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electronics862
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Good idea to enhance the system quality
electronics862   11/29/2011 9:43:44 PM
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It is a very efficient way of controlling the hazardous element levels and maintain the system qualtiy within merit of standards. I will say we need more laws over the world in implementing RoHS. 

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kmanchen   11/28/2011 3:24:24 PM
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I agree. Hazardous substance (product content) regulations are having a good effect. They are forcing electronics companies to identify the hazardous substances in their products and to properly reuse/recycle scrap products containing these substances. Suppliers must be knowledgeable when selling products globally. Hazardous substance regulations are providing incentives to companies to better manage hazardous substances.

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pocharle   11/26/2011 9:15:55 AM
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Environmental concern is a little much aware among customers. SVHC can be reduced not only by passing strict laws but by also putting a recycling practice by the organisations.

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kmanchen   11/8/2011 12:04:37 PM
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Jacky - Thanks for sharing this information. MRPRO is a social media tool I was not familiar with. It does appear to be a unique way to request and collect product data via social media. Lots of tools now available. All spurred on by growing global product rules.

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jacky7   11/7/2011 6:15:29 PM
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The MRPRO solution used for conflict minerals reporting and also for RoHS and REACH compliance allows for information exchange effieciently using social media...

You really should check into this laest social media based tool..

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kmanchen   11/6/2011 4:57:25 PM
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Good question. The EU REACH law applies to both EU manufacturers and EU importers. Both face EU punishment if they don't register SVHC containing products, or comply with notification or SVHC ban provisions. The EU recently amended the REACH law to make enforcement easier. Manufacturers will soon have to put a CE mark on REACH compliant products. It will make it easier to prosecute EU REACH violators as they will also be violating EU CE mark provisions. Multinational companies are also proving quite effective in forcing EU REACH compliance. More and more multinational companies are insisting  their non-EU suppliers provide REACH compliant products.

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anandvy   11/6/2011 3:14:53 PM
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That way when a new SVHC is added, a manufacturer can instantly determine compliance.

@Kenn thanks for the post. Its really inspiring to know that REACH law will help us to reduce SVHC. But what if a manufacturer fails to impement it ? What punishment that manufacturer will receive?

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Re: ERP systems need to inegrate the compliance related tools
kmanchen   11/4/2011 10:57:08 AM
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Prabhaker, thanks for your comments. You make a good point! These new electronic tools are able to integrate bill of material (BOM) information, track product by product compliance (if desired), and attach manufacturer/supplier certifications. Especially helpful with the advent of conflict mineral due diligence rules. Your point about inserting compliance clauses into purchase orders is also a good one. No reason that can't be done. Some companies are having their suppliers sign compliance agreements. They use their electronic tools to request and maintain the signed agreements.  

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kmanchen   11/4/2011 10:20:41 AM
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Jacob, thanks for your comments! The thing I am impressed by with the electronic tools is they maintain up-to-date regulated substance lists for different countries. Once they know the ingredients in your products they can compare what is in your products to the various lists and identify product compliance issues for you in each country. If a country adds a new regulated substance, you know instantly which of your products is impacted.

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ERP systems need to inegrate the compliance related tools
prabhakar_deosthali   11/4/2011 3:36:55 AM
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It looks like the Global ERP companies like SAP, Oracle and likes should make these tools part of their ERP offering and have a semless integration if the compliance check with the supply chain related modules such as the Purchase orders, incomng inspection reports or vendor self certification.

The ERP systems should be able to insert the applicable Compliance clauses into the purchase orders based on the component being ordered  and the country of origin and the inspection systems should automatically check whether the required complaince reports have been submitted by the supplier along with the material delivery challans.

Such implementation will remove oversight and human error and avoid litigations and punitive actions because of human oversight.

 

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