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3D Printing: Asking the Environmental Question
Logical Link  
4/21/2014   (16) comments
3D printing may be a boon for electronics designers, but this new technology gets a mixed environmental report card.
Electronic Compliance in the Age of Environmentalism
At the Source  
3/28/2014   Post a comment
The electronics supply chain now understands that a green stance is good for the environment and for business.
Greenwashing? Apple? No, Just Value-Adding Supply Chain Practice
Kevin O’Marah  
3/19/2014   (7) comments
Sometimes social and environmental responsibility initiatives are mostly about making an organization look good. Done right, though, SER can make a big impact.
Save Trees & Money: Reduce Paper Use in the Distribution Center
Frank Cavallaro  
2/21/2014   (41) comments
Paper use is surprisingly rampant in distribution centers. There are some compelling reasons to reduce reliance on paper.
Smarter Life Challenge Inspires Home Control Innovation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/20/2014   (14) comments
Newark element14 has announced the winners of its Smarter Life Challenge, and it raises a question: Couldn't our homes be smarter?
Shale Gas Creates Domino Effect
Logical Link  
2/19/2014   (11) comments
The shale gas boom is getting plenty of coverage, and it's critical that supply chain managers start tuning in.
Robotics Revolutionizes Waste Recycling
Susan Fourtané  
1/6/2014   (18) comments
ZenRobotics creates a promising technology for waste sorting.
CB Materials: Recycle, Reuse, Dispose?
Nicole Faubert  
12/20/2013   (8) comments
After all, consumer demand for electronic devices is at an all time high, and each device contains one or more PCBs, therefore disposal of waste PCBs is a growing concern.
The Evolving Supply Chain Conscience
Susan Fourtané  
12/19/2013   (19) comments
The new corporate social responsibility is becoming mainstream, and the supply chain needs to react accordingly.
Cold House? Electronics to the Rescue!
Malcolm Fuller  
10/31/2013   (5) comments
Renesas Electronics product marketing manager Gianluca Viale discusses what people can do to conserve energy in their households by leveraging microncontrollers and embedded systems.
The Future of Demand Response Technologies
Brian Fuller  
10/30/2013   (1) comment
UCLA engineering professor Rajit Gadh talks about research in smart grid systems and how consumers can benefit from demand-response technologies and programs.
The Case for Reusable Packing
Frank Cavallaro  
10/25/2013   (11) comments
Looking for a way to make your supply chain more efficient? Consider reusable packaging.
The Ups & Downs of Creating Sustainability
Logical Link  
10/24/2013   (8) comments
CEOs see the need for sustainability for future business success, but they struggle to make the business case for it.
How 8 Engineers Designed the Future Electric Vehicle
Brian Fuller  
9/24/2013   (22) comments
A key part of any stop on the year-long Drive for Innovation was interacting with engineers either examining our Chevy Volt or driving it around. Everyone has a design suggestion.
Are EVs Safer Than Gas-Powered Cars?
Bill Schweber  
9/23/2013   (11) comments
Almost everything has danger and impact; it's just how we learn to live and work with it.
Disruptive Innovation Delivers Promising E-Waste Solution
Susan Fourtané  
9/16/2013   (33) comments
End-of-Life (EoL) electronics can now experience a sustainable change with a positive impact on the environment, and on the health of the citizens who live in areas contaminated with e-waste.
The Sounds of Silence Redux
Brian Fuller  
9/12/2013   (12) comments
Apparently electric and hybrid-electric vehicles are too quiet, at least for the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
9/12 Live Chat: 9 Steps to an Effective ConMin Program
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/10/2013   (3) comments
We'll be gathering in the EBN chat area Thursday, Sept. 12, at 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT. Come on by, and invite your colleagues to join us with their most pressing questions.
Get Smart About Green
George Karalias  
9/9/2013   (13) comments
Choosing the right partner for obsolescent and EOL parts is important, both for your business and the environment.
RoHS2 Deadline Upon Us
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/5/2013   (16) comments
The timeline for compliance with RoHS2 is upon us.
The Heart of Responsible E-Waste Recycling
Susan Fourtané  
6/19/2013   (18) comments
By getting back to basics, the industry can make huge inroads into creating a better world for future generations.
A Guide to Greener Electronics
Susan Fourtané  
6/14/2013   (34) comments
In the race to be first in Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics, Indian Wipro debuts on top of the list.
More Manufacturers Recycle Their Electronics
Susan Fourtané  
6/11/2013   (27) comments
Putting the public interest above competition, more electronics manufacturers are providing recycling options for their customers.
Conflict Minerals Compliance Offers Opportunities
Peter Buxbaum  
6/5/2013   (5) comments
PricewaterhouseCoopers says a conflict minerals compliance program can help optimize electronics supply chains and enhance company brands.
Why Your Customers Favor Recycling
Susan Fourtané  
6/4/2013   (35) comments
After extolling the virtues of electronics recycling, a writer finds her devices set a good example.
The Supply Chain Must Embrace Recycling
Susan Fourtané  
5/30/2013   (35) comments
International regulations should prompt the supply chain to reconsider product design and to develop a competitive strategy for the benefit of the planet.
Can Good E-Waste Efforts Soften High–Tech’s Uncaring Image?
At the Source  
5/7/2013   (15) comments
Removing harmful electronic products in a responsible way is not only the right thing to do, but a smart business move.
The Future of Clean Manufacturing in the US
Susan Fourtané  
4/9/2013   (17) comments
A new US initiative focuses on increasing American manufacturing of clean energy products and boosting US competitiveness across all sectors.
How to Recycle E-Waste: Emulate Nokia
Peter Buxbaum  
4/2/2013   (8) comments
Recycling programs can yield social benefits, helping the environment and the company. But implementing them isn't easy.
Infographic: E-Waste – Where Does it All Go?
Brian Fuller  
4/2/2013   (9) comments
In the United States alone, there are 99 million televisions stockpiled or stored. And that's only a fraction of the global e-waste problem.
Time for a Water Supply Chain?
Logical Link  
4/2/2013   (8) comments
How strongly is water usage linked to your corporate social responsibility?
Upcoming Regulatory Milestones in the Electronics Supply Chain
At the Source  
3/15/2013   (2) comments
New laws and tighter restrictions will force manufacturers to eliminate some of the materials they now use, especially in electronic products.
Making Cities Smarter
Logical Link  
3/7/2013   (8) comments
With three quarters of the world's population expected to live in cities by 2050, expect an explosion of technology there.
Lessons From Boeing's Dreamliner Supply Chain Missteps
Brian Fuller  
2/28/2013   (14) comments
A highly sophisticated approach to design and assembly still requires human insight, experience.
Want Energy Innovation? Think Tarpaper
The Sanity Clause  
2/19/2013   (9) comments
Often the best solutions attack the problem by coming through the side window.
Jan 31: D-Day for Conflict Minerals Compliance
Paul Martyn  
1/30/2013   (12) comments
Jan. 31 is the deadline for complying with the SEC reporting rules for conflict minerals. Are you and your suppliers in compliance?
Measuring the Supply Chain Carbon Footprint
Logical Link  
1/15/2013   (7) comments
Regulators are moving towards compelling better measurement of carbon emissions, and this has implications for the supply chain.
E-Waste: Not Easy at All
Barbara Jorgensen  
1/7/2013   (16) comments
There are so many rules associated with e-waste collection that well-intended consumers might just give up.
Ready or Not, RoHS 2 Takes Effect January 2
Ken Manchen  
12/27/2012   (29) comments
This new version will expand coverage to all electrical and electronic equipment, require special marking of finished goods and more compliance documentation, and increase penalties for non-compliance.
Consumers Swaying Supply Chain Decisions
Anna Young  
12/17/2012   (2) comments
Consumers are exerting more control over the manufacturing supply chain by patronizing companies that operate in line with their objectives.
Management's Green Footprint
Supply Chain Intelligence  
11/21/2012   (13) comments
As the corporate "greenovation" continues, like-minded green business partners will increasingly align with each other.
Greenpeace: Electronics Supply Chain Is Still Dirty
Anna Young  
11/20/2012   (33) comments
Greenpeace says the electronics supply chain is still dirty and adds companies aren't doing enough to reduce greenhouse gas.
The End of Business as Usual
Barbara Jorgensen  
10/23/2012   (20) comments
Companies like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are new to the hardware game. If anything, the supply chain will become more important to them as their business models evolve.
Green Tech Investments Continue to Rise
Barbara Jorgensen  
10/11/2012   (7) comments
The region that stepped up alternative energy investments the most in 2011 was India.
Recovering Lost Profits Through Reverse Logistics
Barbara Jorgensen  
10/4/2012   (2) comments
Product returns don't have to be a cost ceter. A solid reverse logistics program can help increase revenue by up to 5 percent of sales.
The Anti-Science of Anti-Regulation
The Sanity Clause  
10/2/2012   (2) comments
Governments and companies clash frequently on business regulations, as demonstrated by recent developments in the oil and gas industry.
Help Wanted: A 'PhD' in DfE
Barbara Jorgensen  
9/27/2012   (30) comments
Design-for-Environment (DfE) solutions are a classic make-or-buy dilemma for electronics manufacturers.
Still Using Excel to Manage Data? You Aren't Alone
Logical Link  
9/18/2012   (11) comments
Many companies are still using spreadsheets to collate and analyze data, despite the availability of better and more productive programs.
Recyclers, Consumers Blind to Fortunes in Old Phones
Dr. Cagri Tanriover  
9/17/2012   (17) comments
Consumers are improperly discarding old phones although most of these can be recycled at a huge gain to the supply chain and the environment. Where are the recyclers?
Rising REACH Compliance Costs May Force Rethink
9/10/2012   (5) comments
As the costs of implementing the EU's REACH rule soar, many companies and countries will simply find ways to skirt the regulation.
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