iPoint-systems gmbh, the world leader in software solutions and services for product compliance and sustainability, is providing automotive manufacturers an integrated solution for collecting material data for both International Material Data System (IMDS) and the new China Automotive Material Data System (CAMDS).
iPoint’s solution enables Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers to expedite their CAMDS processes. It converts and anonymizes existing IMDS data sheets in a highly automated process without disclosing sensitive data about the supply chain, suppliers to the Chinese CAMDS.
In 2015, the Chinese authorities have implemented the new information requirements for automotive OEMs to adopt while submitting the material data that has to be provided in a bid to gain type approval.
Manufacturers are now also obliged to collect material data for the new CAMDS system, which has been developed by the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) and Chinese OEMs.
To prevent this from doubling the amount of work involved for vehicle manufacturers and suppliers in collecting the necessary material data, iPoint has created an integrated CAMDS and IMDS solution that automatically converts IMDS data for use in CAMDS. The conversions cane be done while also protecting confidential business data and relationships.
iPoint has integrated this new solution into its established iPoint Compliance Agent (iPCA) module and implemented similarly designed user interfaces for IMDS and CAMDS.
With this automated solution, OEMs and suppliers are able to improve efficiency and quality, while building on existing data and processes.
User experience shows that this new automated solution significantly reduces the efforts for creating CAMDS data sheets compared with having to input the necessary data manually.