Presentation on theme: "1 Greening the Supply Chain An Innovative Government-Industry Partnership Linda Darveau Linda Darveau US EPA Region I US EPA Region I."— Presentation transcript:
1 Greening the Supply Chain An Innovative Government-Industry Partnership Linda Darveau Linda Darveau US EPA Region I US EPA Region I
2 Greening the Supply Chain AGENDA Linda Darveau, US EPA - EPA’s view of Greening the Supply Chain Patti Carrier, NHBB- One company’s view of Greening the Supply Chain Judy Woldarczyk, ConnSTEP- GSN, Lean & Green Supply Chain and the MEP Mission.
3 Greening the Supply Chain OEM’s are now assembly plants Regulated processes are outsourced to small manufacturers. OEMS not held responsible for the full environmental impact of their products. Greening the Supply Chain leverages environmental improvement at small manufacturers.
4 Greening The Supply Chain Why do OEMS want to Green their Supply Chain? Economics-cost savings to suppliers and eventually to OEM Liability-on time delivery with reliable suppliers Quality-critical suppliers meet specs, especially in Aerospace
5 Greening the Supply Chain EMS-Fits the need User groups: First developed by Southern Cal. Trade Assoc. & Region 9 Region I twist- using the supply chain market forces to promote environmental management systems among small manufacturers. Six-eight month program based on EMS template
6 Greening the Supply Chain Incentives for small company: Chance to develop relationship w/major customer Free training On site assistance
7 Greening the Supply Chain Benefits to the Environment: Reaching companies we don’t normally see. Instilling continuous improvement ethic in small companies-ends enforcement cycle. Sharing of information among small companies. Improving communication between OEMs and Suppliers results in reduced environmental impact.
8 Greening the Supply Chain Projects Projects: - Raytheon: RCRA,TRI,Tier 2, Safety Training,chemical management service - New Hampshire Ball Bearings: EMS User Group, nine companies participated. - Pratt & Whitney/Hartford: EMS, Five companies participated. Ongoing supplier support-Chrome Summit - Pratt & Whitney/North Berwick: EMS, Ten companies participated. - Hamilton Sundstrand/Windsor Locks, ten companies participated
10 Greening the Supply Chain Critical components for a successful project: OEM support-preferably from purchasing, management On site assistance ( intern, MEP) Logistics-site access
11 Greening the Supply Chain Green Suppliers Network- EPA Headquarters funded program, $2500 for each review, $1000.00 follow up $ Using tools developed by NIST-MEP’s Pilot with GM-Saturn suppliers Goal-develop self sustaining industry association to promote value stream mapping workshops EPA.gov/p2/programs/gsn
12 Greening the Supply Chain New England Aerospace Project 6 pilots at suppliers who service Aerospace industry Chrome plater in Ct-saved $450,000/year 6 pilots = savings of > 5 Million
13 Greening the Supply Chain Next Steps: -SEP’s -Use approach for other sectors-Fed Facilities -Integrate into Performance Track Program Integrate into UNH P2 Internship Program -Expansion of Aerospace in NE -New Haven Project-Funded by OAQPS, using EPA funded inventory of sources.