aede asia eco-design electronics


Product-related Environmental and Social aspects in Supply Chain Management:
Lessons for the Electronics Sector
14th June 2006

The Centre

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Supply Chain Management (SCM) has become one of the most critical areas for businesses. Global sourcing has become a necessity to remain competitive within today's markets, but control of the whole supply chain has become extremely challenging. Getting it wrong can result not only in poor quality parts, but products removed from the marketplace because of components that do not satisfy the legislation, or bad publicity and loss of market share because a supplier has very poor working conditions for it's employees or is polluting the local environment.

Within the electrical and electronics sector there has been a massive shift of manufacturing to the developing countries over the last decade, of parts, subassemblies and products resulting in complex multi-level supply chains that somehow have to be managed. Design and product/software development is also starting to move to the developing world. In parallel with this the EU and many other countries are introducing or have introduced legislation on how products are designed, what materials they contain and how they are handled at end-of-life. In almost all cases both the legal and financial responsibility has been placed on the producer.

This conference looked in detail at the environmental and social issues arising within global supply chains, and best-in-class practices used to manage the supply chain.


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Asia Eco-Design Electronics (AEDE) is funded by the European Union as part of the Asia-Pro Eco Programme

This document has been produced with the financial assistance of European Union. The contents of this document
are the sole responsibility of The Centre for Sustainable Design at the University for the Creative Arts and
can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.