Manufacturing standards can help your business produce products in the most efficient, safe, and sustainable ways possible. Designed well, your standards can help you meet other goals, too. These might include cutting your capital expenditures and speeding up your time to market.
Through the course of production, you may create your own sets of standards to improve your production lines, ensure the safety of your team, and reduce waste. But you can also adopt standards common in your field to achieve the same goals.
Where can I find common manufacturing standards?
ASTM International is a great source for standards. You can find their most used standards through this link. You can also search their site for standards by industry to find the ones that are the best fit for your business.
ISO standards may be worth considering. This is often the case for teams that will bid for work on government or business contracts. These standards might help you improve quality control, work toward sustainability, ensure occupational health and safety, and safeguard data. You can find ISO’s most broadly used standards through this link.
The American National Standards Institute is another source of standards that could make sense for your business. These standards cover machine tool, conveyors, automation, and preventative maintenance, among others. You might find ANSI's standards useful for optimizing your processes. You can find their standards through this link.
Who can help me choose the right manufacturing standards?
A manufacturing consultant might be your best bet. These pros can help you find the best standards for your business. They can also coach you on the right order in which to implement them. Many will also walk you through the process you’ll need to follow, help you file the right forms for certification, and work with you to conduct internal audits.
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