SEEBURGER’s Brian Jolley Named to AIAG Global Engineering & IT Steering Committee
We caught up with Brian to discuss the significance of this appointment:
- What is the AIAG committee that you’ve been invited to join?
I have been placed on the Global Engineering and IT Steering Committee of AIAG and will initially be serving as a member of the Supplier Connectivity Workgroup. The GE&IT Steering Committee and its work groups proactively identify industry issues, needs, and trends both inside and outside the industry. Strategic issues are prioritized and innovative solutions are developed to address the challenges with emphasis on reducing cost and complexity while improving quality, health, and safety. The team approach to problem solving optimizes our ability to bring solutions to market quickly.
- Given your industry experience and knowledge you bring from SEEBURGER, how will you contribute in this role?
The Automotive industry is complex and confronts unique challenges. OEM’s and Suppliers must work together in a highly choreographed, harmonious fashion. Efficient and effective communication between people, processes, and technology is critical. SEEBURGER has been delivering solutions that address the needs of this industry for over 25 years providing 100% Trading Partner and Business Process Integration from a single technology platform. Our solutions solve complex integration requirements for Business-to-Business, Enterprise Application Integration, and Managed File Transfer. We are pragmatic leaders in the development of Automotive best business practices. SEEBURGER’s strong, global industry experience along with my personal knowledge will contribute innovative ideas, advice, counsel to the GE&IT Steering Committee for establishing future direction and developing solutions.
- What role does this committee and the work group play in advancing the automotive industry?
The charter of the GE&IT Steering Committee is to drive engineering, design, IT, manufacturing and data (quality, integrity, and exchange) standards, interoperability, and conventions that address issues critical to achieving a global collaborative Automotive supply chain. Solutions developed by the committee are delivered in the form of educational seminars, articles, technical sessions, guidelines, implementation guidelines, white papers, pilots, and standards. The solutions developed serve as a roadmap for industry best practices and future direction.
For further details, read the recent press release.