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3 Ways 3D Printing Saves Energy for OEMs
Ariella Brown  
6/16/2016   (1) comment
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   Post a comment
EBN talks to Intel about its plans to become totally conflict mineral free during this calendar year.
Antea Group & Technology Forecasters (TFI) Join Client Services
EBN Newswire  
2/24/2016   Post a comment
Collaboration to enable complete solutions for profitable, responsible operations and products.
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.
How To Update Your Systems To Manage Compliance With New REACH Obligations in The Electrotechnical Industry
EBN Newswire  
2/9/2016   (1) comment
Join the free webinar on Tuesday 16 February to understand the impact of REACH on companies and their supply chains in the electrotechnical industry and receive best practice recommendations .
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.
Li Tong Group’s Consumer Trade-in Program Scores Strong Sustainability, Economic Gains for Microsoft in Hong Kong
EBN Newswire  
1/25/2016   (1) comment
Mobile phones, laptops and gaming consoles are traded in for discounts on new technologies while legacy devices are harvested for components
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.
Technology Tackling Climate Change
R. Colin Johnson  
12/1/2015   Post a comment
We can still beat greenhouse warming climate change by adopting carbon-free electrical power generation and zero-emission vehicles.
IoT Meets 40,000 Streetlights
Rick Merritt  
11/25/2015   Post a comment
What would you build if you could get access to 40,000 streetlights?
European Supply Chains: A 2015 Retrospective
Bas Daver  
11/24/2015   Post a comment
Multinationals doing business in Europe will face continued supply chain pressures going into 2016, given increasingly disrupted global economies, the scaling up of omni-channel shopping, new technologies and network structures and evolving regulations.
Editor’s Repair, Reliability Rant Oblivious to Product Reality
Bill Schweber  
11/20/2015   Post a comment
"Products should be repairable" is a nice thought, but how practical is that objective for today's high-performance, tightly packed consumer products?
The Case for Outsourcing Asset Recovery
Jesse Laver  
11/16/2015   Post a comment
Many companies are coming to the conclusion that there’s only so much they can do internally to address the challenge of asset recovery. In these instances, it may be best to seek an outside expert to peform key processes related to asset recovery.
New Carbon Trust Standard Pushes Corporate Responsibility into Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
11/4/2015   Post a comment
Carbon Trust, in London, England, has recently launched a new international certification for supply chains working to measure, manage, and reduce carbon emissions.
Electrotechnical Industry Reduces REACH Compliance Burden by 66%
EBN Newswire  
11/3/2015   (1) comment
To assist companies to manage their regulatory burden, the BOMcheck substances declarations web database has published a screening for the electrotechnical industry which reduces the time and cost for REACH compliance by 66%.
Student Comes Up with Toilet Design for Those Who Lack This Basic Human Right
Elizabeth Montalbano  
10/23/2015   Post a comment
A former design student from Georgia Tech has come up with a hygienic, inexpensive toilet for refugees all over the world.
Californian Startup Promises Hack Free Connected Homes
Julien Happich  
9/29/2015   Post a comment
Having designed a hardware-based firewall that sits right between your home WiFi hotspot and the cloud, Californian CUJO LLC. is turning IoT security on its head. Built around a Cavium dual core 1GHz processor with 1GB of DDR SRAM and 4GB of flash, the bowl-shaped device performs deep packet inspections on the transiting traffic and applies a proprietary and adaptive machine-learning algorithm to identify and notify the end-user about abnormal data behavior or stop a hack right in its track.
5 Paths to Avoiding Human Trafficking in the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/18/2015   (2) comments
The electronics industry has a particularly key part to play in controlling and ultimately ending human trafficking throughout the supply chain.
GreenPeak Launches its First Smart City Application for Assisted Car Parking in China
EBN Newswire  
9/15/2015   Post a comment
Partnership with Dusun Electron introduces low cost, intelligent car park application to reduce parking congestion and to increase revenues for car park operators.
Sims Recycling Solutions Joins R2 Recycler Leader Program
EBN Newswire  
9/15/2015   Post a comment
Leadership project participation supports responsible recycling in Latin America.
How Asset Recovery Is Increasing the Worth of High-Tech Products
Jesse Laver  
9/14/2015   Post a comment
Companies are developing ways to expand the revenue-earning potential of high-tech and electronics products throughout their life cycle with asset recovery.
5 Ways to Power Your Supply Chain with Renewable Energy
B. Cameron Gain  
9/9/2015   (2) comments
There are lots of solid business reasons to move toward a carbon free or carbon limited supply chain.
Re-Shoring OEMs Challenged to Meet Expectations of Consumers & Regulators
Linda Li  
9/9/2015   Post a comment
If re-shoring is to succeed, a robust system for handling reverse supply chain management is going to be critcial.
Green Gaming is Possible
R. Colin Johnson  
9/8/2015   Post a comment
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has described how to save up to $18 billion annually by convincing gamers to make more energy efficient choices in their hardware without sacrificing high performance.
E-waste Eludes EU’s Enforcement Efforts
Junko Yoshida  
9/2/2015   Post a comment
Europeans recycled only 35% of electronic waste properly in 2012. The rest was either illegally dumped or traded, according to a two-year study put together by the United Nations University and INTERPOL. What has gone wrong?
Mapping Out a Better Electronics Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
8/25/2015   Post a comment
Awareness of the need for sustainability and transparency in the electronic supply chain is rising. Forward-thinking companies are committed to improving in those areas.
Data Under Siege: Time for Organizations to Turn Focus on ITAD
Frank Cavallaro  
8/25/2015   Post a comment
Despite the flurry of media reports about high-profile security breaches, too many organizations don’t pay enough attention to the fate of their retired IT assets.
Corporate Responsibility in a Global Supply Chain World
Tarun Amla  
8/24/2015   Post a comment
For manufacturing to grow, the electronics global supply chain must remain reliable and robust while taking into account critical product performance issues such as safety, reliability, and product integrity.
How Connected Trucks Will Change Logistics by 2020
Susan Fourtané  
8/3/2015   Post a comment
Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) technology is going to change logistics dramatically by the year 2020.
Li Tong Group Launches Motorola’s Online Take-Back Program in France, Germany & the U.K.
EBN Newswire  
7/29/2015   Post a comment
The program developed and administered by Li Tong Group (LTG) maximizes value and sustainability of Motorola’s reverse supply chain management (RSCM) operations.
What Wooden Dolls Can Teach Us About Today’s Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
7/23/2015   Post a comment
Wooden dolls meet the Internet of Things in ways that teach useful lessons about the electronics supply chain.
Three Weeks to go in the World’s Most Inclusive Tech Design Challenge set by UNICEF, ARM & frog
EBN Newswire  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Wearables for Good design challenge attracts over 600 registrations so far #WearablesForGood.
OEMs Incentivize Consumers with Innovative Trade-In & Take-Back Programs
Linda Li  
7/15/2015   (2) comments
At long last, OEMs are looking at post-consumer trade-in and take-back programs as a strategic imperitve rather than a big chore.
Hype Aside, Tesla’s Battery Pack Could Help Supply Chains
B. Cameron Gain  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
Tesla's expertise in battery technology is gearing up to provide the industry a helpful alternative for uses other than automobiles.
Climbing the Reverse Logistics Mountain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/9/2015   (2) comments
Reverse logistics is becoming more than a coslty brand enhancement. Smart electronics OEMs are working to make it good for the bottom line.
Climate Change in Electronics: Immediate & Practical Preparations & Solutions
Pamela J. Gordon  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
It's time for the electronics industry to take a good hard look at climate change. It's good citizenship and good business.
USB Type-C Could Change the Laptop/Smartphone Supply Chain
Pablo Valerio  
6/25/2015   Post a comment
The new connection standard called USB Type-C could solve the connectivity nightmare most users face when buying a new device. The new standard could disrupt the manufacturing and distributing of USB devices, but that is a good thing.
EICC Strengthens Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy
At the Source  
6/23/2015   Post a comment
Recent announcements from the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition puts a spot light on human labor rights and bst practices around green house gas emissions.
Escalating Climate Change on the Electronics Industry’s Agenda
Pamela J. Gordon  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
As much or more than any other industry, the electronics industry needs to start tackling the topic of climate change sooner rather than later.
Li Tong Group (LTG) Launches Microsoft’s First Consumer Trade-In Platform in Hong Kong Market
EBN Newswire  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
Global software giant turns to trusted partner Li Tong Group (LTG) to manage trade-in arrangement and machine disposal platform.
Product Stewardship Evolves as Industry Imperative
Todd Ellis  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
Product stewardship needs to address the electronic devices we design and build from cradle to grave. Understanding the goal and the impact of our efforts is a good place to start.
Electronics OEMs Invited to End Human Trafficking & Slavery
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
Slavery and human trafficking are a clear and present part of today's electronics supply chain. However, it doesn't have to be. Two industry organizations are working together to move toward change.
Measurable Progress on Corporate Sustainability
EBN Newswire  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
Motorola Solutions 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report highlights investments in employees and communities; details reduced environmental impact
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e-Waste's Green Thumb: Grow ROI, Reduce Supply Chain Risk
Lisa Ann Cairns  
6/8/2015   Post a comment
E-waste challenges and volumes mount, but remarketing drives new supply chain business growth.
Li Tong Group (LTG) Executive Linda Li to Speak at 9th Annual Hi-Tech and Electronics Supply Chain Summit – Europe
EBN Newswire  
5/19/2015   Post a comment
Li’s speech will offer in-depth analysis of the challenges facing hi-tech global supply chain networks and explore potential solutions.
Singapore IT Disposition Services Continue to Develop for Sims Recycling Solutions
EBN Newswire  
4/30/2015   Post a comment
Use of additional square footage will help grow IT asset disposition service offerings in Asia.
Basware Provides Guidelines to Help Companies Reduce Carbon Footprint, Establish Green Finance Practices
EBN Newswire  
4/22/2015   Post a comment
Basware released guidelines to help companies reduce paper and increase green practices by automating key financial processes.
“Green Guilt” on the Rise
Latest Research  
4/21/2015   Post a comment
New national survey finds more U.S. residents plan to recycle batteries and electronics, but barriers remain.
Commitment to the Cause: It’s All About Sustainability
Per Loof  
4/21/2015   Post a comment
Sustainability takes deep involvment from the organization but it is worth it.
The Next-Generation of Responsible Supply Chains
Logical Link  
4/20/2015   Post a comment
Now that the ideas around social responsibility have matured, companies are looking for broader business and supply chain strategies that generate more competitive advantages and opportunities.
Leading Battery Companies Select Call2Recycle to Manage Nation’s First Single-Use Battery Recycling Program in Vermont
EBN Newswire  
3/30/2015   Post a comment
North America’s Foremost Consumer Battery Stewardship Organization, together with 11 initial companies, plan for statewide recycling program to launch in 2016.
Drowning in Devices: The Growing Problem of e-Waste
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/6/2015   Post a comment
While users looking for the latest and greatest products from electronics OEMs is good news, it creates a huge problem with e-waste management.
Getting Hands-on Experience in Sustainable Product Design
Pamela J. Gordon  
3/2/2015   (3) comments
Sometimes the best way to understand design for environment (DfE) best practices is a hands on approach. Join us for the highlights of a recent seminar.
North America’s Consumer Battery Collection & Recycling Leader Continues Year-Over-Year Growth
EBN Newswire  
1/23/2015   Post a comment
Call2Recycle caps 18th straight year of protecting and preserving North America’s environmental footprint.
Getting Started: OSHA’s Revised Hazard Communication Standard
Daniel Levine  
1/23/2015   Post a comment
So where do you start with OSHA’s GHS Aligned Hazard Communication Standard? And what do you do?
Recycling: A Question of Convenience
Carole Mars  
1/19/2015   (1) comment
Common wisdom tells us that any recycling program needs to be convenient, but never defines what convenient means. Turns out, it’s not that easy to do….
Eco-Friendly Electronics of the Future Will Be Designed to Disappear
Amy Norcross  
1/13/2015   Post a comment
Researchers are working toward the creation of electronic components that are degradable, opening up possibilities in the fight against electronic waste and even the shadowy world of espionage.
Introduction to Labeling Challenges: OSHA’s Revised Hazard Communication Standard
Daniel Levine  
1/9/2015   (1) comment
The Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals has evolved in ways that create challenges for chemical producers and shippers. Here's a look at how we got to where we are.
Stop! Recycle Those Old Batteries!
Max Maxfield  
12/12/2014   (10) 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.
2014 DSW Rule Fails to Incentivize Recycling Sufficiently
EBN Newswire  
12/11/2014   Post a comment
US EPA proposes revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste rule lacking adequate regulatory relief manufacturers wishing to recycle
iPhone EarPod Packaging Misses the Design for Environment Boat
Pamela J. Gordon  
12/10/2014   (6) 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   (3) comments
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.
First APEC Green Supply Chain Center to Settle in Tianjin
EBN Newswire  
11/19/2014   Post a comment
The Initiative on APEC Green Supply Chain Cooperation Network involves websites, application researches, and pilot demonstration centers
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.
Customers Demand More Sustainable Supply Chains
EBN Newswire  
11/10/2014   Post a comment
Sustainable supply chains climb the corporate agenda as a consequence of increased market demand
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.
Recon Group Grows Quickly With Latest Expansion to S.C.
EBN Newswire  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
Recon is rolling out a new facility in Blacksburg, S.C., to process consumer electronic returns, creating over 250 new local jobs
Spinnaker Takes a Leadership Role in the Remanufacturing Industries Council
EBN Newswire  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
Spinnaker joins RIC's Marketing and Membership Committee
Arrow Receives Its First Responsible Recycling Certification in Europe
EBN Newswire  
10/24/2014   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics has received certification to the Responsible Recycling standard for its value recovery business based in the Netherlands.
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   (9) 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.
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   (9) 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.




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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!
Archived Dialogues
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.
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
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.