Systems Management Standards Development

Setting the Standard for Systems Management Across the Globe


The Systems Management Council (SMC) was created in 2016 as an interdisciplinary, cross-sector council responsible for developing, maintaining and evolving standards which cover processes used to manage the development, production, and sustainment of systems, including products and services.

The SMC provides strategic and operational electronic systems and technology leadership, policy, processes, standards, and expertise to support the collective interest and initiatives of SAE International member companies and government organizations.

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Standard Practice for Manpower and Personnel

This Standard covers Manpower and Personnel (M&P) processes throughout planning, design, development, test, production, use, and disposal of a system. Depending on contract phase and/or complexity of the program, tailoring can be applied. The scope of this standard includes Prime and Sub-contractor M&P activities; it does not include Government M&P activities.

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Systems Management Committees are seeking your expertise

The Systems Management Committees are seeking volunteers to join their committee. For more information, please contact Jordanna Bucciere

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How to Get Involved

The Council manages the standards program and oversees the activities of its specialized engineering committees. In addition to serving as a forum for discussion of technical management matters, the Council prepares industry positions on proposed legislation, studies, regulations, standards, and related documents

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