Ford Motor Company’s Gladyne Wiley Lynch says that suppliers need to do more to monitor and develop their sub-tier suppliers, similarly to how OEMs work with their Tier Ones. “You need some sort of process in place, and you need to tell suppliers what metrics you’re going to measure,” she says. “You have to give them an idea of where you want to go.”Read More
AIAG’s first live Hot Topics webinar will tackle the issue of the global supply chain talent shortage, which has now reached crisis proportions and threatens the future of the auto industry.Read More
The New Year is here and your team is ready for a fresh start. It’s time to sharpen your knowledge about automotive quality requirements. Is this the year to become certified as a lead auditor or in any of the certifications we offer?Read More
Ford Motor Company’s Alisa Clemons says that with supply chains more affected by political issues, threats of war, and terrorism in recent years, it’s crucial that suppliers put plans in place to not only handle risk, but also alert their automotive customers of it much earlier.
QAD’s Terry Onica says that with the new IATF 16949 automotive quality standard, supplier leadership must demonstrate a stronger commitment to risk-based thinking “and show that they are taking actions proportionate to the potential risk.” In an exclusive video interview at AIAG’s 2016 Supply Chain Summit, Onica notes: “When I go out and look at suppliers’ contingency plans, I’m not seeing that today.”Read More
As one of AIAG’s recently appointed board members, Debra Poppas, vice president, global quality for PACCAR, plans to help AIAG better serve the commercial vehicle industry and work to improve overall supplier processes. More than 20 executives from the automotive and transportation OEM and supplier community currently serve on the AIAG board, representing a cross-section of its member companies.Read More
As one of AIAG’s recently appointed board members, Dr. Jeffrey Richards, global director production control, logistics, and supplier quality for Delphi, says he will work on developing standards to improve the quality and performance of supply chain processes.Read More
Network with and learn from international automotive experts during this popular gathering of importers, exporters, and customs service providers. Scheduled for November 15, 2016, at the Laurel Manor Banquet and Conference Center in Livonia, Michigan, participants in the AIAG Customs Town Hall will discuss new and ongoing programs that impact customs clearance and cost.
Guy F. Courtin, a featured speaker at AIAG’s recent Mexico FVL Capacity 2020 Conference in Troy, Michigan, says the biggest automotive logistics problem in Mexico right now is a huge strain on its infrastructure capacity. With a significant amount of auto industry production going to Mexico — and more vehicles coming into the U.S. from Mexico — estimates are that by 2020, the volume could reach five million vehicles a year.Read More