ASTM Standards address property management.
Press Release Summary:
January 23, 2009 - By covering process of receipt notification, ASTM standard E2606 allows control of equipment movement and custodial change, and will also promote accurate visibility of equipment location. Proposed standard WK17637 helps companies keep track of equipment through consistent identification. It provides standard approach for equipment managers to consider when physically marking equipment that will allow personnel to readily recognize ownership and promote effective management.
Original Press Release
Equipment Movement and Identification To Be Covered in New and Proposed ASTM Property Management Standards
Press release date: January 21, 2009
Allowing companies to keep better track of equipment through consistent identification is the purpose of proposed standard WK17637. The proposed practice provides a standard approach for equipment managers to consider when physically marking equipment that will allow personnel to readily recognize ownership and promote effective management. "Performing physical inventories has been a challenge," says Elizabeth Villeneuve, property manager, Northrop Grumman Corp., and an E53 member. "Using a scanner is the fastest way to complete an inventory, however, when you have to look for an identifying mark, it slows down the process considerably." The proposed standard, which will provide guidance for placing identification marks, will alleviate this problem, according to Villeneuve. Equipment managers, users and operations personnel would all benefit from using WK17637. For technical Information, contact: (E2606) Deborah Lamiroult, Bethpage, N.Y. (phone: 516-346-7361; firstname.lastname@example.org); (WK17637) Elizabeth Villeneuve, Northrop Grumman Corp., Reston, Va. (phone: 703-345-8324; email@example.com). ASTM International welcomes and encourages participation in the development of its standards. ASTM's open consensus process, using advanced Internet-based standards development tools, ensures worldwide access for all interested individuals. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, please contact Christine Sierk, ASTM International (phone: 610-832-9728; firstname.lastname@example.org). Established in 1898, ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions around the globe.