Omnex China working with AIAG to Improve China's Auto Suppliers for Growing Domestic
and International Market
December 1, 2006 - Omnex China has joined a team of Automotive Supplier Gap Analysis
experts to determine improvement opportunities (including Lean & Six Sigma) for
Chinese automotive suppliers.
The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has put together a team of experts addressing
issues of improving Gap Analysis and auto supplier capabilities in the following
- Lean Manufacturing & Six Sigma
- Material Management
- Supplier Assessment
- Quality System
Omnex's General Manager, Michael Xu; and VP of Omnex China, Edward Tao participated
in the team and have conducted Lean Manufacturing & Six Sigma assessment for Chongqing-area
suppliers in tandem with the work of the AIAG team.
The first pilot program was conducted in Chongqing from 11/13 to 11/24/06 with Six
Key Suppliers recommended by UNIDO - SPX CQ, (United Nations Industrial Development
Organization - Subcontracting Partnership Exchange of Chongqing). Omnex teamed with
Supplier Development Specialists from OEMs Ford & DCX to review the enterprise capabilities
and identify gaps for future improvement opportunities.
The gap analysis, initiated by AIAG, is strongly endorsed and supported by Chongqing
City Government and is designed to improve Sino-U.S. automotive industry communication
and facilitate cooperation between the Chongqing and U.S. automotive communities.
The expert team will determine the gap between what auto parts enterprises are capable
of delivering and the needs of international Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
The AIAG--a globally-recognized, independent organization--will oversee the program
to ensure that the needs of all participants are understood.
Omnex China, operating in Shanghai, has been a key part of AIAG's roll-out of Lean
and Six Sigma training in the region. The office has aided in worldwide quality
implementations to North American based automakers and their suppliers.