Active Projects

The AIAG Supply Chain Management initiatives provide guidelines, training and educational opportunities to understand and effectively reduce the complexities and dramatically improve automotive supply chain management overall.

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Supply Chain Steering Committee

The Supply Chain Management Steering Committee (SCSC) is comprised of 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. The SCSC is chartered to drive awareness and implementation of industry best practices.

Finished Vehicle Logistics (FVL) Advisory Group

The Advisory Group is comprised of seasoned Finished Vehicle Logistics & Supply Chain Management leaders including automotive OEMs, vehicle transportation service providers (Ocean, Rail and Haul-Away), Marine Terminal managers, railroads, port authorities and port processors. The objective of the group is to raise awareness of the current AIAG Finished Vehicle workgroup initiatives. The FVLAG also presents industry challenges/pain points to AIAG suggesting development of new workgroups meant to identify solutions and alleviate the challenges.

3rd Party Information (Cybersecurity) Workgroup

Automotive OEMs, including General Motors, Ford, FCA and Honda, collaborating together to develop an integrated set of industry information security requirements.

Export Compliance Advisory Group

This group fosters the development of resources to assist industry in complying with export compliance laws and regulations. Networking and benchmarking activities among the participating OEMs and suppliers enable discussions on a range of complex export regulations affecting the automotive industry.

Global Materials Management Operations Guidelines (MMOG/LE) Workgroup

The Global MMOG/LE Committee manages the global risk management standard, originally developed by AIAG and Odette, that assesses an organization’s overall materials management and delivery capabilities. The OEMs, suppliers and service providers actively engaged in this group have recently completed the 5th iteration of MMOG/LE, which is now deployed globally, and used across a multitude of OEMs and large tier I suppliers.

CTPAT/Supply Chain Security Workgroup

Importers collaborate to share and practice with industry parties on the latest CTPAT requirements. It is most critical for Supply Chain Business Partners to meet the (MSC) Minimum-Security Criteria as defined and required by CBP (U.S. Customs and Border Protection). AIAG in collaboration with several member and non-member companies, have developed a common system of questionnaires (Tailored per sector) to be used by importers and their Supply Chain Business Partners in demonstrating compliance with CBP’s CTPAT requirements. AIAG has implemented the 1st common industry CTPAT questionnaire along with associated corrective actions.

NAFTA 2.0/USMCA Workgroup

The USMCA (or “NAFTA 2.0”) Workgroup was formed to align understanding and industry needs as the USMCA Free Trade Agreement was developed and new or changing requirements for the automotive industry began to emerge. The group has subsequently moved on to standardize reporting templates and is working closely with AIAGs training provider in updating comprehensive training material to ensure compliance.

Asset Tracking/RFID (Returnable Container Management Forum) Workgroup

The Asset Tracking Workgroup has recently convened to explore and discuss new and recently upgraded technologies in the returnable container asset tracking space. The group consists of both OEM and tier-level suppliers examining new technologies that have advanced in usage, scalability, and effectiveness, while seeing a general decrease in both up-front investment requirements and operating costs.

Damage Claims Workgroup

The Damage Claims group members include Automotive OEM managers, and their transportation partners - rail, truck, port processors, terminal managers, inspection companies & ocean carriers. Together, the group has written industry standards for inspecting vehicles as they move through the supply chain from factory to dealer. The standard includes, but is not limited to, damage reporting processes, damage classification standards, codes identifying damage areas, severity, and type as well as details on the proper method of inspecting finished vehicles. The standards are detailed in the AIAG M-22 (Finished Vehicle Damage Claims Process/Standards) document is written and updated annually, published by AIAG, and a required process supported by all OEM’s.

Finished Vehicle Logistics Connected Vehicle Workgroup

An OEM workgroup, the FVL Connected Vehicle team is focused on creating standards that facilitate open source visibility and will benefit both the OEM and their transportation supply base. This group is leading the way in determining the hand-off requirements to/from OEM’s and their transportation providers as well as determining how the OEMs will interface with the connected vehicle.

FVL Rail-Haul Away Visibility Workgroup

Haul-away carriers, OEM's, and railroads working together to improve supply chain status reporting and visibility of finished vehicles as they are transported from the assembly plant through to delivery to the dealer. Specific focus is on alleviating congestion at the destination railhead. This group is focused on improving electronic visibility/reporting which will enable improved asset management and alleviate congestion.

North American Transportation Scorecard Workgroup

The N.A. Transportation SCORECARD group, made up of vehicle logistic OEM’s, is working to create an industry ‘standard’ scorecard for measuring the performance of transportation providers. The team is working together to identify those specific KPI’s that directly impact transportation performance and delivery to the dealers and are of importance to all OEM's and available to both the OEM's & their carriers. Once the “Master” Scorecard is completed, the team will then determine the 'vehicle' with which to make the document available to the industry (publication, portal, etc).

Project Ideas Under Review

Outbound Logistics Battery Electric Vehicle Ad Hoc Group

The Battery Electric Vehicle Ad Hoc group (BEV) will be launched in response to both OEMs and their transportation and service providers recommendation that there is an immediate need for an AIAG workgroup to develop a BEV handling guideline to ensure all stakeholders involved in transporting, storing, and processing BEV’s have clear instructions of the proper handling requirements. The workgroup consists of OEMs, Rail, Ocean, and Truck transportation providers, Port Processors, and I.T. 3pl’s - all intimately involved in supporting the OEM BEV network. The group will collaborate on numerous topics, including, but not limited to, State of Charge requirements, proper response/handling of hazardous incidences, charging port methods, and possible risks, if any, solutions to storing and transporting lithium batteries. When complete, an AIAG BEV Handling Guideline will be published for the industry.