Featured Product
This Week in Quality Digest Live
Quality Insider Features
Gleb Tsipursky
A vaccine is on the way, but so is a new strain of the virus
Annette Franz
Give ‘em the pickle!
ASQ
Selected for forward-thinking approach to the member and educational experience, commitment to a positive and inclusive culture
Loretta Marie Perera
3D scanning and printing an impossible-to-find, 100-year-old distributor cap
Kate Saenko
Here’s why AI is so power hungry

More Features

Quality Insider News
An advanced wireless data collection system for acquiring precision measurement data
Realistic variations in glossiness could aid fine art reproduction and the design of prosthetics
All of the manufacturer’s X-ray sources are supported including rotating target technology and 450kV microfocus source
Smart manufacturing includes recyclability and energy and waste reduction, leading to sustainability and cost savings
Ideal for measuring large components or multiple small components, quickly, easily, and accurately
Measure workpieces from 25 mm to 42.5 mm with a measuring range of ±100 µm and a repeatability of ≤0.1 µm
Contactless gauging system for measuring steel wire for tires, copper wire for electrical cables, CO2 welding wire, and more
Too often process enhancements occur in silos where there is little positive impact on the big picture

More News

Quality Digest

Quality Insider

AIAG Offers Training to Prevent Supply Chain Disruption

Published: Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 21:00

In an effort to strengthen the automotive supply chain, the Automotive Industry Action Group will offer crisis management and business recovery training.

The emergency response training is the first of its kind in the automotive industry, says Andrew J. Cummins, executive director and CEO of AIAG. It became available on Aug. 3.

“As recent crises suggest, the supply chain is vulnerable,” Cummins says. “A domino effect in the supply chain may be created when disruptions occur at any single point.”

The crisis management process was developed by DaimlerChrysler Corp., Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. in cooperation with suppliers to help the industry save millions of dollars a year. The group urges suppliers to develop plans for crisis management, citing that many organizations now require suppliers to have them.

A recent study by Michigan State University, “Effective Practices for Business Continuity Planning in Purchasing and Supply Management,” found that companies are courting disaster if their business continuity plans fail to ensure supply chain continuity. Furthermore, the findings suggest that supply chains are increasingly fragile.

Exclusively available from AIAG, the training builds on AIAG’s established guidelines. To register, visit www.aiag.org.

Discuss

About The Author

Quality Digest’s picture

Quality Digest

For 38 years Quality Digest has been the go-to source for all things quality. Our newsletter, Quality Digest Daily, shares expert commentary and relevant industry resources to assist our readers in their quest for continuous improvement. Our website includes every column and article from the newsletter since May 2009 as well as back issues of Quality Digest magazine to August 1995. We are committed to promoting a view wherein quality is not a niche, but an integral part of every phase of manufacturing and services.