Feb 15, 2016

Composed of a notable group of industry subject matter experts, AIAG’s Quality Steering Committee, Product Development Oversight Group, and project work groups “have really delivered for the industry in 2015,” notes Scott Gray, AIAG’s director, quality products and services. Here is a look back at the highlights of 2015’s accomplishments — and a look forward at what will be their focus in 2016.

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New Casting System Assessment CQI-27: Voice of the Customer

Feb 15, 2016

The CQI-27 Special Process: Casting System Assessment provides requirements for foundry suppliers of OEM automotive castings. It is not a detailed description of the entire foundry process. Rather, the focus is on common failure modes that cause OEM customers to receive non-conforming castings from foundries. It is written from an OEM and Tier One perspective. It is the voice of the customer and includes specific activities that the foundry industry needs to improve upon. 

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One-Day Casting System and Molding System Assessment Workshops — Now Available

Feb 15, 2016

AIAG is offering a one-day workshop overview course that will help you understand and learn how to use the Special Process Casting System Assessment as a foundation to assure control of these special processes and deliver quality parts and materials.

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Workforce Collaboration Takes Off in 2016

Feb 04, 2016

AIAG knows how to work together to fix the problems of tomorrow. That’s why we assemble over 600 industry volunteers, from OEMs to suppliers, to collaborate and create common solutions for their manufacturing and supply chain issues.

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Effective Risk Management Starts with FMEA

Feb 01, 2016

All new product development projects involve risk. A properly implemented FMEA will help ensure that potential failures have been considered and addressed during the product and process development cycle.

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