14 Sep
Tips for managing IMDS compliance across a global supply chain

In today’s interconnected world, the automotive industry operates globally, with manufacturers and suppliers spanning continents. To ensure compliance with various legal requirements and regulations, the International Material Data System (IMDS) has become an indispensable tool. In this blog, we will […]

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14 Aug
Driving Excellence: Power of Automotive Core Tools

Among the Automotive Core Tools, there are methodologies that assist manufacturers and suppliers in adhering to IATF 16949, the standard for quality management systems in the automotive industry set by the International Automotive Task Force. The Automotive Core Tools encompass: […]

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18 Jul
A guide to the ACEA Regulatory List in IMDS

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, widely used and recognized by its acronym ACEA was formerly identified under the French name L’Association des Constructeurs Européens d’Automobile. As a result of the 1991 merger of BMW, DAF, Daimler-Benz, FIAT, Ford, General Motors […]

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22 May
IMDS 14.1 Roll-out: What You Need to Know

IMDS (International Material Data System) is an online database used by the automotive industry to meet obligations provided to automotive manufacturers and their concerned suppliers. The IMDS tool is constantly being improved by DXC Technology to keep up with updated […]

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19 May
What’s new in IMDS Recommendation 001 and it’s impact on the Automotive Industry

IMDS recommendation 001 is the basic document that describes the requirements for creating MDS reports with a specific set of Rules and Guidelines in the IMDS portal. All these criteria are universally accepted by all car manufacturers subscribed to IMDS. […]

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28 Apr
How important the IMDS OEM’s Acceptance Criteria is?

IMDS rules and recommendations are the key factors for IMDS reporting. Each supplier should know about these key elements before the IMDS submission to their customers or OEMs. Apart from the IMDS guidelines, it is mandatory for the supplier to […]

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11 Apr
Understanding the GADSL update in 2023: What you need to know!

GADSL (Global Automotive Declaration Substance List) is managed by Global Automotive Stakeholders Group (GASG) and includes reportable substances. The program was introduced on April 29, 2005. Since 2005, OEM standards have incorporated the GADSL for reporting hazardous substances. The GADSL […]

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21 Mar
RMAP Standards

Do you want to participate in RMAP Assessment program? Before that you need to know about the RMAP Standards. The RMAP Standards are developed based on the requirements of the OECD Due diligence Guidance, the EU regulation 2071/821 and the […]

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10 Mar
Different types of IMDS (International Material Data System) System

IMDS (International Material Data System) is a collaboration of Audi, BMW, Daimler, EDS (now part of DXC Technology, the system administrator), Ford, Opel, Porsche, VW, and Volvo. It helps the OEM and their suppliers to meet the regulation, standards and […]

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13 Feb
New FMEA Guidelines Released by AIAG and VDA: Here’s What You Need to Know

The Automotive Industry Action Group has collaborated with the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) in publishing the international guide on Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA). AIAG and VDA have combined together and formed their previous FMEA standards […]

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