International Material Data System: Foundation (IMDS1)

Course code: IMDS1

The IMDS (International Material Data System) is the automobile industry’s material data system. Initially, it was a joint development of Audi, BMW, Daimler, EDS (after acquisition in 2008 part of HP, now DXC Technology), Ford, Opel, Porsche, VW and Volvo. Further manufacturers have since joined the community and IMDS has become a global standard used by almost all the global OEMs. Talks are being held with additional manufacturers regarding their participation in IMDS.

In the IMDS, all materials present in finished automobile manufacturing are collected, maintained, analysed and archived. IMDS facilitates meeting the obligations placed on automobile manufacturers, and thus on their suppliers, by national and international standards, laws and regulations.

The concept implemented in IMDS uses Internet technologies that allow automotive manufacturers and their suppliers to standardize the process of exchange of information and its effective collection worldwide.

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Type: In-person/Virtual

Course duration: 2 days

Language: en/cz

Price without VAT: 816 EUR


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The IMDS database was created through a joint venture between DXC Technology, and a consortium composed of Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Opel, Porsche, VW, and Volvo. Other companies have since joined the consortium and almost all OEMs with a global presence now use the IMDS.

Course structure

Day 1

  • 09:00 – Introduction,
  • 09:15 – Basics of IMDS – concepts and processes, architecture and security
  • 10:30 – Break
  • 10:45 – IMDS interface – I – Introduction
  • 12:15 – Break – lunch
  • 13:15 – IMDS interface – II – MDS creation
  • 14:45 – Break
  • 15:00 – IMDS interface –III – MDS processing, MDS requests
  • 16:00 –IMDS interface –IV – “ChemistryManager” function + Administration

Day 2

  • 09:00 – Introduction, recapitulation of basic concepts
  • 09:15 – Creation of MDS – material, semi-component, component …
  • 10:30 – Break
  • 10:45 – MDS processing – internal issuance, sending, rejection
  • 12:15 – Break – lunch
  • 13:15 – MDS repairs and other activities – new versions / copies, requests
  • 14:45 – Break
  • 15:00 – Administration and advanced exercises
  • 16:00 – Questions, solving participants’ problems

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