OEM specific information
Some of the OEMs have chosen to post supplier information on the IMDS site. This section includes the latest available information that we have. Individual OEMs may have mailed more recent information to their suppliers.
Each OEM may have a special criteria for acceptance. The following document gives an overview of IMDS OEMs' acceptance criteria:
This document was presented at IMDS events of AIAG and CLEPA in October 2007 and is still valid.
OEM Specific Information
Ford Motor Company
Is there any additional information concerning Ford Motor Company's Global IMDS Launch?
As part of their global IMDS rollout, Ford Motor Company has put together more information for their suppliers.
Rollout Package 2020:
Ford RSMS Rollout Package 2020
Rollout Package 2019:
Ford RSMS Rollout Package 2019
Rollout Package 2018:
Ford RSMS Rollout Package 2018
In January 2016 Ford will replace its internal IMDS data management system (GMIR and GMIR Supplier Portal) with an all new Global Materials Management system (GMM). The current automatic IMDS datasheet acceptance will be replaced with an upfront data acquisition and data quality analysis.
What can be done in case of data-entry problems with Ford's GSDB Code?
If you are having problems with the data-entry of your Ford Motor Company GSDB Code into IMDS, or are unsure of your GSDB Code, then please do the following:
1) Make sure that in the receipient specific information for Ford the GSDB Code has been entered in capital letters
2) Contact your company's Ford Account Manager for your five-character Site GSDB Code.
3) If you are still unable to obtain the information, then contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I Certify for Ford?
If you have a Client Manager or User 3 profile, you will be able to see the Ford-Certification Option on the left side of the window. This option is used to fulfill Ford's requirement that suppliers annually certify their products according to Ford's Restricted Substance Management Standard (RSMS).
From the Main Menu:
a) Select Ford Certification
b) Read and check the RSMS Certification Statement
c) Add your Ford parent GSDB Code and check on the box I agree and Certify
d) Click on Accept
The certification receipt screen can be printed using the printer icon on the top of the screen.