Posts Tagged ‘Ford’

Attention automotive suppliers! Be aware of MMOG/LE customer requirements!

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Have you completed your Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) assessment?

Many automotive suppliers are required by customers to complete the MMOG/LE self-assessment. Some companies are using the MMOG/LE because it is an effective tool for identifying weaknesses in plant operations and an excellent method for continual improvement.

Some of the benefits of MMOG/LE include reduced costs associated with premium freight, obsolescence, inventory carrying costs and administrative costs.

OEM Requirements:
Chrysler Group LLC – All suppliers must complete the MMOG/LE assessment by December 31, 2010

Ford Motor Company – All suppliers are required to submit their completed MMOG/LE between May 1 and July 31 annually

General Motors Company – All tier 1 direct material suppliers will be required to complete version 3 of MMOG/LE by the end of February, 2011

Renault – All suppliers must complete a Global MMOG/LE assessment annually

Volvo – All suppliers must complete a Global MMOG/LE assessment annually

Is your company registered to ISO/TS 16949? If so, be aware that the new Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) 4th edition is available!

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

According to the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), The new Measurement Systems Analysis Reference Manual (MSA), Fourth Edition is now available!

Developed jointly by Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company, the MSA reference manual provides guidance to automotive suppliers. The manual does not define requirements; it is a recommended guidance document and provides reference for selecting procedures to assess the quality of a measurement system.

The AIAG says that companies can begin using the MSA 4th Edition immediately. Due to the release of the MSA 4th Edition, the MSA 3rd Edition is now obsolete and no longer available through AIAG. However, it is recommended that you keep a copy of the MSA 3rd Edition for reference purposes.

The manual can be purchased through the AIAG. For additional help with MSA, contact G3 Solutions today!

ISO/TS 16949 registered? Maintain those customer specific requirements!

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

If your organization is registered to ISO/TS 16949, make sure that you periodically update and maintain your data library with the latest and greatest customer specific requirements. These can be found at the following website:

http://www.iatfglobaloversight.org/

The site includes the latest and greatest automotive OEM Customer-Specific Requirements for:

  • Chrysler LLC
  • FIAT Group Automobiles SpA
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors
  • IAOB Clarification – Customer Special Status Conditions

    You will also find information on ISO/TS 16949:2002 Sanctioned Interpretations and FAQs. Much of the information that can be found throughout the site is available in English, German, French and Italian.

  • For more information, visit our full website at www.g3iso.com today!

    Automotive supplier self-assessments CQI 9, CQI 11 & CQI 12 for heat treating, plating, and coating

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

    Many smaller plating, heat treating and special coating companies have asked us about the requests they get from their automotive customers regarding self assessments. These are the CQI publications that are published by the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). These are part of GM, Ford, and Chrysler ISO/TS 16949 customer-specific requirements and they apply to heat treating, plating, and coating suppliers. These are process self-assessments and the documents can be purchased through the AIAG.org website.

    The CQIs for these processes are:
    CQI-9 – AIAG Assessment Manual for Heating Treating
    CQI-11 – AIAG Assessment Manual for Plating Processes
    CQI-12 – AIAG Assessment manual for Coating Processes

    If you need assistance with any of these assessments, contact the experts at G3 Solutions. Visit our full website at www.g3iso.com today!