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ANSI Online Company Member Forum to Focus on Proposed IEC Systems Committee for Smart Manufacturing


Register Now for the February 9 Web-Based Event

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Company Member Forum (CMF) monthly online discussion will host a presentation by International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Strategic Group (SG) 8, Industry 4.0 - Smart Manufacturing, on February 9, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST. IEC SG 8 is seeking U.S. stakeholder feedback on proposed recommendations to form a new IEC systems committee in collaboration with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 1, and other international standards developing organizations (SDOs) addressing smart manufacturing.

IEC SG 8 is tasked with providing recommendations for an IEC strategy addressing manufacturing automation that will aim to ensure real-time needs of the manufacturing enterprise are sustained, in an effort to achieve safe, secure, and energy-efficient factory operations. The group is also pursuing architecture for smart manufacturing that will enable it to function as a smart application with a broad Internet of Things (IoT) environment. It aims to leverage the adoption of current next-generation technologies to achieve safe and secure factory operations.

SG 8 convener Alec McMillan - vice president-technical of the U.S. National Committee (USNC) to the IEC, USNC representative to the IEC Standardization Management Board (SMB), and a member of the ANSI Board of Directors - is the scheduled speaker.

The recommendations received by U.S. stakeholders will be shared with the SG 8 members at their international meeting scheduled for March 1-2, 2016. Only attendees will receive the compiled list of recommendations discussed during this event as well as the full report from the SG 8 March international meeting.

Register for the event online, and direct any questions to Susan Bose, ANSI's senior manager of membership development, at [email protected].

About the Company Member Forum

The CMF serves as a venue for ANSI members representing the full spectrum of U.S. industry to examine issues related to national and global standards, as well as conformity assessment developments. The forum allows industry members an opportunity to collectively shape and influence U.S. policy in the domestic and international arena, while also bolstering cross-industry networking and alliances.


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