Hi .... I'm back .....
Still nothing from Chrysler but firm commitments from Ford and GM. If you are a member of ASQ I would suggest getting on subscription for their Automotive Excellence publication although the last issue was disappointing as it did not touch on what I would perceive to be on everyone's minds .... ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001. The Winter Edition published the following:
Ford: "Ford will require all production and non-production suppliers with manufacturing facilities to certify a minimum of one manufacturing site to ISO 14001 standard by December 31, 2001. Ford will require supplier manufacturing sites to be certified to ISO 14001 standard by July 1, 2003.”
GM: “By the end of 2002, GM will require its suppliers to certify the implementation of environmental systems (EMS) in their operations, in conformance with ISO 14001. It is our intent that all suppliers to General Motors implement an environmental management system by December 31, 2002.”
Unfortunately, none of my GM supplier clients has been officially notified by GM on this requirement.
Has anyone seen an official communiqué through NAO Worldwide Purchasing or elsewhere?