A quality system/standard, based on ISO 9000, used by the American Automobile Manufacturers to register their suppliers.

Comments: Many quality systems now exist to regulate quality standards throughout the world. It is important, even essential for many companies to endorse and qualify for registration into a quality system specific to their industry if they are to be competitive especially in world markets.

Far too often we are aware of companies who fail to realize the full benefits of participating in a structured quality system even though they are registered or certified within one. Rather, many companies only become certified to some extent “in name only” so they can attract new customers or retain current customers who have imposed a quality system certification requirement on them.