Bethlehem, PA (PRWEB) September 10, 2009
The Electronic Commerce Code Management Association (ECCMA) has approved the formation of the Automotive Industry Content Standardization Council (AI-CSC) as the fifth council with direct editorial access to the ECCMA Open Technical dictionary (eOTD). Chris Roberts, Product Manager at DATAForge, LLC submitted the request and will serve as the council's first chair.
The purpose of the council is to facilitate the addition of Automotive Industry terminology to the eOTD and to create generic industry cataloging templates as well as develop and manage an automotive supply chain spend analysis classification based on the eOTD.
Commenting on the formation of the Council Mr. Roberts stated: "Organizations part of automotive supply chain now have a forum to support a open cataloging dictionary implementation that is tailored to the industry their business operates within."
Commenting on the use of the eOTD in the automotive industry Mr. Peter Benson the Executive Director of ECCMA said: "Poor descriptions are an avoidable cause of poor communication that results in supply failures and costly errors as well as poor transparency and accountability. Better quality purchase order descriptions and better quality operational descriptions are the key to improved efficiencies and lower costs. Direct materials, MRO and services all need to be described so they can be easily found, grouped, analyzed, and managed."
Mr. Benson said "The ECCMA Open Technical Dictionary (eOTD) and the Cataloging at Source (C@S) initiative are the result of six years of work with the US Department of Defense and NATO in adapting the NATO codification System (NCS) to commercial use and the development of a streamlined cataloging process. The eOTD is an ISO 22745 compliant open technical dictionary of industry terms, definitions and images used to create quality descriptions. Cataloging at source (C@S) is a simple process where suppliers are sent an email request for the specific data required for the safe and efficient management of the item or service supplied; basically a faster, better and cheaper way for buyers to obtain quality data from their suppliers."
The new Automotive Industry Content Standardization Council will be participating in the ECCMA 10th Annual Conference October 27th-29th, 2009 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Companies that have an interest in supplying the automotive industry and who wish to learn how to describe their products or services using the eOTD to meet the ISO 8000 data quality standard or who are interested in the Cataloging at Source (C@S) process should plan to attend the conference and meet with Chris and the automotive industry content standardization council team.
Please visit http://www.ECCMA.org for more information and registration details.
About ECCMA- The Electronic Commerce Code Management Association (ECCMA) http://www.eccma.org is an international not for profit membership association founded in 1999 with mission to research, develop and promote better quality data for use in electronic commerce. The Association first developed the UNSPSC as a global commodity classification and went on to develop the ECCMA Open Technical Dictionary (eOTD) to allow the creation and exchange of unambiguous, language independent descriptions. The eOTD is based on the Federal Cataloging System and the NATO Codification System, the systems used to manage the world's largest shared inventory developed by the Department of Defense at a cost in excess of $3 Billion and used today by over 50 countries.
ECCMA is the American National Standards (ANSI) appointed administrator of the US Technical Advisors Group to ISO Technical Committee 184 Sub Committee 4 (TC 184/SC 4), a leading ISO technical committee responsible for hr development and maintance of international standards for industrial data.
About DATAForge LLC- DATAForge LLC is a business intelligence and business process outsourcing firm that specializes in indirect material management for companies in the automotive industry including OEM manufacturers and tier 1 suppliers. DATAForge does this by developing intuitive browser based applications that provide a complete view in one tool of all data and information required to maintain operations at optimum efficiency.