To develop the UNSPSC, a universal classification system widely used in eCommerce, by combining the UNDP and Dun & Bradstreet classification systems.
ECCMA establishes offices in Vellore, India.
Technical campus to further the development and implementation of standards for data quality.
ECCMA enters MoU with NATO AC/135 to develop eOTD.
An open technical dictionary based on the NATO Codification System which uses public domain concept identifiers to unambiguously describe goods and services.
ECCMA appointed US TAG Administrator for ISO TC 184/SC4.
Committee responsible for the development of ISO 22745 and ISO 8000 (Industrial Data).
ISO 22745-1 published – Open technical dictionaries and their application to master data.
ISO 22745-11 published – Guidelines for the formulation of terminology.
ISO 22745-13 published – Identification of concepts and terminology.
ISO 22745-20 published – Procedures for the maintenance of an open technical dictionary.
ISO 8000-110 published.
Exchange of characteristic data in machine readable format.
ISO 22745-30 published.
Representation of identification guides.
ISO 8000-120 published.
Establishment of provenance in the exchange of characteristic data.
ISO 8000-2 published – Vocabulary relating to master data quality.
ISO 8000-130 published – Accuracy in the exchange of characteristic data.
ISO 8000-140 published – Completeness in the exchange of characteristic data.
ECCMA appointed US TAG Administrator and Secretariat for ISO TC 184/SC5.
Committee responsible for the development of ISO 22745 and ISO 8000 (Interoperability, integration, and architectures for enterprise systems and automation applications).
ISO 22745-40 published.
Representation of master data in XML.
ISO/TS 8000-1 published.
Principles of data quality and structure of ISO 8000.
ECCMA announces eNLI based on the ECCMA 1 standard.
The eNLI converts GPS co-ordinates to a 14 character code for easy sharing of location information.
ECCMA develops eMDV.
ISO 8000 compliant web-based cataloging application facilitating Cataloging at the Source (C@S).
ECCMA launches SDFx Builder.
Free tools to create ISO 8000 quality item descriptions.
ECCMA introduces ALEI.
Authoritative Legal Entity Identifier based on the ISO 8000-115 standard.
ISO 8000-115 published.
Exchange of quality identifiers.
ISO 8000-116 published.
Authoritative Legal Entity Identifiers (ALEI).
The Electronic Commerce Code Management Association (ECCMA), is a member based, international not-for-profit association committed to improving data quality through the implementation of international standards. ECCMA is the current project leader for the development of ISO 8000 and ISO 22745, which are the international standards for data quality and the exchange of material and service master data.
ECCMA provides a platform for collaboration amongst subject experts on data quality and data governance around the world to build and maintain global, open standard dictionaries that are used to unambiguously label information. The existence of these dictionaries of labels allows information to be passed from one computer system to another without losing meaning.
ECCMA was established in April 1999 at the behest of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to merge the Dun and Bradstreet Standard Product and Services Classification (SPSC) with the United Nations Common Coding System (UNCCS).
Using these two classifications as well as other international classification systems, ECCMA developed a new international commodity classification, the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code or the UNSPSC as it is commonly known. This new classification was primarily designed for spend analysis to serve the needs of purchasing card issuers (VISA, Master Card, American Express).
In June 2001, ECCMA was invited to an ISO meeting on “product property dictionaries for e-commerce, logistics and engineering products”. A number of representatives from NATO Codification Bureau’s (NCB) were present, and this led to an idea being mooted to develop a new international standard for cataloguing based on the NATO Codification System, that would bridge the gap between military cataloguing and commercial cataloguing.
As a part of this endeavour, ECCMA developed an Open Technical Dictionary, the eOTD, which became the foundation for ISO 22745, the international standard for the exchange of material and service master data. This was rapidly followed by ISO 8000, a new international standard for master data quality that evolved into the international standard for data and information quality.
Supported by its dedicated staff and international membership ECCMA has invested approximately 800,000 hours in improving the quality of master data.
To foster the development, growth and adoption of International Standards for Master Data Quality, through an international association of industry and government master data managers working collaboratively to increase the quality and lower the cost of descriptions of individuals, organizations, goods and services.
Mr. Peter Benson is the Founder and Executive Director of the Electronic Commerce Code Management Association (ECCMA).
Peter is an expert in distributed information systems, content encoding and master data management. He designed one of the very first commercial electronic mail software applications, WordStar Messenger and was granted a landmark British patent in 1992 covering the use of electronic mail systems to maintain distributed databases.
Peter designed and oversaw the development of a number of strategic distributed database management systems used extensively in the UK and US by the Public Relations and Media Industries. From 1994 to 1998, Peter served as the elected chairman of the American National Standards Institute Accredited Committee ANSI ASCX 12E, the Standards Committee responsible for the development and maintenance of EDI standard for product data.
Peter is known for the design, development and global promotion of the UNSPSC as an internationally recognized commodity classification and more recently for the design of the eOTD, an internationally recognized open technical dictionary based on the NATO codification system.
Peter is the Project Leader for ISO 22745 and ISO 8000 as well as the ISO TC184/SC 4 Quality Committee convener. He is an expert in the development and maintenance of Master Data Quality as well as an internationally recognized proponent of Open Standards that he believes are critical to protect data assets from the applications used to create and manipulate them.
Peter Benson holds a French Baccalaureate in Mathematics and Physics, a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and a Master’s degree in Marketing from London University. Peter has four children and lives in Pennsylvania.
Sheron is currently the Chief Technical Officer and President of ECCMA India. He has been working with the development and maintenance of cataloging standards, implementation of these standards in cataloging projects and development of customized cataloging applications for the last 20 years. Beyond his responsibilities in the day to day management of ECCMA India, he is an expert in the design and development of computer assisted cataloging solutions designed for large volume outsourced cataloging.
He has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and Engineering and a Masters Degree in Technology from the Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India.
Justin Magruder is President at Noetic. His specialties are customer insights and predictive analytics, product design and analytics, market data, low latency data, making big data seem small, data warehouse design, reference & master data management & architecture for collateral management, client & counterparty, product, instrument, pricing, data quality management, flow, profiling & processing, market data analysis, selection and sourcing, meta data management, ETL architecture, transaction data management, financial market data, financial transaction process management.
Hayley Thompson is ECCMA’s Administrative Director and Company Secretary. She is a US expert to ISO/TC 184/SC 04 (industrial data) Working Group 13 (data quality) and Working Group 23 (terminology). She is a specialist on government and politics at both national and international levels, with experience as the instructor on record at American and European universities, including for Rutgers University, New York University – School of Professional Studies, among others. She has analyzed quantitative and qualitative data for over a decade. Hayley has taught university students how to design research projects, find and produce quality data, and analyze and interpret the meaning of the data. She is an author of peer-reviewed publications, primarily on international organizations. Her undergraduate and graduate studies were completed in the United States, South America, and Europe.
Ronald Tse is the Founder and CEO of Ribose, leading strategic development and its technology roadmap. He graduated from Brown University with bachelor’s degrees magna cum laude in Computer Science and Biology, and a master’s degree in Computer Science.
His mission is to bring peace of mind to organizations and individuals alike by helping them protect their data through the application of security and privacy technology. Previous to Ribose, Ronald worked in the life sciences industry and on highly-scalable distributed systems at Brown and MIT.
Ronald is a Director of the Board and the Director of External Relationships at CalConnect, the Founding Chair of the CSA SaaS Governance working group and Co-chair of the CalConnect TC VCARD (digital contact exchange) committee, an expert delegate to the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC27 committee, a liaison representative of CalConnect to ISO TC 211, and a voting member of the CSA International Standardization Council. He also represents Hong Kong at China’s National Information Security Standards Committee (TC 260) at CESI and the Hong Kong/Guangdong Informatisation Committee.
He is an IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy, a member of Sigma Xi, a CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, CSSLP, CAP, SSCP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, PSM I-II-III, PSPO I-II, PSD, CCIE Emeritus #9650 and a lead auditor in ISO/IEC 27001.
Joseph A. Yacura
Joseph A. Yacura
Joseph A. Yacura has approximately 40 years of supply chain work experience. He has worked at various companies including, but not limited to, IBM, Bank of America, Pacific Bell, American Express, and Frannie Mae. In addition to his work experience, Mr. Yacura has researched, written, served as an editor, and presented extensively on data quality and governance topics, and has published over 60 articles in supply chain management professional magazines. He is the founder and CEO of Supply Chain Management, LLC, and the founder of a new education-focused organization, International Association of Data Quality, Governance and Analytics (https://www.iadqga.com/about-us).
Mr. Yacura’s strength has been in providing leadership and oversight in the creation and/or re-engineering of complex global businesses. Through extensive collaboration with internal business units and suppliers, he has been able to create scalable and sustainable cost savings, improved supplier quality/performance, mitigated third party risk, improved internal customer satisfaction and process efficiencies (end-to-end solutions). These solutions and innovations were designed to align with the overall business strategies to optimize total value through cross functional collaboration. He also has considerable experience in leading complex digitization of supply chains utilizing advanced analytics and data driven autonomous decision-making technology.
Bern Werner is currently the Vice President of Implementation Services at Salar, Inc. He joined Salar in 2005 to manage an electronic physician documentation system at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, one of the nation’s top-ranked health care systems. Mr. Werner is responsible for business development, project execution and customer relationships. He has 20 years of experience in health care solutions and data warehousing. His technical career began as a Marine Corps officer, where he was responsible for testing and instructing users on a new command and control system.
In 1994, after leaving the military, Bern joined Management Science Associates and was involved in the implementation of a large Supply Chain data management system for a Fortune 10 consumer packaged goods (CPG) customer. The system involved the collection, cleaning, and data warehousing of store-level purchase information for large CPG companies.
In 1998, Mr. Werner co-founded Innovative Resource Group, Inc. (IRG), an information management business which grew to more than 150 employees in three years, while maintaining both profits and revenue growth. IRG was purchased and then merged with iGate Global Solutions Ltd (IGS), an independent operating company of iGate Corporation. Bern is a 1988 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.
Bern has extensive experience in healthcare software, data warehousing, and has consulted with banking and retail clients on large-scale CRM implementations. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Betts is a founding partner at Blocnets, Inc. Prior to co-founding Blocnets, he held management and executive positions with several companies including IBM and SAP. Most recently, Bob was Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain for SAP, where he was responsible for moving SAP from 5th to 1st ranked by supply chain revenue. For the last eighteen years Bob has been working with CPG / Retail companies, aerospace and defense contractors, the U.S. Military, and medical device manufacturers integrating SAP with newly emerging technologies including Kinaxis, Logility, and SAP HANA. The focus of these efforts is to design, integrate, and deploy complex collaborative Supply Chain Networks.
Bob has worked in the information technology field for over thirty years. During this time, he has had the opportunity to speak at multiple business and technology conferences, has co-authored two books, and is co-holder of 64 U.S. technology patents. Bob has had the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging business and technological problems. Projects include the first and second generation IBM PCs, Worldwide Military Command and Control System, the NASA Hubble Space Telescope, and the NASA Space Station Freedom.
In 1985 Bob was introduced to supply chain management when he was assigned to resolve a plant level microprocessor shortage at a PC assembly plant. Since then, he has worked globally on some of industries most sophisticated and extensive global business networks with companies including IBM, SONY, Mitsubishi, Metro, Intel, P&G, PepsiCo, Johns Manville, WhiteWave Foods and Fonterra. As a consultant and company executive Bob has worked on supply chain and related business issues in the paper, high tech, metals, oil & gas, CPG / retail, beverage, and chemicals industries. He has conducted projects for the Army Materiel Command, the Army Aviation and Missile Command, and Rock Island Arsenal. He is also a founding member of the MIT Supply Chain Innovation Forum.
Bob Betts can be reached at email@example.com.
Mr. Dan Carnahan, P.E. is President of CT 184 Consulting, LLC specializing in automation and control system standards and their application. He has worked on numerous automation & control applications over the last 40 years. He recently retired as Principal Engineer for Rockwell Automation, Advanced Technology. He worked for Rockwell Automation for over 29 years in various program, project management and systems, product, network-related, electronic catalog, and safety standards areas. He has several patents related to industrial automation technologies and applications.
Mr. Carnahan is the Chairman of Combined/ANSI USTAGs for ISO/TC 184 (Automation Systems & Integration), ISO/TC 184/SC 5 ISO/TC 184/SC 05 “Interoperability, integration, and architectures for enterprise systems and automation applications”, and ISO/TC 184/SC 4 “Industrial Data.” He was convener forISO/TC 184/SC 05/WG 07 “Diagnostic and maintenance applications integration” working group engaged in specification standards for interoperability of diagnostics & production systems (ISO 18435). He is currently participating as expert in ISO/TC 184/WG 6 (Oil & Gas Interoperability Project), IEC/TC 65/WG 16 (Digital Factory- IEC 62832), as well USTAG member for IEC/TC 65, SC65B, and SC65E. Previously, he has also participated in other ISO TC184, IEC, ISA, IEEE committees and working groups.
Mr. Carnahan has over 40 years’ experience working in industrial controls and automation, having previously worked for several companies in motion and automation assignments in different roles ranging from development engineering to project management and holds several patents in automation systems and applications. He has a BSEE from Ohio State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio. He is a member of NSPE (National Society for Professional Engineers), IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers), ISA (Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society), Cleveland Engineering Society, and SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers).
Dan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Daniela Cullari is an ECCMA consultant and Project Manager for a complex, international level codification project, a part of Saudi Arabia’s “Vision 2030” program, providing services in Contract and Budget Management, Document Control, Quality Control and Project Administration for the ECCMA team. Ms. Cullari is also responsible for managing ECCMA’s ongoing data validation efforts.
Ms. Cullari can be reached via email at Daniela.Cullari@eccma.org.
Mr. Leal is a director of Kontenix, a company based in México that offers cataloguing services and solutions. He received his B.S. from The University of Texas at Austin and has been involved with master data cleansing projects for more than 15 years. He is currently part of the ECCMA team helping with Latin America initiatives. He lives in Monterrey, México.
Gerardo can be reached at email@example.com.
Mr. Hussein Batayneh is a highly enthusiastic, recently retired, Brigadier General from Jordan Armed Forces with more 30 years of wide ranging experience in senior management, integrated logistic support, supply & procurement, NATO Codification Techniques and Teaching & Training. Mr. Hussein Batayneh is also the founder of Jordanian National Codification Bureau and Establisher of the Codification system in Jordanian Armed Forces. He also founded the Codification Training Centre in JAF and the Author of all Textbooks, Booklets, Brochures, and gross and detailed curriculum for this Center.
Hussein can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Falkowski is currently working as a senior specialist (civilian) at the Logistics Planning Division at the Armed Forces Support Inspectorate located in Bydgoszcz, Poland, after retiring as a Colonel from the Polish Air Force in January 2006.
During his 30 years of military service, he worked in a broad spectrum of logistics positions within the Polish MoD. Next, more than 14 years until now, he continues to work as a civilian worker within the Inspectorate in logistics, materiel management, military item of supply identification, codification, and standardization areas. In the six years before retirement, Janusz worked with the Military Centre for Standardization, Quality Assurance, and Codification, initially as “Specialist – Codifier” and then progressed to “Chief of Codification Team.” Finally, in 2002, superiors appointed him to the “Codification Branch Chief – 43 National Codification Bureau Director” position.
He was also the Polish representative to the Main Group AC/135 – Committee of National Directors on Codification (2000 – 2006) and the Assets Tracking Working Group (2008 – 2010). From 2013 to 2018, Janusz was the Polish representative to the Logistics Information Management Group (LOG IMG), Logistics Functional Services Information Management Working Group (LOG FS IM WG), and Operational Logistic Chain Management Multinational Integrated Project Team (OLCM MIPT).
Janusz is a Master of Science in Economics, but in 2015 he also completed four years of Ph.D. studies at the Poznan University of Economics and Business, Faculty of Management Sciences. He is proficient in both Polish and English, and he has completed the following courses and training:
The Ministry of National Defense Logistics Processes Modeling using ARIS, IDS Scheer Polska
NATO Codification Bureau College, Logistics Information Management Course,
Defense Logistics Information Service – DLIS, Battle Creek, MI, USA
Maintenance Management LO100 SAP Course, Business Consulting Centre, SAP Poland
Supply Chain Management Course, European Training Centre, Poznan
Modeling of Logistics Processes, European Training Centre, Poznan
Projects Management of PMI Methodology, European Training Centre, Poznan
Lotus Notes Advanced Use, EduSoft, Warsaw
Lotus Notes Basic, EduSoft, Warsaw
Foreign Officers Supply Course, NAVICP Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, PA, USA
International Officer FISC Supply Course, Fleet & Industrial Supply Centre, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Principles of Inventory Control Course (A-8B-0079), Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, GA, USA
IOSCO – International Officer Supply Course, Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, GA, USA
American Language Course, Defense Language Institute – English Learning Centre, TX, USA
Multinational Crisis Management Course C-52-B, Oberammergau SHAPE NATO School
International United Nations Military Logistic Course (UNMLC-2), National Defense University in Warsaw
Janusz can be reached at email@example.com.
Member of an unique international group of seasoned data quality and data governance professionals, committed to providing practical advice on the implementation of standards and best practice.
Project Manager for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) established with the goal to support the localization efforts of the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources through the creation of a KSA NATO Codification Bureau (NCB) and the implementation of standard codification practices.
Key Professional Achievements
Chairman of AC/135 – NATO allied Committee for Codification
Chairman of the NATO codification System Modernization Group
Member of the AC/135 Budget and Strategic Planning Subcommittee (BSC), group of leading NCS nations
Leader of the Smart STEP Codification Phase II Project Steering Group under AC/135, focused on the supplier sourced codification process
Developed the Organizational and Functional Concept of NATO Codification System implementation in MOD of Poland.
Developed and implemented key legal and normative documents for implementing NATO Codification System in Poland
Author of a number of publications on logistics and the NATO Codification System.
Marek can be reached at Marek.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Daoust has extensive experience in data requirements, data modeling, database design, healthcare electronic data exchange, healthcare standards, particularly Health Level Seven (HL7). Other areas of expertise include requirements and software modeling using UML, business process modeling using Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) and the Unified Modeling Language (UML), helping organizations improve their software development processes, and business analysis training.
One of his professional goals is to promote Analysis Datatypes for use in business analysis Specialties: data requirements, data modeling, database design, requirements modeling, use case modeling and facilitation, modeling critique and facilitation, healthcare systems integration, training in the above areas, speaking.
Norman can be reached at email@example.com.
Patrizio Cernetti is a digital transformation leader driving data governance, analytics, RPA and AI solutions across organizations. He has over 15 years of experience with consulting companies including SDI, Accenture and Procurian where he advised both private equity and strategic clients on top-line growth and operational improvement initiatives, with particular focus in the industrial manufacturing sector. He held various positions in the US and Europe identifying and realizing value through data-driven aaS solutions and performance value creation for his clients’ Operations, Supply Chain and Procurement groups. Patrizio holds M.S. degrees in Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy and University of Minnesota, and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business.
Patrizio can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Van L. Bicknell
Van L. Bicknell
CAREER SUMMARY: Experienced Global Supply Chain Program Manager and innovator working in high technology ceramic and glass industries. Skilled in translating business opportunity into digital solutions which change the game for value generation. Career experiences include Engineering, Manufacturing, New Product and Process Development, Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Supply Intelligence. Skilled in Six Sigma, Lean, ISO 8000 Data Quality and holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.
Electronic Commerce Code Management Association (ECCMA)
31 years, 6 months; Corning, New York USA
Manager, Global Supply Data and Digital Innovation; May 2016 – Jul 2019
Driving Supply Chain Business Process Improvement through better data and digital solutions. Responsible for getting enterprise control of the data we know we need for current supply management operations and for discovering new strategic data via digitalization initiatives to step change business performance.
Program Manager, Global Supply Management; Nov 2013 – Apr 2016
Identify & implement key capabilities across Corning required to improve indirect spending overall performance. Scope included global category management, supply data management, best practice spend management in operating units and corporate alignment/performance management.
Supply Chain Optimization Project Manager; Mar 2012 – Nov 2013
Led multiple streams of work across the company to deliver an accepted business case and start-up of two Supply Management Services Companies (SMSC, Switzerland and Singapore). The SMSC is the initial platform for a multiple year vision to optimize Corning’s global supply chain performance.
Global Supply Intelligence Manager; Feb 2010 – Mar 2012
Created and started up an intelligence service to advantage Corning businesses and their customers with applied knowledge created from global supply market data.
World Wide Strategic Sourcing Mgr; Jul 2008 – Jan 2010
Engaged various businesses and led procurement projects across multiple disciplines to deliver improved bottom line results.
Procurement Manager; Oct 2004 – Jul 2008
Directed the procurement of all materials and services for the $0.6 B Environmental Technologies Division with plant locations in Germany, US, South Africa and China.
Strategic Sourcing Manager – Professional Services; Feb 2003 – Sep 2004
Defined and implemented category strategies for professional services including consultants, contract employees and recruiting services
Operations Manager, Optical Network Devices; Jan 2002 – Jan 2003
Established and operated a cleanroom manufacturing operation that fabricated a liquid crystal device critical in optical switches supplied by Corning for the telecommunications market. Due to the quick crash in the photonic market, consolidated
the process with another cleanroom and then closed the facility.
Operations Manager, New Optical Amplifier Products; Jan 2001 – Dec 2001
Managed a sample making and process development operation (50 engineers, 40 union process technicians) to enable first samples and initial production for optical amplifiers supporting the telecommunications market. With market downturn, led all aspects of downsizing the department by 75%
Project Manager – Optical Amplifier New Product Introduction; Jan 2000 – Dec 2000
Working with key external customers to create new sales for Corning, led multiple new product teams through product development, process development and ongoing manufacture of over 12+ new optical amplifiers.
Operations Manager – Celcor Samples Manufacturing; Mar 1998 – Dec 1999
Managed a QS 9000 certified development & fast prototype operation (44+ salaried and union employees) aimed at capturing new business by producing early samples for automotive and industrial customers.
Division Engineering Team Leader – Ceramic Products Engineering; Feb 1992 – Mar 1998
Led various new product development, process development and sample making project teams to capture new sales.
Manufacturing Section Supervisor – Ceramic Substrate Forming Process; Mar 1990 – Feb1992
Supervised a manufacturing extrusion operation (47 union employees and 3 engineers) with goals to produce product on time, with higher quality and lower cost.
Mechanical Operations Engineer – Cellular Substrate Forming Process; Nov 1988 – Feb 1992
Ceramic extrusion forming equipment engineer driving higher yields, increased equipment uptime and lower production costs.
United States Army
Final position: Company Commander – Captain; 4 years; Hanau and Darmstadt, Germany
Supervised and managed 200 soldiers in three different maintenance and supply activities responsible for optimizing equipment readiness for 50+ US Army customers units across West Germany. Fostered partnership activities with a similar German and British military units to expand cultural awareness
Bachelors and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Licenses & Certifications
Competitive Intelligence Professional – 1
Fuld-Gilad-Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence
ISO 8000 Master Data Quality Manager
Electronic Commerce Code Management Associa6on (ECCMA)
Six Sigma Green Belt
Van L. Bicknell can be reached at email@example.com.
|Labor category||Rate per Hour|
|Senior Enterprise Architect|
|Enterprise Architect||$ 250|
|Senior Analyst||$ 195|
|Database Administrator||$ 78|
|Senior Programmer||$ 78|
|Senior Cataloger||$ 54|
|Project Administrator||$ 45|