Active Projects

AIAG's Quality initiatives span the wide array of product development, manufacturing, service, and customer experience improvement activities that challenge our member companies in today's ever changing automotive industry.

3D Model Technical Data Package Exchange Guideline

| Volunteer Status: Closed

Accurate and efficient design data exchange in the Automotive Industry is critical for new product development between OEM(s) and their supply base. Without an accurate or clean data exchange, translation errors and missing information enter the data exchange process, introducing delays, non-conformances, and costs. AIAG’s 3D Model Technical Data Package Work Group will develop a guideline for exchanging product design information between customers and suppliers. For more information, click here.

Supplier & Product Reliability Assurance

| Volunteer Status: Open

The automotive industry is changing rapidly, both with the technology in the vehicle and with the suppliers used to provide the technology, and the need for an updated, consistent tool to assess supplier and product reliability has never been stronger. AIAG’s Supplier & Product Reliability Assurance work group is tasked with updating current reliability tools and ensuring they are universally applicable to suppliers and products, in both internal and external evaluation. For more information on this work group please click here.

Bar Steel Best Practices

| Volunteer Status: Open

Currently, steel mills complete assessments/surveys for each customer. Commonization of an assessment based on best practices will increase efficiency and drive quality improvement. Combining knowledge of industry experts into a common survey, which is supported by industry leaders, will promote the use of best practices for processing and quality control, raising the bar overall. For more information on this work group please click here.

Heat Treat System Assessment

| Volunteer Status: Open

By doing a heat treat system assessment, a heat treat supplier is able to identify areas within their heat treat processes that need improvement based on industry best practices. Benefits of aligning your processes to the CQI-9 Special Process Heat Treat Assessment may include a reduction of campaigns, spills, recalls and warranty claims related to heat treated components. The management system will emphasize continual improvement, defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. For more information on this work group please click here.

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)

| Volunteer Status: Closed

APQP is a structured method of defining and establishing the steps necessary to assure that a product satisfies the customer and meets all performance and quality requirements. The goal of product quality planning is to facilitate communication with everyone involved to assure that all required steps are completed on time. Effective product quality planning depends on a company's top management commitment to the effort required in achieving customer satisfaction. Some of the benefits of product quality planning are:

  • To direct resources to satisfy the customer.
  • To promote early identification of required changes.
  • To increase First Pass Time Quality in new parts and eliminate the need for changes after launch.
  • To provide a quality product on time at the lowest cost.

For more information on this work group please click here.