MAIN CATEGORY: PROJECTS
TOPIC: Realising Strtegic /Economc Benefits of Standardisation The development and implementation of concepts, doctrines, procedures and designs to achieve and maintain the required levels of compatibility, interchangeability or commonality in the operational, procedural, material, technical and administrative fields to attain interoperability.
The existence of a published standard does not necessarily imply that it is useful or correct. By using standardization, groups can easily communicate through the set guidelines, in order to maintain focus. The method is made to facilitate processes and tasks.
WHAT IS STANDARDISATION??????????
There are at least four levels of standardization: compatibility, interchangeability, commonality and reference
CRITERIA FOR STANDARDISATION
1Improvement in universal technical communication and mutual understanding 2Facilitation of international exchange of goods and services; 3Removal of technical barriers to trade
4Transfer of technology
BENEFITS OF STANDARDISATION
•Uniform terminology is created
•Sizes and dimensions are co-ordinated and adapted
•Variety is reduced
•Function requirements and characteristics are specified
•Unambiguous testing methods are established
UNIVERSE OF STANDARDISATION
STANDARDISATION IN OIL AND GAS PROJECTS
•OIL and GAS product Standards
STRATEGIC BENEFITS OF STANDARDISATION IN PROJECTS
Potential Competitive Advantage through Standards
Having influence in the content of a standard is an important factor in gaining competitive advantage.” Companies are motivated to participate in standardization because they gain an edge over non-participating companies in terms of insider knowledge. Early access to information is valuable. Companies can forward their interests in...