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    1. 1. AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE By Kim S. DePew
    2. 2. WHAT WILL BE COVERED <ul><li>What is the American National Standards Institute or ANSI? </li></ul><ul><li>Mission of ANSI </li></ul><ul><li>How your firm can benefit from ANSI </li></ul><ul><li>A closer look at ANSI </li></ul><ul><li>Industries that work with ANSI </li></ul>
    3. 3. WHAT WILL BE COVERED <ul><li>Services provided by ANSI </li></ul><ul><li>ANSI membership fee schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Real World Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Reading, References, Info Lists </li></ul>
    4. 4. WHAT IS ANSI? <ul><li>ANSI is U.S. member for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) </li></ul><ul><li>ANSI is the chief coordinating body of U.S. Standards System </li></ul><ul><li>ANSI uses voluntary consensus standards, it does not write the standards </li></ul>
    5. 5. WHAT IS ANSI? <ul><li>ANSI is made up of 1,000 U.S. associations </li></ul><ul><li>It was established in 1918 </li></ul><ul><li>It represents a benchmark of excellence in standardization and conformity assessment systems </li></ul>
    6. 6. MISSION OF ANSI <ul><li>To enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity. </li></ul>
    7. 7. HOW YOUR ORGANIZATION CAN BENEFIT FROM ANSI <ul><li>ANSI has partnership with government concerning relevant issues </li></ul><ul><li>ANSI partners with U.S. Department of State and Commerce and U.S. Trade Representatives </li></ul><ul><li>Creates and advances markets in new technology </li></ul>
    8. 8. HOW YOUR ORGANIZATION CAN BENEFIT FROM ANSI <ul><li>Assess trends, events and processes from other business sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Shapes accreditation policy for U.S. standards developers </li></ul><ul><li>Member discounts on education and training, research and special publications </li></ul>
    9. 9. HOW YOUR ORGANIZATION CAN BENEFIT FROM ANSI <ul><li>Coordinates global business-to-business policy </li></ul><ul><li>Influences policy in international standards organization </li></ul><ul><li>Influences policy in non-U.S. national and regional standards bodies </li></ul>
    10. 10. A CLOSER LOOK AT ANSI <ul><li>Helps make products and systems safe, efficient and globally competitive </li></ul><ul><li>Fair and open process </li></ul><ul><li>Improves safety of products for consumers </li></ul>
    11. 11. A CLOSER LOOK AT ANSI <ul><li>Consensus decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Open participation </li></ul><ul><li>Maintained balance </li></ul><ul><li>Due process </li></ul>
    12. 12. A CLOSER LOOK AT ANSI <ul><li>Process is timely </li></ul><ul><li>Standards are relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Standards are responsive </li></ul><ul><li>Standards are performance-based </li></ul>
    13. 13. INDUSTRIES WORKING WITH ANSI <ul><li>Lumber & Timber </li></ul><ul><li>Construction equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Petroleum </li></ul><ul><li>Info Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Piping & fluid controls </li></ul><ul><li>Lasers </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Signage </li></ul><ul><li>Steel </li></ul><ul><li>Bar coding & automatic data capture </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental management </li></ul><ul><li>Safety & health for workers and consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Steel production and processing </li></ul><ul><li>Textiles </li></ul><ul><li>Automotive </li></ul>
    14. 14. SERVICES OF ANSI <ul><li>Education and Training Services on how to be smarter, quicker, more efficient, and more effective </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended Boardroom Plus, a comprehensive Insurance Program combining three key liabilities. </li></ul>
    15. 15. SERVICES OF ANSI <ul><li>Advertising with ANSI Reporter, the quarterly magazine of the American national Standards Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic banner advertising with ANSI online </li></ul><ul><li>On-line information services such as ESS </li></ul>
    16. 16. ANSI MEMBERSHIP FEES
    17. 17. ANSI IN THE REAL WORLD <ul><li>“ As we move forward, the United States must work to preserve the improvements standardization has already introduced in public health, safety and the environment.” </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Mark W. Hurwitz, CAE, ANSI President and CEO </li></ul>
    18. 18. ANSI IN THE REAL WORLD <ul><li>Dishwashers and ovens that operate remotely from a PDA, pager or cell phone are no longer science fiction fantasies. An important step in realizing a true networked or “smart” home, was achieved recently by the completion of a Connected Home Appliance Standard, pending approval as an American National Standard – New York News Release, March 22, 2002 </li></ul>
    19. 19. EXCERCISE <ul><li>Q1: What is ANSI? </li></ul><ul><li>Q2: How would your organization benefit from joining the American Standards Institute? </li></ul><ul><li>Q3: What services are available as a member of ANSI? </li></ul>
    20. 20. EXCERCISE <ul><li>Q4: What is ANSI’s mission? </li></ul><ul><li>Q5: How is ANSI related to ISO (International Organization for Standardization)? </li></ul><ul><li>Q6: What are a couple of websites where information regarding ANSI is available? </li></ul>
    21. 21. SUMMARY <ul><li>ANSI is the ISO representative for the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>ANSI is a coordinator of consensus standards </li></ul><ul><li>ANSI offers many benefits to a firm </li></ul><ul><li>ANSI aims for safety </li></ul>
    22. 22. SUMMARY <ul><li>ANSI encourages open participation </li></ul><ul><li>ANSI has a timely and due process </li></ul><ul><li>ANSI’s standards are relevant, responsive and performance based </li></ul><ul><li>ANSI strives to maintain balance </li></ul>
    23. 23. SUMMARY <ul><li>ANSI works with a variety of industries to include steel, information technology, safety and health for workers and consumers </li></ul><ul><li>ANSI offers many services to its members to include education and training, advertising and on-line support. </li></ul>
    24. 24. READING LIST & REFERENCES <ul><li>www. a nsi.org </li></ul><ul><li>American National Standards Institute </li></ul><ul><li>www.nssn.org </li></ul><ul><li>National Resource for Global Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Operations Management, Prentice Hall, Roberta Russell and Bernard Taylor, 2000. </li></ul>
    25. 25. FOR MORE INFORMATION <ul><li>ANSI Reporter (quarterly magazine) </li></ul><ul><li>ANSI Insider (monthly publication) </li></ul><ul><li>Standards Action (bi-weekly publication) </li></ul><ul><li>Webstore.ansi.org </li></ul><ul><li>(ANSI’s electronic standards store) </li></ul>

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