AIAG Partners with Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association to Support Expansion of State's Auto Supply Base into Global Market

Collaboration with TAMA designed to boost Tennessee auto suppliers with offering of membership benefits granting complimentary access and significant discounts to industry tools and training

May 13, 2013, 11:47 ET from AIAG

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AIAG, the not-for-profit, member-supported organization that helps automotive companies operate at peak performance, has collaborated with the Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association (TAMA) to give auto companies in Tennessee the opportunity to develop their workforce through valuable training and education and increase quality and improve costs in their processes. The partnership grants TAMA members a complimentary one-year membership in AIAG to provide easier access to tools and information for growing Tennessee's automotive sector to better serve the global market.  

"The expansion of the automotive industry in the southern states is fueled by initiatives of organizations like TAMA, and it is essential that we aid companies in Tennessee to further that growth by providing the resources they need to be successful," said J. Scot Sharland, executive director of AIAG.

"As a forum for Tennessee's automotive companies to interact and address the challenges of a global automotive marketplace, we are collaborating with AIAG to help our members stay ahead of competitors and successfully expand into global automotive markets," said Thomas Brewer, president of TAMA. "With AIAG membership benefits, our companies will be able to gain valuable insight to help tackle these challenges."

AIAG is in 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.  A membership in AIAG allows companies to 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 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

In addition, all AIAG members have the opportunity to serve on project teams and committees to provide a voice in the establishment of global standards and guidelines that impact the global supply chain. 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.

TAMA 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

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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