Supply Chain Management

There are significant challenges in managing the scope, scale, and complexity of today's automotive supply chain.

AIAG’s Materials Management, Finished Vehicle Logistics, and International Trade & Customs initiatives are far-reaching and have a significant impact on overall automotive supply chain efficiency.

Whether the goal is to improve the visibility of information, reduce in-transit damage, or to speed up the flow of parts and vehicles, AIAG Supply Chain Management initiatives consistently provide effective guidelines, industry-backed training, world-class events, and educational opportunities to drive and drastically improve automotive supply chain performance.

EV Battery Transportation & Handling

OEMs and service providers are working with battery manufacturers to establish best practice guidelines for the handling, transportation, and warehousing of EV batteries, helping to mitigate risk and thermal incidents while reducing costs and reactionary expenditures.

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Essentials of Supply Chain

Explore fundamental supply chain management principles (including strategic planning, program planning, and more), with our new e-learning modules.

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North American Customs & Trade

Import/Export goods effectively while protecting customers’ information by maintaining all data to avoid business disruption.

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Materials Management

Collaborative efforts to develop several products and services to harmonize processes across the automotive industry for its members to utilize addressing logistical challenges.

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Finished Vehicle Logistics

Establishing industry standards that will reduce costs and improve the processes followed to manage the finished vehicle supply chain for the OEM and their service providers.

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Packaging & Labeling

Guidelines and standards for packaging, labeling, identifying, shipping, and returning throughout the automotive industry.

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Supply Chain Management Steering Committee

Understanding the complexity of supply chain operations is an evolving and challenging part of business management in a global economy.

The Supply Chain Management Steering Committee is comprised of executives from automotive OEMs, parts suppliers and service providers that provide a broad overview of industry needs in materials management. They provide an oversight for the prioritization, selection, development and deployment of initiatives designed to strengthen the automotive industry supply chain.

These companies are participating in this committee:


Current Participants

  • AIM Computer Solutions, Inc.
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Company
  • Magna International
  • Mazda Toyota Manufacturing
  • Nissan
  • QAD
  • Ryder System, Inc.
  • Tenneco, Inc.
  • Wayne State University

The Supply Chain Management Steering Committee is chartered to drive awareness and implementation of industry best practices. This is accomplished by publishing guidelines and white papers, developing standards, conducting training and certification workshops, and hosting industry-specific events to drive awareness and implement industry best practices.

To assist AIAG in accomplishing its objectives, the Supply Chain Community will:

  • Proactively identify AIAG member industry issues, needs, and trends.
  • Actively represent AIAG member industry needs, nationally and internationally including participation in standard setting organizations and partnerships with other industry groups.
  • Provide timely development, delivery, and promotion of valued direction and innovative solutions for a seamless, efficient, and responsible supply chain with
    • Cost and complexity reduced
    • Supply Chain management improved for materials and logistics
    • Speed to market optimized
  • Provide/approve information technology recommendations to other AIAG business units and oversight committees, e.g.:
    • select and recommend process and data modeling tools, techniques, and methods.
    • review and approve technology solutions from AIAG work groups during the development process
    • recommend electronic technology solutions to business problems
  • Encourage participation from our organizations, AIAG members and subject matter experts to participate in Supply Chain Management work groups

Program Management: Supply Chain Team - (248) 358-3570