Standardization is the common language indispensable for global market, and World Trade Organization (WTO) makes standardization rule of the game. Standardization is one of China’s most significant technological economic policies and it is integrated with Quality Development Program issued by the State Council to be counted as issues in China’s development planning. Governments at various levels make policies to encourage high-tech enterprises to actively adopt international or advanced standards on the basis of their own product standards. The governments provide support to the enterprises which adopt international standards in areas such as exportation, applying for famous brands, inspection-free products, technological renovation and bidding. To sum up, the importance of product standards to R & D, production, exportation and market competition of enterprises is obvious. After months’ effort, Yueming Laser has referenced related product standards of EU and USA with the support of domestic laser experts, and has worked out stricter product standard for laser processing equipment enterprises. Eleven national quality standards are involved in Yueming’s standard which has been recognized by China’s technology supervision department. The formulation of Yueming’s product standard makes it ahead of other enterprises in the industry in technological terms and in addition its standards have become the code for the industry. Now it is universally recognized that only first-class enterprises can participate in the formulation of industrial standards.
What is standardization? It is so defined in national standard GB/T2000.1－2002 Guide to Standardization Part I: General Items in Standardization and Related Activities “the move to formulate terms for living or potential issues in order to keep good order with limits and the move refers to the process of formulating, releasing and implementing standards. ” Because of rapid development of science and technology and accelerated pace of economic globalization, standardization has permeated the forefront of modern science and technology, propelling high technological advances to turn into new industry and thus news production forces come into existence. Yueming’s management standards are derived from product and processing standards and directly help to improve the economic efficiency and management level. As the old saying goes, “Nothing can be accomplished without norms or standards.” The strategic vision of Yueming’s top leaders is fully demonstrated in its emphasis on standardization. The formulation of Yueming’s standards can serve the following purposes:
Guiding role of the standards. The mandatory standards concerning technological requirements of security, sanitation, environmental protection and anti-fraud can play the role of guiding enterprises to pay more attention to the production of more safer and environment-friendly products and breaking foreign technological barriers. And the standards can be effective in protecting enterprises from foreign trade risks. In addition, the standards can help to prevent inferior products from floating into the market.
Protective role of the standards. On the view of macroscopic, the implementation of the standards, on the one hand, is helpful in preventing unqualified laser products from being imported, and thus protects safety and health of domestic consumers. And on the other hand, it serves as a warning to other counties which are likely to impose technological barriers to Chinese exported products. The standards can help to relieve the pressure of Chinese enterprises caused by foreign technological barriers and to create a just environment for competition.
Role of standard recognition. If products of enterprise meet the requirements of relevant standards, it means the products are eligible for export. It is universally believed by experts in the industry that the ever expanding volume of China’s exported laser processing equipments raises the question of improving products’ quality. And it is an essential requirement for enterprises to produce laser processing equipments according to standards. So implementation of product quality is significant to enhancing enterprises’ core competitiveness.
Role of combination of standards. Some regulations of international agreements involve mandatory standards. Since the mandatory standards of enterprises keep in line with regulations of international agreements, the products produced according to mandatory standards are easy to be accepted by foreign businessmen, for example, in European market, CE certified products are acceptable. So products meeting mandatory standards are sold well in international market.
Now in international market, the competition has evolved from conventional price, quality, service and brand competition to competition of technological standards in key fields. It can be said without exaggeration that those who produce in strict accordance with standards are the end winners. The future of an enterprise is determined to a large extent by its attitude towards standards. Standards are of great importance to modern enterprises. Yueming’s formulation of its product standards has a far-reaching significance, making it show more influence in the industry and reaching a new high in development. Yueming is sure to lead the industry to embark on a fast and healthy track.