Knowledge-based standard updates and changes in a testing and certification company: A case study

Jane Wai Kiu Wong, Chi Fai Cheung, O. Chan, M. Cheng

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Abstract

In this paper, a Knowledge-based approach for dealing with standard updates and changes is presented for a Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) Company. Due to the high recall rate for products produced in China, as well as frequent changes to standards and regulations and the challenge posed to the testing laboratories, they are deficient in the relevant knowledge to deal with internal technology preparation for the increasing rate of standard updates which increases the pressure on testing service providers to transform their strategic goals into achieving shorter technology development cycle times and delivering more responsive customer service to sustain their long-term competitive advantage. The system is built based on a rule-based reasoning algorithm. Since the design mechanism of the Knowledge-based System (KBS) relies on a thorough understanding of the landscape of knowledge employed in the process in order to provide a reference for incorporating the right mix of knowledge items into the system, a knowledge audit is conducted to evaluate the knowledge need of the process. A prototype KBS was developed and successfully trial implemented in a case study in a prestigious testing company. Encouraging results were obtained.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Intellectual Capital Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning, ICICKM 2015
PublisherAcademic Conferences and Publishing International Limited
Pages418-425
Number of pages8
Volume2015-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781910810736
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event12th International Conference on Intellectual Capital Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning, ICICKM 2015 - The Institute for Knowledge and Innovation Southeast Asia (IKI-SEA) of Bangkok University, Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 5 Nov 20156 Nov 2015

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Intellectual Capital Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning, ICICKM 2015
Country/TerritoryThailand
CityBangkok
Period5/11/156/11/15

Keywords

  • Certification and inspection
  • Knowledge audit
  • Knowledge-based system
  • Testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management

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