Any news from AutoTech 2007?

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Norman V

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Did anyone here go to AIAG's AutoTech 2007 event on 8/21-22/2007? AIAG said that "important announcements" were going to be made regarding OE quality requirements, but I have my doubts.

Here's the origianal blurb from AIAG about the conference:

"If you are a supplier to Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Toyota and/or the Volvo Group, you will not want to miss AutoTech 2007, where important announcements with regard to next steps, upcoming programs, changing requirements, and supply chain standards will be made.

AIAG AutoTech has been called the most relevant conference in the automotive industry. It is THE event for suppliers at all tiers to receive ISO/TS 16949:2002 quality updates first-hand, straight from those who developed the guidelines and standards. It's also the only venue where the collaboration between OEMs and suppliers is showcased through executive conferences, educational sessions, product and service exhibits, demonstrations, and networking opportunities."

Website: autotech.aiag.org

I have not heard what, if any, "important announcements" there were. Did any of you hear anything of value?

Norman V
 
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TS / QMS updates from Autotech 2007:

- APQP manual will be revised.

- FMEA 4th Ed. release set for 1Q08

- Special Process system assessments released; in future part of OEM Customer-specific requirements: CQI-9 2nd edition,CQI-11 and CQI-12.

- Amending ISO 9001:2000 (basis for ISO/TS 16949:2002):
- Scheduled release in 4Q2008
- ISO/TS 16949 will be updated within one year after ISO 9001 is released

- OEMs are happy with the way the IAOB and ISO/TS 16949:2002 have corrected the perceived shortcomings of the QS-9000 3rd party registration system. Indications are that TS will continue to be supported by the OEMs.
 

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GM: Truck cuts won't cripple suppliers
Robert Sherefkin
Automotive News
August 27, 2007 - 12:01 am EST

DETROIT - General Motors purchasing chief Bo Andersson says production cuts of the automaker's GMT900 light trucks pose no short-term risks to its top parts makers.

Citing "competitive pressures" and high inventory, GM said last week that it planned to eliminate overtime at six GMT900 plants this year. The move threatens margins at several major suppliers that have stakes in the truck platform's success.

GM's light-truck suppliers "have very efficient manufacturing processes," Andersson, GM group vice president for purchasing and supply chain, told Automotive News. "That means they will have to adjust to today's demands."

Andersson made the remarks Thursday, Aug. 22, after speaking at the Automotive Industry Action Group's AutoTech conference and exhibition in suburban Detroit. Purchasing chiefs from Toyota, Ford, Honda and Chrysler also spoke.
Suppliers most exposed to a GMT900 production slowdown are American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc., Magna International Inc., Superior Industries International Inc., Lear Corp. and Tenneco Inc., according to analyst David Leiker of Robert W. Baird & Co.

GM said last week that it eliminated previously scheduled overtime through the end of the year at plants in Arlington, Texas; Janesville, Wis.; Silao, Mexico; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Flint, Mich.; and Oshawa, Ontario. Those plants make trucks such as the GMC Sierra pickup, sales of which were down 30.7 percent in July, and the GMC Yukon SUV, which slumped 19.4 percent in July.

Meanwhile, Simon Boag, Chrysler LLC's executive vice president for procurement and supply, says the automaker, under its new ownership, will be looking to suppliers for more ideas and cooperation.

"We are smaller now, so we're going to rely on our supply base more," Boag said in an interview.

Boag said that there will be no major changes in Chrysler's supplier programs, including the External Balance Scorecard, a process through which suppliers can measure their performance on a part or commodity next to that of competitors.

Another program is Powerway, an Internet-based tool for reporting supplier quality. Boag was named to his job in late May, soon after DaimlerChrysler announced it was selling 80.1 percent of the Chrysler group to Cerberus Capital Management LP for $7.4 billion.

"There are no major changes as a result of the sale," Boag said. "Joint programs (with Daimler) will continue."

Purchasing for Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler group vehicles was coordinated under one global purchasing boss before the divorce of the two companies. That boss, Tom Sidlik, announced his retirement in June as head of global purchasing.

Reuters contributed to this report

You may e-mail Robert Sherefkin at rsherefkinATcrain.com

You may e-mail Bradford Wernle at bwernleATcrain.com
 

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Chrysler exec: Top suppliers must police their suppliers
Ralph Kisiel
Automotive News
August 23, 2007 - 2:07 pm EST

DETROIT -- Chrysler LLC wants its Tier 1 suppliers to be more diligent in monitoring, disciplining and rewarding their own suppliers.

It's not easy, said Jill Gafner, Chrysler's manager of supplier quality training, who acknowledged that the automaker already gives its Tier 1 suppliers a lot of responsibility.

But gone are the days when a Tier 1 need only look down the block or in a neighboring state to deal with a problem with its suppliers, said Gafner, speaking here at the Automotive Industry Action Group's AutoTech conference and exhibition.

"We have to have 3.5 million perfect parts every single day," Gafner said. "It's humongous."

But you can't find your suppliers in your back yard anymore, she said.

So in addition to requiring Tier 1 suppliers to eliminate waste, continue competitive pricing, provide zero-defect parts and offer innovation, Chrysler's Tier 1s also must be more diligent with their own suppliers, Gafner said.

She would not cite specific suppliers but said that once a product design is approved by Chrysler, there are no unauthorized part changes allowed by any lower-tier suppliers.

"You can't change anything without our approval, and Tier 2, 3, 4 and beyond need to know that as well," Gafner said. "You have a full chain of suppliers, so make sure you take your suppliers and you identify our quality to them. Make sure you train them, empower them with knowledge. Tier 1s need to let the suppliers know all the way down the supply chain: We don't put up with defects. Our goal is zero defects."

Chrysler expects its Tier 1s to communicate with their suppliers, or learn to "re-communicate because we are now doing it across the world."

According to Gafner, Chrysler also expects its Tier 1 suppliers to:
  • Monitor the performance of suppliers regularly and make them accountable for their performance.
  • Teach them how to monitor themselves.
  • Define penalties for noncompliance.
  • Reward suppliers for doing something right.
  • Use value-stream mapping to visually analyze the flow of materials from suppliers.
Gafner added that Chrysler's Tier 1 suppliers must keep communication open at all levels.

Said Gafner: "There's not a system in this world that will replace a solid handshake and solid eye contact."

You may e-mail Ralph Kisiel at rkisielATcrain.com
 
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Norman V

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Thanks all... :thanx:

FMEA manual update sounds more annoying than anything - they just revised it a few years ago.

APQP manual update should be interesting - it's been untouched since it was first published - I wonder what changes are in store?

As I suspected, there was no earth-shattering news like, "we're dropping the TS16949 requirement for suppliers."
 
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