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MSIDs Continuous Improvement Activities



Sharon J. Kemmerer, Kristy D. Thompson


The purpose of this document is to provide status on two continuous improvement projects internal to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory (MEL), in its Manufacturing Systems Integration Division (MSID): automating the office and building a virtual library. Efforts, at some level, have been ongoing for either or both of these projects over the last two years. In general, both projects evolved out of a need to improve information flow, better communicate through current technology application, maximize access to information for all staff while reducing their time to retrieve and process, and minimize re-inventing the same information two or more times.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6715
Report Number


continuous improvement, MSID, office automation, virtual library, webpage


Kemmerer, S. and Thompson, K. (2001), MSIDs Continuous Improvement Activities, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created December 31, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021