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  • Suppliers Partnership
    s Headquarters in Mexico City and a broad project meeting of OEMs and suppliers was scheduled for December 7 2011 at GM Mexico s Headquarters in Mexico City In addition a webinar to share information on voluntary environmental programs for industry offered by the governments of Mexico Canada and the United States was proposed as a future objective for the project Strategic Planning Discussion November Mexico City On November 17 2011 CEC sponsored a Strategic Planning Discussion at Ford Mexico s Headquarters in Mexico City to identify opportunities to best support the CEC project in Mexico and develop the foundation for the creation of an automotive industry supply chain organization in Mexico similar to the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment SP in the United States The meeting included representatives from CEC Chrysler Mexico Ford Mexico GM Mexico and Navista The meeting included a discussion of SP including how it was created how it is organized the activities the organization is presently addressing and its successes Participants discussed activities that are currently underway in Mexico and identified the unique activities that would improve environmental and economic performance in the automotive supply chain and provide value to participating organizations It was agreed that water efficiency and use energy efficiency and waste management resource creation are key issues impacting automotive companies in Mexico that should be addressed by the new organization At the conclusion of the meeting the participants had developed a draft concept paper including a proposed Vision Mission and Key Issues to be addressed by a new supply chain organization in Mexico to be presented by representatives of Chrysler Ford and GM and discussed at a December 7 project meeting at GM s Headquarters It was agreed that the new organization would be known in Mexico as Alianza Verde Automotriz or AP Mexico An invitation letter was developed to suppliers of each of the manufacturers inviting the companies to participate in the December 7 meeting to learn about the CEC project and Alianza Verde Automotriz and discuss opportunities to improve the environmental sustainability of the automotive supply chain in Mexico Alianza Verde Automotriz Roundtable Discussion December Mexico City On December 7 2011 the CEC sponsored a Roundtable Discussion of Alianza Verde Automotriz AP Mexico at the Headquarters of General Motors in Mexico City Mexico The meeting included a diverse group of participants including representatives of automotive OEMs suppliers and government agencies in Mexico Pictured Benjamin Teitelbaum CEC Luis Lara Ford Mexico Evan Lloyd CEC Delia Rivas Chrysler Mexico Arnulfo Berlanga GM Mexico The meeting provided an opportunity for automotive suppliers in Mexico to learn about the CEC North American Automotive Industry Project the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment SP organization in the United States and the opportunity created by the CEC project to develop a new organization such as AP Mexico that will address new innovative and voluntary environmental sustainability projects and activities for the automotive supply chain in Mexico Participants reviewed the draft concept paper for the new AP Mexico

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  • SP Canada July 2012
    Josh Orentlicher Chrysler Canada Peter Feamster PFA Recycling and Matt Green Heritage Interactive Services each shared examples and strategies from their own organization s efforts to reduce waste to landfill Next Dave Fox Thermecs discussed energy reduction recovery and reuse of a thermal process and reviewed examples of successful energy projects that had been conducted with clients in the auto industry in Canada David O Ryan ATMG discusses technology and innovation in the auto supply chain David O Ryan Advanced Technology and Marketing Group and Co Chair of the Technology Networking Work Group of SP in the US discussed opportunities to drive green manufacturing through the auto supply chain by viewing facilities from a total systems perspective with a specific look at paint finishing and powertrain processes Adam Westerdale Aevitas Specialty Services then shared the opportunities that his company has developed through SP in the US to improve its work practices and operations introduce new business opportunities and expand its core business Hamdy Khalil Woodbridge Group discussed the creation and achievements of the Molded Polyurethane Foam Industry Panel a group of auto OEMs tier suppliers and raw material suppliers that is working to continually evolve automotive seating foam specifications to establish commonality in test methodologies to eliminate non valued added requirements and to establish best practices for measuring seating foam performance and shared several principles that have helped the Panel to be successful Pictured Josh Orentlicher Karri McInroy and Sue Forest of Chrysler Canada and Benjamin Teitelbaum CEC In addition Steve Hellem provided an overview of the Global Environmental Management Initiative GEMI s Local Water Tool LWT a free tool for companies and organizations to evaluate the external impacts business risks opportunities and management plans related to water use and discharge at a specific site or operation A follow up

    Original URL path: http://www.supplierspartnership.org/SP-Canada/spcanada-news-july2012.htm (2016-04-24)
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  • Suppliers Partnership
    ideally suited to the project support the exchange of existing tools resources and information of relevance to the sector and build the foundation for the creation of business driven self supported green automotive supply chain programs across North America INTRODUCTION 2011 PROJECT RESULTS SHORT TERM OBJECTIVES ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGED IN CEC AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY CHAIN ACTIVITIES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA IN 2011 IMPORTANCE OF GREENING THE NORTH AMERICAN SUPPLY CHAIN 2011 PROJECT ACTIVITIES

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  • Suppliers Partnership
    GHG Evaluation that teaches manufacturers how to calculate GHG emissions and evaluate reduction strategies Post Assessment Recommendations that guide each facility toward improvements in overall efficiency reduced waste more efficient use of resources including energy and water and cost savings E3 Implementation Support SBA and its Small Business Development Centers SBDCs provide business excellence counseling services and financing through guaranteed loan programs DOL and its Workforce Investment Boards provide green job and skills training and apprenticeships supported by workforce development and training grants Local and Regional E3 Team provides additional resources and support such as utility incentives state recognition internship programs and local funding and grant opportunities Although EPA s Climate Leaders partnership program has been phased out the tools developed by the program are still available and being used as part of the E3 model The E3 model is now being adopted by States such as Alabama in which several automotive companies have participated in the program Electricfil Corporation a manufacturer of automotive ignition systems including engine and transmission sensors and member of SP in the United States is one of many companies that have participated in Alabama s E3 Program Early in 2010 Electricfil worked with E3 partner and local MEP Center Alabama Technology Network ATN on a Practical Energy Assessment of their operation This involved a detailed review of their facility and daily work practices coupled with brainstorming sessions geared at identifying key improvement areas Following this assessment the company was given a list of recommended improvements along with potential energy and cost savings By implementing several of the recommended improvements from this initial energy assessment Electricfil reduced its annual energy consumption by 120 000 kWh for an estimated annual savings of 10 800 a reduction of 81 metric tons of CO2 emissions Chart 3 ATN representatives lead two 5 day long Kaizen events at the facility focused on equipment and process improvements to reduce time and energy usage The first event concentrated on reducing tooling changeover times at the company s over molding presses Through the creation of standardized changeover operating procedures revamping hose connections and access points for easier connections and access adding thermolators to preheat tools locating tools between the machine centers and training the team was able to reduce tooling changeover times from approximately 2 hours to 20 30 minutes each a savings of 8 hours per day between the two presses This savings of 8 hours a day reduced Electricfil s energy usage by 114 000 kWh annually for an annual estimated savings of 10 200 annually a reduction of 77 metric tons of CO2 emissions The company projects that it will have as many as 12 over mold presses in the future potentially multiplying the savings identified The second Kaizen event focused on modifications to Electricfil s resin potting and curing processes The team set out to reduce oven curing times through changing from batching to mixed model production through potting curing process and achieved a reduction of 25 in curing

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  • Suppliers Partnership
    the key Work Group activities the organization is currently addressing as well as activities presently underway in Canada through organizations such as the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada AIAMC the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association APMA and the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association CVMA Participants identified potential opportunities that a new automotive supply chain organization could address to improve the economic and environmental performance of the automotive industry supply chain in Canada including Sharing tools resources related to Chemicals Management However a challenge for the project in Canada would be to identify a Chemicals Management project deliverable that would be unique and more advanced than what Environment Canada is already doing with the Chemicals Management Plan On a North American basis the CEC project could be a valuable networking tool for companies a resource to share global best practices and solve environmental challenges in the auto supply chain tool on how companies can help a supplier to be more sustainable respond faster to challenges connect to local resources and do their jobs better Develop a forum of subject matter experts in each country that can drive solutions to environmental challenges Regulatory burdens on manufacturers in Canada are increasing including advanced greenhouse gas verification and reporting requirements ongoing air standards reviews compliance certificate reviews and toxics reductions requirements Recommend a focus on outcomes based projects There is a concern for U S based businesses regarding import of record vs non resident importer issues in Canada Addressing creative approaches to toxics reductions challenges e g guidance documents Increasing harmonization of federal and provincial environmental regulations Building on existing systems processes and models that have demonstrated success Working with government entities to highlight regulatory challenges that if addressed would lead to increased economic development in the Canadian automotive manufacturing sector Developing case studies

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  • Suppliers Partnership
    Operational Plan and Council Resolution 06 06 Past CEC efforts succeeded in stimulating competitiveness to the sector and reducing environmental impacts through collaboration with the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment SP organization in the United States Expansion of an automotive supply chain program into Canada and Mexico was also near completion when it was suspended by the misfortune of the unexpected economic downturn This project proposes now to extend work in greening the automotive supply chain throughout Canada and Mexico to create a one window North American program Continuing the work already started by the CEC in the automotive sector is important to establish a successful cooperative trilateral initiative and achieve a business driven self supported North American partnership that will promote greening of the automotive supply chain in North America Given the success of the work already underway within the United States and the strong integration of the auto sector across all three countries this project will allow both Canada and Mexico to benefit from existing efforts in the United States level the playing field across North America and permit trilateral cooperation These programs can be the foundation for automotive manufacturers and their suppliers to share information and practices that will improve environmental and economic performance within this North American sector supply chain In June of 2011 CEC announced the launch of this new project on Improving the Economic and Environmental Performance of the North American Automotive Industry Supply Chain at the National Environmental Sustainability Summit NESS in Detroit Michigan United States Throughout the remainder of the year the CEC worked to engage automotive manufacturers suppliers and government representatives in the United States Mexico and Canada in its mission to develop green automotive supply chain programs in both Mexico and Canada By year s end a conceptual framework for

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  • Suppliers Partnership
    list of engaged organizations Objective Exchange of resources information and tools within the sector towards greening the supply chain between manufacturers and suppliers Results Meetings of Automotive OEMs and Suppliers Were Organized Across North America to Share Tools Resources and Provide a Forum for Strategic Discussions on Environmental Issues Impacting the Supply Chain Canada Strategic Planning Session December 13 2011 in Toronto Ontario Mexico Roundtable Discussion December 7 2011 in Mexico City Strategic Planning Session November 17 2011 in Mexico City Meetings with Key Project Stakeholders Week of September 26 2011 in Mexico City United States Workshop on Environmental Assistance Programs and Resources for Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers OEMs and Suppliers September 7 2011 in Spring Hill Tennessee Special Panel at the National Environmental Sustainability Summit June 7 2011 in Detroit Michigan Concept Papers for the New Automotive Supply Chain Organizations in Mexico and Canada Were Developed Outlining the Vision Mission Key Issues and Next Steps Alianza Verde Automotriz AP Mexico Suppliers Partnership for the Environment Canada SP Canada Government Tools Resources Were Shared With Participants through Project Meetings Including E3 Economy Energy and the Environment US Environmental Leadership for Competitiveness Mexico EPA Lean and Environment Toolkit US EPA Lean

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  • Suppliers Partnership
    nbsp EDSS nbsp nbsp Electricfil Corporation nbsp nbsp Environment Canada nbsp EQ The Environmental Quality Company nbsp Faurecia nbsp nbsp Federal Mogul Corporation nbsp nbsp Flex N Gate nbsp nbsp Ford Motor Company nbsp FTS Technologies nbsp Gage Products Company nbsp nbsp Gayle Technologies Inc nbsp GDC Inc nbsp nbsp General Motors Company Global Automakers nbsp nbsp Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit nbsp nbsp Goodwill s GreenWorks nbsp nbsp Green Tree Products and Technologies LLC nbsp nbsp Haley Aldrich Inc nbsp nbsp Heritage Interactive Services Hyundai Kia nbsp nbsp ICL IP nbsp nbsp Johnson Controls Inc nbsp nbsp Lear Corporation nbsp Marketing for Green LLC nbsp nbsp Mercedes Benz nbsp nbsp Michigan Department of Environmental Quality MDEQ nbsp nbsp Mobile Fluid Recovery Inc nbsp nbsp MPS Group nbsp nbsp National Institute of Standards Technology NIST nbsp nbsp Navista Inc Nemak nbsp nbsp Oemeta nbsp nbsp Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers US DOL nbsp nbsp Performance Environmental Services nbsp nbsp Peter Feamster Associates Inc nbsp nbsp PROFEPA nbsp Quaker Chemical nbsp nbsp RTI Laboratories nbsp nbsp SEMARNAT nbsp nbsp Sustainable Research Group nbsp nbsp Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association TAMA nbsp nbsp Terrachord nbsp nbsp TestAmerica Laboratories Inc nbsp

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