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Compliance Data Exchange and other systems

DXC Technology is the world's leading independent end-to-end IT services company, helping clients harness the power of innovation to thrive on change. DXC utilizes infrastructure impartiality, global talent and extensive partner alliances to deliver powerful, next-generation solutions.

DXC is recognized among the best corporate citizens globally, and our Automotive Industry International Material Data System (IMDS, www.mdsystem.com) and multi-industry Compliance Data Exchange (www.CDXSystem.com) cloud solutions support clients and their suppliers through the ever-changing landscape of global material and social compliance legislations towards outstanding corporate responsibility and sustainability.

To benefit from synergies and use already existing material data information, CDX supports the import of data from the following sources:

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Data Import from IMDS

DXC's CDX includes the ability to import existing
Material Data Sheets (MDSs) from the International Material Data System (IMDS) into CDX.

With this function, DXC addresses the automotive supplier's need to further process MDSs that are already available in the IMDS and, are also used for other industries, without re-entering them in CDX.

The import of IMDS MDSs can be initiated out of CDX when the following requirements are fulfilled:

  • The IMDS company owns a valid IMDS AI license (at least a Tariff E is needed).
  • The CDX user needs valid IMDS credentials (IMDS User ID and password) to start the CDX Import Wizard.
  • Data transfer from IMDS to CDX is in line with the IMDS Terms of Use.

In addition

  • A CDX License is not required.
  • IMDS MDSs can be imported into CDX, but not exported to IMDS.

Functionality in CDX

The IMDS MDS Import is initiated by selecting the menu MDS > Import > Import IMDS MDSs. To import IMDS MDSs into CDX, the user needs valid IMDS credentials (IMDS User ID and password) to establish a connection between CDX and IMDS.

After checking the validity of the credentials the system will verify that the user's company owns a valid IMDS AI license (the minimum Tariff E is required). If this check succeeds, the next page of the wizard is displayed, allowing the user to search for MDSs to be transferred. From the result list the user can then select up to 10 MDSs to be transferred to CDX.

The user can configure the transfer settings that should be applied. When the import is complete, the transferred MDS is stored in CDX as an own MDS in edit mode to allow the user to rework or complete the data sheet with CDX specific information. For every MDS imported from IMDS, the information about the transfer is displayed in section "IMDS Information" within the MDS Ingredients details.

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IPC1752A Materials Declaration Management Standard

IPC175x family of standards establishes a standard reporting
format for data exchange
between supply chain participants.
This series of standards is XML-schema based, which allows for more efficient and effective communication of data. The IPC1752A Materials Declaration Management standard (with Amendments 1 & 2) is the materials declaration standard for companies in the supply chain to share information on materials in products. The lists of substances (i.e. RoHS substance restrictions, REACH SVHC list, RoHS Exemptions, etc.) are in informative appendices in order to improve the ease of updating the dynamic lists. These lists (in both XML and PDF format) can be found on the 2IPC 2-18b Committee page.

The lists are updated twice a year following publication of an updated REACH SVHC Candidate List by ECHA. IPC1752A with Amendments 1 & 2 can be downloaded by visiting www.ipc.org/1752

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IEC62474 - Material Declaration for Products of and for
the Electrotechnical Industry

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) recognized the need for the
global electrical and electronics industry and its supply chain to use material declarations to track and declare specific information about the material composition of its products. To harmonize requirements across the supply chain and to improve economic efficiencies, IEC62474 provides an International Standard for the exchange of material composition data and provides requirements for material declarations. This International Standard benefits the electrotechnical industry by establishing requirements for reporting of substances and materials, standardizing protocols, and facilitating transfer and processing of data. The IEC62474 DB specifies to the electrical and electronics industry and its suppliers by identifying substances, substance groups and material classes that need to be included in material declarations; and provides software developers with specifications on the data format for the exchange of material declaration data.

Learn more at http://std.iec.ch/iec62474.

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