2020 Quality Boost Challenge

AIAG’s Sponsored Membership Program was developed by FCA, Ford, GM, Honda, Nissan and Toyota – along with the rest of the AIAG Board of Directors – with the goal of achieving more predictable manufacturing outcomes and improved quality from small to medium sized suppliers. Now, they’re asking YOU to join them in improving overall industry quality.

Improve quality by strengthening your supply chain

Pass through quality issues are a challenge for every tier in the supply chain. A single quality miss at one of your suppliers could put your whole business at risk. And the rapid pace of change in the supply chain has many smaller suppliers wondering how to keep up. The 2020 Quality Boost Challenge assists you in further strengthening your internal quality teams AND your supplier development efforts.

What is the 2020 Quality Boost Challenge?

The 2020 Quality Boost Challenge rewards you for sponsoring at least four of your suppliers on behalf of the AIAG Board of Directors, at no cost to you, further improving your quality AND theirs. By encouraging four of your suppliers to join AIAG you can earn free benefits for your colleagues while reducing your supplier risk. Accept the 2020 Quality Boost Challenge!


How do I accept the challenge?

Start with your team

Through your AIAG membership, ALL your employees are AIAG members. Have them register for a free AIAG account, then take the free Core Tools Self-Assessment to assess their basic competency in APQP/PPAP, FMEA, MSA and SPC to determine what training is best for them. As part of completing the challenge, you’ll get FREE classroom quality training for two of your employees to take your staff competency to the next level.

Automate and simplify your quality reporting tools

AIAG’s Core Tools Support™ (CTS) software is a cloud-based solution for authoring and managing FMEA, Control Plan and PPAP documents that takes the best of spreadsheet-based Core Tools forms and improves upon them in every way. As part of completing the challenge, you’ll get one FREE one-year license to the AIAG CTS software.

Network with your customers and suppliers

Meeting with your customers and suppliers is the best way to share best practices and learn about the latest emerging threats to your supply chain and business. As part of completing the challenge, you’ll get one FREE admission to the 2020 AIAG Quality Summit.

Use these Resources

The following resources include sample messaging to post to your supplier portal, share via newsletter, or send out in an email or letter, along with a flyer detailing our Sponsored Membership Program.

As noted in the messaging document, please share the following link with your suppliers when they’re ready to sign up for AIAG membership, and be sure to ask them to note your company name in the “What Customer Recommended You Join AIAG?” field: https://go.aiag.org/sponsored.


2020 Quality Boost Challenge Rewards

From now through the end of 2020, when four (4) of your qualified suppliers sign up for a FREE AIAG Sponsored Membership,* your company will receive all of the following:

Training

Two seats at a qualifying AIAG Training Class (subject to availability)

up to $1,990 value

CTS Software

1-year subscription (a single user license) to the AIAG Core Tools Support™ (CTS) Software

a $360 value

Summit

One admission to the AIAG Quality Summit
Oct 21-22, 2020

a $700 value

*AIAG offers free sponsored membership to suppliers under $20 million in annual sales and diversity suppliers of any size. AIAG free sponsored membership is directed at suppliers of components, materials, and secondary finishing processes. AIAG also includes logistics services, packaging, labeling, and tooling and equipment; if it touches or becomes part of the finished vehicle, membership is free.


Frequently Asked Questions

If you received information from AIAG about our 2020 Quality Boost Challenge, your organization has been identified as a sponsored member. (AIAG memberships are corporate, so if your company is a member or sponsored member, that means your whole team is, too!) If you're not certain of your membership status – and eligibility for this challenge – please email membershipservices@aiag.org to inquire.
AIAG offers free sponsored membership to direct suppliers under $20 million in annual sales and direct diversity-owned* suppliers of any size. Our free sponsored membership is directed at suppliers of components, materials, and secondary finishing processes. AIAG also includes logistics services, packaging, labeling, and tooling and equipment; if it touches or becomes part of the finished vehicle, membership is free. For more detail, visit https://www.aiag.org/membership/sponsored.
Use the sample messaging linked above to share the news about AIAG’s Sponsored Membership Program with your suppliers and direct them to https://go.aiag.org/sponsored to complete the application and join AIAG!
Your suppliers will need to list your company name in the, “What Customer Recommended You Join AIAG?” field when they complete the application to become a sponsored member. The application can be found here: https://go.aiag.org/sponsored.
AIAG will track your progress and inform you via email once four of your suppliers join and become new sponsored members. The more suppliers you encourage to take advantage of our Sponsored Membership Program, the more likely you are to complete the challenge and earn your benefits!
By joining AIAG, your suppliers will reap the same benefits you have access to – which will help them improve their quality and yours. Additionally, when you get at least four (4) of your suppliers to join, you’ll earn the free quality-focused benefits listed above.
Each company is limited to one set of benefits per company. Encouraging more of your suppliers to join AIAG via our Sponsored Membership Program, however, will benefit your entire supply chain!
There is no limit to the number of suppliers you can refer to us – however, each company is limited to one set of benefits for completing the challenge.