14th October, World Standards Day Celebration
From last couple of years I am attending the World Standards Day organized by BIS (Bureau of Indian Standard) Nagpur office.
This year World Standards day celebrated on 16.10.2018 at Nagpur, have opportunity to attend the same as earlier celebration.
It was a wonderful experience at #WSD2018, held at Hotel Center point, Ramdaspeth, Nagpur.
This year (2018) theme for World Standards day was
“International Standards and the Fourth Industrial Revolution” and
About World Standards Day
World Standards Day celebrated each year on 14 October by members of IEC, ISO and ITU.
IEC – International Electrotechnical Commission
ISO – International Organization for Standardization
ITU – International Telecommunication Union
The day honours and tribute to effort of expert who develop the standard.
Why celebrate on 14 October?
14 October 1946 was the day when first meeting of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) held in London. So, this day celebrate as birth of International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Last five years themes and logos of World Standards Day:
It is interesting to learn about themes and logos of World Standards Day, each theme and logo have different meaning and changes with passage of time. Though there are more numbers of theme and logos but here presented from 2013 onward.
2017: “Standards make cities smarter”.
2016: “Standards Build Trust “
2015: “Standards, The world’s common language.”
2014: “Standards level the playing field”.
2013: “International standards ensure positive change”.
First Standard from ISO:
“The very first ISO standard, called “ISO/R 1:1951” – was first published in 1951 to set a standard reference temperature for industrial length measurements. Today, that standard still exists (after many updates) as ISO 1:2002”(source: Internet).
History of most popular Standard on Quality Management System
- First ISO 9000 published in 1987 which is equivalent to BS 5750.
- First revision of ISO 9000 was in 1994.
- Revision in 2000 to ISO 9001:2000 (This combine the ISO 9001, 9002 and 9003 version).
- Revision in 2008 to ISO 9001:2008.
- Current version release in 2015 as ISO 9001:2015.
First two Indian Standards of series:
In India BIS give first place for “Specification for the National Flag of India (Cotton Khadi)”.
Indian Standard for “Rules for Rounding off Numerical Values”.
Over all, standards play a very important role in product manufacturing and service industries, help to understand and compare by keeping on same platform. Standards help to understand the technical requirement.
Standards give the customer / consumer a confidence on the product from the point of view of its Quality, Reliability and Safety.
Now regarding for details about the Fourth Industrial Revolution ,follow below link of my article.
INDUSTRY 4.0 – Enter the World of Smart Factory