A successful webinar on IMDS was conducted on 9th Dec across the US and Europe regions. The compliance leaders from the automobile industry at various levels participated and gained insights on how to reduce cost by 70%.
Challenges and steps involved in MDS submission
How to minimize cost using APA’s software
Automating IMDS submission using APA’s ‘MDS Xpress software’
Live demo of the MDS Xpress software
What can be done using MDS Xpress?
One can identify the unreported MDS in a BOM, send emails to suppliers to them and build the assembly MDS in MDS Xpress. It also has several dashboards and timesheet provision
What is the advantage of working with APA on the IMDS project?
a. If a customer outsources an IMDS project to APA, APA uses MDS Xpress software which saves a minimum of 50% effort on the IMDS project, thereby saving cost. The cost is directly passed to the customer, this is a unique selling point from APA.
b. Customer can outsource the entire IMDS project to APA, where APA uses MDS Xpress to reduce the overall cost or customer can purchase MDS Xpress and use by themselves
How much productivity one can expect from MDS Xpress
Say that a customer is using only mdsystem.com, a minimum of 50% manual efforts can be saved.
For which type of companies, MDS Xpress is quite useful?
MDS Xpress saves a minimum of 50% efforts and eliminates human errors especially for the company whose BOMs have more than 10 components and has an annual MDS submission volume of more than 500 per annum
How much time will it take to find the unreported supplier MDS in a BOM using MDS Xpress?
Normally it takes very little time to identify the unreported supplier MDS in a BOM. For example, it will take less than 2 minutes to identify the missing supplier MDS in a BOM which has 300 parts.
How much time will it take to create IMDS data for an assembly?
Assume that your BOM has 100 supplier parts, manually using mdsystem.com, it might take up to 3~4 hours to build an MDS. Using MDS Xpress, one can build the MDS in less than 3 minutes.
Is it mandatory to have an IMDS a2 license to use MDS Xpress?
To use the complete functionalities of MDS Xpress, especially the building of the MDS tree for the assembly, it requires an IMDS a2 license
Does MDS Xpress require any installation?
No, it is online software, and all you need a good internet connection
Why MDS data validation is not possible in this MDS Xpress?
To link your IMDS data directly to any third-party software, the integration is very costly and time-consuming, hence MDS Xpress did not include this IMDS accept/reject feature to save cost to the customer.