"Impact on SMEs ?"
Impact on SMEs ?
New systems required ?
99% of Companies are SME’s.
UK and others
15% of UK manufacturing
10% of UK GDP spent on regulation
Holistic and detailed environmental regulation market place phenomena
"Integrated Product Policy makes sense..."
Integrated Product Policy makes sense to citizens but new equation for SMEs and economists.
"Typical impact on SMEs from..."
Typical impact on SMEs from experience ( EMC, ROHS , WEEE etc
Forced b/f of R&D/uncertain return
National and international
Winners and losers
Supply chain issues.
Dominance of OEM
Inflexibilities/conflict legislators and industry
New/ becoming clear/ has to be taken seriously
Wider ranging than anything yet and on top of RoHS & WEEE
Design and technical capacity and scope insufficient in-house
External experienced hands and capacity required
Supply chain issue more OEM and sub-assemblers
More and more process and composition data required
Compliance and audit issues
"Industry grouping for representation and..."
Industry grouping for representation and self help
New definitions of industry groups to reflect scope
Vendor independent data libraries
CE marking issues
What does “have significant room for improvement mean?”
"Another wider piece of legislation..."
Another wider piece of legislation that effects the electrical and electronic manufacturing industry
To be taken seriously.
Investment in time and
Full details and returns uncertain.
Compliance in the long run will be valuable
Larger and international enterprises may be short
term better placed.
UK SMEs must address a number of industry wide issues together.
This type of legislation is in some respects in its infancy and changes and delays can be expected.
When will the implementing measures be adopted?
How will industry generate returns
How effective will the regulation be?
Will tax incentives eventually be levelled?