SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AIAG has introduced a new membership benefits package designed to provide automotive manufacturers and suppliers easier access to the tools needed to boost their rebound from the recession by educating their workforce, increasing quality and improving costs in the global supply chain, the member-supported organization announced today. The "Powering Performance on Demand" membership program features a host of complimentary e-Learning programs and materials, along with new volunteer benefits. The program goes into effect immediately and helps mark AIAG's 30th anniversary.
"As we work to recover from the largest economic downturn since the Great Depression, we wanted to reaffirm our commitment to our membership and the industry by providing the new generation of automotive professionals more extensive access to both the 'know-how' and 'know-who' they will need to be successful," said J. Scot Sharland, executive director of AIAG.
The new membership program is open to any business that wants to join AIAG. Existing AIAG members are upgraded automatically. Membership benefits now include:
- Quality Core Tools Self Assessments and e-Learning
- Materials Management e-Learning
- Global Working Conditions e-Learning
- Publication Access for the Participating Volunteers' Companies and Colleagues
- Networking and Appreciation Events for Volunteers
AIAG is entering its fourth decade of bringing together automotive companies large and small to work collectively and collaboratively to improve industry standards, streamline processes and develop common business practices. With the membership enhancements, much of its training portfolio is available online to members at no additional cost.
"AIAG relies on an incredible group of dedicated volunteers to develop the best practices, common processes and global standards for our industry," Sharland added. "To underscore the value of their hard work and to show our appreciation to the companies that loan these professionals to us, membership includes entitlements for the volunteers' organizations."
Going forward, any company that has an employee participating as a volunteer at AIAG is provided unlimited access to publications produced by the volunteer's work group (including translations in local languages) for its employees worldwide.
More information about the enhanced membership program is available at AIAG.org/performance.
AIAG is a unique not-for-profit organization where, for 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 include preeminent OEMs, such as Caterpillar, Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co., Honda of America, Navistar International, Nissan, Toyota, and many of their parts suppliers and service providers. For more information, visit www.AIAG.org.