This document provides a walkthough of how to edit and add
custom VMRS codes to the EMDECS system.
Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards, called VMRS
for short, is an alphanumeric coding convention to standardize vehicle and shop
information. EMDECS links all repair
activities to system (SYS) and assembly (ASM) codes to identify
repair activities. The system code
covers the overall system, while the assembly code refers to an aspect of the
system. For example, system code 043
designates any part of the exhaust system and assembly code 003 identifies a muffler is being repaired.
VMRS coding ensures consistency in reporting,
warranty claims, and tacking repair history and costs.
A pop-up window displays the system code and
report group. Changes to existing codes or descriptions can be made by directly
editing the values in the fields. System
and assembly codes can be one to three characters in length, and allow both
letters and number
By default, EMDECS will warn you that a re-work is
detected if the same job is repeated within 30 days (based on reusing the same
VMRS repair code for a repair on the same unit). You can manually override this default by entering a value in rework
To add a new assembly code, click Add then enter the assembly code and description for the new repair
This opens the same window we saw before when
modifying existing codes. The System and
Report Group fields are required to save a new system code, and again assembly
codes can be added in the bottom pane.
Click OK at the bottom to save the new