Product traceability is the ability to track a part or component throughout your facility and during the product’s journey through the value stream.  Traceability may be required for components based on safety, environmental, cost, inventory, or risk exposure reasons and is essential to effectively manage and contain your inventory for engineering changes and product quality issues.  Automotive OEM(s) and suppliers have implemented numerous traceability solutions, but there is not a guideline that outlines the standardized best practices endorsed by the automotive industry.  AIAG’s Traceability Work Group is writing a Traceability guideline that will outline the industry’s traceability requirements and share techniques and solutions used in the industry.  For more information, click here.

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Established in 1982, AIAG is a not-for-profit association where professionals from a diverse group of stakeholders - including retailers, suppliers of all sizes, automakers, manufacturers, service providers, academia and government - work collaboratively to streamline industry processes via global standards development and harmonized business practices.