Core Tools and IATF 16949:2016 Overview

Aug 15, 2018

Several sections of IATF 16949:2016 now specifically reference the Core Tools, including:

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With a theme of “Tools/Technology to Sustain your Automotive QMS” for this year's AIAG Quality Summit, let's discuss the issue of balance

Aug 15, 2018

To achieve operational excellence, especially in quality risk management, organizations are expected to have three elements in perfect balance: their people, processes and technology. A focus is needed not only on the skills of those who perform FMEAs, but the processes, procedures and tools used by the team. These elements are part of a continuous process of risk identification, analysis, and mitigation aligned to their corporate objectives of improved process throughput and quality, as well as reduced product scrap and rework.  

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Secure Your Seat for AIAG’s 2018 Quality Summit!

Jul 19, 2018

Another year, another fantastic lineup for AIAG’s annual Quality Summit! Join us September 18-19, 2018 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, as we discuss “Tools to Sustain Your Automotive QMS.”

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Registration is Open for the 2018 AIAG/SCAC Supply Chain and Quality Conference

Jul 19, 2018

This September, AIAG is heading south! Join us as we co-host the second annual AIAG/South Carolina Automotive Council (SCAC) Supply Chain and Quality Conference in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. This year’s event takes place September 6-7, but we recommend registering soon to take advantage of early bird pricing!

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3 Reasons Why You Need a Smarter Supply Chain

Jul 19, 2018

Lack of supply chain visibility is one of the biggest challenges automotive suppliers face. Now, more than ever, you need to create a smarter supply chain that enables greater data visibility, higher data quality, and deeper collaboration. That’s the only way to keep your production lines running, quality product moving out the door, and your customers happy.

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It’s Back! Join AIAG and SCAC for the 2nd Annual Supply Chain and Quality Conference

Jul 12, 2018

Don’t forget to reserve your seat for our second annual AIAG/SCAC Supply Chain and Quality Conference in sunny Charleston, South Carolina! This one and a half day event, co-hosted by AIAG and the South Carolina Automotive Council (SCAC), will take place September 6-7 at the North Charleston Marriott.  

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AIAG Core Tool Software (CTS) Project Status

Jun 14, 2018

The AIAG Core Tool Software (CTS) Project is making great progress with the help of several dedicated volunteers. The project team is focused on improving the former XLS based Core Tools Software Disc with an “Excel like” front end supported by a robust database backend.

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NEW AIAG Special Process Assessment Resource Center

Jun 14, 2018

Special process components’ quality, reliability, and durability can be compromised by variation in the process itself – and since the resulting defects aren’t easily detected prior to use, faulty components can get passed on to the end user, resulting in field actions and warranty claims.

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It’s Time to Abandon Unstructured Processes

Jun 14, 2018

If you’re one of those auto manufacturers who’s using ad hoc, spreadsheet-based collaboration, you’re not alone. According to a survey conducted by Ventana Research in November 2015, 7 out of 10 midsize companies use desktop spreadsheets for a range of business planning processes. Yet nearly half (48 percent) of those surveyed admit that spreadsheets make it difficult to manage business processes.

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Take Advantage of Early Registration for AIAG’s Annual Quality Summit!

May 10, 2018

Planning for the 2018 AIAG Quality Summit is in full swing! This one and a half day event in September (18-19th) will feature a number of case studies, a Core Tools Software update, and a major FMEA announcement.

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