Profitable Environmental Compliance Workshop - April 6 at Jabil Facility in Phoenix, Arizona
Mar 28, 2006
Workshop offered by SMTA, Technology Forecasters Inc., and Goodbye Chain give electronics producers design strategies for toxin reduction (RoHS), increased reuse/recyclability (WEEE), and energy efficiency (EuP)
This one-day SMTA workshop is led by Harvey Stone (co-founder of the Goodbye Chain Group), Pamela Gordon (author of Lean and Green: Profit for Your Workplace and the Environment, and president of TFI), and The Centre for Sustainable Design (United Kingdom).
This hands-on program will focus on best-practice methods for designing products to eliminate hazardous substances, meet reuse/recycling quotas, and reduce power consumption--including proven ways to significantly reduce cost of goods sold. It also will address strategies and examples of how DfE practices are being used today to increase revenues and gain competitive advantage.
-- Hands-on disassembly of products to assess RoHS and WEEE readiness
-- Updates on legislation and best practices for managing design for environment
-- Insights about design for high-value reuse/recycling and WEEE reporting
-- Green-to-profit case studies from contract manufacturers and OEMs
-- Latest techniques for energy consumption in products and manufacturing
Future workshops are scheduled for June 7th in San Diego; and July 13th in Boston. The fee is US$595, with a $100 discount for members of SMTA and TFI's Quarterly Forum for Electronics Manufacturing Outsourcing and Supply Chain.
"I've studied the environmental compliance regulations and am up to speed on what's required. TFI's workshop was the first time for me to evaluate whether products would meet WEEE recycling targets which was very useful."
-- Kimberly Braun, Program Manager, Microsoft.
"I found the Design for the Environment workshop last Wednesday very informative - thanks very much for setting up the event, and please thank Vic for his presentation. He was very effective in clearly presenting the core issues of a very complex topic."
--Eric Larkin, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Arena Solutions
"The Design-for-Environment Workshop has a refreshingly progressive approach, compared with the many RoHS workshops around these days."
--Mr. Manthos Economou, Sr. Manager Corporate Compliance, Palm, Inc.
"I thought [TFI's benchmark study on the WEEE Directive*] was good. I picked up on the importance of having a Design for Environment program across the supply chain."
-- Danny M. Salinas, Program Mgr., Environmental Directives & U.S. Accessibility, Nortel Global Corporate Operations *Included in the DfE workshop
Visit http://www.smta.org/education/symposia/symposia.cfm to register.
For more information about Technology Forecasters Inc. visit the website http://www.techforecasters.com/ (Call 1-623-293-6985 for Quarterly Forum discount)