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Green Shipping Easier than Ever Before
Kathrin Brost  
9/13/2017   Post a comment
While using air freight has its appeal, it is important to consider its environmental impact as well.
Explore Second-Life Market for Drones & Home Assistants
Frank Cavallaro  
8/29/2017   Post a comment
As electronics OEMs evolve their products, its important to consider what we are going to do with obsolete electronics as consumers spend on newer offerings.
Global Reverse Supply Chain Company Supports a Circular Economy
EBN Newswire  
8/24/2017   Post a comment
Re-Teck provides the Reverse Supply Chain Management (RCSM) technology leadership and engineering expertise that enables companies to shift to a circular economic model.
Renewable Energy Offers Supply Chain Benefits
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/4/2017   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs have the potential for better business returns if they choose renewable energy sources.
Incentivizing e-Waste Recycling
Frank Cavallaro  
7/26/2017   Post a comment
As the industry creates new electronics products, and new iterations of designs, it behooves us to look at how products are handled at end of life.
Global Reverse Supply Chain Company Redefines Sustainability with Unique Cradle-to-Cradle Business Model
EBN Newswire  
7/13/2017   (1) comment
Rethinking the way products are designed, manufactured, sold, and repurposed is important for extracting the most from technology and keeping valuable resources from landfills.
5 Critical Steps to Avoid Product Recall Disasters
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/5/2017   Post a comment
Product recalls happens to even the best companies. Having the right systems and processes in place is crtical
Medical Devices & Other EEEs Could Face Hard-Stop in EU by 2019
Pablo Valerio  
6/12/2017   Post a comment
New RoHS 2 restrictions will trigger next month, and many products, including many medical devices, monitoring and control instruments, and all pipe organs, could be banned from the EU market in less than two years.
Greening Global Shopping Cart Webinar Launches to Help Companies Meet Climate Targets
EBN Newswire  
6/9/2017   (1) comment
New series will offer supply chain solutions for companies looking to eliminate emissions in the supply chain
Post-Paris: As American Industry Assumes Climate Leadership from Washington, Reverse Supply Chain Becomes Fundamental
EBN Newswire  
6/5/2017   Post a comment
Reverse Supply Chain Management (RSCM) — the process of managing end of life hardware to extract working components for re-use in other devices — is as an important way to extract the very most from technology and keep the most from landfills.
Innovation in Renewable Energy Greens Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
5/15/2017   (1) comment
As large OEMs use more sustainable energy, the practice is trickling down to suppliers on the next tier as well.
In Support of Earth Day, Basware Issues Best Practices for Green Finance
EBN Newswire  
4/21/2017   (1) comment
Company Offers Invoice Calculator to Track How Many Trees are Destroyed Due to Paper Invoices
Earth Day & Electronics OEMs: Part of the Problem, Part of the Solution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/21/2017   Post a comment
Whether at work or at home, we all need to work on environmental initiatives. For Earth Day, let's take a look at some places that change is happening.
How Apple's Supply Chain Contributes to the Betterment of the Environment
Susan Fourtané  
4/19/2017   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs have an opportunity to be major contributors to the betterment of the earth. For Earth Day, we're looking at the efforts of one major OEM: Apple.
Where Do You Stand on Science March?
Rick Merritt  
4/17/2017   (1) comment
Are you participating in the March for Science this Saturday? I'd love to hear why or why not.
Renewed Energy Star Commitment Helps OEMs Attack Global Energy Crisis
Doug Czerwonka  
4/13/2017   Post a comment
Small actions add up, and electronics OEMs have an opportunity to make a big impact by leveraging existing standards to save energy and improve the world.
16 High-Tech Companies Setting the Standard for Business Ethics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/11/2017   (3) comments
The Ethisphere 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company points to some high tech and technology leaders that are defining best practices in terms of corporate responsibility and ethics.
HP Supply Chain Leads the Call for Recycling Transparency
Ariella Brown  
4/5/2017   Post a comment
Corporate citizens in the electronics industry can lead the charge to make sure recycling of post-consumer products is done right. HP is speaking up on the topic.
Power to the Buyer: Building a Social Conscience
Richard G. Weissman  
3/30/2017   Post a comment
As environmental regulations shift and change, supply chain professionals have an opportunity to champion green practices as good business.
Apple Supplier Policy Change Addresses Child Labor & Poor Working Conditions
Susan Fourtané  
3/29/2017   (2) comments
Apple has stopped buying cobalt from artisanal mines in Congo until labor conditions and appropriate protections are in place.
IPC Supports EU Vote for Voluntary Conflict Minerals Requirements for Manufacturers
EBN Newswire  
3/20/2017   Post a comment
On March 16, 2017, the European Union (EU) Parliament voted to adopt regulations regarding the sourcing of conflict minerals in high risk zones.
12 Best Electric Cars Make New Supply Chain Demands
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/21/2017   (1) comment
Eco-friendly cars are the coolest thing on the road. Howe ver, creating a supply chain to support this new demand is creating a variety of new challenges.
Catalan Researchers Use Bacteria to Recover Smartphone Metals
Pablo Valerio  
2/20/2017   Post a comment
Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) have discovered a method for recovering copper, gold, aluminum, and platinum from discarded mobile phones by employing bacteria. The system is more efficient than melting PCBs and almost emissions free.
Managing E-Waste: Everyone’s Problem
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/17/2017   Post a comment
The growth of the electronics industry means that all of us have to think globally about the best way to stem the tide of electronic products into the waste stream.
Arrow Electronics Releases Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report
EBN Newswire  
2/10/2017   (3) comments
Global tech company’s programs engage people around the world by nurturing the spirit of innovation
Secure E-Waste Export & Recycling Act (SEERA) Introduced With Bipartisan Support
EBN Newswire  
2/9/2017   Post a comment
E-Recycling Industry Supports Export Limits to Protect National Security, Public Safety
Cheap Renewable Energy from Tech Titans Blazes Trail for Little Guys
B. Cameron Gain  
1/25/2017   Post a comment
Tech giants are reducing their reliance on fossil fuel for their power-hungry supply chains. They are blazing a trail for smaller companies to follow.
Wrapping up 2016: Packaging Trends to Watch
Frank Cavallaro  
1/10/2017   (2) comments
As we get buried in wrapping paper, what are some new ways to cut the waste?
How the Internet of Things Enables the Circular Economy
Pablo Valerio  
1/9/2017   Post a comment
IoT, using intelligent assets, can help develop products faster. The idea is reusing materials, and making money charging per use of things such as appliances, instead of selling them. That way manufacturers can make more durable products, and reuse their components at the end of their life cycle.
Selling to the New Consumer: Ethical Supply Chain Practices & Millennials
Sean Mulroy  
12/6/2016   Post a comment
Transparent, ethical supply chain practices capture the imagination of millennial customers.
Tech Volunteers Heed the Call
Rick Merritt  
11/29/2016   Post a comment
Disaster Tech Lab needs a few technically minded volunteers to help set up solar power and Wi-Fi networks in global disaster sites and refugee camps.
The Importance of Streamlining Reverse Logistics
William Salter  
11/23/2016   Post a comment
24x7 shopping has never been easier. The question remains: What are the consequences of these new consumer habits for the retailer?
LTG Statement on Basel Action Network E-Trash Transparency Project Report
EBN Newswire  
10/24/2016   (3) comments
An E-Trash Transparency Project report from Basel Action Network (BAN) that GPS-tracked 200 electronic waste products cites a printer that was exported from the United States and disposed of at a non-certified facility in New Territories, Hong Kong.
Dutch Startup Touts Ethically Responsible Supply Chain
B. Cameron Gain  
9/27/2016   (1) comment
By seeking to make its tiered suppliers’ procurement sources as transparent as possible, Fairphone hopes to set a new standard of supply chain ethics that other OEMs will follow.
iPhone 7, No Headphone Jack Creates a Recipe for e-Waste
Pablo Valerio  
9/26/2016   Post a comment
Apple’s decision to remove the 3.5 mm headphone connector on the new iPhone 7, while continuing to use their proprietary Lightning connector, could mean more electronic waste as users discard their old headsets and many OEMs rush to develop new ones using Apple’s connector.
Cisco Reaches for New Sustainability Goal
Ariella Brown  
9/22/2016   Post a comment
Cisco has it's eyes on a big goal: controlling not just its own ecological footprint but also that of its suppliers.
Display Solutions for the Mid-Volume OEMs...Your Way
Keith Mitnik  
9/14/2016   Post a comment
Customized displays don't need to be a complicated and expensive choice for designers and procurement professionals.
AMD, PuzzlePhone Win Green Electronic Council’s 2016 Catalyst Awards
EBN Newswire  
9/6/2016   Post a comment
Unveiled at IFA 2016, the Green Electronics Council’s awards recognize the companies for their innovation and the impact of rethinking product design.
Committing to Ethical Standards for the Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
7/5/2016   Post a comment
Ford Motor Company is the first automaker to achieve full membership of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) — a nonprofit group of electronics companies working to improve the social, environmental and ethical conditions of their global supply chains.
3 Ways 3D Printing Saves Energy for OEMs
Ariella Brown  
6/16/2016   (3) comments
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   (1) 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   (3) 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.




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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.