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Harmonization: Good for Business

Harmonization: Good for Business

This piece was originally published in the October 2016 issue of electroindustry. Danny Abbate, Industry Director, Commercial Products, NEMA Most engineering and business students receive only a cursory introduction to standards and harmonization when studying for their undergraduate degrees. The leaders of tomorrow do not understand why standards and harmonization are important. Simply put, harmonization allows manufacturers to use one standard, for one test, to follow only one set of Read more […]

Global Assessments of Value

Global Assessments of Value

This piece was originally published in the October 2016 issue of electroindustry. In July 2007, the Conference Board of Canada conducted a study on the value of standardization to the Canadian economy on behalf of the Standards Council of Canada. The study found standardization helped to increase labor productivity by 17 percent between 1981 and 2004, accounting for nearly nine percent of economic growth during that period (“Economic benefits of standards—research reports”). In June Read more […]