Quality Challenges Faced by New EV Entrants and OEMs in the Automotive Supply Chain

Electric Vehicle Charging

During the 2022 AIAG Quality Summit held in Novi, MI last October, where a plethora of topics concerning the future of quality in the automotive industry were discussed, concerns surrounding the drastically changing supply chain to support the OEM move to EV production appeared to be a common thread among questions posed during the OEM and IATF sessions Q&A.

ESG – Is it a cost or an investment?

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ESG or Environmental, Social and Governance was first mentioned in 2004 by an article published in association with the United Nations. It was later included in the UN’s Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2006. 16 years have passed, and there is still an ambiguity in the approach towards it.

Global Supply Chain Disruption

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We are in the midst of what is being dubbed the ‘Great Supply Chain Disruption,’ a period that began with the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020 and the infamous shortage of semiconductors around the same time, and has continued as the world has grappled with the resultant labor shortages and massive inflation

What is PPAP?

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PPAP is an acronym for Production Parts Approval Process, which is a formal method of production part approval from a manufacturer to its customer that was developed by and is widely used in the automotive industry, and has since found wide usage in many other industries as well.