Strategic Standards Management as a Negelcted Competitive Underpinning
A business and engineering school faculty workshop with industry input.
US industry is facing changed operation conditions which offer new potential and new threats that challenge strategic, technology, and innovation decisions, as well as the preparation of business and engineering students. This is particularly true with the emergence of cloud computing and smart systems and infrastructure - smart manufacturing (alternately described as an aspect of advanced or digital manufacturing), smart grid and related smart supply chains. Although these are increasingly on the view of schools, few recognize or give sufficient attention to a key underpinning to the success and impact of these domains: the evolution of enabling standards and the growing competitive importance and complexity of planned participation in standards development (instead of living by standards and markets set by others, including competitors). This workshop included significant industry participation and is intended to stimulate and enable this gap to be addressed.
- Heather Kreger, Cloud Computing and Standards
- Sunil Chopra, Supply Chain Trends
- Jim Davis, Strategic Standards Management as a Neglected Competitive Underpinning
- Mohammad Shahidehpour, Smart Grid for Electricity Infrastructure
- Alec McMillan, (1) Standards Role, Impact on Domains, and Implications; (2) Standards Development in Practice: Negotiation and Planning from a Multinational Perspective
- Robert Williams, Needs and Perceived Gaps in Standards Education
- Jon Riley, The Digital Manufacturing Initiative
- Bruce Harding, Industry, Academia, and Standards Education
- Donggeun Choi, Teaching Standards: Global, APEC, Korea's Perspective