SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AIAG, the not-for-profit, member-supported organization that helps automotive companies operate at peak performance, announced today it is collaborating with the Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association (GAMA) to help the Georgia automotive manufacturing industry provide training to the workforce, increase quality and improve costs. The partnership gives GAMA member companies a complimentary one-year membership in AIAG to provide easier access to tools and education for continual improvement in their businesses.
"The Georgia automotive supply chain is a key cog in the expansion of the industry's manufacturing footprint in the southern United States," said J. Scot Sharland, executive director of AIAG. "Extending AIAG membership benefits to GAMA-member companies ensures that they have access to the 'know-how' and 'know-who' they will need to be successful."
"We are dedicated to growing and improving automotive manufacturing in Georgia, and AIAG will help our companies expand their role in the global automotive market with free access and significant discounts to valuable information, education, tools and unique service offerings," said Rick Walker, president and CEO of GAMA.
Now in its fourth decade, AIAG brings together large and small automotive companies to work collectively and collaboratively to improve industry standards, streamline processes and develop common business practices. With a membership in AIAG, companies can learn and adopt best practices and standards in the areas of corporate responsibility, supply chain management and quality. The value offered will help companies better meet a multinational corporation's performance expectations and serve the global market.
An AIAG membership includes:
- Online tools for self-assessment of quality issues and e-learning to correct them
- Online tools to assess knowledge gaps and determine where additional training is needed
- A tool to calculate the cost of poor quality
- Materials Management (MMOG/LE) e-learning
- Global Working Conditions e-learning
- Chemical Awareness e-learning
- Discounts on AIAG publications and Core Tools documents, training and events
In addition, all AIAG members have the opportunity to provide a voice in the establishment of global standards and guidelines that impact the global supply chain by serving on project teams and committees. Any company whose employee participates as a project volunteer is provided unlimited access to publications produced by that volunteer's work group (including translations in local languages) for its employees worldwide.
AAMA members must enroll with AIAG to receive the complimentary 12-month AIAG membership. The membership period begins at the time of enrollment, and the offer is available until December 31, 2013.
More information about AIAG membership benefits is available at AIAG.org.
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 such as Caterpillar, Chrysler Group, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Navistar, Nissan, Toyota and many of their parts suppliers and service providers. For more information, visit www.AIAG.org.