Mike Sturgeon: ‘We Need Global Standards for Global Products’

May 02, 2019

As a keynote speaker at the upcoming AIAG Supply Chain Summit on June 18, 2019, Mike Sturgeon will provide a unique perspective on the most pressing challenges related to global standards. In this exclusive sneak peek of his upcoming remarks, Sturgeon, the executive director of ECG, the Association of European Vehicle Logistics, will explain why AIAG and ECG are uniquely positioned to help the automotive industry move forward with global standards for global products.

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The Growing Risk of Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains

Apr 24, 2019


Those of us in the business of global trade compliance are well aware of the increased attention in recent years to the issue of forced labor. This is not a new problem, but incidents in recent years with well-known brands, coupled with new legislation designed to curb behavior of this type, has increased the importance of supplier due diligence for those operating in global markets.

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Major price drop! Register now for our next Principles of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma class (5/8-5/12) and save more than 35% off the original price!

Apr 17, 2019

Designed for working professionals, this five day seminar-style course includes hands-on exercises and guest lecturers, and covers topics such as lean principles, process capability, value stream mapping, process improvement and Six Sigma implementation.

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Supply Chain Summit Registration Costs Lowest Through 4/18!

Apr 05, 2019

Panel speakers confirmed? Check. Agenda finalized? Check. Early bird registration open through 4/18? Check! 

If you haven't secured your seat for our annual Supply Chain Summit yet, now's the time! You'll get the best price through Thursday, April 18th, and ensure your spot at this popular event. 

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Hot off the Press…the Fourth version of our Finished Vehicle Transportation Damage Standards (M-22) is now available!

Apr 05, 2019

When automobiles change possession during the transportation chain, they should immediately be inspected for any damage and missing parts or options. Since accurately identifying the type and location of such damage is essential for claims administration – and helps support damage prevention efforts – this updated manual provides a standard set of codes and processes for recording vehicle exceptions for those handling vehicles during the shipping process.      

Now including new codes and an all new inspection verification section, this updated manual gives you everything you need to know for making transportation claims. Read More

Supplier Cyber Risk Concerns Auto Industry

Apr 04, 2019

The automotive supply chain is long and complex. A break in the chain at a small, tier 3, single-part producer can be disastrous.

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A Discussion with Derek Hawn: What it Means to Volunteer at AIAG

Apr 04, 2019

After nearly a decade of volunteering at AIAG – most recently as chair of our Export Compliance Advisory Group (ECAG) – Nissan’s Derek Hawn, Regional Manager, Export Compliance Americas Alliance Customs & Trade, has a unique perspective to share.

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CBP Looks to ‘Keep Us All Safe,’ Protect Legitimate Trade

Apr 04, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection recognizes that trade supply chains are rapidly transforming themselves through the world of e-commerce and wants its regulatory oversight and technology to keep pace.

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Trump Administration Moves Closer to Decision on Auto Tariffs

Mar 06, 2019

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has formally submitted to President Trump the results of the Department of Commerce’s investigation into the effect of imports of automobiles and automobile parts on the national security of the United States.

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Principles of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Class Returns in May!

Mar 06, 2019

Missed out in January? Join us in May! The five day seminar-style course, Principles of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma – offered by AIAG and Wayne State University – will return the week of May 8th. 

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