Entries by AJ Guikema

Sep 25, 2018 OEM IMDS Workshop Presentations Now Posted

The September 25, 2018 OEM IMDS Workshop Presentations for Honda and Ford are now available! Thank you for your attendance and support of the workshop and thanks to Honda and Ford for sharing with the supply chain. Fall 2018 Workshop – Top OEM Rejection Reasons Sept. Workshop Ford and Honda Recap Presentation

IMDS Workshop Survey Available

Please take a moment to complete a survey providing feedback about our Sep 25, 2018 IMDS Event. We are also seeking your input on topics you would like to see addressed for a Spring 2019 Event (Date and Location TBD). To provide your comments and feedback, Click Here: Thank you for your thoughts.

According to GM waivers for, say, copper in brake pads, if a pad submission to a Tier 1 caliper supplier is rejected by the Tier 1 caliper supplier for copper 75%, what are the options to solve the rejection?

Work with the Tier 1 to develop a shared process for submitting/accepting MDS submittals containing substances that will be phased out prior to a regulatory implementation  date.        (We found this question to be unclear, so would suggest the supplier discuss with the individual OEMs.  Contact information can be found on IMDS website.) 

If GM is exiting Europe, will they still require IMDS entries? My understanding of IMDS is that it is intended to support EU recyclability rules.

IMDS entries will continue to be required for all GM parts, regardless of region.  The GM/Opel split requires IMDS entries for GM parts, IMDS entries for Opel parts (to Opel IMDS  Accounts) and IMDS entries to both GM and Opel for parts that are supplied to both companies.  IMDS data supports compliance to substance and […]