Title: Viewpoint: Steven Ray on Information Standards in Manufacturing

Authors: Gahl Berkooz

Addresses: Technical Leader for Systems Engineering and Product Creation Information Complexity Reduction, Ford Motor Company, USA

Abstract: Steven R. Ray, Chief Manufacturing Systems Integration Division at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology to give his perspectives on the changing role of Information Standards in Manufacturing. As the person directing the national US response in the area of information standards for manufacturing, Steve enjoys a unique vantage point on the field. Steve notes that our times are characterised by an increase in the importance of mastering information standards as a competitive enabler. However, the scope of activities covered by information standards is growing, making it harder for companies to stay abreast of all the developments and opportunities. Steve|s organisation at NIST plays a key role in assuring that US manufacturers can efficiently incorporate information standards for manufacturing into their development plans.

Keywords: information standards; manufacturing standards; USA; United States.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLM.2007.016294

International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 2007 Vol.2 No.3, pp.312 - 315

Published online: 15 Dec 2007 *

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