Quality

Continuous Improvement with Broad-Based Engagement
AIAG's Quality initiatives span the wide array of product development, manufacturing, service, and customer experience improvement activities challenging our members companies in today's ever changing automotive industry.

While grounded in the quality standards and core tools that are the foundation of automotive quality excellence, the current AIAG quality initiatives are exploring new issues, providing insights, and the latest tools and methodologies to support the manufacturing technology and product innovation advancements that are required from successful and growing suppliers and OEM's. Download Flyer

Resources/Other Information

Continuous Improvement with Broad-Based Engagement

AIAG promotes its objectives primarily by publishing standards and offering educational conferences and training.

Examples include the Advanced Product Quality Planning/Production Part Approval Process (APQP/PPAP) standards in which techniques and tools designed to identify problems and ensure quality are prescribed. Download flyer.

Additional initiatives include:

  • ISO/TS 16949:2009 Quality Management Systems and Quality Core Tools (Global Benchmarks)
    ISO/TS 16949 is the global quality management system standard for the automotive industry based on ISO 9001. Core Tools include Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) and Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), many of which are now being adopted by other industry sectors.
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  • Global Quality Survey
    AIAG partnered with J. D. Power to conduct the first of annual global surveys on the state of quality, beginning with China and the US markets. Results of the survey will be featured in the annual AIAG Quality Summit.
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  • Core Tools Self-Assessment
    Many companies conduct internal training on the quality core tools, e.g. APQP, PPAP, MSA, SPC and FMEA. Many others use outside trainers. AIAG offers an online free Core Tools assessment which individuals can take to determine how well they grasp the key principles. Results are shared with the individual confidentially indicating where additional or refresher training may be helpful.
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  • Consumer-Centric Warranty Management Guideline: A Guideline for Industry Best Practices
    This joint AIAG- Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) guideline is designed to promote consumer satisfaction and continuous warranty improvement by providing a recommended, robust warranty management program that instills a consumer-centric approach to warranty management. This will facilitate a change from a cost-transfer system to a problem prevention system to benefit end users as well as carmakers and their suppliers.
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  • Guideline to Effective Error- Proofing
    This new deliverable from AIAG provides comprehensive guidelines and over 10 key strategies for manufacturing-based industries to achieve a "zero error" culture! It is costly to manufacture errors then try to detect and correct them. Use this guide to design products and processes using methods that prevent problem occurrence!
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  • AIAG Key Terms and Acronyms
    AIAG has assembled unique sets of over 2000 acronyms and over 700 terms that automotive practitioners are likely to come across into searchable electronic documents to promote common understanding. Proper understanding of terms and acronyms used in the industry today will promote effective and efficient quality management and improvement.
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e-Learning/Training/Events

Training

APQP/PPAP Certification Exam

Details/Registration

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is a not-for-profit association of companies involved in the automotive industry. Through the cooperation of OEMs and suppliers, AIAG's purpose is to create and offer solutions to common industry challenges, resulting in more improved and productive processes that will benefit the entire automotive supply chain.

Training

Applied SPC and MSA for Practitioners

Details/Registration

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is a not-for-profit association of companies involved in the automotive industry. Through the cooperation of OEMs and suppliers, AIAG's purpose is to create and offer solutions to common industry challenges, resulting in more improved and productive processes that will benefit the entire automotive supply chain.

Webcasts

Effective Problem Solving for Leaders and Practitioners

Details/Registration

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is a not-for-profit association of companies involved in the automotive industry. Through the cooperation of OEMs and suppliers, AIAG's purpose is to create and offer solutions to common industry challenges, resulting in more improved and productive processes that will benefit the entire automotive supply chain.

Global Supplier Data Connectivity

Details/Registration

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is a not-for-profit association of companies involved in the automotive industry. Through the cooperation of OEMs and suppliers, AIAG's purpose is to create and offer solutions to common industry challenges, resulting in more improved and productive processes that will benefit the entire automotive supply chain.

Potential FMEA for Tooling and Equipment Roll-Out

Details/Registration

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is a not-for-profit association of companies involved in the automotive industry. Through the cooperation of OEMs and suppliers, AIAG's purpose is to create and offer solutions to common industry challenges, resulting in more improved and productive processes that will benefit the entire automotive supply chain.

Process FMEA

Details/Registration

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is a not-for-profit association of companies involved in the automotive industry. Through the cooperation of OEMs and suppliers, AIAG's purpose is to create and offer solutions to common industry challenges, resulting in more improved and productive processes that will benefit the entire automotive supply chain.

Products

Advanced Product Quality Planning and Control Plan (APQP)

AIAG Design Review Based on Failure Modes & SAE J2886

AIAG Key Acronyms

AIAG Key Terms

Business Operating Systems

Consumer-Centric Warranty Management Guideline

Core Tools Forms

Design Review Based on Failure Modes (DRBFM Reference Guide)

Effective Error- Proofing

Effective Problem Solving Leader Guide

Effective Problem Solving Practitioners Guide

FMEA for Tooling & Equipment (Machinery FMEA)

General Requirements for the Competence of Testing

Global MMOG/LE - Version 3

Guidance on Statistical Techniques for ISO 9001:2000

ISO/TS 16949 7 Pack

ISO/TS 16949:2009 Guidance Manual

ISO/TS 16949:2009 Quality Management Systems

ISO/TS 16949:2009 Quality Management Systems - Notebook Size

Layered Process Audit Guideline

Layered Process Audit-in-a-Box

Long Term Archiving & Retrieval of Digital Product

Measurement Systems Analysis

Medical Devices - Application of Risk Management

Potential Failure Mode & Effects Analysis

Production Part Approval Process

Readiness Checklist for Subtier Supplier Management Process

Requirements for Regulatory Purposes

Road Vehicles - Functional Safety - Part 1: Vocabulary

Road Vehicles - Functional Safety - Part 10

Road Vehicles - Functional Safety - Part 2

Road Vehicles - Functional Safety - Part 3: Concept Phase

Road Vehicles - Functional Safety - Part 4

Road Vehicles - Functional Safety - Part 5

Road Vehicles - Functional Safety - Part 6

Road Vehicles - Functional Safety - Part 7

Road Vehicles - Functional Safety - Part 8

Road Vehicles - Functional Safety - Part 9

Rules for ISO/TS 16949 Certification Scheme

Service Production Part Approval Process (Service PPAP)

Special Process: Coating System Assessment

Special Process: Heat Treat System Assessment

Special Process: Molding System Assessment

Special Process: Plating System Assessment

Special Process: Soldering System Assessment

Special Process: Welding System Assessment

Statistical Process Control

Subtier Supplier Management Process Guideline

Supplier Quality Requirements 5-Pack

The Cost of Poor Quality Guide