Supply Chain Issues: Removal of a Prohibited Substance

Rebecca Morones Moderator
Boulder, CO 
United States of America
Rebecca Morones Presenter
Boulder, CO 
United States of America
Tue, 9/10: 11:30 AM  - 12:00 PM 
Express Session 
Greater Columbus Convention Center 
Room: Union Station A 


There are many difficulties encountered in removing a prohibited substance from a complex supply chain, including unexpected areas such as material notifications or engineering drawings. We will focus on how to deal with suppliers, including informing of regulation changes and finding alternatives to prohibited substances. Strong communication is needed within the supply chain, including areas of development, review of prohibition regulations, and handling system complexity.

Participants will follow a two-year supply chain project, from the start of published regulation through the complete removal of a prohibited substance. There will be an emphasis on supply chain complexity and what unexpected obstacles product stewards need to anticipate.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, the attendees will be able to:
1. Analyze their own supply chain to see if a regulation applies to them
2. Discover all sources of a prohibited substance within their supply chain
3. Plan the removal of a prohibited substance from their supply chain
4. Implement improved interactions with suppliers 

Learning/Experience Level



Value Chain/Supply Chain Communications, Challenges