AEM Adopts Compliance Data Exchange

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee, has selected the HP Compliance Data Exchange (CDX) service as a preferred platform to support a materials regulatory compliance program, which assists 850-plus member companies and their suppliers meet growing global regulatory requirements—among them EU REACH, RoHS rules and Conflict Minerals reporting.

“AEM is committed to redefining and supporting how corporations in our industry approach regulatory compliance management,” says AEM President Dennis Slater. “We extensively researched possible options, and identified HP’s CDX platform as the first solution to meet our criteria and enable manufacturers and their supply chains to collect regulatory compliance data now as well as meet their future compliance needs.”

CDX is a software-as-a-service platform seizing the functionality of HP’s International Material Data System and cloud computing expertise to provide a secure, centralized material management solution. “This agreement formalizes the collaborative relationship between AEM and HP, as AEM member and supplier companies leverage HP’s resources and expertise to understand the complexities of material compliance,” adds HP IMDS/CDZ Account Business Executive Thomas Fruehbuss. “[Our] cost-effective solution will enable these companies to achieve full material disclosure easily, accurately and securely, and to meet compliance regulations while gaining a competitive advantage throughout their supply chain.”