Where Do You Stand on Science March?

The March for Science has, so far, spawned more than 514 events on April 22 across the U.S. and in other countries from Argentina to the U.K. Some 170 partners are participating, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, MIT Press, Monterey Bay Aquarium, New York University, the Science Debate, and San Jose’s Tech Museum of Innovation. A wide variety of…

Power to the Buyer: Building a Social Conscience

Politics has entered the supply chain. Changes in immigration, regulations, taxes and the increasing vilification of a well established global supply chain has us all on edge. Hopefully, these hot button issues will soon get clarification and we can resume the complex tasks of managing our increasingly complex supply chains. Supply chain risk is running…

IPC Supports EU Vote for Voluntary Conflict Minerals Requirements for Manufacturers

BANNOCKBURN, Ill.  — On March 16, 2017, the European Union (EU) Parliament voted to adopt regulations regarding the sourcing of conflict minerals in high risk zones. The regulations, which require supply chain due diligence self-certification of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating in conflict-affected and high-risk areas, are mandatory for smelters and…

Managing E-Waste: Everyone’s Problem

Increasingly, electronics OEMs are thinking about the sustainability of their products, perhaps due to increasing awareness on the part of consumers. Many are introducing products with an eye toward designs that have less environmental impact and are easier to recycle. Still, only about 29% of all e-waste is recycled even though nearly 100% of e-waste…