This ready reference surveys the discipline of standards and standardization, defining common terms, clarifying descriptions, describing how standards could be used to restrain trade, and explaining how international trade is stimulated by the due process provisions of standards writing organizations.
Containing real-world examples provided by experienced standards professionals, Standardization Essentials is a
vital, forward-looking reference for mechanical, civil, electrical and electronics, materials, chemical, mineral, cost, quality, reliability, industrial, developmental, safety, forensic, and consulting engineers; standards managers; architects; project managers; upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students in these disciplines.
Crystallizes the essential role that standards play in strategic standardization management, purchasing, contractual agreements, and international trade
Covering costs, benefits, limitations, uses, and abuses of standardization programs, Standardization Essentials
Considers whether standards build or bar trade and the use of international standards to leverage world markets
Presents a case study of conformity assessment related to international technical trade barriers
Focuses on consumer safety standards for automobile tires and other products
Addresses implementation of ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 management system standards in industry
Highlights voluntary (nongovernmental) and mandatory (governmental) standards and regulations developed by a variety of organizations
Reveals competition, incongruities, and harmonization among national and international standards