AIAG’s Supply Chain Security Assessment Provides Common CTPAT Template for OEMs and Supply Chain Partners

Jan 11, 2018

Have you heard? AIAG’s Supply Chain Security Assessment, which is part of AIAG’s Supply Safe, makes it easier for automotive importers and their suppliers to comply with the federal government’s Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT).

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Customs Town Hall Wrap Up — See You Next Year!

Dec 07, 2017

The 2017 AIAG Customs Town Hall was a definitive success! We covered a number of extremely timely and relevant topics pertaining to U.S. customs compliance, export control best practices, encryption technology, trade sanctions developments, the ongoing renegotiations of NAFTA, and much more.

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2018 Supply Chain Work Groups Explore Top Industry Issues

Dec 07, 2017

Ready to get involved? At AIAG, we’re actively setting the calendar for all Supply Chain work groups meeting in 2018, and we also want to know what issues you’re interested in exploring.  

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AIAG VIDEO INTERVIEW:  Working Together to Improve Cybersecurity

Dec 06, 2017

The importance of thorough cybersecurity procedures and practices grows every day as the risk from cyber attacks grows. Bill Hurles, former executive director of supply chain for General Motors, said he hoped that attendees in the discussion of cybersecurity he moderated would come away with a strong drive to help protect their organizations and the industry as a whole. “I hope they take this awareness around cybersecurity and personalize it. They should take actions to protect the information they receive and that they send to others,” he said. “Doing so can reduce the vulnerabilities that they and their company are exposed to. They can continue to educate themselves and help their peers understand that this is a real threat and that we need to work together to protect ourselves.”

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AIAG VIDEO INTERVIEW: The Automotive Industry’s Role in Refreshing NAFTA

Dec 06, 2017

Discussions of reopening the North American Free Trade Agreement have raised concerns for many businesses and industries, but Albert Zapanta, president and CEO of United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, urges people not to believe all the hype. “Don’t believe all the political rhetoric — from both sides,” he said. “Political rhetoric isn’t the driving factor. The discussions are much more positive as to how we can relate to each other.”

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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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