U.S. Government may be Harsh on Companies that Don’t Adequately Manage Risk

Jan 07, 2016

At AIAG’s Customs Town Hall event in Livonia, Michigan, on November 17, 2015, Greg Husisian, a partner with the law firm Foley & Lardner LLP, noted that “key U.S. sanctions are not going away” for non-U.S. subsidiaries and joint ventures.

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Is the Approved Economic Operator Program Now a Business Philosophy?

Jan 07, 2016

Marcela Garcia says that the World Customs Organization’s Approved Economic Operator (AEO) program is “here to stay” and that it is turning into a “business philosophy.” Garcia’s remarks were made during a video interview at AIAG’s Customs Town Hall in Livonia, Michigan, on November 17, 2015.

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Labeling Documents Available FREE for Members!

Jan 06, 2016

Are you being asked by your customer to use certain labeling practices but you don’t know where to find them?  AIAG has the labeling guides and standards you are looking for. Want to hear something else great? If your company is an AIAG member, all three of these documents are available to you for FREE in eDocument version. Take advantage of your member benefits and order your free electronic versions of these three indispensable guides to proper labeling today. 

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Is your company listed in the AIAG Supplier Connect Database?

Dec 03, 2015

Supplier Connect: What is it?

Supplier connect is the industry ‘buyer’s guide’ exclusively for AIAG members to showcase their offerings and capabilities on the leading website for Automotive Quality, Supply Chain, and Corporate Responsibility solutions.

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AIAG Kicks Off Customs Town Hall Video Series with Trans-Pacific Partnership Update

Dec 02, 2015

AIAG conducted short, on-site video interviews with key speakers at its recent Customs Town Hall event to capture the most important takeaways from their presentations. The video interviews will be distributed to AIAG members via its popular e-newsletters throughout the next several weeks.

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New FVL Oversight Committee to Guide AIAG Initiatives and Activities

Dec 02, 2015

AIAG is establishing a Finished Vehicle Logistics Oversight Committee to provide FVL representation to the auto industry and those involved in the material handling of automotive vehicles. The FVL Oversight Committee will report directly to AIAG’s Supply Chain Steering Committee.

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TPP Automotive Origin Rules: The New Rules of the Road

Dec 02, 2015

To prepare for the new Trans-Pacific Partnership, North American automotive executives should start thinking about how to approach and analyze the TPP rules of origin issues in the context of other competitive issues currently on their plate.

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AIAG CEO Scot Sharland Will Update Key Initiatives on December 2 in Shanghai!

Nov 18, 2015

At the upcoming annual AIAG & AASA Automotive OEM & Suppliers Purchasing Leadership Summit (Dec 2, 2015, Shanghai), Mr. J. Scot Sharland, CEO of AIAG, will update AIAG Key Initiatives on Quality, Supply Chain and CSR for China Automotive OEMs and Suppliers.

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FVL Experts Say Advance Planning and Accurate Forecasting Needed to Reduce Outbound Waste

Oct 29, 2015

Delegates at the September 2015 Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit had a healthy discussion about where waste lies in the finished vehicle logistics supply chain and what possible steps can be taken to reduce it. According to a report by Rachael Hogg in Automotive Logistics e-newsletter, Marc Brazeau, Chrysler’s head of NAFTA vehicle transportation, said it takes discipline to figure out where the actual waste is. “This can save cost and improve margins, not just for us, but for service providers,” he said.

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Leveraging Risk Assessment in the Automotive Supply Chain

Oct 29, 2015

A wide range of business-critical risks face today’s automotive supplier. Typical risks include material shortages, catastrophic property losses, supply chain interruptions, IT failures, and more. For Tier One suppliers, the lack of transparency and control among sub-suppliers adds to their risk equation. Smart planning is imperative, especially as the globalization of automotive supply processes increases.

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