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  • 1. Greening the Supply Chain An Innovative Government-Industry Partnership Linda Darveau 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 :
    • - 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
  • 9. Haz Waste 1200lbs $600.00 R.Labs ISO $240,00 $10,000 $10,000 K&K ISO Cooper Haz waste Alltex Chem. use $1500 Armoloy Sludge,acetone $17,000 CMF Future Targets Solid Waste Water Savings Energy Savings NHBB
  • 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
  • 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.