$380 – $475

2018 Automotive Industry IMDS and CAMDS Workshop

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Suburban Collection Showplace

46100 Grand River Avenue

Novi, MI 48374

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Please join us for the first Automotive OEM IMDS and CAMDS Workshop at the Diamond Banquet Center at Suburban Collection Showplace.

GM, Ford, Honda, and Toyota will be presenting their International Material Data System (IMDS - www.mdsystem.com) and CAMDS requirements and will welcome supplier feedback regarding submission issues and concerns. Tetra Tech will provide IMDS Training Server logins so that those in attendance can go through a hands-on work session on how to correct common OEM rejections.

In addition to the Automotive OEMs, the International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG) will send its leadership (Lockheed Martin and GE Aviation) to present its official material content reporting approach which will affect automotive suppliers who have aerospace business. Aerospace OEMs of course are NOT using IMDS or CAMDS, so automotive suppliers will need to report to aerospace OEMs using other tools and processes.

By attending this Workshop, you will gain the knowledge and experience necessary to minimize or eliminate future rejections resulting in decreased IMDS workload.


Ford - Bing Xu and the Ford IMDS Team

GM - Dianne Boss and the GM IMDS Team

Honda - Alissa Yakali and the Honda IMDS Team

Toyota - Mark Bacchus and the Toyota IMDS Team

Lockheed Martin - Margaret Proul

GE Aviation - Mussie Pietros


  • To facilitate communication between the OEMs and the North American automotive supply chain and answer: “What Does my Customer want from me in IMDS and CAMDS Reporting?”

  • To provide specific hands-on technical training on how to fulfill these OEM requirements with a minimum amount of confusion, delays and avoid IMDS and CAMDS resubmissions due to differing OEMs requirements.

  • To provide a forum for dialogue amongst the OEMs and suppliers regarding how IMDS and CAMDS reporting can be further streamlined and requirements and expectations harmonized across the supply chain.

  • To address ways of efficiently (and legally) reporting material content to non-automotive customers for which IMDS or CAMDS may not be appropriate tools.

  • To answer the question: “What’s coming next?” What OEMs are changing their requirements soon? What upcoming changes within the IMDS system itself will affect your reporting? What new global regulations affecting IMDS reporting are on the horizon?


  • One free IMDS Training Server License will be provided for your use during the day, in order for you to have a hands-on learning experience. Bring your laptop as a high-speed wireless connection to IMDS will also be provided all day long!

  • OEMs will each discuss their specific IMDS and CAMDS requirements and will be accompanied by an experienced IMDS/CAMDS trainer who will walk you through exactly how to avoid the most common rejections for that OEM, and how to correct any rejections you do receive.

  • Each OEM will allocate 10 min at the end of their session to field your questions about how to successfully submit data to them. Questions can also be submitted anonymously. Answers to questions not addressed will afterwards be posted online for event attendees.

  • If you have more than one OEM end customer, you will find the final session particularly useful as we will map out a process for planning your IMDS data submissions so that you can use the same datasheets to submit to all OEMs rather than having to do multiple submissions customized for each OEM’s requirements.

  • We will also show how you can possibly use the same material content data to report to non-automotive clients and avoid yet another redundant inefficiency.


7:30 – 8:15 Registration and Check-in

8:15 – 8:30 Welcome and Presenter Introductions

8:30 – 11:20 Ford, Honda, and GM will present their IMDS/CAMDS Data Quality Standards. Each OEM has a 20 minute presentation, 10 minute Q&A, and a 20 minute interactive technical demonstration (w/ 20 min break)

11:20 – 11:40 Discussion - Available information to address rejection issues (Tetra Tech - Michelle Badish)

11:40 - 12:00 IAEG Leadership present their new materials declaration standard / ADDSL

12:00 - 1:00 Catered Lunch

1:00 – 1:50 Toyota will present their IMDS/CAMDS Data Quality Standards. 20 minute presentation, 10 minute Q&A, and a 20 minute interactive technical demonstration

1:50 – 2:00 Synopsis of OEM Feedback (Tetra Tech)

2:00 - 2:30 CAMDS - Preview of System and Functionality (Tetra Tech - Michelle Badish)

2:30 - 3:00 Networking Break

3:00 - 3:30 IMDS and Beyond - Use of IMDS data for reporting beyond IMDS Scope (DXC Technology - Chuck LePard)

3:30 - 4:30 Interactive Exercises -How to fully utilize IMDS functionality - streamlining and shortcuts (Tetra Tech)

4:30 – 5:00 Bringing it all Together - Suggestions for setting up tracking tools, data quality standards (Tetra Tech)

5:00 – 7:00 Evening Networking – Hors D’oeuvres and Open Bar


Who can register for this event?

As the OEMs will specifically address their supply base, only product manufacturers or pre-approved consultants / software vendors may register for this event.

Can I pay by check?

Yes, please contact the event organizer for details.

Is this IMDS Training?

No. This is not an IMDS Training class. Attendees should have a very good working knowledge of IMDS before attending this event. Tetra Tech is offering a Standard Training class at the Workshop location the day prior to the workshop. Contact Tetra Tech for additional information.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

You are responsible for your own transportation. Parking at the Suburban Collection Showplace is complimentary.

Any hotels in the area?

Yes, the Hyatt Place is conveniently located within the Suburban Collection Showplace. Hyatt Place phone (248 513 4111). Additional hotels in the area include (but not limited to): Staybridge Suites (248 349 4600), Courtyard Marriott (248 380 1234), DoubleTree by Hilton (248 344 8800).

What can I bring into the event?

Please bring your Wi-Fi capable laptop and any questions you have regarding your IMDS submissions and rejections.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may contact the organizer directly by e-mailing mayrie.eckermann@tetratech.com or by calling 734-213-5078.

What's the refund policy?

Your registration may be refunded up to 7 days prior to the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Your ticket does not have to be printed. However, please check in at the registration desk when you arrive.

Can I update my registration information?


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes. However, we prefer that person register transfer their registration. If this is not possible, please contact Tetra Tech.

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