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SME offers Value Stream Mapping course.

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers and Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership have developed this course for manufacturing professionals focused on techniques of Value Stream Mapping. Two-day course teaches students how to document and quantify material and information flow within their organization, and provides guidance on how to envision, map, and plan for improvements to current flows....

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ANSI announces relaunch of standards education website.

ANSI has redesigned StandardsLearn.org, an e-learning portal to raise profile of standardization among general public and within academic community. Site contains 2 long-form and 2 short-form courses, reference materials such as acronyms database, and links to current national and international standards-setting activities and organizations. Standards Education Database includes information on...

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ANSI announces preliminary program for ISO and IEC conference.

Preliminary program for 3rd ANSI Conference on U.S. leadership in ISO and IEC, to be held May 23-24, 2000, in Chicago, IL, will include open plenary session, with Keith E. Williams as keynote speaker. It will also include 2 breakout sessions allowing attendees to discuss best practices and procedures, share solutions, and provide feedback. Day 2 will include panel discussions on cross-cutting...

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NEMA concludes U.S. - Korea FTA negotiations.

NEMA welcomed announcement that negotiations between United States and South Korea on free trade agreement (FTA) concluded successfully in Seoul on April 1. KORUS FTA will address Korean non-tariff barriers, improve intellectual property protection, and feature aggressive elimination of tariffs on percentage of electroindustry trade between both countries.

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NEMA supports energy-efficient lighting policy.

Members of Lamp Section of NEMA announce joint commitment to support public policies to transform U.S. market to more energy-efficient lighting within decade. NEMA is calling on government to devise federal solution based on principles such as orderly market transformation targeting clear, frost, soft white, and enhanced spectrum A-line incandescent lamps from 40-100 W, and use of...

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NEMA announces 2 new members to associate program.

NEMA announces that FedBid and Tiax have joined the associate member program, which is designed to make the organization inclusive and representative of electrical manufacturing and standards community. FedBid, Inc., provides FedBid online procurement services through its buyer-driven online marketplace. Tiax is a technology processing company that invests to transform emerging innovations into...

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NCMS announces advancements in hydrogen fuel cell production.

Collaborative R&D teams, funded by award from Department of Energy, have worked to develop solutions for fuel cell and hydrogen storage manufacturing. Techniques for developing polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell components were identified, targeting movement of component production out of laboratory and into high-volume production environment. Teams also addressed methods for producing...

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Electronic IEEE Copyright Form comes in 7 languages.

In addition to English, Spanish, French, and German, IEEE Copyright Form can be read in Japanese, Chinese, and Russian, enabling authors to understand copyright transfer and their rights and privileges as IEEE authors. After responding to Wizard in selected language, author is brought to copy of IEEE Copyright Form for he/she to review in corresponding language. Actual copyright form, as...

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ASI SIG transfers switching specifications to PICMG.

PICMG has made ASI SIG's Advanced Switching Specifications available to its membership and others. ASI SIG was formed with the primary mission to develop switch fabric architecture based on PCI Express technology. Since it has completed its specification development, the ASI SIG Board of Directors approved motion to dissolve ASI SIG and transfer all assets including specifications, works in...

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CP-TA and PICMG sign agreement to exchange information.

Communications Platforms Trade Association and PICMG have completed a liaison agreement that promotes implementation of open specifications within telecom industry. CP-TA is focused on defining and managing interoperability testing based on PICMG's AdvancedTCA-® specification. In addition to working together on joint Interoperability Plugfests and training sessions, groups are coordinating...

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