Automotive Manufacturing Associations to Collaborate to Accelerate Development of Regional Supply Bases in Southern States

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Automotive Manufacturing Associations to Collaborate to Accelerate Development of Regional Supply Bases in Southern States

Collaborations in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee will provide association members pervasive access to tools and training needed for improving quality and reducing costs
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 3:20pm

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The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is partnering with automotive manufacturing associations representing the states of Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee to assist them in accelerating development of the automotive supply base in the southern United States. The collaboration will drive pervasive access to tools and education for southern automotive companies to become more globally competitive by improving quality and reducing costs.

“Industry forecasts show that automotive production in the South is expected to grow by as much as 85 percent over the next three years, and these associations want to ensure companies in this region have the skills and overall capability to support this growth,” said J. Scot Sharland, executive director of AIAG. “Individual operations are expected to deliver high standards of quality and world-class processes, and this effort is AIAG’s way of helping move the industry forward.”

With the partnership, members of the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association (TAMA) can enroll with AIAG and receive a complimentary one-year AIAG membership. A membership in AIAG gives companies the ability to learn and adopt best practices and standards in the areas of corporate responsibility, materials management and quality. The value offered will help companies better meet a multinational corporation’s performance expectations.

An AIAG membership includes:

  • Online tools for self-assessment of quality issues and e-learning to correct them
  • Online tools to assess the knowledge gap and determine where additional training is needed
  • Cost-of-poor-quality calculating tool
  • Materials Management (MMOG/LE) e-learning
  • Global Working Conditions e-learning
  • Chemical Awareness e-learning
  • Significant discounts on AIAG publications and Core Tools documents, training and events

AIAG brings together large and small automotive companies to work collectively and collaboratively to improve industry standards, streamline processes and develop common business practices. Click here to learn more.

About AIAG

AIAG is a unique not-for-profit organization where, for more than 30 years, OEMs, suppliers, service providers, government entities and individuals in academia have worked collaboratively to drive down costs and complexity from the supply chain via global standards development and harmonized business practices. AIAG membership has grown to more than 960 members and includes renowned manufacturers and many of their parts suppliers and service providers. For more information, visit

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Keywords: Business & Trade | Automotive Industry Action Group | Education | auto companies | automotive manufacturing association | csr | quality | reducing costs | south | sustainability | tools

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