The time and effort MGP puts into creating accurate data is well worth the investment.
MGP is based in San Diego Ca. We specialize in the development and manufacturing of disc brake caliper covers. The development process begins at the vehicle, we perform all fit and function on the vehicle so we can verify fitment, coverage and clearances of wheel and rotor. We also take pictures for documentation and make any notes to modify or develop a new components.
A part number is issued when the development part has been reverse engineered, all fixtures built, create the bill-of-materials (BOM), create digital assets, and build the ACES data. Once we have all the parameters built, MGP submits ACES data to SDC for verification. When ACES data is verified, the data, digital assets, box size, weight, all finished good part numbers are available to our customers to upload. This transfer of product data electronically is a fantastic service.
I was involved in the medical field years ago when governing bodies decided to consolidate data and terminology and get the industry using a standard form of communication. It changed the industry for the better, time to market and costs were reduced, quality was increased. When I found out SEMA created the SDC to perform a similar task I was on board immediately. The time and effort MGP puts into creating accurate data is well worth the investment. The support from SDC to verify the data and guide the industry to a consistent form of communication will benefit the companies and the consumer. Reducing inaccurate data reduces returns and frustration for all parties.