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.

Warranty Management Guideline UpdateVolunteers Needed

The Automotive Warranty Management work group is reconvening to enhance the guideline to include new sections that focus on the changes seen in the industry in the last five years, especially with software and electronics. The updated document would address the need to contain and resolve field concerns more effectively and rapidly when they occur (the importance of traceability to identify suspect populations). The project is scheduled to kick-off in early 2020. For more information, click here.

Brazing Assessment

The Brazing Work Group is developing a process to validate the effectiveness of Brazing processes througout the entire supply chain. This will include an assessment based on best practices that will ensure quality, reliability and durability of components from Brazing processes. For more information, click here.

Solder Assessment

As technology is changes rapidly, and vehicles are being controlled more and more by electronics, the Soldering Assessment is being updated to reflect the new manufacturing methods, process controls and acceptability criteria for soldering. For more information, click here.

Risk Based Audit Project

The “Risk Based Audit Days” project team was formed to investigate options for determining the length of an IATF 16949 audit. Currently, for ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 audits, the length of the audit (in days) is determined by the employee count at the site being audited. While that factor may have made sense 20 or 30 years ago when production lines and manufacturing plants were very labor intensive, in today’s factories with both advanced manufacturing and product technologies, remote support facilities, and complex global supply chains, employee headcount at the plant may not be the best indicator of QMS risk. For more information, click here.

3D Model Technical Data Package Exchange Guideline

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

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.