Understanding the Changes of AIAG-VDA DFMEA

by Jonathan Hunt,Gregory Gruska published on November 18, 2019

GM, Ford, and Chrysler had established a not for profit organization, AIAG, in the early 1980’s with the mission “To improve its members’ competitiveness through a cooperative effort of North American vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers.” In the late 1980’s, the US Automotive industry suppliers, through auspices of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), approached the VPs of Purchasing for GM, Ford, and Chrysler and explained the burden of multiple standards that were being imposed on the supply base. Not only where there multiple OEM standards, there were 100s of tier one standards as well.