Special Process Assessments

Industry developed best practices for special processes

The goal of the AIAG Special Process Initiative is the reduction of campaigns, spills, recalls and warranty claims related to components from “Special Processes.” The Special Process Initiative is comprised of individual work groups that develop assessments based on best practices and designed to provide a means of continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain.

The benefits of using system assessments for your special processes include:

  • Assesses an organizations ability to meet customer requirements
  • Align expectations between suppliers and customers
  • Reduces waste, variation, and defects
  • Increase customer satisfaction


Defines the fundamental requirements for brazing management systems.

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Focused on common failure modes that cause OEM customers to receive non-conforming castings from foundries.

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Develop a coating management system that emphasizes defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste.

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Heat Treat

The global standard for assessing an organizations heat treat processes.

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The MSA defines the fundamental requirements for molding management systems.

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Develop a plating management system that provides for continual improvement.

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As technology changes rapidly, and vehicles are being controlled more and more by electronics.

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Defines the fundamental requirements for welding management systems.

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