After one year as guest in the General Assembly and the Technical Committee, METEL decided to officially join ETIM international as the representative for Italy, to implement the adoption of the ETIM standard in the Italian market.
After the recent membership of IDEA this is again a big step forward for ETIM international.
METEL – abbreviation of Electrical and Telematic Material – was founded in 1993 by the three association of the supply chain, worth almost 7 billion euros: ANIE 45% (manufacturers), FME 45% (wholesalers), and ARAME 10%(agents), with the common aim of offering the market a standardisation of creation and management procedures for documents linked to the order cycle. The company is related to the three industry’s associations, who are part of the governance bodies.
This is why Metel is the “Industry’s standard”.
All of our technological services are in CLOUD. The applications and datas are stored in Europe and have an american back up (Virginia).
The prestigious University of Politecnico of Milano has quantified the savings possible using Metel in 49 euros per each order’s cycle.
Il CTO – Comitato Tecnico Organizzativo è il gruppo di lavoro tecnico che recepisce ed attua le linee guida del CDA.
The fundamental idea is the international use of a standard ETIM classification model for technical products. The integration of the ETIM structure in international companies against the background of globalisation, only makes sense when the application can be carried out internationally long-term. Suppliers and wholesalers alike see a strategic option to standardize the flow of data and exchange the article information between the countries as far as centrally administered databases for all available products. ETIM International is the international standardization committee for ETIM and is founded to join forces in the development, maintenance, publishing and promotion of one ETIM Model for the classification of technical products. The long-term goal of ETIM International is to achieve that the ETIM model becomes the most used technical information model in the involved industries.
The non-profit association ETIM International is a partnership of national ETIM organizations and has its official seat in Brussels. The association has the following formal bodies: The General Assembly, the Executive Board and the Technical Committee. The General Assembly has full powers to achieve the objectives and to ratify the vision and strategy of ETIM International. Each country has one vote in the General Assembly, which decides by majority. The General Assembly is the highest formal body in the organization and will elect the Executive Board to perform operational tasks, it can also set up policy groups and working groups. So ETIM International shall be governed by an Executive Board in accordance with decisions reached by the General Assembly. The ETIM Technical Committee (TC) is the central body for all decisions regarding the standardization process. It has a technical supervision over the complete ETIM model. The TC will formally decide on all proposed RFCs (accept, rework, reject) by using the CMT. Each member country designates one person as a member of the TC, who is regarded as an ETIM technical expert. If necessary, the TC works together with other relevant institutions and initiatives. For more information please see the full statutes of the association and the guidelines under downloads.
in the other countries
ETIM International is an association that is intended as a partnership of local ETIM organizations in different countries. Full membership of ETIM International is open to recognised national ETIM organizations as specified in the present statutes. Also ETIM International can accept supporting members without voting rights. So individual companies such as manufacturers, wholesalers or technical contractors are not a direct full member of ETIM International, but indirect through membership in one or more of the local ETIM organizations. In exceptional cases, where a recognized national ETIM organisation does not yet exist in a country, a limited number of individual companies can be accepted temporarily as a direct member under the conditions described in the statutes. The organization of the national ETIM organizations is not centrally defined. However some guidelines are given by the statutes to the activities to be performed by the national organizations.