AIAG Signs Global Collaboration Agreement for Automotive Industry Projects with Odette, JAMA and JAPIA

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Automotive Industry Action Group

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- To promote joint automotive
 project and publication development, the Automotive Industry Action Group
 (AIAG) has signed an agreement with the major automotive standards
 organizations of Odette International Limited, Japan Automobile Manufacturers
 Association, Inc. (JAMA) and Japan Auto Parts Industries Association (JAPIA).
     The agreement, which defines processes that support multi-regional
 automotive projects, was signed by the following individuals: Kenneth Godzina,
 executive director of AIAG; John Canvin, general manager of Odette; Mr. Isao
 Tanaka, secretary general of JAMA; and Mr. Toshio Uchiyama, managing director
 of JAPIA.
     "The automotive industry is global and our organizations must be poised to
 effectively work on global projects as needed," said AIAG's Godzina.  "By
 teaming up with other organizations, we continue our effort to develop and
 implement common, leading-edge solutions that provide real value to the entire
 automotive industry."
     The agreement covers processes for the creation, execution and conclusion
 of joint projects.  It also includes detailed processes for communications,
 issue resolution and approval.  More importantly, it clears the way for
 publication of project deliverables by agreeing on copyright, translation and
 similar legal issues.
     "We have been collaborating on several joint projects and really needed to
 work through these types of detailed processes to make the development and
 publication processes smooth and fast," said Odette's Canvin.  "This certainly
 will make collaboration on future projects much easier and bring them to
 market quicker."
     The agreement is the culmination of several meetings and discussions held
 worldwide over a one-year timeframe.
     "We are pleased to have been part of this agreement process," said JAMA's
 Tanaka.  "Project collaboration is desirable and necessary for certain
 industry issues."
     "More open discussions, sharing of knowledge and collaboration on
 standards development will play a key role in the future success of the
 automotive industry as a whole," added JAPIA's Uchiyama.
     The first project to progress using many of these processes is the
 automotive industry's Global Label Template project.  This is a joint project
 to create a common shipping label template, with the AIAG B-10 guideline and
 the Odette A6 guideline being used as a basis.  The guideline will be
 completed in 2001 and the organizations will publish the results in the first
 truly joint publication.
     Founded in 1982, the AIAG is a not-for-profit trade association of
 approximately 1,600 automotive and truck manufacturers and their suppliers.
 AIAG's purpose is to provide an open forum where members cooperate in
 developing and promoting solutions that enhance the prosperity of the
 automotive industry.  Its focus is to continuously improve business processes
 and practices involving trading partners throughout the supply chain.
     More information about AIAG and its initiatives can be found at
 www.aiag.org .  More information about Odette International Limited and its
 initiatives can be found at www.odette.org .  More information about JAMA can
 be found at www.japanauto.com .
 
 

SOURCE Automotive Industry Action Group
    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- To promote joint automotive
 project and publication development, the Automotive Industry Action Group
 (AIAG) has signed an agreement with the major automotive standards
 organizations of Odette International Limited, Japan Automobile Manufacturers
 Association, Inc. (JAMA) and Japan Auto Parts Industries Association (JAPIA).
     The agreement, which defines processes that support multi-regional
 automotive projects, was signed by the following individuals: Kenneth Godzina,
 executive director of AIAG; John Canvin, general manager of Odette; Mr. Isao
 Tanaka, secretary general of JAMA; and Mr. Toshio Uchiyama, managing director
 of JAPIA.
     "The automotive industry is global and our organizations must be poised to
 effectively work on global projects as needed," said AIAG's Godzina.  "By
 teaming up with other organizations, we continue our effort to develop and
 implement common, leading-edge solutions that provide real value to the entire
 automotive industry."
     The agreement covers processes for the creation, execution and conclusion
 of joint projects.  It also includes detailed processes for communications,
 issue resolution and approval.  More importantly, it clears the way for
 publication of project deliverables by agreeing on copyright, translation and
 similar legal issues.
     "We have been collaborating on several joint projects and really needed to
 work through these types of detailed processes to make the development and
 publication processes smooth and fast," said Odette's Canvin.  "This certainly
 will make collaboration on future projects much easier and bring them to
 market quicker."
     The agreement is the culmination of several meetings and discussions held
 worldwide over a one-year timeframe.
     "We are pleased to have been part of this agreement process," said JAMA's
 Tanaka.  "Project collaboration is desirable and necessary for certain
 industry issues."
     "More open discussions, sharing of knowledge and collaboration on
 standards development will play a key role in the future success of the
 automotive industry as a whole," added JAPIA's Uchiyama.
     The first project to progress using many of these processes is the
 automotive industry's Global Label Template project.  This is a joint project
 to create a common shipping label template, with the AIAG B-10 guideline and
 the Odette A6 guideline being used as a basis.  The guideline will be
 completed in 2001 and the organizations will publish the results in the first
 truly joint publication.
     Founded in 1982, the AIAG is a not-for-profit trade association of
 approximately 1,600 automotive and truck manufacturers and their suppliers.
 AIAG's purpose is to provide an open forum where members cooperate in
 developing and promoting solutions that enhance the prosperity of the
 automotive industry.  Its focus is to continuously improve business processes
 and practices involving trading partners throughout the supply chain.
     More information about AIAG and its initiatives can be found at
 www.aiag.org .  More information about Odette International Limited and its
 initiatives can be found at www.odette.org .  More information about JAMA can
 be found at www.japanauto.com .
 
 SOURCE  Automotive Industry Action Group