Supply Chain Collaboration to Achieve Toxics Use Reduction
Supply chain collaboration to achieve toxics use reduction Original Research Article Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 19, Issue 5, March 2011, Pages 397-407 Gregory Morose, Sammy Shina, Robert FarrellFile Name: jcp-volume19Issue5-397-407.pdf
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File Synopsis: The costs for investigating and evaluating the various lead-free electronics materials and manufacturing processes can be cost prohibitive for an individual company to undertake alone. Consequently, the New England Lead-free Electronics Consortium was formed as a collaborative effort of New England companies spanning the electronics supply chain to help move the industry towards lead-free electronics. The Consortium is a working collaboration of industry, government, and academia. For the past several years, the Consortium has conducted research and testing for using various lead-free materials for the manufacture of printed circuit boards. The Consortium has been successful in identifying lead-free materials and processes to address the challenges of assembly and rework. The Consortium is currently conducting research to address the long-term reliability challenge of lead-free electronics. Download file...