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Earth Day & Electronics OEMs: Part of the Problem, Part of the Solution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/21/2017   Post a comment
Whether at work or at home, we all need to work on environmental initiatives. For Earth Day, let's take a look at some places that change is happening.
How Apple's Supply Chain Contributes to the Betterment of the Environment
Susan Fourtané  
4/19/2017   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs have an opportunity to be major contributors to the betterment of the earth. For Earth Day, we're looking at the efforts of one major OEM: Apple.
Where Do You Stand on Science March?
Rick Merritt  
4/17/2017   Post a comment
Are you participating in the March for Science this Saturday? I'd love to hear why or why not.
Renewed Energy Star Commitment Helps OEMs Attack Global Energy Crisis
Doug Czerwonka  
4/13/2017   Post a comment
Small actions add up, and electronics OEMs have an opportunity to make a big impact by leveraging existing standards to save energy and improve the world.
16 High-Tech Companies Setting the Standard for Business Ethics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/11/2017   Post a comment
The Ethisphere 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company points to some high tech and technology leaders that are defining best practices in terms of corporate responsibility and ethics.
HP Supply Chain Leads the Call for Recycling Transparency
Ariella Brown  
4/5/2017   Post a comment
Corporate citizens in the electronics industry can lead the charge to make sure recycling of post-consumer products is done right. HP is speaking up on the topic.
Power to the Buyer: Building a Social Conscience
Richard G. Weissman  
3/30/2017   Post a comment
As environmental regulations shift and change, supply chain professionals have an opportunity to champion green practices as good business.
Apple Supplier Policy Change Addresses Child Labor & Poor Working Conditions
Susan Fourtané  
3/29/2017   (6) comments
Apple has stopped buying cobalt from artisanal mines in Congo until labor conditions and appropriate protections are in place.
12 Best Electric Cars Make New Supply Chain Demands
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/21/2017   (1) comment
Eco-friendly cars are the coolest thing on the road. Howe ver, creating a supply chain to support this new demand is creating a variety of new challenges.
Catalan Researchers Use Bacteria to Recover Smartphone Metals
Pablo Valerio  
2/20/2017   Post a comment
Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) have discovered a method for recovering copper, gold, aluminum, and platinum from discarded mobile phones by employing bacteria. The system is more efficient than melting PCBs and almost emissions free.
Managing E-Waste: Everyone’s Problem
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/17/2017   Post a comment
The growth of the electronics industry means that all of us have to think globally about the best way to stem the tide of electronic products into the waste stream.
Cheap Renewable Energy from Tech Titans Blazes Trail for Little Guys
B. Cameron Gain  
1/25/2017   (2) comments
Tech giants are reducing their reliance on fossil fuel for their power-hungry supply chains. They are blazing a trail for smaller companies to follow.
Wrapping up 2016: Packaging Trends to Watch
Frank Cavallaro  
1/10/2017   (4) comments
As we get buried in wrapping paper, what are some new ways to cut the waste?
How the Internet of Things Enables the Circular Economy
Pablo Valerio  
1/9/2017   Post a comment
IoT, using intelligent assets, can help develop products faster. The idea is reusing materials, and making money charging per use of things such as appliances, instead of selling them. That way manufacturers can make more durable products, and reuse their components at the end of their life cycle.
Selling to the New Consumer: Ethical Supply Chain Practices & Millennials
Sean Mulroy  
12/6/2016   Post a comment
Transparent, ethical supply chain practices capture the imagination of millennial customers.
Tech Volunteers Heed the Call
Rick Merritt  
11/29/2016   Post a comment
Disaster Tech Lab needs a few technically minded volunteers to help set up solar power and Wi-Fi networks in global disaster sites and refugee camps.
The Importance of Streamlining Reverse Logistics
William Salter  
11/23/2016   Post a comment
24x7 shopping has never been easier. The question remains: What are the consequences of these new consumer habits for the retailer?
Dutch Startup Touts Ethically Responsible Supply Chain
B. Cameron Gain  
9/27/2016   (1) comment
By seeking to make its tiered suppliers’ procurement sources as transparent as possible, Fairphone hopes to set a new standard of supply chain ethics that other OEMs will follow.
iPhone 7, No Headphone Jack Creates a Recipe for e-Waste
Pablo Valerio  
9/26/2016   Post a comment
Apple’s decision to remove the 3.5 mm headphone connector on the new iPhone 7, while continuing to use their proprietary Lightning connector, could mean more electronic waste as users discard their old headsets and many OEMs rush to develop new ones using Apple’s connector.
Cisco Reaches for New Sustainability Goal
Ariella Brown  
9/22/2016   Post a comment
Cisco has it's eyes on a big goal: controlling not just its own ecological footprint but also that of its suppliers.
Display Solutions for the Mid-Volume OEMs...Your Way
Keith Mitnik  
9/14/2016   Post a comment
Customized displays don't need to be a complicated and expensive choice for designers and procurement professionals.
Committing to Ethical Standards for the Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
7/5/2016   Post a comment
Ford Motor Company is the first automaker to achieve full membership of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) — a nonprofit group of electronics companies working to improve the social, environmental and ethical conditions of their global supply chains.
3 Ways 3D Printing Saves Energy for OEMs
Ariella Brown  
6/16/2016   (7) comments
3D printing itself can result in less energy expended over the supply chain.
Leverage Procurement as a Green Initiative
Bhavesh Shah  
6/15/2016   Post a comment
Companies are quickly realizing that green initiatives increase profits and contribute to the bottom line.
3-Step Sustainability Framework Points to Future
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/7/2016   Post a comment
Organizations have a significant opportunity to create environmental change, and making those changes will ultimately create stronger and more sustainable businesses.
Next Wave Mobile Arrives & Benefits Supply Chain Bottom Line
Sean Mulroy  
5/24/2016   Post a comment
Reverse logistics will be the revenue-driving mechanism that will make leasing prosper and be the next wave in mobile. In order for leasing to catch on, all parties involved need to trust its value.
Navigating the Upcoming Maelstrom of Data-Filled Used Products
Irv Grossman  
5/19/2016   Post a comment
The Internet of Things is set to explode. In this new era, OEMs are going to be faced with managing reverse logistics for more different products than ever before.
Environmental Compliance: Streamlining the Regulatory Process for Manufacturers
Chuck Cimalore  
5/17/2016   Post a comment
Manufacturers must comply with a multitude of regulations that can have a major impact on their business processes and success. Good practices are key to success.
Data is Key to Profitable Plastics Recycling
Pamela J. Gordon  
4/21/2016   Post a comment
For electronics OEMs, who have traditionally focused on reclaiming precious metals and components, this new push to recycle plastics may be daunting, but soon it will be part of good business practice.
Exploring the Changing Meaning of Recycling
Carl E. Smith  
4/19/2016   Post a comment
Recycling is increasingly influenced by numerous factors that present important challenges to organizations with a stake in the responsible management of the end-of-life products worldwide.
Diving into How the Electronics Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Circular Economy
Pamela J. Gordon  
4/4/2016   Post a comment
The electronics industry has a lot to contribute to creating a circular economy. This slide show takes a look at leading thoughts on the topic.
4 Ways to Improve the State of American Manufacturing
Ron Keith  
4/4/2016   (2) comments
Here’s a look at four primary reasons for the long-term decline in U.S. manufacturing jobs, and potential solutions for each.
Pack It Up: the Evolving Business of Protective Packaging
Frank Cavallaro  
3/29/2016   Post a comment
Momentum favors sustainable packaging although there is still a lot of room for improvement.
Cell Phone Providers Deal with Used Device Onslaught
Irv Grossman  
3/28/2016   Post a comment
As much as we have forward logistics figured out as an industry, reverse logistics remains a new and largely unexplored territory for cell phone providers.
How to Make Money in Plastics Recycling
Pamela J. Gordon  
3/14/2016   (3) comments
Toss it or recycle it? Electronics OEMs and consumers like need to think about how to handle the electronic content in their products.
Politics & the Supply Chain: A Look at the Election
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/11/2016   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs know that what happens at the voting polls and ultimately in the White House can make all the difference in what happens, good or bad, for the global supply chain.
Intel Commits to No More Conflict Minerals in 2016
Ariella Brown  
3/10/2016   (3) comments
EBN talks to Intel about its plans to become totally conflict mineral free during this calendar year.
The Electronics Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Circular Economy
Pamela J. Gordon  
2/24/2016   Post a comment
The electronics supply chain has the potential to leverage best practices of the Circular Economy to improve and expand business.
Europe’s RoHS 10-Year Anniversary Gives U.S. a Pointer
Pablo Valerio  
2/16/2016   Post a comment
While the United States doesn’t have an equivalent legislation at federal level, several states have enacted RoHS-like legislature. It may be time to look at a nation-wide directive.
Paris Agreement: Supply Chain Implications
Susan Fourtané  
2/4/2016   (1) comment
The recent Paris Agreement climate deal by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held in December puts a lot on the line in regards to supply chain management.
Shipping Left Out in Climate Pact, Industry Deals with It
B. Cameron Gain  
2/4/2016   Post a comment
The Paris climate agreement didn't specifically charge the logistics industry with a role in change, but the industry is taking up the mantle anyway.
Packaging for the Future
Aaron Continelli  
1/21/2016   Post a comment
Efforts to increase sustainability of packaging can help companies gain a stronger foothold in their market and more easily adhere to government regulations by catering to the earth-friendly desires of their own consumer market.
Monitoring the Tantalum Supply Chain
Logical Link  
1/20/2016   Post a comment
Geographic shifts in the mining of tantalum warrant supply chain monitoring.
5 Cool Green Technologies at CES 2016
Elizabeth Montalbano  
1/12/2016   Post a comment
CES 2016, the annual technology confab, featured some interesting new offerings on the green technology scene.
Capacitor Maker’s Solution to Eliminate a Conflict Mineral from Its Supply Chain
Tracey Schelmetic  
1/8/2016   Post a comment
Few companies have a bigger stake in sourcing conflict-free tantalum than electronic component maker KEMET, so it went to establish an entirely closed-loop supply chain with trusted partners.
The Year in Review: Dangerous Goods Shipping Regs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/8/2016   Post a comment
Compliance around documentation and preparing dangerous shipments is a moving target. Today's infographic looks at the changes in the industry in the past year.
EBN's Top 10 Supply Chain Stories for 2015
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/5/2016   (2) comments
Last year, best practices around procurement, logistics, sustainability, compliance, and more are hot topics of conversation industry wide. Will 2016 be any different?
Reverse Logistics: Data in the Details
John Boucher  
12/23/2015   (1) comment
Visibility into your organization’s reverse logistics pipeline can present many added value opportunities that assist in improving your bottom line.
OEMs Leverage Shorter Product Lifespans to Increase Bottom Lines
Linda Li  
12/16/2015   Post a comment
The diminishing lifespan of many electronic devices, especially cell phones, are putting new pressures on OEMs, but opportunity still exists to enhance business.
Tech Tackles Climate Change: From Batteries to Mini-Grids
R. Colin Johnson  
12/7/2015   Post a comment
This fourth part of how we can still beat greenhouse warming climate change by adopting carbon-free electrical generation and zero-emission transit focuses on batteries and the infrastructure that utilizes them.
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EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
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Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
Increasingly chief procurement officers (CPOs) are re-shaping their organizational role to focus on creating results far beyond cost controls. A new IBM survey explores how.
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The number of cyberattacks is on the rise and hackers are targeting the supply chain. Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, will be on hand to discuss the reality of today's threat landscape and what to do about it.