LAKE GENEVA, Wisconsin, September 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Jim Kandler, Managing Director of RoHS Ready LLC, and Dr Aidan Turnbull, Director of BOMcheck.net, will highlight how companies can reduce costs and improve quality of RoHS and REACH compliance declarations at a complimentary seminar at the SMTA International Conference (http://www.smta.org/smtai), Donald Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL on Tuesday September 30 at 5.30pm. In discussions together, Dr Turnbull and Mr. Kandler realized that they share many of the same observations about the collection of compliance declarations for RoHS and REACH, so they decided to assemble a joint informative presentation to share their practical experience and best practice recommendations.
Prior to founding the RoHS Ready LLC consultancy earlier this year, Mr Kandler led the GE Healthcare sourcing effort to collect materials declarations for 250,000 parts and load them into PTC InSight, ENOVIA MCC and Gensuite PCC. During this successful effort, Mr Kandler achieved considerable cost savings for GE Healthcare and worked hands-on with manufacturers and their suppliers to manage exceptions. "Many manufacturers can significantly reduce declaration collection costs if they set up effective processes," said Mr Kandler. His team found that Lean and Six Sigma practices are well suited to setting up the needed processes. Dr. Turnbull commented "Tools which provide chemicals guidance to users making declarations, and cross-check the entered data, can produce much higher quality declarations." BOMcheck is an intuitive, easy-to-use system and provides extensive help and data checking to reduce errors and highlight potential issues whilst suppliers are working on their part declarations.
On first glance, it may appear that Mr Kandler and Dr Turnbull have different views. But their views do overlap. Effective processes chugging along collecting questionable or bad materials declarations data are not useful. On the other hand, high quality materials declarations that are difficult for a user to input into their IT system are not cost-effective. So these two men are in fact discussing compliance declarations for RoHS and REACH from slightly different perspectives.
The seminar is free-of-charge to attend and will be held at the Donald Stephens Convention Center, Room 45, Rosemont IL on Tuesday September 30 at 5.30pm. The seminar is being hosted by the SMTA International Conference (http://www.smta.org/smtai) and is collocated with the IPC Fall Standards Development Meetings (http://www.ipc.org/fall-meetings).
About BOMcheck (http://www.BOMcheck.net)
The BOMcheck industry-led centralized web database enables thousands of suppliers and manufacturers worldwide to share Conflict Minerals declarations and standardized, high quality materials declarations for millions of parts. BOMcheck is managed by leading international consultancy ENVIRON (http://www.environcorp.com) which also co-chairs the IPC 1752A materials declaration standard and serves as EMEA regional coordinator for the IEC 62474 materials declaration standard. ENVIRON offers environmental, health, safety and sustainability services through an interdisciplinary network of more than 1,500 staff operating from 89 offices in 20 countries worldwide.
About RoHS Ready LLC (http://www.RoHSReady.org)
RoHS Ready LLC has a very unique offering of services, which implement timely and cost effective collection projects for RoHS, REACH, and other related product substance regulations. There are very few offering services with hands-on knowledge of declaration collection. If approached incorrectly, the cost of declaration collection can easily exceed the cost of regulation guidance and tools. We have extensive direct leadership and hands-on experience developing and leading programs for gathering part and product substance and material declarations for a Fortune 100 company and others. Mr Kandler is a member of the IPC committee for the 1752A materials declaration standard and represented GE Healthcare on the BOMcheck Industry Steering Group to determine new functionality for BOMcheck.
SOURCE RoHS Ready LLC