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3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain: Collaboration, Big Data & Sustainability
Donna Fritz  
10/1/2014   Post a comment
Smart midmarket OEMs are leveraging collaboration, big data, and green/sustainable supply chains to ensure the best results.
Record iPhone Sales: Recycle Electronics October 4 With Arizona Technology Council
EBN Newswire  
9/26/2014   Post a comment
Statewide community effort supported by Data Doctors and Westech Recyclers. A portion of equipment is donated for Arizona education
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   (14) 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.
Industrialized Nations Pushed to Improve Plastic Recycling as China Stops Being Global Dump
EBN Newswire  
6/26/2014   (1) comment
European goal is zero plastics waste to landfills by 2020. (Discussion at Polyethylene-Polypropylene Chain Global Tech/Business Forum.)
GreenPeak Posts New 'Small Data Versus Big Data' White Paper
EBN Newswire  
6/24/2014   Post a comment
GreenPeak Technologies has created a white paper that details how tiny bits of information collected from billions of devices will create a repository of information that will transform lives and generate new business sectors.
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.
UL Expands Information & Insights (I&I) Division
EBN Newswire  
6/19/2014   Post a comment
I&I expands access to data intelligence platform to optimize sustainable product output from within complex global supply chains
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.
Resilinc Announces SupplyIntel Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Module to Protect Against Brand Risk
EBN Newswire  
5/5/2014   Post a comment
Resilinc Corp. today announced the immediate availability of SupplyIntelTM CSR Module.
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.
ISO 14001 Certification Underscores Digi-Key's Green Initiatives
EBN Newswire  
4/22/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key Corp. has put into place a series of green initiatives, including ISO 14001:2004 certification.
Arrow Secures Certifications for Brazil Electronics Asset Disposition Facility
EBN Newswire  
4/21/2014   Post a comment
This represents the first R2-certified site in South America. It is also is certified for RIOS, OHSAS 18001, and ISO 9001 and 14001
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.
EBV Elektronik Launches New Website for Its Renewable Energies Vertical
EBN Newswire  
10/30/2013   Post a comment
EBV Elektronik launches new website for its vertical sales segment renewable energies
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.
Arrow Collects 154,000 Pounds of Electronics Recycling
EBN Newswire  
8/22/2013   Post a comment
Colorado residents recycled 154,000 pounds of electronics on at the Mile High Electronics Recycling Event by Arrow Electronics.
RoHS2 Deadline Upon Us
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/5/2013   (11) 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.
Solar Supply Chain Consolidating in 2013
Latest Research  
1/10/2013   (1) comment
Worldwide, the total number of companies participating directly in the manufacturing of PV solar panels is set to fall to approximately 150 in 2013
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.
Arrow, VEBA Settle Dispute
EBN Newswire  
12/21/2012   Post a comment
Under the Settlement Agreement, Arrow will receive an aggregate amount of $110 million
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.
Design For Environment Tool Launched
EBN Newswire  
9/18/2012   Post a comment
Like “Quality”, Design for Environment (DfE) is a proven design approach
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?
Celestica Completes D&H Manufacturing Buy
EBN Newswire  
9/11/2012   Post a comment
This acquisition supports Celestica's strategy to grow and diversify its revenue base
Rising REACH Compliance Costs May Force Rethink
Best-Practices  
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.
Resolving the Conflict Over 'Conflict Minerals'
Tam Harbert  
9/7/2012   (23) comments
SEC takes the final step in helping companies deal with the problem of conflict minerals, but hurdles remain for electronic manufacturers
Alternative Energy: What's the ROI on Investments?
Barbara Jorgensen  
9/6/2012   (11) comments
Billions are being poured worldwide into alternative energy investment, but they are trickling down only slowly compared to electronics.
The Billion Pound E-Waste Challenge
Logical Link  
9/5/2012   (19) comments
More than 1 billion pounds of electronic waste will soon hit landfills, and companies are racing to come up with disposal plans.
EU Rallies REACH Enforcement Troop
Best-Practices  
9/5/2012   (1) comment
European Union authorities are shifting their emphasis on REACH regulations from compliance monitoring to enforcement.
Arrow Acquires Global Link Technology
EBN Newswire  
9/4/2012   Post a comment
Global Link offers a number of EAD services including data removal, data security, refurbishment, and remarketing of electronic assets
Don't Yield on Green
Ray Sadowski  
9/4/2012   (5) comments
Going green can reduce costs, boost sales, and preserve natural resources, so holding back isn't really a financially smart decision.
Elements of a Sustainable Supply Chain
Barbara Jorgensen  
8/31/2012   (5) comments
From design through end of life, a sustainable product spares the environment, as well as the manufacturer's bottom line.
Data Overload Crimps Green Efforts
Barbara Jorgensen  
8/30/2012   (18) comments
Ensuring compliance with green rules by suppliers and OEMs is complicated by the huge amount of data generated in the audit process.
Green Design: A Fad, or a Real Business Opportunity?
Logical Link  
8/29/2012   (16) comments
News about products designed to reduce impact on the environment has dropped off. Is this still a goal for electronic enterprises?
Arrow Acquires EAD Provider Redemtech
News of the Day  
8/29/2012   (1) comment
Redemtech provides electronics asset disposal services including data removal, data security, refurbishment, and remarketing of electronic products.
Time to Redefine 'Waste' in the US
Best-Practices  
8/24/2012   (22) comments
When it comes to recycling, we certainly have room for improvement.
Audits Reduce Eco-Compliance Pain
Logical Link  
8/23/2012   (1) comment
Verifying the progress of environmental plans via audits is difficult and time consuming, but it has tangible benefits for businesses.




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EBN Dialogue / LIVE CHAT
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 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.
10/16/2014
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Archived Dialogues
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.
Live Chat 8/20: Supply Chain Trends to Watch for the Rest of 2014
The supply chain hasn't quite reached the complexity of global phenomena like weather. So we've asked Jim O'Reilly to predict trends while answering your questions.
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