The Joint Automotive Industry Forum (JAIF) is a body set-up by automotive associations from key automotive producing regions of the world to carry out co-operative activities to achieve common objectives. These co-operative activities include carrying out joint projects to create and distribute standards and recommendations which address business processes and supporting technologies.
The current members of the JAIF are :
• Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) (representing automotive member company interests in North America.),
• Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) (representing automotive vehicle manufacturer company member interests in Japan)
• Japan Auto Parts Industries Association (JAPIA) (representing automotive supplier company member interests in Japan)
• Odette International (representing automotive member company interests in Europe)
The focus of the JAIF is the resolution of issues which arise in any part of the global supply chain from the raw material supplier to the final customer for vehicles, parts and services. The JAIF also participates in the definition of standards developed under the auspices of other international organisations such as ISO and UN/CEFACT and seeks to incorporate these standards in its own deliverables. Each region (Europe, Japan and US) has an equal voice in the JAIF.