AIAG partners to train Mexican automotive suppliers

Program gives foundation for meeting the international competency requirements

February 8, 2012
by Purchasing b2b staff

SOUTHFIELD, MI: The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has partnered with ProMexico to offer quality training for automotive suppliers within Mexico. AIAG, a not-for-profit that works with manufacturers and service providers to help them operate at peak performance, and ProMexico, the Mexican government institution in charge of strengthening Mexico’s participation in the global economy, will offer 16 week-long training programs in major Mexican manufacturing hubs.

“AIAG is committed to improving both the business processes and quality performance of lower-tier suppliers, and our collaboration with ProMexico will accelerate their development,” said Scot Sharland, AIAG’s executive director. “Our goal is to help companies demonstrate true command and control of their internal processes and, by so doing, meet/exceed industry quality standards, making them more competitive in the NAFTA region and significantly increasing their access to potential export opportunities.”

The program will give companies a foundation for meeting the competency requirements as defined in ISO/TS 16949 quality standards and bring their operation to world-class level, said AIAG. ProMexico estimates 65 percent of Mexico-based automotive suppliers have the competitiveness and capacity to export, but need to adopt quality principles and practices to meet a multinational corporation’s needs. AIAG’s Core Tools training program teaches principles and practices of North American automotive quality and earns participants certification with globally recognized credentials. Each program will cover advanced product quality planning, production part approval process, failure modes and effects analysis, measurement systems analysis, and statistical process control.