Journal of SMT Article

SUPPLY CHAIN DATA EXCHANGE FOR MATERIAL DISCLOSURE

Author: Mark Myles
Company: The GoodBye Chain Group, LLC
Date Published: 1/1/2006   Volume: 19-1

Abstract: The European Union Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) has placed electronics and electrical equipment companies under a very challenging requirement to collect, manage, and report materials and substance data. This has resulted in a huge collective effort to standardize the definition and reporting of substance data within industry, in order that each party in the supply chain is able to minimize its legal, financial, and market risk.

This paper describes standards efforts within the industry and how those standards can minimize risk, reduce effort, and increase accuracy in requesting and supplying data on material and substance data in electrical and electronic products and parts.

Key words: RoHS, material declaration, material disclosure, IPC 1751 and 1752.



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