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.Read More
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.Read More
Given the recent attention to NHTSA recalls, Department of Justice litigations, and privacy issues within the automotive industry, you won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to hear perspectives from legal professionals with extensive experience working with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the US National Security Agency (NSA), and the US Department of Justice (DoJ).
AIAG's third Packaging Technical Networking Session, scheduled for Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at the AIAG headquarters in Southfield, Michigan, will bring together automotive, container, packaging, and supply chain technology experts from OEMs, suppliers, and service providers to learn about the latest trends and initiatives.
Give your company’s materials management efficiency and supply chain effectiveness a boost by attending the Global MMOG/LE Implementation Training — Level 1 on Oct. 7, 2015Read More
AIAG’s Finished Vehicle Logistics initiatives are gearing up again after the summer months. As part of the Finished Vehicle Transportation Optimization committee, four OEMs met recently to exchange ideas about further outbound vehicle optimization. This committee has already tackled rail co-loading and VIN-level shipments and is now looking at broadening its scope here in North America.Read More
AIAG’s Supply Safe Program, hailed as the “next evolution in border security,” reduces redundancy and strengthens security through an united industry effort.
Recent events have clearly demonstrated the challenges in managing the scope, scale, and complexity of today’s automotive supply chain. The work done by FVL committees and work groups can have a significant impact on supply chain efficiency — whether the goal is to improve the flow of information, increase quality, reduce in-transit damage, or provide greater visibility anywhere in the system.Read More
Are you prepared to meet the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s November 1, 2015 deadline for ACE, the Automated Commercial Environment? If not, AIAG offers two courses on September 15 to help companies meet customs requirements and simplify processes.Read More