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IATF and OEM- conflict of interest?

Discussion in 'IATF 16949:2016 - Automotive Quality Systems' started by John C. Abnet, May 16, 2019.

  1. John C. Abnet

    John C. Abnet Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2017
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    Upper Midwest- USA
    Something to ponder (and possibly start an interesting conversation...)...

    1- The "big 3" OEM,s originally got together and created and imposed their will via "QS 9000"
    2- In order to "help" the supply base, the "big 3" created AIAG to teach and educate
    (a big 3 profit center ?....hmmm.......)

    3- QS eventually "became" IATF, which is made up of various automotive manufactures (in the USA, that is Ford, GM,Chrysler[FCA])
    4- AIAG is made up solely of Ford, GM, Chrysler [FCA] .
    3- IAOB is the governing oversight for IATF.
    4- AIAG and IAOB share the same offices

    (side note: Look up IATF on Wikipedia, and you will see the site heavily chastised by Wikipedia, and accused of the following...
    "...contains content that is written like an advertisement. Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external links, and by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view"

    Topic to ponder:
    Unlike ISO, conflict of interest between the OEM's and the IATF/IAOB/AIAG ?

    Just my disgruntled bloviation of the day.

    Be well.
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  2. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 6, 2015
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    Actually, I think there is a confluence of interest. Anti-trust laws come into play, so the IATF/IAOB/AIAG can provide some protection for the "Big 3." The organizations at least allow them to "collude" on quality matters, among other things.