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AIAG Offers New IMDS Training 

Companies in the automotive industry supply chain face a growing number of governmental regulations both in the United States and globally on the management of chemicals used in the production process. Staying abreast of these changes and their impact on your company can be challenging, but AIAG now offers three new IMDS training courses to help you cope.

IMDS Basic Concepts and Application

This training course is designed to get you working in IMDS as quickly and efficiently as possible using both presentations and hands-on exercises. We use vast experience and real world examples to help you understand the particular challenges you may face in obtaining data from your suppliers and providing data to your customers. This training focuses on more than just how to run the IMDS interface and enter data. It includes the skills and processes needed to obtain and submit accurate quality data.

Advanced IMDS

This course provides an extension of the IMDS Basic Concepts and Application course to help you understand the regulations and anticipate their impact on your business. The growing concern regarding substance uses in products, recycling, or disposal has created a lot of legislations and global actions in the last years, and providing excellent quality material declaration data to your customers requires a thorough understanding of these regulations. Professionals must be prepared for the impact of these requirements on the future of their business.

IMDS V11.0 Update and Chemistry Manager

This half-day class is designed to bring IMDS users up to speed on the changes made in Version 11 of IMDS with a major focus on the new Chemistry Manager functions. 

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By AIAG, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 2:53 PM

Change in the automotive industry is a given – but how do we prepare for and respond to it? The path to answering this question began with another question: Which corporate responsibility issues will the automotive industry encounter over the next decade?

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Tips for Small Companies Facing IMDS Reporting Challenges

By Carla Kalogeridis, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 2:32 PM

Deb Reining of Luvata Ohio, Inc. offered some good advice for small companies trying to improve their management of IMDS. In her presentation, “IMDS in a Small Company: Supplier Reporting Challenges,” which took place at AIAG’s IMDS Conference on October 12, 2017, Reining covered everything from training to MDS submissions.

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New Technical Committee to Review Human Rights Standards

By AIAG, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:58 AM

The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) has initiated a project to review the GRI standards that relate to the topic of human rights.

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EICC, CFSI, CFSP Rebrand to Better Reflect Expanded Reach and Influence

By AIAG, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:18 AM

Three organizations have rebranded to better represent their growing organizations across multiple supply chains and help them guide companies on their corporate social responsibility paths. EICC becomes the Responsible Business Alliance and CFSI becomes the Responsible Minerals Initiative. The rebranding also extends to the Conflict Free Smelter Program (CFSP).

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Packaging Products Inc. (PPI) Benefits From Free AIAG Membership

By AIAG, Wednesday, November 1, 2017 11:46 AM

For over 30 years, Packaging Products Inc. (PPI) has been the source of custom fit foam solutions for a broad variety of applications across numerous industries. To take their organization to the next level, PPI took advantage of AIAG's free, sponsored membership for small and minority suppliers, allowing them to get the training and certification needed to earn new business with Ford, Toyota, and Tier-1 suppliers.

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Making Decisions That Matter

By MSAE, Wednesday, November 1, 2017 10:17 AM

Continuing its 2017 article series on the key concepts from the book SPARK: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success, Association IMPACT connected with J. Scot Sharland, executive director of the Automotive Industry Action Group, and engaged in a frank discussion about associations that take important actions on behalf of the industries they serve.

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