In a world of rapidly expanding regulations, including Europe’s REACH and RoHS, companies need an effective way to work with their supply chains to collect, track and analyze a vast amount of data. Among other things, companies must determine which materials or parts can be used in production and report regularly to customers, stakeholders and authorities on a growing number of metrics. If not properly managed, companies risk severe consequences, including lost revenue or markets, increased compliance costs and greater risk of wasted inventory and supply-chain disruption.
The good news: Companies can overcome these challenges. In this webcast, learn how manufacturers are developing and executing compliance strategies to help them gain competitive advantage while minimizing costs and risks.
Join Marc Gunther, Senior Writer at GreenBiz.com, in a conversation with Joe Stainbrook, Senior Product Environmental Engineer, Molex; Kim Knickle, Practice Director, Emerging Agenda, Sustainability, IDC; and Jennifer Scholze, Senior Director, Sustainability Solution Marketing, Product Safety and Stewardship, SAP. The conversation will focus on how companies are mitigating product compliance risks and driving business benefits by deploying an integrated product compliance solution.
In this webcast you will:
- Hear IDC unveil its latest research, Raising Confidence and Driving Business Value with Product and REACH Compliance, and discuss the risks manufacturers face when they do not take a strategic approach to product compliance, and the benefits awaiting those that do.
- Learn how Molex, a global electronic components manufacturer, is able to protect revenue and meet customer and regulatory demands by implementing a comprehensive product compliance solution.
Register today and you’ll also receive a complimentary IDC white paper, “Raising Confidence and Driving Business Value with Product and Reach Compliance.”
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Marc Gunther, Senior Writer, GreenBiz.com; Contributing Editor, Fortune
Marc Gunther is a writer, speaker and consultant whose focus is business and sustainability. He is a senior writer at GreenBiz.com, a contributing editor at FORTUNE magazine, and a blogger at www.marcgunther.com. Marc has written FORTUNE cover stories about the greening of Wal-Mart, the Chinese electric car company BYD, and spirituality in the workplace. His book, “Faith and Fortune: How Compassionate Capitalism is Transforming American Business,” was published in 2004. A graduate of Yale, Marc lives in Bethesda, MD.
Joel Eurich, Director, Global Environmental, Health and Safety, Molex
Joel has 15 years of experience in environmental, health and safety management in various manufacturing environments. He is currently responsible for leading Molex’s global Environmental, Health and Safety strategy for both process and product compliance. Joel holds B.S. in Industrial Health & Safety from Oakland University and a MBA from Walsh College.
Joe Stainbrook, Senior Product Environmental Engineer from Molex
Joe has over four years of experience in product environmental compliance management. He is currently responsible for global coordination of Molex’s product compliance activities, including IT system management. Joe holds a B.S. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and has worked and studied at Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University
Kimberly Knickle, Practice Director, Emerging Agenda; Sustainability, AOVC, IDC
Kimberly Knickle is responsible for research and analysis of business and IT issues related to the asset-oriented value chain (AOVC), which includes manufacturers in chemicals, pulp & paper, metals, and downstream oil & gas. In addition, she manages the Emerging Agenda practice area, which focuses on hot topics that are rapidly becoming critical priorities for manufacturers such as environmental sustainability; RFID, sensors and M2M; and establishing presence in emerging markets.
Jennifer Scholze, Senior Director, Sustainability Solution Marketing, Product Safety and Stewardship, SAP Global Marketing
Jennifer Scholze is Senior Director of Solution Marketing for the Product Safety and Stewardship pillar of Sustainability. Previously, Jennifer spent 8 years as an investing partner at SAP Ventures, the Venture Capital investing arm SAP AG, responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities, evaluating, proposing and negotiating investments and serving on the board of portfolio companies as a board observer. Prior to that Jennifer held management positions in global marketing and communications. Prior to joining SAP in 1994, she spent 5 years at International Data Corporation as a senior industry analyst focusing on researching, analyzing and guiding companies in the applications software space. Jennifer received her B.S. in marketing from the Boston College Carroll School of Management in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.