AIAG Partners with Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association to Offer Membership Benefits

   AIAG Partners with Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association to Offer
                             Membership Benefits

Collaboration with GAMA designed to boost Georgia automotive supply base with
complimentary access and significant discounts to tools and training for
improving quality and processes

PR Newswire

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 11, 2013

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AIAG, the not-for-profit,
member-supported organization that helps automotive companies operate at peak
performance, announced today it is collaborating with the Georgia Automotive
Manufacturers Association (GAMA) to help the Georgia automotive manufacturing
industry provide training to the workforce, increase quality and improve
costs. The partnership gives GAMA member companies a complimentary one-year
membership in AIAG to provide easier access to tools and education for
continual improvement in their businesses. 

"The Georgia automotive supply chain is a key cog in the expansion of the
industry's manufacturing footprint in the southern United States," said J.
Scot Sharland, executive director of AIAG. "Extending AIAG membership benefits
to GAMA-member companies ensures that they have access to the 'know-how' and
'know-who' they will need to be successful."

"We are dedicated to growing and improving automotive manufacturing in
Georgia, and AIAG will help our companies expand their role in the global
automotive market with free access and significant discounts to valuable
information, education, tools and unique service offerings," said Rick Walker,
president and CEO of GAMA.

Now in its fourth decade, AIAG brings together large and small automotive
companies to work collectively and collaboratively to improve industry
standards, streamline processes and develop common business practices. With a
membership in AIAG, companies can learn and adopt best practices and standards
in the areas of corporate responsibility, supply chain management and quality.
The value offered will help companies better meet a multinational
corporation's performance expectations and serve the global market.

An AIAG membership includes:

  oOnline tools for self-assessment of quality issues and e-learning to
    correct them
  oOnline tools to assess knowledge gaps and determine where additional
    training is needed
  oA tool to calculate the cost of poor quality
  oMaterials Management (MMOG/LE) e-learning
  oGlobal Working Conditions e-learning
  oChemical Awareness e-learning
  oDiscounts on AIAG publications and Core Tools documents, training and

In addition, all AIAG members have the opportunity to provide a voice in the
establishment of global standards and guidelines that impact the global supply
chain by serving on project teams and committees. Any company whose employee
participates as a project volunteer is provided unlimited access to
publications produced by that volunteer's work group (including translations
in local languages) for its employees worldwide.

AAMA members must enroll with AIAG to receive the complimentary 12-month AIAG
membership. The membership period begins at the time of enrollment, and the
offer is available until December 31, 2013.

More information about AIAG membership benefits is available at

About AIAG
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


Contact: AIAG Contact: Dave Lalain, Ph. 248.358.9741,; or The
Quell Group Contact: Rick Bourgoise, Ph. 248.649.8900,
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