The Power of Centralization in Industry

Standardization of parts promotes centralization of resources.

You buy your shoes from a store where you prefer their quality and prices. Then, you drive five miles down the road where you buy the pants that fit you just perfectly. Down the block from there, you find some button-up shirts that work with both the length of your arms and the height of your torso – you can’t find a more decent match at any other store. Isn’t shopping for clothes much more manageable when your best attire is found at one location? We’ve talked about the importance of high standards within hardware manufacturing before in our blog, but for this article we will be emphasizing the efficiency of centralized standardization with any products you purchase. We at ATTA know it’s important to maximize long-term cost benefits for you and your customers and are ready to be the source for your test systems’ needs.   Continue reading “The Power of Centralization in Industry”

Standardized Hardware

Standardization reduces unnecessary variety and focuses on cost benefit. Learn how ATTA specializes in industry standards.

You can buy bolts in Germany, and nuts in Japan, and be sure they fit. Standardization helps reduce variation and focus on the variety essential to achieve economies of scale.

No, your production test systems are not bolts, they’re quite a bit more complicated. But they are held to specifications in industry standards, such as API 11s2, IEEE 1017, API 11S6, ISO 15551-1, and many more. Yes the test systems are held to the standards that the customer demands. Are the hardware, software, and maintenance procedures held to similar high standards, though? If they’re not this causes a lot of issues with keeping these systems up to the expected high standards of a customer’s satisfaction. Continue reading “Standardized Hardware”