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Effective immediately, a draft of the new co-copyrighted AIAG-VDA FMEA Handbook is available for a ninety (90) day stakeholder review and commenting period.

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Further instructions for completing and returning the commenting spreadsheet are included in the spreadsheet itself. Feedback must be sent to by February 27, 2018.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Powering Performance

Time is Running Out to Participate in the 2017 Future of Corporate Responsibility Survey

By AIAG, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 2:53 PM

Change in the automotive industry is a given – but how do we prepare for and respond to it? The path to answering this question began with another question: Which corporate responsibility issues will the automotive industry encounter over the next decade?

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GM’s Gary West: To Achieve Zero Defects, Address Your Silos

By Carla Kalogeridis, Thursday, November 9, 2017 9:09 AM

More than 400 automotive quality professionals attended the 2017 AIAG Quality Summit on September 19-20, 2017, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, leaving very few seats in the general addresses and standing-room only in many of the most popular breakout sessions. This level of participation — supported by over 40 exhibitors and sponsors — made this year’s Quality Summit one of the most engaging and valuable quality events in recent years.

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The New Automotive IATF 16949:2016 Memory Jogger Proves That Good Things Come In Small (Brightly Colored, Spiral-Bound) Packages

By AIAG, Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:43 AM

AIAG is announcing the availability of the new IATF 16949:2016 Memory Jogger. This valuable reference guide describes QMS implementation and maintenance strategies, answers background questions, and explains the Standard’s requirements. Written in clear and conversational language, the Memory Jogger was designed to be accessible to employees at all levels within an IATF 16949 certified organization.

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Packaging Products Inc. (PPI) Benefits From Free AIAG Membership

By AIAG, Wednesday, November 1, 2017 11:46 AM

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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AIAG VIDEO INTERVIEW:  Managing Risk to Become Better, Faster, More Competitive

By AIAG, Wednesday, November 1, 2017 10:30 AM

“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

By MSAE, Wednesday, November 1, 2017 10:17 AM

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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7AC Technologies, Inc
AC Hardening
Alpes Connectique Services- A.C.S.
Alpha Circuit Corp.
Alpino Industria Metalurgica Ltda
Atra Plastics Inc.
Automobilski Klaster Srbije - AC Serbia
Baron Industries, L.L.C.
Bohne Spring Industries Limited
Bradley Adhesive Applications
Callen Die Casting, LLC
Darcor Casters
De Amertek Corporation, Inc.
Delaco Steel
Diversified Manufacturing & Assembly, LLC
Ebocam Super Flutuadores Ltda
EnovaPremier, LLC
Evans Distribution Systems
Franklin Fastener Company
Godfrey & Wing
Gulf U.S. Inc.
Hadady Corporation
High Tech Engineering Center
Hugo Benzing GmbH & Co. KG
HV Plast
J.A. Reinhardt
KeYAH International Trading, LLC
KrisDee & Associates
Management System Solutions, Inc.
Martiaco Industria De Artefatos Metalicos
Martin Technologies
Materials Processing, Inc.
Max-Torque, Ltd.
Melida Comercio E Industria Ltda
Mercury Precision Products Pvt Ltd
Metalurgica Cartec Ltda
Minerva Welding & Fabricating, Inc.
MOBIS Parts America, LLC
Palmetto Vermiculite
Plus Point
Ports America
Prairie Site, LLC
PSC Industries
Quality Car Shippers LLC
Quasar Industries
R & L Spring Company
RBC De Mexico AKA Roller Bearing Co. Div. 24
Ring Masters LLC
RPM Consulting Inc.
Sai Green Metafin Coating Technology Pvt Ltd
SC Plastic Engineering SRL
Shanghai Rongzhen Die-casting Co. LTD.
Stelray Plastic Products Inc.
Synopsys Inc., Solutions Group
Technousi Almar Ind E Com De Auto PCS E Usin Ltda
Temp-Rite Steel Treating
The Colson Group
TitanX Engine Cooling, Inc
TRG Pinturas
U.S. Nameplate Company
Vistech Manufacturing Solutions
Webasto Convertibles Mexico, S.A. De C.V.