Continuous Improvement with Broad-Based Engagement

AIAG's Quality initiatives cover product development, manufacturing, service, and customer experience improvement activities to support the manufacturing, technology, and product innovation advancements that are required from successful and growing suppliers and OEM(s). With its foundation in the quality standards and core tools of automotive quality excellence, the current AIAG quality initiatives are exploring new issues, providing insights, and promoting the latest tools and methodologies to support the improvement of the automotive supply base.

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Quality Core Tools

The building blocks of an effective quality management system. Today, most automotive manufacturers and suppliers require use of one or more of these Quality Core Tools.

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IATF 16949:2016

One of the most widely used international standards in the automotive industry, harmonizing the different assessment and certification systems in the global automotive supply chain.

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Special Process Assessments

Individual work groups that develop assessments for the reduction of campaigns, spills, recalls and warranty claims related to components from “Special Processes” like heat treatment, casting, and other processes.

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Shop Floor Quality

Improve company effectiveness, problem prevention, and pinpointing at risk products with AIAG's Problem Solving, Traceability, and Warranty Management.

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Model Based Enterprise

3D models has became the new industry standard for designing products, tooling and manufacturing processes - leverage the enormous potential of the virtual model.

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Quality Steering Committee

The AIAG Quality initiatives are guided by the Quality Steering Committee. This group is comprised of quality leaders at AIAG member companies, and includes representatives from car and truck OEMs and suppliers of all tiers. The Quality Steering Committee charter is to proactively identify industry issues, needs and trends and provide guidance and best practices to continually improve products and processes.

This is accomplished by developing and publishing white papers and guidelines, conducting training and certification workshops, and hosting focused symposiums and annual conferences to increase awareness and implement industry best practices.

Program Management: Quality Team - (248) 358-3570

These companies are participating in this committee:


Current Participants

  • Aptiv
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Continental Automotive Systems, Inc
  • Dana Holding Corporation
  • DENSO International America, Inc.
  • Dupont
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
  • General Motors Company
  • Honda North America, Inc.
  • International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB)
  • Magna International Inc.
  • NXP Semiconductor
  • PACCAR Inc
  • Rivian Automotive, Inc.
  • Robert Bosch LLC
  • Shape Corporation
  • Specialty Products Company
  • Stellantis
  • The Timken Company
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.