How to Make Money in Plastics Recycling

by Pamela J. Gordon, CEO at Technology Forecasters Inc. and Senior Consultant at Antea Group The device on which you are reading this blog (or on which you printed it) likely contains plastic, in addition to some precious and non-precious … Continue reading

The Electronics Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Circular Economy

(Part 1 of 3) By Pamela J. Gordon, Technology Forecasters Inc. CEO and Antea Group Senior Consultant One of my happiest moments on the job since joining TFI’s services with those of Antea Group, a Circular Economy 100 member, was … Continue reading

Mexico’s Booming Automotive Electronics Industry Necessitates a Parallel Boom in EHS & Sustainability

By Pamela J. Gordon In one month alone — August 2015 — automakers produced nearly 300,000 vehicles in Mexico, exporting 80% of them. This production level is 7.7% higher than in August 2014. In fact, 30% of Mexico’s exports are … Continue reading

In the Competition for Best Sustainability Practices, Tech Plays a Key Role

by Pamela J. Gordon With the potentially pivotal UN Climate Change Conference just weeks away, I’m seeing more and more governments — large and small — lead sustainability practices by example: … Continue reading

Klafter and Gordon on Climate Change Solutions in the Electronics Supply Chain

by Pamela J. Gordon, CEO, Technology Forecasters Inc. This week Flex VP Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility Bruce Klafter and I co-presented on EBN’s webinar “Climate Change Mitigation: How the Electronics Supply Chain Can Do So — Profitably.” When viewing … Continue reading

Cisco, Flex and TFI discuss Climate Change and the Tech Industry

by Pamela J. Gordon Isn’t it time that we in the Tech Industry talk openly about Climate Change? Joe Johnson from Cisco, Bruce Klafter from Flex (Flextronics), and I think so. We will do so during two webinars, produced by … Continue reading

West Coast Port Headaches: Your Contingency Plan?

By Jonathan Gilbert, TFI Senior Logistics Consultant Contingency Planning in the Supply Chain — Are You Prepared? Labor issues at Long Beach and Los Angeles ports are causing major headaches for supply chain managers. Again. A volatile labor environment, record-setting … Continue reading

Product Designers’ Shotgun Wedding to Supply Chain

Hands Forced by Environmental and Worker Protection By Pamela J. Gordon For 20 years, consultants (I among them) have attempted to wed product companies’ Design functions to the Supply-Chain side of the business. We’ve educated executives about achieving cost savings … Continue reading

Regional Manufacturing: from Philosophy to Practice

(Third in TFI’s “Supply-Chain Rescue” series) An interview with Craig Carlson, Director, Commodity Management & Contract Manufacturing, at TFI client Outerwall by Pamela J. Gordon, TFI CEO Moving supply chains closer to end customers — for cost savings and customer … Continue reading