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Supply Chain Publication Listing

  • 2D Direct Parts Marking Guideline

    Product Code: B-17

    The 2D Direct Parts Marking Guideline is a comprehensive document focused on current 2D symbology parts identification methods, the common needs of manufacturing and assembly locations and performance capabilities of various marking and scanning technologies. Covering the marking and reading of Data Matrix and/or QR Code symbols marked directly on parts using laser, dot peen and inkjet technologies, this guideline is intended as a supplement to the AIAG Parts Identification and Tracking Application Standard, B-4.

  • AIAG Pallet and Lid Whitepaper 2010

    Product Code: RC-13

    This white paper lists key problems (Identified in the industry Pallet and Lid Survey) and proposes solutions to reduce the loss of control and visibility of reusable plastic pallets and lids across the automotive industry.

  • Automotive History of Data Identifiers

    Product Code: XO-B-20

    This document summarizes the evolution of the Data Identifier in the automotive industry. It was created to educate the user as to the past and present lessons learned and to assist in moving the global industry forward wisely and expeditiously in the development of next-generation automatic identification efforts.

  • Automotive History of EDI

    Product Code: XO-E-18

    This document includes key milestones; how EDI added value, reduced cost and improved throughout in business. Additionally, it captures the evolvement of EDI on an international level, reveals important factors influencing decisions, and explains the user benefits.

  • Bar Code and Two-Dimensional Symbols for Shipping

    Product Code: I15394-09

    ISO 15394:2009 is not applicable to the direct printing on to kraft coloured corrugated surfaces. Those wishing to find more information on the direct printing of bar code symbols on to kraft coloured corrugated surfaces may find suitable guidance from texts specific to this subject.

  • Bar Code Print Quality Test Specification - Linear Symbols

    Product Code: I15416-00

    This International Standard applies to those symbologies for which a reference decode algorithm has been defined, and which are intended to be read using linear scanning methods, but its methodology can be applied partially or wholly to other symbologies.

  • Basics of Export Compliance

    Product Code: TC-7-3

    Does your export compliance program meet industry expectations? Are you developing a new program and unsure of next steps? The world of export compliance is constantly changing as new regulations take effect and existing regulations shift, emphasizing the need to stay sharp and in control of your program. Reviewing the basics can help you increase your team's knowledge of export compliance, identify opportunities to streamline your export operations, and avoid costly fines associated with unintended violations. In addition to the fundamentals,...

  • Business Continuity Planning for the Automotive Supply Chain

    Product Code: M-12

    This guide serves as an aid for automotive suppliers in the development of their business continuity programs and can be adapted for small, medium and large organizations. It can also be used to validate an existing business continuity program. This document replaces the original Crisis Management for the Automotive Supply Chain which focused on emergency responses. It has been expanded to include all elements of business continuity planning including emergency, communications, business resumption planning and IT disaster recovery.

  • Case Study Using Radio Frequency Identification

    Product Code: XO-B-19

    This case study provides proof that a single Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag can be used to uniquely identify an Returnable Transport Items (RTI), and potentially the product within the RTI, across the entire supply chain.

  • Code 128 Bar Code Symbology Specification

    Product Code: I15417-07

    ISO/IEC 15417:2007 specifies the requirements for the bar code symbology known as Code 128. It specifies Code 128 symbology characteristics, data character encodation, dimensions, decoding algorithms and the parameters to be defined by applications.

  • Code 39 Bar Code Symbology Specification

    Product Code: I16388-07

    Manufacturers of bar code equipment and users of bar code technology require publicly available standard symbology specifications to which they can refer when developing equipment and application standards.

  • Container Performance Test Guidelines

    Product Code: RC-9

    Containers come in a lot of different shapes and sizes from a lot of different suppliers. The Container Performance Test Guidelines, RC-9, provide a common test methodology by which containers can be compared on an objective one-to-one basis. The tests are intended to challenge the containers with forces that are related to the hazards present in their typical handling environments. The tests outlined in this guideline are not validations and cannot predict working load limits, but if you need a consistent means of testing your containers, look...

  • DELFOR (Delivery Forecast Message)

    Product Code: XO-E-7

    The Global Delivery Forecast EDIFACT Guideline is a joint effort of AIAG, JAMA/JAPIA and Odette to elaborate a harmonized electronic delivery forecast message as common standard for a global use in the automotive industry.

  • EDI/XML Project Planner

    Product Code: E-2

    The planner provides a "step by step" approach detailing chronological order for addressing a wide variety of functions, including from budgetary planning, software selection, collaborating with trading partners and new implementation task. Companies with existing traditional EDI implementations that want to implement XML, will find direction and recommendations for future implementations.

  • Electronic Proof of Delivery Business Process Standard

    Product Code: E-21-4

    Now in its fourth edition, the jointly developed Electronic Proof of Delivery Business Process Standard provides a common template for all carriers, manufacturers, and dealers to streamline processes related to dealer delivery, including expediting damage claims, liability payment accruals, and real-time accuracy of delivery data. Along with the addition of processes for Rail and Haul-Away Trucking transportation added in the last edition, this updated document now includes Marine Terminal Handling, providing a process map of the stages of impo...

  • Finished Vehicle Logistics Quality Handling Manual

    Product Code: M-23

    The AIAG Finished Vehicle Logistics Quality Handling Manual (developed in partnership with ECG, Association of European Vehicle Logistics), improves operations by reducing duplicated activities and provides a common vehicle handling guideline between the European Union and North America. Standardizing vehicle handling practices globally leads to a reduction in damage rates and the more rapid and effective transporting of vehicles, on haulaway trucks, as well as railcars and ocean carriers.

  • Finished Vehicle Transportation Damage Standards

    Product Code: M-22

    Expedite your finished vehicle claims handling process with this updated guideline to save time and money! This update includes everything you'll need to know for making transportation claims. Global Standard Damage Codes, including: Grid Location Diagram and Vehicle 'Splat' Chart Inspection and Verification Guideline Inspection Type Location Guideline Jumped Chock Codes newly developed, and much more! The updated M-22 manual also includes the new codes and an all-new inspection verification section, along with a copy of ...

  • Gas Cylinder Identification Label Standard

    Product Code: B-9

    Application specification provides acceptable method for permanent cylinder identification applicable to both customer and supplier, including layout, data content and other label requirements.

  • Global DELJIT Message (Just in Time Delivery)

    Product Code: XO-E-12

    Provides recommended business practices and technical guidelines for using the UN/EDIFACT DELJIT message. This global document was created as a joint effort of AIAG, JAMA/JAPIA and Odette.

  • Global DESADV Message (Despatch Advice)

    Product Code: XO-M-11

    Provides recommended business practices and technical guidelines for the use of the UN/EDIFACT DESADV message in automotive electronic business-transactions. DESADV message corresponds to the ASC X12 856 Despatch Advice message.

  • Global INVOIC Message (Invoice)

    Product Code: XO-E-14

    Global Invoice EDIFACT Guideline is a joint effort of AIAG, JAMA/JAPIA and Odette to elaborate a harmonized electronic invoice message as common standard for a global use in the automotive industry. Document provides recommended business practices and technical guidelines.

  • Global Materials Management Logistics Agreement (GMMLA)

    Product Code: M-17

    This Global Material Management Logistics Agreement (GMMLA) recommendation contains operational guidelines for a materials management and logistics agreement between parties.

  • Global Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Item Level

    Product Code: B-21-3

    The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Item Level Standard describes best practices, processes, and methods for item identification, verification, traceability, product characteristics, and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) throughout the global automotive supply chain. Originally published and regularly updated by a global committee of experts, this standard is based on ISO and GS1 standards and recommends the basic features of data carriers as applied to an item, product, part, component, module or assembly.

  • Global Receiving Advice

    Product Code: XO-M-13

    The Global Receiving Advice elaborates a harmonized receiving message as a common standard for global use in the automotive industry. The guideline documents various business scenarios, activities, and data requirements as UML models mapped to the UN/EDIFACT messages. The guideline covers the receipt process and its variance including reporting of discrepancies associated with the receipt of goods.

  • Global Remittance Advice

    Product Code: XO-E-16

    A joint effort of AIAG, JAMA/JAPIA, and Odette to elaborate a harmonized electronic remittance advice message as common standard for a global use in the automotive industry.

  • Global Transport Label Standard for the Automotive Industry

    Product Code: B-16

    Global automotive industry standard that describes the format for a common transport label design to facilitate the movement of goods and the exchange of data among all members of the supply chain.

  • Information Kit for Importing into Mexico

    Product Code: TC-3

    Information to assist suppliers in achieving complete, accurate and consistent compliance with government requirements and regulation of shipment into Mexico. Mexico Customs Law references and labeling requirements included.

  • Information Kit for Tread Act Reporting

    Product Code: TC-5

    Developed to help motor vehicle and equipment manufacturers clarify some of the key milestones, deliverables and action steps for achieving the objectives of the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act.

  • Information Technology Automatic Identification

    Product Code: I15415-11

    Information technology Automatic identification and data capture techniques - Bar code symbol print quality test specification - Two-dimensional symbols specifies two methodologies for the measurement of specific attributes of two-dimensional bar code symbols, one of these being applicable to multi-row bar code symbologies and the other to two-dimensional matrix symbologies. This publication defines methods for evaluating and grading these measurements and deriving an overall assessment of symbol quality, and gives information on possible caus...

  • Infrastructure for Plant-to-Business (P2B) Interoperability

    Product Code: XO-E-20

    The document offers a base infrastructure framework and a set of corresponding implementation guidelines. These are generic architecture components suitable for use in guiding purchase specifications and managing portfolios of legacy applications. The document offers a reference architecture and set of recommendations for implementing plant and business systems in such a way that interoperability is seamless, secure and reliable.

  • Intercontinental Pallet Standard

    Product Code: RC-12

    The International Pallet Standard maximizes efficiency and reduces costs for global supply chains, by minimizing the number of regional and international standard pallet sizes for disposable and re-usable packaging in use.

  • IV&I Min/Max Replenishment

    Product Code: IBP-1

    Information collected and summarized in this document relates to the forecasted future state of the inventory visibility tools for the Min/Max business process and their intended use by the automotive supply chain.

  • JAIF Global Guideline for Returnable Transport Items

    Product Code: XO-RC-6-3

    Created by members of the Joint Automotive Industry Forum (JAIF) - made up of AIAG, JAMA/JAPIA and Odette - the Guideline for Returnable Transport Items (RTIs) Identification defines the data carrier selection, data structure, and storage of data for RTIs. Now updated to version 3 with numerous editorial changes and additions to enhance clarity, this global guideline is intended to enable international traceability and recycling of RTIs and facilitate processes such as customs clearance.

  • Key Performance Indicators for Automotive Supply Chain

    Product Code: M-8-2

    Originally serving as a supplemental product to the Global MMOG/LE risk management tool, this recommendation defines standard key performance indicators (KPIs) for global supply chain management in the automotive industry. These common indicators not only align with the requirements of Global MMOG/LE, but also help facilitate greater understanding between business partners and support risk management. Developed by a diverse cross section of supply chain professionals across the automotive industry, this KPI document provides greater transparenc...

  • Materials Off-Shore Sourcing (MOSS) Project

    Product Code: XO-M-19

    By using the Materials Off-Shore Sourcing document individuals can assess and improve their supply chain logistics in the overall timing, consistency, compliance and costs of off-shore sourcing in a just-in-time environment through transportation lanes.

  • Packaging Data Form

    Product Code: RC-16

    Packaging Data Forms across various companies are somewhat similar yet all unique. This means suppliers fill out the same data over and over on each unique form. Various pieces of data needed for the forms can be stored in several different places so a lot of time is spent filling one out and often, within a few days, the same data is needed again for another customer's form. The AIAG Standard Packaging Data Form is designed to eliminate this repetition, saving you time and reducing the potential for error.

  • Pandemic Preparedness and Response Plan

    Product Code: XO-OHS-6

    Like all components of an effective business continuity plan, pandemic preparedness strategies can help mitigate risk and provide a response plan for potential threats to your organization. This sample plan reflects minimum recommendations for pandemic preparation based on various companies' individual plans. Intended to support efforts to prepare for and address pandemic-related business disruptions, this resource should be used along with an evaluation of your organization's specific risks and resources to determine where additional planning ...

  • Parts Identification & Tracking Application Standard

    Product Code: B-4

    Outlines the symbologies recommended for automotive part identification and tracking. Recommends the use of the linear symbologies, Code 39 or Code 128, or the 2-D symbologies, Data Matrix or QR Code.

  • Plant-to-Business (P2B) Common Data Format for Communicating

    Product Code: XO-E-19

    Guideline identifies most common methods of Quality Measurement Data Communication for Measurement, Test and Assembly systems (MTA Systems) in use today as specified by major manufacturing companies.

  • Port Quality Assessment (PQA) Tool

    Product Code: M-24

    Improve quality, prevent damage, and utilize a common standard with the Port Quality Assessment (PQA) tool. The PQA tool was developed to offer Finished Vehicle Logistics personnel a process to identify, record, and improve vehicle quality issues as the vehicle moves through any given port. Logistics service providers and manufacturers sharing common quality standards improves operational efficiencies by reducing duplication, which leads to a reduction in the damage rates and a more rapid and effective handling of the vehicles.

  • Quality Assurance Guideline for Shipping Labels

    Product Code: B-8

    Provides a practical guide to trading partner label quality assurance.

  • Recommended Business Practice for Long Distance Supply Chain

    Product Code: M-20

    Recommended practices for managing the information driving long-distance supply chains.

  • Returnable Containers Management Guideline

    Product Code: RC-5-2

    Considering using (more) returnable containers? This guideline provides extensive detail on managing a returnable container inventory required to transport a variety of materials through the supply chain. Beginning with a brief explanation of factors to consider when deciding between returnable, multi-use containers and expendable, single-use containers, the document covers various issues to consider with returnable containers - from financial considerations, container selection and identification, and allocation, to container tracking, contain...

  • Returnable Containers Transported by Truck

    Product Code: RC-3

    These specifications define the overall dimensions, layout, sizes, materials and key features of the wheel shipping system. This wheel shipping system, referred to as the wheel pack, provides an alternative to the steel wheel rack.

  • Returnable Transport Item Tracking (RFID Pilot) White Paper

    Product Code: B-18

    Provides the activities and lessons learned from the RFID Pilot for Returnable Containers.

  • Returnable Transport Items Visibility Best Practices

    Product Code: RC-17

    Traditional methods for tracking and controlling the flow and locations of returnable containers have not been robust enough to ensure that suppliers have the right amount of containers, at the right location, at the right time. The result is millions of dollars in extra packaging costs and increased waste in the supply chain. AIAG's Returnable Transport Items Visibility Best Practices provides a number of best practices businesses can employ to increase visibility when sending Returnable Transport Items (RTIs) back to their points of origin...

  • SCACTIL - Standard Carrier Alpha Code Trailer ID Label

    Product Code: B-15

    Application standard defines specifications for printing and placing labels to automatically identify a freight carrier's trailer or van.

  • Standardized Bill of Lading

    Product Code: XO-M-15

    The objective of standardizing the Bill of Lading is to ensure that the shipper, the carrier, and the customer (the consignee) are all getting the information they need for the processing of the goods through the supply chain.

  • Supply Safe: Advanced Cyber Safe Bundle

    Product Code: TPISR-ADV

    This bundle includes a Cyber Virtual Audit and Advanced Cyber Risk Assessment. The Cyber Virtual Audit, a one-time domain/IP scan, allows you to run a comprehensive virtual audit on your organization's internet facing systems. A report provided at the end of the audit details identified vulnerabilities, along with the necessary actions to rectify the issues. The Advanced Cyber Risk Assessment, intended for larger organizations with more IT resources dedicated to cybersecurity, includes approximately 70-85 questions, and allows you to evaluate y...

  • Supply Safe: Basic Cyber Safe Bundle

    Product Code: TPISR-BSC

    This bundle includes a Cyber Virtual Audit and Basic Cyber Risk Assessment. The Cyber Virtual Audit, a one-time domain/IP scan, allows you to run a comprehensive virtual audit on your organization's internet facing systems. A report provided at the end of the audit details identified vulnerabilities, along with the necessary actions to rectify the issues. The Basic Cyber Risk Assessment, intended for smaller to medium sized organizations with fewer or outsourced IT resources, includes approximately 25 questions, and allows you to evaluate your ...

  • T.120 Automotive Data Conferencing Architecture

    Product Code: E-11

    Document describes the industry-standard International Telecommunications Union T.120 Data Conferencing specification, and discusses how it operates over the Internet and ANX.

  • Trading Partner Labels Implementation Guideline

    Product Code: B-10

    Describes the template for bar code labels on shipping containers - both unit loads and transport packages. Physical parameters of the symbols and labels are provided and a bar code quality level is specified.

  • Using RFID, BLE, and LPWA Sensor Technology

    Product Code: RC-18

    Wireless sensor technology enables the identification of multiple objects in very short time - without direct line of sight - and enables bulk reading of tags. Wireless sensor technologies for purposes of these standards includes RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), and LPWAN Low Power Wide Area Network). Due to these characteristics, wireless sensor technology is proving as more effective and efficient than other Automatic Identification (AutoID) techniques such as Barcode and Data Matrix and improves Returnable T...

  • USMCA: Supplier Content Reporting

    Product Code: TCPCW-7

    Effective July, 2020, the USMCA (The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement) has replaced 1993 NAFTA agreement as the prevailing Free Trade Agreement between the (3) countries. Many rules have been completely modified and modernized, as well as the elimination of tracing, and the introduction of completely new concepts such as LVC - Labor Value Content requirements. Proper application of the Rules of Origin, as well as a thorough understanding of all changes from NAFTA to USMCA is essential to a ensuring a successful trade compliance program, and is cr...

  • Vehicle ID Number (VIN) Label Application Standard

    Product Code: XO-B-2

    The B-2 Standard now recommends two options for linear symbologies - Code 39 or Code 128, and two options for two-dimensional symbologies - Data Matrix or QR Code. This revision will improve the integrity of computer readable information for Vehicle Programs (e.g. Vehicle Shipping, Vehicle Inspections, and Retail Inventory Control). Revision 3.1 corrects grammatical issues and places ISO standards references for Code 39 and Code 128 into the References section.

  • Warranty Claims Data Exchange

    Product Code: E-13

    A series of transactions based on the ANSI 4010 standard version which includes the format for electronic filing of vehicle registration, warranty claim filing, response on submitted claims and pre-notice of pending product service notification.

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