Materials Management

In today’s manufacturing environment, OEM’S are faced with continuing challenges involving production and relationships to supplier locations.  The logistics of material flow, communication, sequencing, and the return of transport items require substantial coordination to meet production demand.  At AIAG, through volunteer efforts of the OEM’s and suppliers, their collaborative efforts have developed several products and services to harmonize processes across the automotive industry for its members to utilize addressing logistical challenges.

Materials Benchmarking

Each OEM has varied rack/container specifications creating added cost and complexity at the constructing supplier level. This committee is structured to work toward a standard that the involved OEM's can implement at the supplier level to reduce/eliminate variability whereby cost reductions are realized in the rack/container production for industry use.