Packaging Products Inc. (PPI) Benefits From Free AIAG Membership

Nov 01, 2017

For over 30 years, Packaging Products Inc. (PPI) has been the source of custom fit foam solutions for a broad variety of applications across numerous industries. To take their organization to the next level, PPI took advantage of AIAG's free, sponsored membership for small and minority suppliers, allowing them to get the training and certification needed to earn new business with Ford, Toyota, and Tier-1 suppliers.

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Where Will Globalization Affect Tomorrow’s Auto Industry?

Nov 01, 2017

Automobile brands are among the most iconic images of their respective countries. Lamborghini is essentially Italian, for example, while Volvo is inherently Swedish and Jaguar classically British.

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AIAG VIDEO INTERVIEW:  Managing Risk to Become Better, Faster, More Competitive

Nov 01, 2017

“We have to change the mindset of risk management. If you ask people, ‘Why do we have brakes on cars?’ most people would probably answer, ‘to slow the car down.’ For business, the answer is ‘So we can go faster,’” Gary Lynch says. “We don’t manage risk by itself; it’s part of the process. Effective risk management can make us go faster by creating competitive advantages.” 

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Making Decisions That Matter

Nov 01, 2017

Continuing its 2017 article series on the key concepts from the book SPARK: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success, Association IMPACT connected with J. Scot Sharland, executive director of the Automotive Industry Action Group, and engaged in a frank discussion about associations that take important actions on behalf of the industries they serve.

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AIAG VIDEO INTERVIEW:  Understanding, Planning for Risk is Crucial in Uncertain Times

Nov 01, 2017

The best way to mitigate risk is to prepare for all uncertainties, says Gladyne Wiley Lynch, supplier performance specialist for Ford Motor Company. “With so much economic change in the industry, especially under the Trump administration, you need to have plans in place for uncertainty.”

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Don’t Miss the 2017 Customs Town Hall

Oct 25, 2017

The AIAG 2017 Customs Town Hall on November 9 is an annual gathering where importers, exporters, and associated service providers gather to discuss new and ongoing programs that impact customs clearance, compliance programs, and cost. Regular registration  runs until October 26; late registration begins October 27.

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2017 AIAG Auto Parts Purchasing Leadership & Supplier Summit

Oct 25, 2017

AIAG’s Auto Parts Purchasing Leadership and Suppliers Summit will be held on November 29, 2017, in Shanghai, China, concurrent with 2017 Automechanika (the world’s second largest Automechanika trade fair for automotive parts, accessories, equipment, and services).

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FTAs Change Supply Chains, but What Happens When Agreements Are Undone?

Oct 04, 2017

NAFTA has made car manufacturing a complex, border-jumping industry. Both NAFTA and the auto industry may soon change — but how?

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AIAG VIDEO INTERVIEW:  A Future of Secure Data Requires Collaboration and Understanding

Sep 13, 2017

David Chang, IT director for General Motors Company, hopes more accessible and better implemented cybersecurity processes will lead to a more secure industry. During an exclusive on-camera interview  at the annual AIAG Supply Chain Summit held June 20, 2017, in Livonia, Michigan, Chang discussed the goals of his presentation on cybersecurity at the conference.

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AIAG VIDEO INTERVIEW: Making Supply Chain Risk Management Part of Your Culture

Sep 08, 2017

Greater awareness of supply chain risk is needed among manufacturing facilities at the supply chain level, says Terry Onica, director of automotive at QAD. “When I go out in the industry to do my work, I see that many plants are really not prepared for any type of disruption at their facility,” she says. 

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