AIAG Adds 3 US Ports to Its Membership Ranks
The locations account for more than half the nation's import and export of
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Feb. 13, 2013
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Three U.S. ports that account
for more than half of the country's import and export of finished vehicles
have joined AIAG to leverage the not-for-profit organization's expertise in
developing ideas and solutions for an efficient automotive industry supply
chain, AIAG announced today. The Port of Baltimore in Maryland, the Georgia
Ports Authority and the Jacksonville Port Authority in Florida are the first
ports to become members of AIAG, following the lead of Norfolk Southern Corp.,
a major rail and intermodal company that joined the organization last year in
order to work collaboratively on challenges in logistics management.
"AIAG has a long history of working with automotive suppliers on successfully
managing the supply chain. Those same processes are key to the logistics
involved in transporting finished vehicles in and out of our nation's ports,"
said J. Scot Sharland, executive director of AIAG. "We are pleased to welcome
these three ports to our membership ranks so that we can work together to
identify common pain points in finished vehicle logistics and develop the
solutions to address them."
The addition of the ports to AIAG will open channels of communication among
the various stakeholders to improve visibility, optimization and quality
standards for the finished vehicle supply chain, stretching from the factory
to the dealership lot. AIAG's materials management and logistics initiatives
are far-reaching and can have a significant impact on supply chain efficiency,
providing guidelines, training and educational opportunities to understand the
complexity and depth of supply chain issues.
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 such as Caterpillar, Chrysler Group, Ford, General
Motors, Honda, Navistar, Nissan, Toyota, and many of their parts suppliers and
service providers. For more information, visit www.AIAG.org.
Contact: Dave Lalain, AIAG, +1-248-358-9741, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rick
Bourgoise, The Quell Group, +1-248-649-8900, email@example.com
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