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Stop! Recycle Those Old Batteries!
Max Maxfield  
12/12/2014   (7) comments
Around 3 billion batteries are discarded in the United States each year, releasing all sorts of unpleasant substances -- including mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel -- into the environment.
iPhone EarPod Packaging Misses the Design for Environment Boat
Pamela Gordon  
12/10/2014   (5) comments
Apple makes great products, as the popularity of all sorts of iDevices proves. The packaging, though, of the recently-released EarPods misses some basic Design for Environment principals.
6 Steps to Closing the Reverse Logistics Loop
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/4/2014   (1) comment
A closed loop supply chain can seem out of reach of the average organization. These six steps offer a clear process for creating a successful green effort.
Integration: The Secret to Reverse Logistics Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/3/2014   (2) comments
Reverse logistics is often seen as a necessary evil and a big time sink. With an integrated process, though, these activities can actually add to the organization's bottom line.
4 Ways to Boost Supply Chain Performance Through Better Logistics
Jennifer Bosavage  
11/26/2014   (5) comments
With smart logistics practices, OEMs can substantially enhance their supply chain performance.
In Pursuit of Sustainable Electronics
Mary E. Shacklett  
11/19/2014   (2) comments
Large electronics OEMs are starting to get real about sustainability. It's a good start, but there's plenty more to do.
Waste Not, Want Not: Sustainability in the Supply Chain Pays Off
Change in the Chain  
11/10/2014   (9) comments
Electronics OEMs have a bunch of reasons to build sustainability into the supply chain. Being a good corporate citizen is just the tip of the iceberg.
UL Supports OEMs in Conflict Mineral Reporting Efforts
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/15/2014   (9) comments
A new offering from UL's Information & Insights (I&I) division hopes to help the industry streamline reporting while increasing compliance around conflict minerals.
Warehouse Energy Savings: Boosting Your Bottom Line
Frank Cavallaro  
10/7/2014   (5) comments
Sustainable design for warehouses and distribution centers has become the norm and one of the most effective tools to boost the bottom line.
3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain: Collaboration, Big Data & Sustainability
Donna Fritz  
10/1/2014   (1) comment
Smart midmarket OEMs are leveraging collaboration, big data, and green/sustainable supply chains to ensure the best results.
Supply Chain Sustainability: Addressing Transparency in the Metals & Mining Sector
Susan Fourtané  
9/24/2014   (6) comments
Addressing transparency in the metals and mining sector must be a joint effort between supply chains and consumers.
Sustainable Packaging Goes Mainstream
Frank Cavallaro  
9/23/2014   (18) comments
Consumer demand and corporate commitment have spurred a flood of new innovations in sustainable packaging, taking what was once a novel concept into the mainstream.
Repurposed Systems Present Growth Opportunity
Jim O'Reilly  
9/18/2014   (5) comments
With system performance taking a quantum leap of improvement, while the cloud targets a four-year lifecycle, what happens to the used systems business?
Bringing World-Class ITAD to Locations Around the World
Glenn Samala  
9/17/2014   Post a comment
Proper disposition of end-of-life IT resources not only helps the environment. When handled properly, it can also provide real return on investment.
Corrugated Packaging Getting Consistently Greener
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/5/2014   (27) comments
Corrugated materials makers are scoring high in terms of reducing its environmental impact.
Walmart's Supply Chain Sustainability Lessons
Susan Fourtané  
7/22/2014   (2) comments
When a company's success is achieved in great part due to its long and consistent history of supply chain management success and sustainability initiatives, it becomes a role model for supply chain managers.
The Benefits of Supply Chain Sustainability
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/1/2014   (2) comments
Supply chain sustainability leads to clear benefits to the organization, not only from an environmental perspective, but also in terms of reduced costs and increased customer benefits. However, to reap these benefits, organizations need to make a concerted effort to disseminate the vision throughout the organization.
Cross-Organizational Adoption Breeds Sustainability Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/30/2014   (1) comment
To really tap in to the value of sustainability efforts across the supply chain, organizations must adopt clear strategies that leverage ethical, economic, social, and environmental concerns.
Making Sense of Supply Chain Sustainability
Wade McDaniel  
6/27/2014   (3) comments
To catch on, supply chain sustainability projects need to demonstrate that they are inherently better business. The "green" benefits, then, are an added bonus.
Infographic: Looking at the End of Life of Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/20/2014   (4) comments
E-waste recycling is still underutilized. Let's look at the potential for doing better in the future.
Electronics Industry Vulnerable to International Politics
Hal Quinn  
6/19/2014   (2) comments
Today, a global electronics supply chain is the norm. Unfortunately, reliance on foreign sources can leave the supply chain vulnerable to international and political discord.
Connecting the Dots in Design for Environment
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/13/2014   (14) comments
In order to achieve true sustainability, OEMs need to be thinking about the environment from the day a product idea is captured on paper all the way until it makes its way to the landfill or recycling center.
Infographic: State of ROHS 2 Compliance
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/13/2014   (12) comments
RoHS 2 deadlines are on the horizon. We're close to compliance but gaps remain.
Sustaining a Green, Global Business
Suzanne Deffree  
6/6/2014   (7) comments
John Beimfohr, Avnet's senior director of integration operations, shares his expertise on what it takes to be an environmentally conscious organization and the green, financial, and social benefits of doing so.
Resilience: A Key Factor in Supply Chain Sustainability
Nick Testa  
6/6/2014   (1) comment
Sustainability that takes a broad look at internal and external factors has the potential to ensuring a successful long-term supply chain strategy.
Infographic: The Fact & (Science) Fiction of 3D Printing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/23/2014   (12) comments
Although not yet mainstream, it's clear that 3D printing is set to shift the electronics manufacturing landscape, from how products are designed to how the supply chain evolves.
Startup Looks for Sunny Skies for Solar Charging
Susan Fourtané  
5/22/2014   (28) comments
For charging tablets or smartphones, now the sun is the limit as a new startup finds an innovative way to meet user demand for better charging technologies.
Raw Materials Shortfalls Create Strategic Challenges
Logical Link  
5/19/2014   (9) comments
Supply chain pros keep a close eye on pricing and availability of natural resources as a way of controlling costs and avoiding manufacturing challenges.
Sustainability: Regulations & Standards Galore
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/14/2014   Post a comment
The alphabet soup of standards surrounding sustainability initiatives can be confusing, but compliance is critical, and can improve business results.
WEEE Creating a Recycling Boon
Logical Link  
5/12/2014   (2) comments
A newly minted recycling program has the potential to create new sourcing opportunities.
Infographic: Where's the E-Waste Going?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/9/2014   (25) comments
The e-waste problem is huge... and growing. It's time for the electronics industry to take stock and decide upon a path forward.
The Oncoming Tide of E-Waste
Carole Mars  
5/8/2014   (17) comments
As we design more electronic devices and as these products hit the consumer stream, e-waste handling is going to become a critical issue.
The Growing Case for Corporate Sustainability Management
Art Figueroa  
5/5/2014   (6) comments
Good sustainability is good business. Most business people would agree that successful CSM occurs when the goals of reduced costs and reduced carbon footprints are achieved simultaneously.
Infographic: iPhone Manufacturing Makes a Global Impact
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/25/2014   (7) comments
The iPhone touches the whole world... and big electronics companies are talking about environmental impact in new ways.
3D Printing: Asking the Environmental Question
Logical Link  
4/21/2014   (9) 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   (3) 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   (7) 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   (18) 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.
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