Join product compliance veteran Kelly Eisenhardt as she and her guests explore the complicated and costly world of product compliance. Learn what it takes to build compliance programs that help your company avoid stop shipments, fines, and fees due to hazardous material regulations and global materials requirements. Let Kelly and her guests’ expertise guide you on how to meet requirements to regulations like RoHS, REACH, Prop65, Conflict Minerals, Batteries, Packaging, and Electronic Waste. Find out about new technologies, new standards, and new regulations that impact your company’s ability to do business around the world. We’re helping companies across every industry make safer products, build ethical supply chains, and protect company revenues! Learn more at www.bluecircleadvisors.com and on Twitter @OurBlueCircle.
Bob Pojasek, Center for Corp Performance & Sustainability -007
In today’s show, we will be talking with Robert B. Pojasek, Ph.D. of Pojasek & Associates LLC & Harvard University professor.
Bob Pojasek is a sustainability and sustainable development consultant doing business as Pojasek & Associates LLC. He teaches an online, action-learning course in organizational sustainability at Harvard University. His class has run for 18 years and counting.
Recently, Bob worked with some of his past students to launch The Center for Corporate Performance & Sustainability. CPS seeks to support efforts to implement the International ‘High-Level Structure” for sustainability by leveraging ISO standards and risk management frameworks.
Focus areas include: sustainable development, social responsibility, pollution prevention, resource productivity, and uncertainty risk management in organizations around the world. The Center is looking forward to releasing its first four courses this year in early September.
If you want to check out the Center’s efforts, you can go on LinkedIn and lookup the Center for CPS under companies or you can go to their website at https://CenterForCPS.com
Prior to these activities, Bob worked as a process improvement specialist and an ISO management systems expert. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Patrick Ow, Risk Management Guru -006
In this challenging time, we all want to save our companies and get back to business as usual. COVID19 will be with us for a while and we need to prepare for a safe return to work. We need to evaluate the risks and plan accordingly. Researching, planning, and acting with knowledge removes fear. Risk management in a time of COVID-19 is critical.
On today’s show, we will be talking with Patrick Ow, risk management expert and strategy consultant at Execute Strategy. Patrick Ow is a strategy execution specialist, corporate facilitator, personal coach, educator, and Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of international risk management experience. He is currently helping corporate executives and individuals execute their strategies to get breakthrough results using The 7 Habits of Successful Strategy Execution. Visit https://executeastrategy.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. He is an author of several eBooks including When Strategy Execution Marries Risk Management — A Practical Guide to Manage Strategy-to-Execution Risk (his book is available on Amazon). Mr. Ow is offering a free consultation to all listeners to help with their strategy and execution challenges. Contact him at https://executestrategy.com/contact. Learn more at BlueCircle Advisors.com.
Interview with James Kandler -005
RoHS Ready was founded by James Kandler. The company provides assistance for product compliance projects with the goal of implementing timely and cost effective product materials compliance projects. Specializing in RoHS and REACH with an ever expanding regulatory list. RoHS Ready helps companies jump start their supplier declaration collection and operations practices. They do not sell declarations or material compliance tools. In today’s show, we will be talking with James Kandler, Managing Director of RoHS Ready. Prior to founding RoHS Ready, Jim led the GE Healthcare effort to collect materials declarations for over 250,000 parts. His team collected over 150,000 declarations from over 6,000 suppliers, helping GE go on to be successful in meeting global compliance regulations. He has experience with many of the industry’s support tools and is an active member of the IPC 1752 Material Declaration standard Committee. Jim is helping shed some light today on what he sees happening in the product compliance world.
Dianna Collier, Cope Plastics -004
Cope Plastics, Inc. was founded by Dwight and Mozelle Cope in St. Louis, Missouri in 1946 in their family home. 73 years later, Cope Plastics, Inc. is the Largest Family/Woman owned Plastic Fabricator/Distributor in the US. Cope’s regulatory and compliance program is robust and an industry leader. The program is managed by trained Cope employees and continuously evolves and adapts as regulatory/compliance items change.
In today’s show, we will be talking with Dianna Collier, Sr. Quality Control Specialist of Cope Plastics, Inc.
Dianna Collier is a Sr. Quality Control Specialist from Cope Plastics, Inc. a leading Design, Distributor, and Custom Fabricator of Plastic Sheet, Rod, and Tube. She draws on 19 years of plastic industry experience containing 11 years of Quality Assurance expertise. Dianna is a Lead Auditor to the ISO 9001:2015 standard, and Cope’s Regulatory Management Specialist.
Dianna places great value upon Quality standards of compliance including regulatory compliance, promoting a culture of standard compliance, continual improvement and risk management. She performs a high degree of customer focus, and the monitoring of relevant standards and trends in order to provide solutions that minimize risks to customer and company.
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Interview with Greg Hutchins and the World of Risk -003
In today’s show, we will be talking with Greg Hutchins, CERM Academy. Greg is the founder of Certified Enterprise Risk Manager®. He was the first person to evangelize the Future of Quality: Risk®. He is also the founder of: 800Compete.com; WorkingIt.com, and CERMAcademy.com
Greg is also the author of several books on Supply Chain Risk Management, Risk Based Thinking, Value Added Auditing, Operational Excellence and many more. All of Greg’s books are available on Amazon, Kindle, and Google.
Today’s discussion centers around supply chain sourcing, the “Trump” trade wars, and how to manage compliance and supply chain risk in times of uncertainty.
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Interview with Joerg Walden, CEO of iPoint Systems -002
iPoint-Systems was founded in Reutlingen, southwest Germany, in 2001 and is now a leading expert for software solutions and services for product compliance, process compliance, and sustainability. These solutions and services are used to collect, track, process, manage, and report data across the entire value creation network. Today, iPoint has more than 170 employees at 14 locations around the globe and has a worldwide network of partners.
Joerg Walden is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of iPoint-Systems, a leading provider of software and consulting for sustainable products, value chains, and brands. He draws on 30 years of technology industry leadership, software development expertise, and executive management experience. At iPoint, Joerg is responsible for the business strategy, product strategy, and innovation management. Since its founding in 2001 as a small automotive-focused company, he has transformed iPoint into a multinational, globally operating market leader with a clientele of tens of thousands of companies from various industry sectors.
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Kelly Eisenhardt has a black belt . . .
. . . in all things compliance. As a company that wants complaint sustainable products and a bullet-proof supply chain, this podcast series is a must. I learned a ton from just the first episode. Keep them coming . . .