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(AIAG: Southfield, MI) -- October’s upcoming release of revisions to the automotive industry’s most widely used international standard for quality management will include language on corporate ethics for the first time in its history. The standard—previously named ISO/TS 16949—is replaced by IATF 16949 and has been revised by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) with an unprecedented level of industry feedback and engagement.

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(AIAG: Southfield, MI) -- The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), developer and promoter of solutions to help manufacturing and service providers operate at peak performance, has introduced a new membership benefits package designed to provide automotive manufacturers and suppliers easier access to the tools needed to boost their rebound from the recession by educating their workforce, increasing quality, and improving costs in the global supply chain.

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(AIAG: Southfield, MI) -- AIAG, a nonprofit, member-supported organization focused on collaboration with a wide range of manufacturing companies and service providers, has joined the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as an Organizational Stakeholder, formalizing its commitment to promoting transparency and consistent reporting standards in the automotive industry.

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(AIAG: Southfield, MI) -- AIAG will release the results of a first-of-its-kind Global Quality Survey it is commissioning through J.D. Power and Associates at AIAG’s inaugural Quality Summit in September. The summit, “The Future of Quality: Performance Rules,” will feature keynote addresses by Joshua Halliburton, senior director of global consulting at J.D. Power and Associates, and Peter Merrill, a recognized expert and author in the process of innovation.

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(AIAG: Southfield, MI) -- The  Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), developer and promoter of solutions to help manufacturers, service providers, and OEM suppliers operate at peak performance, has launched a new training program for Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE). The training, developed under the leadership of volunteers from the software developer, QAD Inc., and General Motors, and vetted by GM, Ford, and Chrysler, will help suppliers better understand and implement MMOG/LE to improve supply chain management.

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(AIAG: Southfield, MI) -- Bob Lutz, the “Ultimate Car Guy” and former vice chairman of General Motors Co., is the keynote speaker at the 2012 AIAG Supply Chain Summit held May 8–9, 2012, in Troy, Michigan. In keeping with the theme, “Managing Recovery: Volume Pressure on the Supply Chain,” the summit will bring together automotive executives and thought leaders to exchange ideas and enable decision making on establishing an actionable plan for managing the rebound in the automotive industry.

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(AIAG: Southfield, MI) -- The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), which develops and promotes solutions to help manufacturing and service providers operate at peak performance, has partnered with VDA, the German association of the automotive industry, to offer VDA’s quality training programs in the United States. This program will allow North American suppliers to become more globally competitive with certification in German quality standards.

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(AIAG: Southfield, MI) -- The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has honored five individuals with awards for outstanding achievement in recognition of their contributions and overall dedication to corporate responsibility in the global automotive industry. AIAG, a nonprofit, member-supported organization that works with a wide range of manufacturing companies and service providers to help them operate at peak performance, also recognized 11 others for outstanding leadership on AIAG corporate responsibility projects.

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After a period of uncertainly, the global automotive industry has emerged cautiously optimistic. The collapse that preceded the revival seemed exacerbated by reactive planning and increasingly shorter-term thinking. Therefore, sustaining this new period of growth will require the auto industry to become more adept at anticipating the future.

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(AIAG: Southfield, MI) -- AIAG’s Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA), now in its fourth edition, has been the benchmark source for FMEA in the industry for many years.