Michael Kirschner
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In Supply Chain, Environmental, Social Responsibility Heats Up
Michael Kirschner  
3/11/2013   (2) comments
With ever-expanding demands for better environmental and social performance in many sectors of the industry, electronics manufacturers should take a more active approach to compliance and rule setting.
The End of JGPSSI & JIG-101
Michael Kirschner  
8/6/2012   (2) comments
JIG-101 -- a guide for consistent materials declaration -- will no longer be updated and maintained.
Apple's EPEAT Fiasco
Michael Kirschner  
7/16/2012   (7) comments
Environmental regulations aren't perfect, but Apple's attempt to withdraw from EPEAT would have been more damaging.
Steps to REACH Compliance
Michael Kirschner  
2/28/2012   (4) comments
The EU REACH legislation is here to stay. Here are some suggestions for determining the most cost-effective ways to ensure compliance.
REACH Is Not Overreaching
Michael Kirschner  
2/24/2012   (19) comments
The requirements of the EU law known as REACH are complex but the law represents a step in the right direction for industry and environment
Tracking Calif. Consumer Products Proposal
Michael Kirschner  
12/2/2011   (15) comments
California's proposed regulation on toxic substances appears better than the previous version, but significant hurdles remain.
California Jumpstarts Green Chemistry Regulation
Michael Kirschner  
7/20/2011   (12) comments
California has named a new director to oversee its Green Chemistry Regulation program, and this will help move the efforts forward.
EC Adds to Restrictions on Chemicals in Electronics
Michael Kirschner  
2/23/2011   (4) comments
The EC has approved the inclusion of six additional substances in the next phase of restrictions on dangerous chemicals
DCA Expectations & Predictions for 2011
Michael Kirschner  
12/8/2010   (3) comments
Expect two more lists of substances of very high concern from the European Union that you will have to disclose; and guidance from the Securities & Exchange Commission on how public companies can meet the annual conflict minerals reporting requirements
What You Need to Know Now About New Environmental Regulations
Michael Kirschner  
10/13/2010   (7) comments
Electronics companies do not have the knowledge to deal efficiently with new and emerging environmental and regulatory requirements

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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!
Upcoming Dialogues
Live Chat 10/30: Top 10 Metrics That Enhance Procurement Performance
We'll be talking about the 10 most important procurement performance metrics, from the old standards to new and emerging best-practices.
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Live Chat 11/06: Enterprise Risks, Intellectual Property & Supply Chains
Enterprise risk management (ERM) frameworks can be useful to identify, assess, and manage intellectual property (IP) risks that arise in supply chain compliance. We'll look at real-world examples and strategies for mitigating those risks.
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Archived Dialogues
Live Chat 10/16: Applying a Macroeconomic Lens to the Supply Chain
EBN blogger Apek Mulay will be our guest as we talk about how macroeconomic reforms have the potential to impact the supply chain.
Live Chat 9/25: Minimizing Risk in the Global Supply Chain
Dave Bowen, CEO of e-sourcing firm MarketMaker4, will be our guest as we explore ways to minimize and manage geo-political and corporate risk in supply chain and sourcing through the use of technology.
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