At its June 2015 meeting, the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) ISO Technical Management Board (TMB) passed a resolution to form an ISO/TMB Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) on Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing, based on a proposal submitted by DIN (Germany). As the U.S. member to ISO, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) seeks relevant U.S. experts to serve on an ANSI Virtual Technical Advisory Group (VTAG) in relation to the SAG on Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing. ANSI also seeks relevant U.S. experts to participate directly on the SAG, supported by input from the VTAG.
Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing refers to the fourth industrial revolution, a new level of organization and control of the whole value chain and over the life of the cycle of products. Phases of this cycle are oriented on the demand of the individual customer and include idea, order, construction and development, the delivery of the product to the end customer, recycling, and related services.
Industry 4.0 necessitates an unprecedented integration of systems across domains, hierarchy boundaries, and life cycle phases. Standards will be an essential part of making smart manufacturing not only possible but also more efficient and effective. And close cooperation between ISO, IEC, ITU-T, and other standards developing organizations will be critical to success.
The ISO TMB has tasked this SAG with the following objectives:
• To provide a definition of, and give an overview on, available standards, use cases, and current work related to Industry 4.0/Smart manufacturing
• To identify possible gaps where additional standards are needed
• To make recommendations on actions to be taken by TMB
• To monitor other national, regional, and international activities and suggest cooperation mechanisms with partner organizations, especially with IEC and ITU-T
• To provide regular updates and then a final report at the September 2016 TMB meeting
SAG membership will comprise relevant industry representatives nominated by the following TMB members: DIN (Germany), AFNOR (France), ANSI (USA), NEN (Netherlands), SNV (Switzerland), JISC (Japan), SAC (China), SA (Australia) and BSI (UK), plus an industry representative from ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG 10, Internet of Things, as well as IEC and ITU-T representatives.
Working via email and Webex, the U.S. VTAG will follow the work of the SAG and help to develop ANSI comments based on U.S. stakeholder input.Relevant U.S. experts interested in serving on the VTAG, and/or as the U.S. expert to the ISO SAG, are strongly encouraged to contact Steven P. Cornish, ANSI senior director - international policy, (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, July 21, 2015. Please include a short CV or resume.