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3D Printing: Asking the Environmental Question
Logical Link  
4/21/2014   Post a comment
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   (7) 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   (8) 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   (19) 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   (16) 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
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
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
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.
The Dilemma of Growth vs. Green
8/22/2012   (11) comments
Technological innovations like 3D printing will impact manufacturing, but the effects on the environment will be as significant.
The Many Faces of Environmental Rules
Barbara Jorgensen  
8/21/2012   (5) comments
Environmental rules vary from one region and country to another, and the differences could complicate compliance efforts at electronics manufacturers.
Green Requires a Corner Office Champion
Bolaji Ojo  
8/21/2012   (6) comments
Achieving lasting compliance with environmental rules and getting the most out of the efforts require the support and leadership of the CEO.
Medical OEMs Dial 911 for RoHS
Barbara Jorgensen  
8/16/2012   (7) comments
The European Union's RoHS legislation is being extended to medical OEMs, but achieving compliance may be tougher than expected.
Get Ready for 'Design for Disassembly'
8/14/2012   (8) comments
Waste management should be an integral part of product life cycle management hence the need to incorporate end-of-life in design phase
Bridging the REACH Gulf With Sitmae
8/14/2012   (1) comment
Europe's Sitmae helps local and foreign companies understand and achieve compliance with the region's REACH environmental regulation.
US Green: 50 States, 50 Laws
Barbara Jorgensen  
8/13/2012   (4) comments
You might think the the US learned from the EU about the implementation of e-waste legislation. You'd be wrong.
The Paradox of Corporate Cleanliness
The Sanity Clause  
8/13/2012   (2) comments
Imagine how things might look if we matched the cleanliness profile of a company's head office with that corporation's pollution record.
Sustainable = Green + Profitable
8/10/2012   (17) comments
Sustainable product development is not just about reducing impact on the environment but also about profitability.
Cutting Down on the Cost of Green
Bolaji Ojo  
8/9/2012   (3) comments
Achieving compliance with environmental regulations can be costly, but companies can reduce this by tapping existing resources.
China RoHS: Still Waiting on Catalogue, Clarity
Barbara Jorgensen  
8/8/2012   (2) comments
China is making some progress on its green legislation, but industry players have been waiting for years for additional information.
Caution: Green Zone Ahead
Gerry Fay  
8/7/2012   (4) comments
It is time to move beyond the discussion of why green is good and focus more on making it easier for members of the supply chain.
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.
This Month on Velocity: Green Compliance
Bolaji Ojo  
8/2/2012   (9) comments
Our supply-chain-focused site will this month examine environmental compliance and other green issues facing electronics manufacturers.
CA Opens Consumer Product Draft for Comment
News of the Day  
7/30/2012   (4) comments
The regulation would require product manufacturers, importers, and retailers to identify 1,200 chemicals in their products
Before Shipping Your Electronic Wastes to India
Ken Manchen  
7/24/2012   (19) comments
India has issued strict rules on the collection and disposal of electronic waste, and vendors around the world must prepare for the changes.
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.
Avnet Opens LED Lab
EBN Newswire  
7/16/2012   Post a comment
Customers can test and measure a wide range of LED products
How Apple Can Use Its Power
News of the Day  
7/13/2012   (25) comments
Public pressure on Apple helped change the way Foxconn treats its workers. Maybe Apple can influence environmental standards.
IPC Sets Packing Spec
EBN Newswire  
7/12/2012   Post a comment
Association Connecting Electronics Industries has released IPC-1758, Declaration Requirements for Shipping, Pack and Packing Materials
US Missing on REACH & Other Green Rules
7/10/2012   (7) comments
The United States has failed to lead in environmental protection and may be exposing citizens to dangerous chemicals.
How Many Vulnerable Points Can the Smart Grid Have?
Semico Spin  
7/2/2012   (8) comments
Efforts to secure the smart grid system should focus on infrastructure rather than on the consumer segment.
7 Essential Services for Environmental Compliance
6/25/2012   (4) comments
A comprehensive service will provide the actual data for chemicals that is easily retrieved, sorted, and presented in a standard format.
China RoHS, US EPA Regulations Move Forward
News of the Day  
6/15/2012   (11) comments
China is clarifying the scope of its proposal to restrict hazardous materials in electronics, and the EPA wants to revise its regulation on solid waste.
A Brighter Forecast for US Solar Market
News of the Day  
6/13/2012   (3) comments
Data from the first few months of the year indicates the US solar market is poised for unexpected growth.
New Standards for EPEAT Environmental Rating System
EBN Newswire  
6/12/2012   Post a comment
New standards for EPEAT Environmental Rating System move toward implementation
Toshiba Aims for $22B in Sales of Green Products
News of the Day  
6/6/2012   (5) comments
Toshiba plans to sharply increase the sale of products considered safe for the environment within the next four years.
Medical to Fall Under RoHS Scope in 2014
Barbara Jorgensen  
6/4/2012   (5) comments
Medical devices have so far been exempt from RoHS because of their critical nature and the necessary use of certain hazardous materials, such as lead.
Channel After-Market Opportunity in the Billions
Barbara Jorgensen  
5/24/2012   (11) comments
According to IDC, the IT asset disposition (ITAD) market is made up of three main segments: lifecycle disposition services, IT used equipment, and recycling.
Global Advanced Metals Joins the AVX 'Solutions for Hope' Project
EBN Newswire  
5/22/2012   Post a comment
AVX Corporation announced that US-based GAM Technology has joined the AVX "Solutions for Hope Project"
An Updated Primer on WEEE & RoHS, Part 1
5/11/2012   (9) comments
The EU's WEEE and RoHS environmental regulations are baffling enough in their complexity, but the implementation is just as burdensome.
More Companies Eyeing Electronics Aftermarket
Barbara Jorgensen  
5/2/2012   (7) comments
Rapid product obsolescence and complex environmental mandates are driving more companies toward electronic aftermarket services. Parts Search

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