August 21, 2008

This week's management quote

"Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them."

— Paul Hawken, (1946 - ) Environmentalist, Entrepreneur, and Journalist.


  1. Managing Global Supply Chains
  2. Cogeneration Can Slash Carbon and Costs
  3. What Gets Measured Gets Done
  4. Flush With Energy
  5. Solar Collector Could Change Asphalt Roads Into Renewable Energy Source
  6. San Francisco Ponders: Could Bike Lanes Cause Pollution?
  7. Job Opportunities


  1. NAEM Webinar: Driving Business and Environmental Results through Creative Workplace Management, September 11th, 2008. Register Now!
  2. NAEM Forum: 16th Annual EHS Management Forum, October 22nd-24th, 2008 Memphis, TN. Register now!

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The news

Managing Global Supply Chains: McKinsey Global Survey ResultsSurvey Results
“A McKinsey Quarterly survey finds that supply chain risk is rising sharply. However, supply chain management isn’t keeping pace: most respondents say that their companies aren’t meeting strategic goals for it, and relatively few have acted on the global trends with the most influence over supply chains.”

Cogeneration Can Slash Carbon and CostsArticle
“Cogeneration of electricity and heat is one of the most promising means of using existing technologies for sustainable ends, but it is also one of the most neglected and least understood. Cogeneration can dramatically increase energy efficiency, slash carbon emissions, and save money.”

What Gets Measured Gets Done - WBCSD Launches Measuring Impact Framework - Press Release
“Business knows that "what gets measured gets done." In this spirit, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launches the Measuring Impact Framework to help companies measure and assess the impact of their business activities on economic and broader development goals wherever they operate.”

Flush With Energy - Op-Ed Column
Thomas Friedman wonders why some of the more common and sensible energy habits of Europe have taken so long to make their way across the pond. From dual-flush toilets to alternative energies, these “new” ideas in America have been around for quite some time.

Solar Collector Could Change Asphalt Roads Into Renewable Energy Source - Article
Anyone who has walked barefoot across a parking lot on a hot summer day knows that blacktop is exceptionally good at soaking up the sun’s warmth. Through asphalt, researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are developing a solar collector that could turn roads and parking lots into ubiquitous—and inexpensive—sources of electricity and hot water.

San Francisco Ponders: Could Bike Lanes Cause Pollution? - Article
Although San Francisco has historically been a bike friendly city, an ambitious city-wide plan to increase the ease of riding around town has been put on hold. The plan is delayed until an environmental impact study can be completed to determine if increased bike usage will lead to greater air pollution.

Job Opportunities

Regional Safety & Health Manager, Vogrinc & Short, Charlotte, NC
This newly created position is due to corporate growth and acquisition. The Regional Safety and Health Manager will be responsible for health, safety, government compliance and worker's compensation issues for 8 manufacturing locations throughout a 5 state area.
Requirements: Bilingual in Spanish - strong written and verbal skills required. A minimum of 7-10 years of experience in health and safety, preferably in a manufacturing environment. A Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline. Experience in managing a multi-site safety program Certification (CSP or ASP) in the safety and health field is required.

Director, Environmental Compliance and Systems, Cargill Inc, Wayzata, MN
The position is global in scope, and reports to the Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety. This position will lead implementation and continuous improvement of corporate environmental compliance and management systems, including compliance auditing, due diligence, training, incident reporting and investigation, regulatory monitoring, ISO 1400 implementation, and recognition. Required: 4 year Technical degree, 10 years of environmental experience, including experience managing environmental programs at a manufacturing facility Experience with ISO 14001 registration process, preferably including certification as a Phase 1 auditor Demonstrated leadership, communication, influencing and collaboration skills. Working experience as a "Power User" of critical IT systems that support EHS.

National Business Development Manager, Apex Companies LLC, Boston, MA
Apex Companies, LLC, a national provider of environmental, health, safety, and engineering services, is seeking a self-motivated, multi-faceted professional to develop environmental consulting business throughout the United States. This position is ideal for professionals who thrive in a dynamic, energetic, and entrepreneurial work environment. This position requires 8 years of technical and business development experience, as well as a minimum of a BA/BS in Environmental Science/Engineering or other related field. Related state professional certifications (PE, PG, etc.) are preferred. We are looking for senior-level environmental sales professionals with strong environmental consulting business development experience managing national clients.

Sr. Technical Manager, EHS, Fujifilm Holdings America Inc, Valhalla, NY
Sr. Technical Manager manages and is accountable for developing, implementing and monitoring environmental and safety programs which ensure that EHS protection goals and regulatory requirements are met, while maximizing the integration of those programs with profitable business strategy. Requirements: Technical Competencies: Environmental and Safety Regulatory Agency in-depth knowledge Strong regulatory compliance knowledge, skills and documentation PC Skills and appropriate applications Training-platform/presentation Certified in SPFE, CIH and/or CSP. Experience: 7+ years of progressively responsible environmental-safety experience in a manufacturing, plant or corporate setting. Certification as a professional engineer, in the Society of Photofinishing Engineers (SPFE), as an Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and/or as a Safety Professional (CSP) is essential.

Environmental Manager, Environmental Collaborative, City of Industry, CA
A leading manufacturer of commercial and residential flooring solutions seeks an Environmental Manager to assure high standards of environmental excellence for all facilities and operations, implement continuous improvement of environmental management systems, ensure compliance with all applicable Federal, State and Local environmental regulations, review physical and operational changes to determine permit requirements and regulatory requirements, and advance the company's progress and goals toward minimized waste and environmental impact and sustainability. Ideal candidate will hold degree(s) in Environmental Sciences, Engineering or related discipline(s) and related in-house environmental affairs of consulting firm experience.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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