In a continuing effort to promote communication and collaboration between the North American and Chinese automotive industries, the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG, Detroit) and the Automatic Identification Manufacturer Association of China (AIM of China, Shanghai) have agreed to work together on automatic identification (auto ID) technologies, according to a memorandum of understanding signed in Beijing.
Under the agreement, both organizations will make a united effort to meet their respective members’ needs for industry standards and guidelines, common business practices and supply chain technology in auto ID. The agreement will initially focus on the exchange of information on auto ID initiatives currently underway by the two organizations.
“AIAG works very closely with our sister organizations worldwide to reduce cost and complexity throughout the supply chain via global standards development and harmonized business practices,” said J. Scot Sharland, AIAG’s executive director. “Entering into this agreement with AIM China, a leading technical association on auto ID, establishes a solid foundation for future technical and commercial collaboration between the North American and Chinese automotive industries in this area.”
“We are pleased to share our efforts and work with AIAG,” said Ms. Xie Ying, AIM China. “Our relationship with an organization known as a leader in streamlining automotive business practices in North America represents an important step in developing a robust China automotive supply chain. We look forward to supporting our members leverage industry standards and best practices for the benefit of their organizations and their customers.”