In the late ’90s, a group of automotive manufacturers came together and developed a common data system – IMDS (International Material Data System) – to manage supply chain compliance data as applicable to various global regulations such as the ELV directive, REACH, RRR (Regulation on Recyclability and Recycling), and other similar regulations. IMDS enables automotive companies to collect, maintain, analyze and report material information as per accepted formats, laws, and regulations.
Our turnkey IMDS solutions enable automobile manufacturers, OEMs, and parts manufacturers to create Material Data Sheets (MDS) for their standard and custom parts, covering multiple levels of their supply chain. We support clients in collecting detailed material composition information for each part in the assembly and coding them into the IMDS database – thereby making the overall reporting process easier.
Apart from creating MDS and updating the IMDS regularly, we also provide IMDS training and consulting services to clients and their suppliers, with the intent of increasing awareness and making them familiar with the usage of IMDS training and reporting requirements.