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Standards Classification Strategy and Methodology



Neil Christopher, Jim G. Nell


This document describes a research project to recommend a decision tool that the Manufacturing Systems Integration Division (MSID) could use during its strategic-planning process to evaluate which standards activities to support. This paper describes how to apply a methodology originally developed to identify relevant standards that could enbable shop-floor processes to interoperate more effectively. A classification strategy is presetned to categorize the standards identified during the standards-identification process. A vision for a World-Wide-Web based information resource if presented. A road map that relates the methodology to the division strategic-planning process is discussed. Proposals for further work are included.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6409
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activity models, enterprise integration, shop-floor production model, standards classification


Christopher, N. and Nell, J. (1999), Standards Classification Strategy and Methodology, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed May 18, 2024)


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Created September 30, 1999, Updated October 12, 2021