13 May 2012

How Standards Boost Business

Written by: Dave Connelly

There is a tremendous new website resource available to all called "Standards Boost Business.”

This website is hosted by the American National Standards Institute and does an excellent job of describing how standards boost business by streamlining, speeding up, and saving money for organizations.

The website describes a concept called Strategic Standardization. The website goes on to tell us that according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, standards and conformity assessment impact more than 80% of global commodity trade. From design and manufacturing to distribution and marketing, all aspects of your industry’s products and services are affected at some point by standardization.

One case study helps prove this as the U.S. Department of Defense is projecting $789 million in cost avoidance over just one of their programs. The reason put forth is they focused on parts standardization and process standardization.

The website also has a section that describes the value of standards to industry, consumers, and government.

I invite you to visit this website to learn more about why we do what we do here at the Open Applications Group. The website url is: http://www.standardsboostbusiness.org.