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  • 2D Direct Parts Marking Guideline

    Product Code: B-17

    The 2D Direct Parts Marking Guideline is a comprehensive document focused on current 2D symbology parts identification methods, the common needs of manufacturing and assembly locations and performance capabilities of various marking and scanning technologies. Covering the marking and reading of Data Matrix and/or QR Code symbols marked directly on parts using laser, dot peen and inkjet technologies, this guideline is intended as a supplement to the AIAG Parts Identification and Tracking Application Standard, B-4.

  • 7-Step Problem Solving Process for TH&E Suppliers

    Product Code: THE-4

    The Seven-Step Problem-Solving Process provides a comprehensive checklist of actions to be considered for each of the steps or phases of developing corrective and preventive actions to a problem.

  • AIAG Pallet and Lid Whitepaper 2010

    Product Code: RC-13

    This white paper lists key problems (Identified in the industry Pallet and Lid Survey) and proposes solutions to reduce the loss of control and visibility of reusable plastic pallets and lids across the automotive industry.

  • Automotive History of Data Identifiers

    Product Code: XO-B-20

    This document summarizes the evolution of the Data Identifier in the automotive industry. It was created to educate the user as to the past and present lessons learned and to assist in moving the global industry forward wisely and expeditiously in the development of next-generation automatic identification efforts.

  • Automotive History of EDI

    Product Code: XO-E-18

    This document includes key milestones; how EDI added value, reduced cost and improved throughout in business. Additionally, it captures the evolvement of EDI on an international level, reveals important factors influencing decisions, and explains the user benefits.

  • Bar Code and Two-Dimensional Symbols for Shipping

    Product Code: I15394-09

    ISO 15394:2009 is not applicable to the direct printing on to kraft coloured corrugated surfaces. Those wishing to find more information on the direct printing of bar code symbols on to kraft coloured corrugated surfaces may find suitable guidance from texts specific to this subject.

  • Bar Code Print Quality Test Specification - Linear Symbols

    Product Code: I15416-00

    This International Standard applies to those symbologies for which a reference decode algorithm has been defined, and which are intended to be read using linear scanning methods, but its methodology can be applied partially or wholly to other symbologies.

  • Basics of Export Compliance

    Product Code: TC-7

    An export can be tangible or intangible. A tangible export is a physical shipment or transfer out of the United States (U.S.) of good, technology or software. It can include blueprints, engineering specifications, drawings, clothing, building materials, circuit boards, automotive parts, design plans, retail software packages and technical information. This document is intended to provide a basic awareness related to the topic of export compliance. Readers should not consider this document to provide comprehensive export compliance guidance. ...

  • Best Practices in Supply Chain Product Development

    Product Code: D-11

    This document focuses on the business aspects of the AutoSTEP pilot, which has examined the business processes used in product data exchange and identified best practices for product development through the supply chain. Product Description Problem Areas Business Case Templates References

  • Business Continuity Planning for the Automotive Supply Chain

    Product Code: M-12

    This guide serves as an aid for automotive suppliers in the development of their business continuity programs and can be adapted for small, medium and large organizations. It can also be used to validate an existing business continuity program. This document replaces the original Crisis Management for the Automotive Supply Chain which focused on emergency responses. It has been expanded to include all elements of business continuity planning including emergency, communications, business resumption planning and IT disaster recovery.

  • Business Operating Systems for Health Care Organizations

    Product Code: HF-2

    Document provides guidance for continuous improvement, emphasizing error prevention and reduction in variation and waste, deploys best practices protocols, and provides a glossary of standard quality terms.

  • Business Process Narrative for TH&E Industry

    Product Code: THE-3

    Purpose of the Business Process narratives is to provide a description of baseline EDI concepts from the perspective of the truck & heavy equipment industry and a series of summaries of potential EDI activities for today's business environment.

  • Case Study Using Radio Frequency Identification

    Product Code: XO-B-19

    This case study provides proof that a single Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag can be used to uniquely identify an Returnable Transport Items (RTI), and potentially the product within the RTI, across the entire supply chain.

  • Code 128 Bar Code Symbology Specification

    Product Code: I15417-07

    ISO/IEC 15417:2007 specifies the requirements for the bar code symbology known as Code 128. It specifies Code 128 symbology characteristics, data character encodation, dimensions, decoding algorithms and the parameters to be defined by applications.

  • Code 39 Bar Code Symbology Specification

    Product Code: I16388-07

    Manufacturers of bar code equipment and users of bar code technology require publicly available standard symbology specifications to which they can refer when developing equipment and application standards.

  • Common Visibility Event Definitions of the Finished Vehicle

    Product Code: XO-M-21

    The primary focus of this document is to lower overall cost of operations, reduce dwell time at shared facilities, increase velocity of vehicles in transit, lower transit time, improve ability to spot excessive aging, ability to add additional carriers to meet fluctuating demanded, enhancing the ability to carrier staff to transmit/fix errors if all customers use same communized format.

  • Container Performance Test Guidelines

    Product Code: RC-9

    Containers come in a lot of different shapes and sizes from a lot of different suppliers. The Container Performance Test Guidelines, RC-9, provide a common test methodology by which containers can be compared on an objective one-to-one basis. The tests are intended to challenge the containers with forces that are related to the hazards present in their typical handling environments. The tests outlined in this guideline are not validations and cannot predict working load limits, but if you need a consistent means of testing your containers, look...

  • Data Matrix Bar Code Symbology Specification

    Product Code: XO-I16022-06

    ISO/IEC 16022:2006 defines the requirements for the symbology known as Data Matrix. It specifies the Data Matrix symbology characteristics, data character encodation, symbol formats, dimensions and print quality requirements, error correction rules, decoding algorithm, and user-selectable application parameters. It applies to all Data Matrix symbols produced by any printing or marking technology. Data Matrix is a two-dimensional matrix symbology which is made up of nominally square modules arranged within a perimeter finder pattern. Though prim...

  • Defining Product Data Quality

    Product Code: D-12

    This report is the first step in a project to develop reference documents that provide guidance for improving product data quality throughout the supply chain.

  • DELFOR (Delivery Forecast Message)

    Product Code: XO-E-7

    The Global Delivery Forecast EDIFACT Guideline is a joint effort of AIAG, JAMA/JAPIA and Odette to elaborate a harmonized electronic delivery forecast message as common standard for a global use in the automotive industry.

  • EDI Presentation White Paper

    Product Code: EG-8D

    Documents process of using the World Wide Web (Web) for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), outlines the framework of Web EDI, presents the business case, and highlights methods of using Web EDI.

  • EDI/XML Project Planner

    Product Code: E-2

    The planner provides a "step by step" approach detailing chronological order for addressing a wide variety of functions, including from budgetary planning, software selection, collaborating with trading partners and new implementation task. Companies with existing traditional EDI implementations that want to implement XML, will find direction and recommendations for future implementations.

  • Electronic Proof of Delivery Business Process Standard

    Product Code: E-21

    AIAG's Electronic Proof of Delivery (EPOD) standardizes the administrative process of the delivery of vehicles to dealers. This standardization eliminates varying reporting practices between suppliers, reducing administration costs at all points in the delivery chain. OEMs, transportation suppliers, and dealers benefit from a more concise, rapid, and accurate recording of deliveries.

  • Engineering Change Management (ECM) Reference Process

    Product Code: D-26

    Reference document that supports AIAG's D-29 (Engineering Change Management,  ECM Recommendation) and D-30 (ECM Recommendation  Engineering Change Request  ECR), Engineering Change Management Documents.

  • Feature-Based Processing Recommended Business Process

    Product Code: THE-5

    Overview of Feature-Based Processing (FBP), which is a method for an OEM and supplier to forecast, manufacture, ship, receive, invoice, remit payment, control inventory, and supply for service without the assignment of a top-level part number.

  • Financial Managers' Guide to EDI

    Product Code: F-4

    Guide provides documentation of the financial activities associated with the procurement and payment business process. It provides advice when companies automate various methods of invoice entry and payment authorization.

  • Finished Vehicle Logistics Quality Handling Manual

    Product Code: M-23

    The AIAG Finished Vehicle Logistics Quality Handling Manual (developed in partnership with ECG, Association of European Vehicle Logistics), improves operations by reducing duplicated activities and provides a common vehicle handling guideline between the European Union and North America. Standardizing vehicle handling practices globally leads to a reduction in damage rates and the more rapid and effective transporting of vehicles, on haulaway trucks, as well as railcars and ocean carriers.

  • Finished Vehicle Transportation Damage Standards

    Product Code: M-22

    The process for making transportation claims has evolved. This 2016 update gives you everything you need to know for making transportation claims, including: Global Standard Damage Codes, including Grid Location Diagram and Vehicle 'Splat' Chart; Similarity Matrix Standard; Non Transportation Damage standard, including Photo Sheet; Key Placement Guideline; Inspection and Verification Guideline; Inspection Type Location Guideline; and the newly developed Jumped Chock Codes. Includes new codes and adds an all new inspection verification section t...

  • Freight Containers - Electronic Seals - Part 5: Physical Lay

    Product Code: XO-I181855-07

    ISO 18185-5:2007 describes the physical layer for supply chain applications of RFID for freight containers in accordance with the ISO 18185 series and ISO 17363.

  • Gas Cylinder Identification Label Standard

    Product Code: B-9

    Application specification provides acceptable method for permanent cylinder identification applicable to both customer and supplier, including layout, data content and other label requirements.

  • Gas Cylinder Identification Label Standard

    Product Code: B-9

    Application specification provides acceptable method for permanent cylinder identification applicable to both customer and supplier, including layout, data content and other label requirements.

  • Global DELJIT Message (Just in Time Delivery)

    Product Code: XO-E-12

    Provides recommended business practices and technical guidelines for using the UN/EDIFACT DELJIT message. This global document was created as a joint effort of AIAG, JAMA/JAPIA and Odette.

  • Global DESADV Message (Despatch Advice)

    Product Code: XO-M-11

    Provides recommended business practices and technical guidelines for the use of the UN/EDIFACT DESADV message in automotive electronic business-transactions. DESADV message corresponds to the ASC X12 856 Despatch Advice message.

  • Global INVOIC Message (Invoice)

    Product Code: XO-E-14

    Global Invoice EDIFACT Guideline is a joint effort of AIAG, JAMA/JAPIA and Odette to elaborate a harmonized electronic invoice message as common standard for a global use in the automotive industry. Document provides recommended business practices and technical guidelines.

  • Global Materials Management Logistics Agreement (GMMLA)

    Product Code: M-17

    This Global Material Management Logistics Agreement (GMMLA) recommendation contains operational guidelines for a materials management and logistics agreement between parties.

  • Global MMOG/LE - Version 4

    Product Code: M7-4

    Expanding global economic challenges & vehicle demand fluctuation have caused the auto industry to focus on supply chain management issues such as customer requirements, capacity constraints, contingency planning, sub-tier capability, resource allocation, and employee skills. A common tool was needed to help suppliers improve materials management processes. MMOG/LE is a supplier self-assessment & continuous improvement tool that boosts materials management efficiency & accuracy while reducing costs from error & waste. The tool provides industry...

  • Global Receiving Advice

    Product Code: XO-M-13

    The Global Receiving Advice elaborates a harmonized receiving message as a common standard for global use in the automotive industry. The guideline documents various business scenarios, activities, and data requirements as UML models mapped to the UN/EDIFACT messages. The guideline covers the receipt process and its variance including reporting of discrepancies associated with the receipt of goods.

  • Global Remittance Advice

    Product Code: XO-E-16

    A joint effort of AIAG, JAMA/JAPIA, and Odette to elaborate a harmonized electronic remittance advice message as common standard for a global use in the automotive industry.

  • Global Transport Label Standard for the Automotive Industry

    Product Code: B-16

    Global automotive industry standard that describes the format for a common transport label design to facilitate the movement of goods and the exchange of data among all members of the supply chain.

  • Global Vehicle Damage Codes Laminated Cards

    Product Code: DMG-1

    These cards detail the standardized set of codes for reporting finished vehicle damage during the transportation process, including coding for defining damage area, type and severity. These cards are offered in increments of 50 per order, and do not include the associated document (available separately).

  • Guidelines for Direct Part Marking (DPM)

    Product Code: XO-I24720-08

    ISO/IEC TR 24720:2008 describes several methods for applying permanent machine-readable symbols to items - including components, parts and products - using the direct part marking (DPM) methods outlined herein. ISO/IEC TR 24720:2008 describes marking methods, marking surface preparation, marking location, protective coatings and other parameters that contribute to the production of quality symbols, but does not specify the information to be encoded.

  • Implementation Guidelines Version 004010AIAG

    Product Code: EG-824 TRANS

    This industry EDI implementation guideline, with 31 transaction sets, supports the ASC X12 version/release 004010 EDI standard. Use of these documents should be cleared with your trading partner.

  • Information Kit for Importing into Canada

    Product Code: TC-2

    Information to assist suppliers in achieving complete, accurate and consistent compliance with government requirements and regulations of shipments into Canada.

  • Information Kit for Importing into Mexico

    Product Code: TC-3

    Information to assist suppliers in achieving complete, accurate and consistent compliance with government requirements and regulation of shipment into Mexico. Mexico Customs Law references and labeling requirements included.

  • Information Kit for Importing into the United States

    Product Code: TC-1

    Information to assist suppliers in achieving complete, accurate and consistent compliance with government requirements and regulations of shipments into the United States. Includes latest information on BRASS and FAST.

  • Information Kit for Tread Act Reporting

    Product Code: TC-5

    Developed to help motor vehicle and equipment manufacturers clarify some of the key milestones, deliverables and action steps for achieving the objectives of the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act.

  • Information Security Management Systems - Overview

    Product Code: I27000-09

    ISO/IEC 27000:2009 provides an overview of information security management systems, which form the subject of the information security management system (ISMS) family of standards, and defines related terms.

  • Information Technology Automatic Identification

    Product Code: I15415-11

    Information technology Automatic identification and data capture techniques - Bar code symbol print quality test specification - Two-dimensional symbols specifies two methodologies for the measurement of specific attributes of two-dimensional bar code symbols, one of these being applicable to multi-row bar code symbologies and the other to two-dimensional matrix symbologies. This publication defines methods for evaluating and grading these measurements and deriving an overall assessment of symbol quality, and gives information on possible caus...

  • Infrastructure for Plant-to-Business (P2B) Interoperability

    Product Code: XO-E-20

    The document offers a base infrastructure framework and a set of corresponding implementation guidelines. These are generic architecture components suitable for use in guiding purchase specifications and managing portfolios of legacy applications. The document offers a reference architecture and set of recommendations for implementing plant and business systems in such a way that interoperability is seamless, secure and reliable.

  • Intercontinental Pallet and Carton Standard

    Product Code: RC-12

    The International Pallet Standard maximizes efficiency and reduces costs for global supply chains, by minimizing the number of regional and international standard pallet sizes for disposable and re-usable packaging in use.

  • IV&I Min/Max Replenishment

    Product Code: IBP-1

    Information collected and summarized in this document relates to the forecasted future state of the inventory visibility tools for the Min/Max business process and their intended use by the automotive supply chain.

  • JAIF Global Guideline for Returnable Transport Items

    Product Code: XO-RC-6

    This global guideline recommends the basic features of data carriers applied to returnable transport items for use within the Layer Two and Layer Three of the supply chain. The guideline was created under the auspices of the JAIF's RFID Working Group.

  • JAIF Global Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

    Product Code: B-21

    As the basis for global standards, this guide describes best practices, processes, and methods for item identification, verification, traceability, product characteristics and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN2) throughout the global automotive supply chain.

  • Joint Automotive Industry Forum (JAIF) China B2B

    Product Code: E-17

    The JAIF recognizes that many domestic and joint venture companies have been conducting business in China for several years. During this time, these companies may have developed and implemented B2B messaging methodologies and systems to meet their current needs. Respecting this situation, the JAIF recommendation serves to guide future investment and development so that collectively, domestic and joint venture companies can more toward and realize the benefits of the JAIF B2B messaging recommendation.

  • Key Performance Indicators for Global Material Management

    Product Code: M-8

    The Key Performance Indicators for Global Material Management and Logistics provides recommended business practices for the evaluation of supplier delivery performance between trading partners.

  • Labeling and Direct Product Marking with Linear Bar Code

    Product Code: XO-I28219-09

    ISO 28219:2009 defines minimum requirements for identifying items; provides guidelines for item marking with machine-readable symbols.

  • Materials Off-Shore Sourcing (MOSS) Project

    Product Code: XO-M-19

    By using the Materials Off-Shore Sourcing document individuals can assess and improve their supply chain logistics in the overall timing, consistency, compliance and costs of off-shore sourcing in a just-in-time environment through transportation lanes.

  • Model Based Enterprise White Paper

    Product Code: XO-D-39

    The automotive industry is expanding the use of 3D CAD systems and related technology from engineering and product design to tooling, process development, manufacturing, quality and other downstream business areas. This white paper describes the current state of MBE in the automotive industry and will focus on promoting the implementation of the 3D-MBD model to enable seamless sharing of product information within the automotive industry.

  • Optimum Shipping & Receiving Systems Handbook

    Product Code: M-6

    This publication helps the user design a world-class automotive shipping and receiving system. Regulatory standards, automotive mandates, best- practice guidelines, application issues, and other considerations are covered.

  • Packaging Data Form

    Product Code: RC-16

    Packaging Data Forms across various companies are somewhat similar yet all unique. This means suppliers fill out the same data over and over on each unique form. Various pieces of data needed for the forms can be stored in several different places so a lot of time is spent filling one out and often, within a few days, the same data is needed again for another customer's form. The AIAG Standard Packaging Data Form is designed to eliminate this repetition, saving you time and reducing the potential for error.

  • Part 1: RFID-Enabled Labels and Packaging Supporting

    Product Code: XO-I247291-08

    ISO/IEC TR 24729-1:2008 provides guidance on the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) enabled labels and packaging in the supply chain.

  • Parts Identification & Tracking Application Standard

    Product Code: B-4

    Outlines the symbologies recommended for automotive part identification and tracking. Recommends the use of the linear symbologies, Code 39 or Code 128, or the 2-D symbologies, Data Matrix or QR Code.

  • Plant-to-Business (P2B) Common Data Format for Communicating

    Product Code: XO-E-19

    Guideline identifies most common methods of Quality Measurement Data Communication for Measurement, Test and Assembly systems (MTA Systems) in use today as specified by major manufacturing companies.

  • Port Quality Assessment (PQA) Tool

    Product Code: M-24

    Improve quality, prevent damage, and utilize a common standard with the Port Quality Assessment (PQA) tool. The PQA tool was developed to offer Finished Vehicle Logistics personnel a process to identify, record, and improve vehicle quality issues as the vehicle moves through any given port. Logistics service providers and manufacturers sharing common quality standards improves operational efficiencies by reducing duplication, which leads to a reduction in the damage rates and a more rapid and effective handling of the vehicles.

  • Quality Assurance Guideline for Shipping Labels

    Product Code: B-8

    Provides a practical guide to trading partner label quality assurance.

  • Quality Measurement Data Specification

    Product Code: D-25

    Based on XML, the standard will enable gages to seamlessly exchange all types of quality information, including SPC and MSA studies to different tools.

  • Recommended Business Practice for Long Distance Supply Chain

    Product Code: M-20

    Recommended practices for managing the information driving long-distance supply chains.

  • Returnable Containers Management Guideline

    Product Code: RC-5

    This guideline represents a recommended framework for the effective management of returnable containers to maximize utilization and minimize costs for all users.

  • Returnable Containers Transported by Truck

    Product Code: RC-3

  • Returnable Transport Item Tracking (RFID Pilot) White Paper

    Product Code: B-18

    Provides the activities and lessons learned from the RFID Pilot for Returnable Containers.

  • Returnable Transport Items Visibility Best Practices

    Product Code: RC-17

    Traditional methods for tracking and controlling the flow and locations of returnable containers have not been robust enough to ensure that suppliers have the right amount of containers, at the right location, at the right time. The result is millions of dollars in extra packaging costs and increased waste in the supply chain. AIAG's Returnable Transport Items Visibility Best Practices provides a number of best practices businesses can employ to increase visibility when sending Returnable Transport Items (RTIs) back to their points of origin...

  • SCACTIL - Standard Carrier Alpha Code Trailer ID Label

    Product Code: B-15

    Application standard defines specifications for printing and placing labels to automatically identify a freight carrier's trailer or van.

  • Standardized Bill of Lading

    Product Code: XO-M-15

    The objective of standardizing the Bill of Lading is to ensure that the shipper, the carrier, and the customer (the consignee) are all getting the information they need for the processing of the goods through the supply chain.

  • Supplier Content Reporting Requirements Workbook

    Product Code: TCPCW-1

    This workbook includes the requirements of NAFTA. It includes an in-depth discussion of the NAFTA Rules of Origin, a content reporting business process, supplier compliance requirements with the AALA regulations, and a resource section.

  • Supplier Electronic Network Connectivity

    Product Code: D-33

    Document identifies existing/emerging telecommunication and network options, including: verify/summarize current OEM supply chain management business processes, and EDI and CAD/CAE/CAM connectivity requirements/specifications.

  • Supply Chain Security Toolkit for the Automotive Industry

    Product Code: XO-TC-6

    This toolkit clarifies and harmonizes supply chain security practices among OEMS, Suppliers, Carriers and others in the supply chain. This document includes many tools to help supply chain parties address C-TPAT.

  • T.120 Automotive Data Conferencing Architecture

    Product Code: E-11

    Document describes the industry-standard International Telecommunications Union T.120 Data Conferencing specification, and discusses how it operates over the Internet and ANX.

  • Trading Partner Labels Implementation Guideline

    Product Code: B-10

    Describes the template for bar code labels on shipping containers - both unit loads and transport packages. Physical parameters of the symbols and labels are provided and a bar code quality level is specified.

  • Transaction Set 824

    Product Code: EG-824 TRANS

    This Transaction Set is included with the EG-8PUSH and the EG-8PULL.

  • TREAD Act VMRS System & Assembly Code MAP

    Product Code: XO-THE-8

    This document can help to significantly reduce the complexity, increase the accuracy, and speed the process for fulfilling NHTSA's Early Warning Reporting requirements of the TREAD Act.

  • Vehicle ID Number (VIN) Label Application Standard

    Product Code: XO-B-2

    Summary of the Data Identifier evolution in the automotive industry.

  • Warranty Claims Data Exchange

    Product Code: E-13

    A series of transactions based on the ANSI 4010 standard version which includes the format for electronic filing of vehicle registration, warranty claim filing, response on submitted claims and pre-notice of pending product service notification.

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